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Catawba Valley Community College 2022-2023 General Catalog 
Catawba Valley Community College 2022-2023 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mechanical Engineering Technology, A.A.S. (A40320)

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Courses required to meet graduation requirements in this curriculum are offered during daytime hours and evening classes offered on demand.  Minimum time for completion: five semesters full-time attendance. The Associate in Applied Science degree is awarded graduates of this curriculum.

These curriculums are designed to prepare students through the study and application of principles from mathematics, natural sciences, and technology and applied processes based on these subjects.

Course work includes mathematics, natural sciences, engineering sciences and technology.

Graduates should qualify to obtain occupations such as technical service providers, materials and technologies testing services, process improvement technicians, engineering technicians, industrial and technology managers, or research technicians.

Mechanical Engineering Technology: A course of study that prepares the students to use basic engineering principles and technical skills to design, develop, test, and troubleshoot projects involving mechanical systems. Includes instruction in principles of mechanics, applications to specific engineering systems, design testing procedures, prototype and operational testing and inspection procedures, manufacturing system-testing procedures, test equipment operation and maintenance, computer applications, critical thinking, planning and problem solving, and oral and written communications. Graduates of the curriculum will find employment opportunities in the manufacturing or service sectors of engineering technology. Engineering technicians may obtain professional certification by application to organizations such as ASQC, SME, and NICET.

General Education Courses:


Humanities/Fine Arts:

Natural Sciences/Mathematics:

Social/Behavioral Sciences:

Major Courses:

Math/Physics Note:

Students planning to transfer to a 4 year college should consider taking MAT 171 , MAT 172 , and PHY 151 . Please see you Mechanical Engineering Technology advisor.

Total Credit Hours Required: 72/74

Developmental Course Requirements:

Developmental coursework (both prerequisite and corequisite) will be required of students whose placement test measures indicate a need for greater proficiency in the areas of English and/or mathematics. Please refer to the Course Description section for prerequisite and corequisite course information.

Students who elect to take MAT 121 from above:

Students who elect to take MAT 171 from above:

Suggested Program Sequence:

Fall – 1st year:

Total Hours: Class 10/11 | Lab 12 | Clin/WkExp 0 | Credit 15/16

Total Hours: Class 11/12 | Lab 13 | Clin/WkExp 0 | Credit 16/17

Summer – 1st year:

Total Hours: Class 6 | Lab 0 | Clin/WkExp 0 | Credit 6

Fall – 2nd year:

Total Hours: Class 13 | Lab 12 | Clin/WkExp 0 | Credit 18

Spring – 2nd year:

Total Hours: Class 8/10 | Lab 16/19 | Clin/WkExp 0/20 | Credit 17

Grand Total Hours: Class 48/51 | Lab 53/56 | Clin/WkExp 0/20 | Credit 72/74

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