Design Engineering Mechanical
Associate Degree Program
You will work hands-on with professionals who provide you with skills necessary for a job in mechanical design and manufacturing. You will learn the latest techniques and technologies necessary for a successful career in this field!
This program is offered at the Georgetown campus.
What You Can Do
In this program, you will gain the knowledge and skills to prepare you for positions such as:
- Mechanical Design Technician
- Manufacturing Technician
- Machine Parts Designer
- Technical Sales Representative
- CAD System Operator
- Project Manager
What You Will Earn
Competitive starting salaries range from $30,000-$40,000.
What You Will Learn
Program Graduate Competencies
The Program Graduate Competencies listed below identify the major learning goals related to your specific program of study and identify the knowledge and skills you will have when you graduate to be successful in your chosen field.
- Apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities.
- Apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge.
- Conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments.
- Function effectively as a member of a technical team.
- Identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems.
- Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and nontechnical environments; and identify and use appropriate technical literature.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
- Demonstrate an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.
- A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
- Demonstrate knowledge and technical competency in engineering materials, applied mechanics, and manufacturing methods.
- Demonstrate knowledge and in-depth technical competency in applied drafting practice emphasizing mechanical components and systems, as well as fundamentals of descriptive geometry, orthographic projection, sectioning, tolerancing and dimensioning, and computer aided drafting and design.
- Demonstrate knowledge and technical competency in the in-depth application of physics having emphasis in mechanical components and design.
Core Curriculum Competencies
The Core Curriculum Competencies listed below identify what you, as an associate degree graduate, will be able to do upon completion of your degree, regardless of your major. You will acquire these core competencies through your general education courses (i.e. English, math, etc.) and your program of study courses.
- Communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.
- Demonstrate effective problem solving and reasoning skills.
- Work effectively in groups of people from diverse backgrounds.
- Demonstrate ethical and professional understanding and conduct.
- Apply appropriate information literacy skills to locate, evaluate and use information effectively.
- Use computer technology appropriate to the field.
- Use scientific and mathematical reasoning appropriate to the technology.