Degree: Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
Accreditation: Accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), 701 Exposition Place Suite 206, Raleigh, NC 27615, (919) 635-8335, www.atmae.org.
Program description. The traditional Mechanical Engineering Technology program offers students a broad spectrum of knowledge and skills related to mechanical component and system design. Areas of emphasis include materials, material testing, machine shop practices, manufacturing processes, fluid mechanics with power applications, applied mechanics, electrical fundamentals, and computer-aided drafting and design. In addition, courses place emphasis on safety, teamwork, communications skills and efficient work practices.
Typical job opportunities: Mechanical engineering technician, engineering assistant, mechanical designer, plant engineering technician, project management assistant, engineering materials lab technician and technical sales
Program goals. Upon completion of the Mechanical Engineering Technology program, the graduate will have developed the skills, knowledge and abilities to accomplish the following:
I. Demonstrate safe and proficient use of equipment related to Mechanical Engineering Technology.
II. Identify and present effective solutions to technical problems within the Mechanical Engineering Technology field.
III. Demonstrate competency with computer applications common to modern industry.
IV. Communicate effectively using technical writing and oral presentations.
V. Demonstrate the ability to work in a team-based environment.
Contact(s): Engineering and Media Technologies Department, (865) 694-6483, or program coordinator, (865) 694-6513