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  Sep 24, 2017
Catawba Valley Community College 2017-2018 General 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.  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:

Work-Based Learning Option:

Qualified students may elect to take 2 credit hours of Work-Based Learning in place of EGR 285 .

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: 69/71

Developmental Course Requirements:

Developmental coursework (including all prerequisites) will be required of students whose placement test scores indicate a need for greater proficiency in the areas of reading, English, mathematics, and computers. Please refer to the Course Descriptions section for prerequisite course information.

Students who elect to take (MAT 121) from below:

Students who elect to take (MAT 171) from below:

Suggested Program Sequence:

Fall – 1st year:

Total Hours: Class 10/11 | Lab 13 | Clin/WkExp 0 | Credit 15/16

Total Hours: Class 11/12 | Lab 14 | Clin/WkExp 0 | Credit 16/17

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 7 | Lab 16 | Clin/WkExp 0 | Credit 14

Grand Total Hours: Class 47/49 | Lab 55 | Clin/WkExp 0 | Credit 69/71

Work-Based Learning Option:

Qualified students may elect to take up to 2 credit hours of Work-Based Learning in place of EGR 285 .

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