Mechanical Engineering Technology Degree Courses

3 Credits | 2 Lecture Hours
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CHEM 1030 - Chemistry

The course is to give the Allied Health and Nursing student an appreciation and understanding of general inorganic chemistry. Includes atomic and molecular structure, molecular forces, properties and states of matter, naming of chemical compounds, types and behaviors of solutions, types of reactions, acid base chemistry, carefully chosen organic topics with their applications to specific health problems. Laboratory exercises will enhance and reinforce lecture topics. (OTM approved course in Natural Sciences TMNS)Required Prerequisite(s): Take CHEM-1010 or high school chemistry with a minimum grade of C-.Required Concurrent Course(s): Take CHEM-1030L

2 Credits | 1 Lecture Hour | 2 Lab Hours
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ELET 1710 - Introduction to Robotics

This course covers the basic programming, operation, interfacing, troubleshooting and OSHA safety standards for industrial robots and workcell systems. The primary focus is on the use of automatic parts-handling equipment, contour applications and interfacing with emphasis on design for manufacturing. Topics include the use of conveyors, parts feeders, positioning equipment and safety systems. Hands-on laboratory experiences include operation of robots using the teach pendant.

3 Credits | 2 Lecture Hours | 2 Lab Hours
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ELET 2240 - Programmable Logic Controllers

This course will cover the basic principles behind the operation of programmable controllers, the relationship between PC’s and relay ladder logic, programming of PC’s, and troubleshooting of programmable controller circuits. (TAG# OET022 CTAG# CTEET003)

3 Credits | 3 Lecture Hours 
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ENGL 1010 - English Composition I

This is a basic course in expository writing and critical reading. Students read a variety of nonfiction works and write summaries, analysis, essays, and a researched argument in response to their reading. Students learn to read actively and accurately and to organize, develop, and revise coherent papers appropriate for a college-educated audience. (OTM for First Writing Course TME001)Required Prerequisite(s): READ0080 & WRIT0090 or take ENGL0040 (minimum grade of C- required for all), or qualifying placement test scores

3 Credits | 3 Lecture Hours 
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ENGL 1030 - English Composition II

This is a course in argument and research writing. Students read issue-based works and write summaries, responses, and an argument and research paper. Students learn to organize research projects, find and evaluate sources, incorporate ideas and quotations from sources, document their sources in MLA and APA style, analyze and use argumentative strategies and persuasive appeals, and prepare and revise effective, coherent papers. (OTM for Second Writing Course TME002)Required Prerequisite(s): Take ENGL-1010 with a minimum grade of C- or better.

2 Credits | 1 Lecture Hour | 2 Lab Hours
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ENGR 1010 - Introduction to Engineering

This is an introductory course for engineering technology students. Students will develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of engineering, the problems engineers encounter and the contributions made by engineers in various disciplines. The ethics and responsibilities of the engineer will discussed. Lab experience includes the following PC applications: operating systems and hardware, word processors, spreadsheets, and engineering graphing. An introduction to basic language programming is included at the end. Emphasis will be placed on using a PC to solve engineering problems and produce results. TAG: OES001 – INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING

3 Credits | 2 Lecture Hours | 2 Lab Hours
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ENGR 1910 - Engineering Programming

This course is designed to help students with very little or no computing background learn the basics of building simple interactive applications. The primary method for learning the course material will be to work through multiple “mini-projects”. The student will create technical and simple game programs, debug and test programs, and describe and implement the data structures available. The student will also design a simple algorithm using pseudocode and create programs that implement a variety of common algorithms. Prereq: ENGR1010 and MATH1050.Required Prerequisite(s): Take ENGR-1010, MATH-1050

3 Credits | 3 Lecture Hours 
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ENGR 2850 - Engineering Economics & Organization

A practical introduction to the economic analysis of capital investment. The economic portion of the course covers interest factors for present, annual, and future worth; rates of return; increment and sunk costs; and economic order quantity. The course also covers a broad overview of the operations of an industrial organization, emphasizing the relationship of basic functions and principles essential to efficient and profitable operation of industrial enterprises. Content covers such topics as organizational structure, production planning and control, purchasing, sales, personnel administration, ownership and financing, business ethics and compensation. (TAG# OES005)Required Prerequisite(s): Take MATH-1110

3 Credits | 2 Lecture Hours | 2 Lab Hours
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ENRD 2150 - Computer Aided Design I

This course is designed to introduce the student to fundamentals of Computer Aided Drafting and 3D Modeling. The student will create single-view, multi-view, sectional, and auxiliary view drawings with dimensions and tolerances. The student will also draw a multiple sheet/multiple part assembly drawing complete with a bill of materials. TAG: OET012CAD – CTAG: CTMET005

4 Credits | 4 Lecture Hours
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MATH 1050 - Technical Mathematics I

A study of 1) Basic computational techniques assisted by the use of hand-held calculators including significant digits, unit conversions, roots, and radicals; 2) Basic algebra operations, equation solving, formula manipulation , applied problems, graphical solutions of equations, solving simultaneous linear equations by algebra, graphing, and Cramer’s Rule; 3) Geometry definitions, facts and formulas; 4) Graphing, including linear and non-linear functions and interpolation, 5) Algebra, including factoring and rational expressions and quadratic equations, 6) Basic trigonometric functions and their applications to right triangles 7) Measures of central tendency and dispersion, and 8) Ratios, rates, proportions and variation.Required Prerequisite(s): MATH0074 (minimum grade of C-) or qualifying placement test scores

