Mechanical Technology

Develop marketable skills for a career in mechanical design.

The mechanical technology associate degree program at Monroe Community College offers an excellent, hands-on introduction to mechanical design.

You’ll learn from top-notch professors who’ve spent years working with mechanical technology and have won numerous teaching awards, including SUNY Teacher of the Year. And you’ll have the chance to showcase your mechanical design skills as a member of MCC’s student robotics team, which consistently places in the top three in national competitions.

Our mechanical technology program offers practical, hands-on job training. You’ll build marketable knowledge and skills that employers look for in new employees, including:

  • Drafting
  • Mechanical design
  • Computer-aided design (CAD)
  • Electronics
  • Manufacturing

Build a Successful Career with MCC’s Mechanical Technology Associate Degree

The mechanical technology associate degree provides you with an introduction to the principles, materials, and equipment of mechanical technology. You’ll take courses in manufacturing, physics, materials, electronics, thermal dynamics, and related subjects.

Upon completing Monroe Community College’s two-year degree in mechanical technology, you’ll have strong credentials for entry-level positions in mechanical design, with potential for advancement.

Our mechanical technology graduates have a stellar track record of job placement, beginning their careers in positions such as:

  • Mechanical drafter
  • Engineering assistant
  • Mechanical technician
  • Technical salespersons
  • Testing agent
  • Inspector
  • Maintenance technician

To learn more about the outstanding career opportunities you can build with our mechanical technology associate degree, contact Monroe Community College’s admissions office at (585) 292-2200 or admissions@monroecc.edu.

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MECHANICAL TECHNOLOGY

A.A.S. Degree - Career Program

Department:Engineering Technologies

School(s): Applied Sciences & Technologies

CIP Code: 15.0805
MCC Program Code: MT01
NYSED Code (BRI): 01244

This program's design is based on: New MCC General Education

Description
The Mechanical Technology Program introduces the student to the principles, materials, and equipment of mechanical technology. Emphasis is placed on drafting, design, and an understanding of basic machine components.
Graduates of the program find employment as drafter, engineering assistants, technicians, and technical salespersons.
(Housed in the Engineering Technologies Department)

Program Learning Outcomes
1) Sketch design ideas and concepts by hand using proper scaling and perspective
2) Generate complete and fully dimensioned orthographic projection drawings to proper standards (i.e. ASME Y14.5, ISO)
3) Create solid model CAD files with the requisite design intent built-in
4) Use measurement tools to inspect and record dimensions of parts
5) Analyze data to objectively make technical decisions using basic statistical analysis
6) Apply fundamental technical calculations required to determine forces and stresses within mechanical systems
7) Apply knowledge of material properties and manufacturing processes to appropriate decision-making
8) Use industry standard computer applications (MS Excel, MathCAD, SolidWorks, etc.) for design, analysis or technical decision making
9) Discuss knowledgeably subject matter related to technical fields other than Mechanical Tech
10) Communicate effectively in various modes
11) Demonstrate a professional attitude, which includes such behaviors as punctuality, attendance, reliability, neatness and organization

Employment Potential
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Requirements for Program Entrance
Intermediate Algebra with Trigonometry (or Math 104 at MCC).

Distribution Requirements

Credit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
MTH 140 Technical Mathematics I* OR
MTH 165 College Algebra OR higher##
3
MET 101 Technical Graphics
3
MET 103 Manufacturing Processes I
2
OPT 135 Measurement and Analysis
4
TEK 101 Computer Applications for Technicians
2
First Semester Total:
17
SECOND SEMESTER
MET 121 Computer Aided Drafting/Design - Solid Modeling
3
MET 203 Technical Mechanics, Statics
3
PHY 131 Applied Physics I OR
PHY 145 College Physics I OR
PHY 154 General Physics I OR
PHY 161 University Physics 1
4
MCC GENERAL EDUCATION - HEALTH AND WELLNESS (MCC-HW) ELECTIVE
2
OPEN ELECTIVE#
2-4
Second Semester Total:
14-16
THIRD SEMESTER: 17 Credit Hours
ELT 121 AC/DC Circuit Analysis OR
ELT 130 System Electricity
3
MET 206 Engineering Materials
3
MET 225 Machine Design Theory I
3
PHL 105 Technology and Values***
3
PHY 132 Applied Physics II OR
PHY 146 College Physics II OR
PHY 155 General Physics II OR
PHY 261 University Physics II
4
Third Semester Total:
16
FOURTH SEMESTER
CIT 204 Strength of Materials
3
MET 208 Technical Mechanics, Dynamics
3
MET 226 Machine Design Theory II
3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE**
1-3
Fourth Semester Total:
13-15
TOTAL CREDITS:
60-64
* Students not proficient in algebra or trigonometry should take MTH 135 (preferably in Summer Session) prior to starting Mechanical Technology. Students with excellent high school math records may select a more advanced math program after consulting with the Mathematics Department.
** Program Elective: choose any CIT, ELT, MET, or OPT course for a maximum of 3 credits; or choose ENR 161 or 259. ENR 153 or 157, or any 4-credit CIT, ELT, MET, or OPT course may be taken if a 3-credit course was selected for the Open elective. Students should consult with an advisor before selecting their course. 
***PHL 105 is recommended, but the following courses are acceptable substitutions; PHL 101 or 103.
#Choose from: MTH 141, MTH 175 or higher, ENG 251; or any 3-4 credit program elective. Students should consult with an advisor before selecting their course.
##Selected MTH course must satisfy MCC-QL requirement.

Revised: 8/2/2018
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