Mechanical Engineering Technology (9440)

This concentration emphasizes the design and analysis of mechanical elements.

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should take MATH 1650 College Algebra (A), MATH 2400 Calculus for Business, Social, and Life Sciences, and PHYS 1610 General Physics I in lieu of MATH 1180 Technical Mathematics I, MATH 1280 Technical Mathematics II, PHYS 1100 Applied Physics Mechanics, and PHYS 1200 Applied Physics Heat and Thermodynamics.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
CADT 2100 Introduction to SolidWorks 3
CIMN 1110 Machining Processes 3
ENGL 1110
English Composition I (A) 1
or English Composition I (B)
ENGR 1000 Introduction to Engineering Technology 2
FYEX 1000 First Year Experience 1
MATH 1650
College Algebra (A) 3
or Trigonometry
 Credit Hours15-16
Second Semester
CADT 2500 Advanced SolidWorks 3
CIMN 1160 Applied Electricity 2
COMM 1000
Effective Public Speaking 2
or Effective Interpersonal Communications
MECT 1600 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 2
MECT 2370 Materials Technology 3
PHYS 1610 General Physics I 4 5
 Credit Hours18
Third Semester
CHEM 1500 General Chemistry I 5
MECT 2110 Engineering Mechanics I 3
MATH 2400
Calculus for Business, Social, and Life Sciences
or Calculus and Analytical Geometry I
Select course(s) from the Arts and Humanities Electives list 3
 Credit Hours16
Fourth Semester
CIMN 2390 Fluid Power Technology 3
MECT 2230 Strength of Materials 3
MECT 2700 Mechanical Technology Design Capstone 4
QENT 1200 Quality Concepts and Techniques 2
Select course(s) from the Social and Behavioral Sciences Electives list 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours64-65

English course selection is based on placement test results (ENGL 1111 English Composition I (B) is 4 credits, only 3 credits apply to the degree).


Students may substitute either COMM 1000 Effective Public Speaking or COMM 1100 Effective Interpersonal Communications. One of these 3 credit courses may be required for students transferring to a four-year college.


MATH 1180 Technical Mathematics I and MATH 1280 Technical Mathematics II will also transfer with additional coursework required.  MATH 1650 College Algebra (A) is the prerequisite for MATH 2400 Calculus for Business, Social, and Life Sciences course.  This course meets the requirements for the Mechanical Technology Design Degree (9440).  MATH 1700 Trigonometry is the prerequisite for the MATH 2500 Calculus and Analytical Geometry I course.  This course meets the requirements for the Mechanical Technology Design Degree (9440).  The MATH 2500 Calculus and Analytical Geometry I level course is the preferred entry skill level for transfer. 


Preferred courses for transfer.  PHYS 1100 Applied Physics Mechanics and PHYS 1200 Applied Physics Heat and Thermodynamics will also transfer with additional coursework required.

Technical course
This course is designated as a technical course in the program. Students must earn a "C" grade or higher in the course to fulfill the college's graduation requirements policy.


Course Title Credit Hours
Arts and Humanities
ARTS 1120Art Appreciation3
ARTS 2220Survey of Art I3
ARTS 2230Survey of Art II3
ENGL 2250Survey of American Literature I3
ENGL 2260Survey of American Literature II3
ENGL 2280Survey of British Literature I3
ENGL 2290Survey of British Literature II3
HUMX 1100Introduction to Humanities3
MUSC 1200Music Appreciation3
MUSC 1215World Music3
MUSC 1800Popular Music: Rock, Jazz, Country, and Hip-Hop3
MUSC 2200Music History and Literature I3
MUSC 2250Music History and Literature II3
PHIL 1500Introduction to Philosophy3
PHIL 2000Comparative Religion3
PHOT 1000History of Photography3
Social and Behavioral Sciences
ANTH 1160Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
ECON 1150Basic Economics3
ECON 2500Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 2600Principles of Microeconomics3
GEOG 1500Introduction to Geography3
GEOG 1600World Regional Geography3
HIST 1150Western Civilization I: Antiquity Through the Reformation3
HIST 1250Western Civilization II: Age of Revolution Through the Present3
HIST 2150U.S. History: Colonization Through Reconstruction3
HIST 2250U.S. History: Reconstruction to the Present3
POLS 1300U.S. National Government3
POLS 2500Modern Political Ideologies3
PSYC 1500Introduction to Psychology3
SOCY 1150Principles of Sociology3