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)
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
Requirements for Program Entrance
Intermediate Algebra with Trigonometry (or Math 104 at MCC).
ENG 101 College Composition
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
MTH 140 Technical Mathematics I*
MTH 165 College Algebra
MET 101 Technical Graphics
MET 103 Manufacturing Processes I
OPT 135 Measurement and Analysis
TEK 101 Computer Applications for Technicians
First Semester Total:
MET 121 Computer Aided Drafting/Design - Solid Modeling
MET 203 Technical Mechanics, Statics
PHY 131 Applied Physics I
PHY 145 College Physics I
PHY 154 General Physics I
PHY 161 University Physics 1
MCC GENERAL EDUCATION - HEALTH AND WELLNESS (MCC-HW) ELECTIVE
Second Semester Total:
THIRD SEMESTER: 17 Credit Hours
ELT 121 AC/DC Circuit Analysis
T 130 System Electricity
MET 206 Engineering Materials
MET 225 Machine Design Theory I
PHL 105 Technology and Values***
PHY 132 Applied Physics II
PHY 146 College Physics II
PHY 155 General Physics II
PHY 261 University Physics II
Third Semester Total:
CIT 204 Strength of Materials
MET 208 Technical Mechanics, Dynamics
MET 226 Machine Design Theory II
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
Fourth Semester Total:
* 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.