4 Credits | 4 Lecture Hours 
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MATH 1051 - Technical Mathematics II

This course includes: 1) Trigonometric equations of any angle and applications; 2) Radians and applications; 3) Solutions of triangles including the Laws of Sines and Cosines; 4) Vectors, operations and applications; 5) Fractional exponents, radicals and operations; 6) Complex numbers, operations, equations, and applications (including DeMoivre’s Theorem and alternating current applications); 7) exponential and logarithmic functions, equations, and applications; 8) Binomial Theorem; 9) Derivatives, differentials, and applications; and 10) Integration and applications. Successful completion of MATH 1050 Technical Mathematics I with a grade of C- or better or a COMPASS College Algebra score of 46 or higher or ACT Math score of 26or higher required.Required Prerequisite(s): MATH1050 (Minimum grade of C- required) or qualifying placement test scores

2 Credits | 1 Lecture Hour | 3 Lab Hours
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MECT 1150 - Fundamentals of Engineering Design

An introductory course to acquaint the student with the tools used to convey design concepts and product information in the engineering arena. 3D visualization, using sketching, drawing, solid modeling and computer aided drafting will be used. The course will also introduce the main concepts in developing an engineering design project. Semesters Offered: Day – F, Sp Evening – F, Sp

3 Credits | 2 Lecture Hours | 2 Lab Hours
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MECT 1750 - Hydraulics and Pneumatics

This course will be based on learning today’s Fluid Control Concepts that are important in die construction in the manufacturing area. In addition to system design and layout, the student will gain experience through labs using construction and operating systems. (TAG# OET009)

3 Credits | 2 Lecture Hours | 2 Lab Hours
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MECT 2230 - Engineering Materials

Physical metallurgy emphasizing commercial alloys, heat treatment, and surface treatment of the iron, steel, aluminum, copper, and aerospace metals. The laboratory covers basic metallographic techniques of specimen polishing, etching, and examination. (TAG# OET013)

3 Credits | 2 Lecture Hours | 2 Lab Hours
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MECT 2330 - Statics

A problem course dealing with bodies at rest; it lays the necessary groundwork for further study in the design and analysis of structures and machines. Emphasis is placed upon the importance of the ability to draw free body diagrams used in solving problems. (TAG# OET007)Required Prerequisite(s): Take MATH-1050Required as Prerequisite or Concurrent: Take PHYS-1110

3 Credits | 2 Lecture Hours | 2 Lab Hours
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MECT 2440 - Strength of Materials

A study of the effects of load on structures, frames, beams, columns, and mechanisms; including stress and strain in tension, compression, shear, and torsion; column buckling; torsion, axial and lateral deflections; thermal stresses and strains, and properties of materials. (TAG# OET008)Required Prerequisite(s): Take MECT-2330

1 Credit | 3 Lab Hours
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MECT 2910 - Mechanical Design Project

This is a capstone course in the Associate Degree program; it brings together the course work and learning experiences from the mechanical engineering technology program. Students will participate in a mechanical design project to be completed following the procedures presented.Required Prerequisite(s): Take MECT-2905

3 Credits | 2 Lecture Hours | 2 Lab Hours
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MFGT 1110 - Manufacturing Processes

This course offers an introduction to manufacturing methods and basic machine tool operation. Students will be provided the background needed to read and interpret technical drawings and proper use of a variety of inspection and measuring tools. Students will also develop and use shop documents such as job plans and blueprints. Lab activities include Soldering, Electroplating, CNC Engraving, Mold making, Polymer Resin and Sheet Metal fabrication. Diligent attention is given to safety in the modern manufacturing environment. OET010 Manufacturing Processes Semesters Offered: Day – F, Sp Evening – F, Sp

4 Credits | 3 Lecture Hours | 3 Lab Hours
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PHYS 1110 - General Physics I

A study of Classical Newtonian Mechanics including measurement systems, dimensional analysis, vectors, scalars, linear, circular and rotational motion, forces in equilibrium, acceleration, work, and energy. A study of material properties including density, and hydraulic principles (both static and kinetic). Also a study of waves, and sound including simple harmonic motion, vibrations, reflection, transmission, interference, and resonance for waves, and intensity, sources, interference, and Doppler Effect for sound. This course meets the requirements for TAG# OSC014. If combined with PHYS1130, TAG# OSC021 is met.Required as Prerequisite or Concurrent: Take MATH-1051 or Higher

4 Credits | 3 Lecture Hours | 3 Lab Hours
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PHYS 1130 - General Physics II

A study of heat to include calorimetry, expansion, heat capacity, conductivity, phase change, kinetic theory and gas laws. A study of light including its nature, and geometric optics. Also a study of electricity and magnetism including electric charges at rest, potentials, capacitance and dielectrics, current, resistance, and voltage, alternating circuits theory of frequency, reactance, impedance, power and resonance, magnetic field definition and effects on moving charges and conductors. This course meets the requirements for TAG# OSC015. If combined with PHYS1100, TAG# OSC021 is met.Required Prerequisite(s): Take PHYS-1110, MATH-1051

ELECTIVES

There are also 2 elective courses required for this degree. Please see the curriculum worksheet, opens in a new window for a current electives list.

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