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A 2D Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) Certificate and Engineering Exploratory Certificate are available to students who do not wish to pursue a full two-year course of study.
Some career opportunities may require additional education beyond an associates degree.
This degree program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.
The wage of Mechanical Engineering Technicians is $31.62/hr.
Save thousands in tuition by earning your associate degree and transferring to a 4-year university to earn your Bachelor's degree.
Mechanical Engineering is
one of the broadest and one of the most popular fields of engineering. It deals
with power and the machinery used to convert power to useful work. Mechanical
Engineers design machines and processes to generate and apply power to useful
purposes. The mechanical engineering technician is a practically-oriented
member of the engineering team who applies existing technology to the solution
of engineering problems and designs machines and processes that generate and
apply power to useful purposes. For example, a mechanical engineering
technician may assist in the design of a power plant, testing of a space
shuttle, manufacturing of a nuclear submarine or building of an aircraft
carrier. The curriculum includes course work in materials testing,
thermo-fluids, dynamics, manufacturing, CAD, mathematics and the sciences.
This degree program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
Engineering Technology - Mechanical Engineering Technology Option A.S. Degree Curriculum & Requirements
2D Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) Curriculum & Requirements
Engineering Exploratory Curriculum & Requirements
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The Engineering Exploratory Certificate is designed to prepare students for Engineering Technology programs and enable them to evaluate career choices in Engineering Technologies.
The 2D Computer-Aided Drafting Certificate meets the need of individuals interested in a basic exposure to, and /or exploration of, using and applying 2D CAD. The Advanced CADD Modeling Certificate can be attained while you are enrolled and working toward a degree, or it can be achieved in and of itself. Students will work on creating 2D professionally finished drawings under the supervision of a senior draftsperson.
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Transfer options are available for students who choose this course of study. Talk with your advisor.
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