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Catalog 2015-16 
Catalog 2015-16 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering Technology (Mechanical Engineering Technology Option)

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Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Semester Sequence

This is a suggested full-time schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits. Refer to the College catalog for specific requirements in selecting General Education courses .


General Education Requirements and Electives - 19-20 Credits

General Education Electives:

Choose a course from the list of approved General Education courses  with a Diversity designation.

  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 Credits.

Program Requirements and Electives - 24 Credits

Program Electives:

Select at least 6 credits from any of the following disciplines: AIRC (HVAC), CADD, CAMM, CONT, EGNT, ELEI, EMET, GEOA, OSHT, and SURV.

Degree also requires completion of EITHER the Civil Engineering Mechanical Engineering , or Electrical/Electronic Engineering Option  

Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 61-62*

*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed college coursework at other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101  in the first semester at CCBC. This is a 1-credit class, and it does not count towards the number of credits required for a degree or certificate. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) for this requirement to be waived.


Program Description

The Engineering Technology program is designed to prepare the student for an entry-level position in the engineering field, generally working at the direction of an engineer. Engineering technicians use the principles and theories of science, engineering, and mathematics to solve technical problems not requiring calculus in research and development, manufacturing, sales, construction, inspection, maintenance, and electronics. Their work involves the more practical side of science and engineering and often requires the use of computer software including 3D modeling.

The A.A.S. degree is offered with civil, mechanical, and electrical/electronic engineering technology options. Civil engineering involves the design construction and analysis of roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams, bridges, water supply systems, and waste water treatment facilities. Mechanical engineering involves the design, maintenance and analysis of equipment, engines, tools, and various machines from robotics used in manufacturing to climate control equipment. Electrical/electronic engineering involves the design, maintenance and analysis of electronic instrumentation and controls, circuits, electronic communications, process controls, robotics and electrical equipment.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be able to:

  1. gain successful employment as an engineering technician;
  2. gain admission to a four-year engineering technology program;
  3. manage an engineering project from the initial concept stage to completion;
  4. apply engineering principles and computer skills to assist an engineer with the design and drawing of mechanical equipment, construction projects, and/or electronic circuits; and
  5. directly utilize lab-based skills acquired in discipline specific courses to:
    1. conduct tests to determine the strength of a material;
    2. build/modify, troubleshoot, install, operate and maintain equipment using schematic and/or mechanical drawings;
    3. conduct surveys to determine elevations and boundaries using surveyors’ equipment or to evaluate a site for potential hazards; and
    4. analyze and troubleshoot electronic communication problems and failures. 

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