Mechanical Engineering Technology
Associate Degree Program
As a graduate of the MET program, you will enjoy a wide variety of career and advanced educational opportunities. Graduates work as an integral part of engineering or manufacturing teams with job titles such as designers or technicians. You will utilize current engineering theories and practices to help solve mechanical design, development, testing and manufacturing problems. So whether you want start your career or continue your education beyond the Associates of Applied Science degree, the MET Program has a 30 year track record of helping students fulfill their goals.
Offered at the Stanton Campus.
What You Can Do
In this program, you will gain the knowledge and skills to prepare you for positions such as:
- Mechanical Engineering Technician
- Mechanical Designer
- Materials Testing Technician
- Engineering Lab Technician
- CAD Technician
- Industrial Technician
- Manufacturing Engineering Technician
- Technical Account Manager
- Technical Education Trainer
- CAD/CAM Technician
- Project Manager
What You Will Earn
According to the May 2013 US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national average for annual salary for Mechanical Engineering Technicians is $54,280. See their website to learn more http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes173027.htm
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.
- Use effective problem-solving skills and make appropriate decisions relative to the technical field.
- Design basic mechanical systems with the use of computer-aided drafting equipment.
- Demonstrate basic computer literacy and knowledge of computer software applications in both the business and technical fields.
- Use hand and power tools for standard manufacturing operations.
- Conduct basic machining and welding operations; and perform basic programming of computer/numerically-controlled machines.
- Calculate forces, properly size structures and mechanical components, and perform standard materials testing procedures.
- Demonstrate an understanding of basic AC and DC electrical control circuits.
- Select appropriate materials for basic mechanical applications.
- Review and/or design basic hydraulic/pneumatic power systems.
- Select basic machine components for mechanical systems.
- Exhibit professional traits, including the ability to work with minimal supervision, willingness to learn new skills, and contributing to team project efforts.
Core Curriculum Competencies
The Core Curriculum Competencies listed below identify what you will be able to do as a graduate, regardless of your program of study. You will acquire these core competencies through general education courses and program-specific coursework. You will be expected to use relevant technology to achieve these outcomes:
- Apply clear and effective communication skills.
- Use critical thinking to solve problems.
- Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
- Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
- Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
- Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.