Associate of Applied Science
Purpose: This curriculum is designed to prepare individuals for entry-level positions who are qualified to work as mechanical technicians with engineers and technical consultants. Knowledge and skills acquired by graduates include basic drafting and modeling skills; machine shop operations, CNC, materials and processes of manufacturing, statics, strength of materials, basic electricity and electronics, programmable logic controllers and machine design. Courses can be substituted to provide some of the prerequisites for the junior level courses in a bachelor’s program.
Program Objectives: This program prepares students to work as technicians in the field of mechanical design and manufacturing. Graduates will be able to solve problems in machine design, specify manufacturing processes, and program basic CNC processes. Graduates may seek employment as mechanical engineering technicians, mechanical designer, engineering technician, research and development technician, engineering equipment inspector, engineering plant operator or estimator.
Admission Requirements: Applicants must meet the requirements for admission to credit-level coursework established by the college.
Developmental Requirements: Students who do not place into college-level English on the placement test will be required to take developmental courses.
Students who do not demonstrate proficiency on the placement test in the following mathematical units will be required to complete developmental courses: MTE 1 , MTE 2 , MTE 3 , MTE 4 , MTE 5 and MTE 6 .
It is strongly recommended that developmental education requirements be completed as soon as possible.