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2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
2015-2016 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mechanical Engineering Technology, Mechanical Design Concentration, A.A.S.

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Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org
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The Mechanical Design Concentration of the Mechanical Engineering Technology degree program places emphasis on the design of commercial products, tooling, machinery, and production process systems. This field also involves the application of high-tech production equipment, software, and techniques to achieve cost savings, and quality in the manufacturing, service, and distribution industries. The major areas of study include computer-aided design (CAD), engineering materials, electro-mechanical devices, air conditioning, machine design, and fluid systems. Furthermore, the Design Concentration emphasizes the generation, transmission, and utilization of mechanical energy for commercial application in high-tech industry. Graduates may work in a variety of industrial and professional settings, typically in areas that utilize CAD systems for design work. Career paths include environmental control, machine and process design, product and systems development, quality assurance, plant maintenance engineering, and technical sales. Salary and job placement rank among the highest.

Fourth Semester: 16 Credits

Total Program Credits: 64

This program of study is designed as a terminal degree for a specific career field.

1 CPET 1114 Computer Systems Installation and Maintenance , may be substituted.

2 Review General Education pages and/or consult advisor for correct selection.

3 Technical Elective to be selected by the student in consultation with an advisor.

Note: Cooperative Education courses are available for this major.

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