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2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
2024-2025 Academic Catalog

Mechanical Engineering Technology, AAS

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The machinery of modern industry consists of mechanical devices, levers that move, wheels that spin and cogs that must mesh. The mechanical engineering technology degree is designed to educate students in technology based, entry-level occupations related to the mechanical and manufacturing engineering fields. Graduates will be able to assist engineers and other professional staff engaged in plant and facilities maintenance and other plant engineering and management functions.

All aspects of industry are dependent on the production and reading of drawings to convey information.

The mechanical engineering technology degree provides students the opportunity to study engineering topics associated with the design and installation of mechanical equipment and systems with the option of transferring to another institution to pursue a four-year bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology.

The student who follows this course of study will be trained to function as a Mechanical Technician in a number of industrial situations which require knowledge of mechanical systems, engineering materials and equipment. The student may find himself/ herself working closely with engineers engaged in designing, testing, servicing or assembly and installation of machinery and industrial equipment.

Career Outlook

Many diverse occupations find their origins in the mechanical field. These occupations include a variety of titles in the areas of drafting, production, testing, design and analysis, to name a few. Employment in the mechanical field should be quite good with job opportunities growing as fast as average nationally and in the state of Ohio.

The largest need for mechanical engineering technicians will be in manufacturing, with companies continually wanting new or improved machinery.

Program Learning Outcomes

Learners will be able to:

  1. Interpolate and complete engineered drawings using orthographic projection, isometric views, and proper dimensioning practices, then employ the use of Computer-Aided-Design (CAD) software.
  2. Describe the different manufacturing processes and demonstrate proper use of precision measuring devices and instruments.
  3. Examine the physical and chemical properties of engineering materials, analyze and calculate the properties of fluids.
  4. Analyze and calculate the resolution of forces on rigid bodies; determine the stress, strain, and deflection, then design machines and mechanisms.

Total Credits: 14

Total Credits: 17

Third Semester

Total Credits: 16

Fourth Semester

Total Credits: 15

Total Program Hours 62

* See Northwest State General Education Requirements  for a list of Humanities and Social/Behavioral Science Electives.

* See Northwest State General Education Requirements  for a list of Natural Science Electives.

+ Students must attain a minimum grade of “C” in all courses with a ‘+’ to progress in the program and to graduate.

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