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Mechanical Engineering Technology Department

The Mechanical Engineering Technology curriculum prepares individuals for employment in the field of manufacturing technology. Program provides for advanced manufacturing technologies of robotics. The curriculum emphasizes the theory and training required to effectively augment manufacturing engineers in industry.

Courses include a background in mechanical and related theory and the use of manufacturing and analytical equipment. Industrial standards such as ANSI, OSHA, GD&T, and ISO are discussed. Computer usage for process control and effective communication skills is emphasized. Software training includes AutoCAD, Solidworks & Gibbscam.

Graduates of this curriculum qualify for positions as engineering technicians. Some of the responsibilities include drafting, process specification, tooling selection, automation programming, project facilitation, and supervision. Third-party certifications are available through organizations such as OSHA 10 & 30 Hour Cards, NIMS, NC3, and CRC.

Students enrolled full-time and making satisfactory progress should complete this program in five semesters. Additional time may be needed to achieve minimum requirements in English, Math or Science.

This program offers a Diploma & Certificate options:

  • Mechanical Engineering Software
  • Mechanical Fundamentals
  • Manufacturing Processes Fundamentals
  • MET Highschool Path I (CTE)
  • MET Highschool Path II (CTE)

Graduates of this program may enter the workforce or may transfer into universities in program-related fields of study.
Please speak to a program advisor or department chair about these opportunities!

Contact us with further questions about this program.

Department Chair: Amy Stephenson

Process Specification
Tooling Selection
Automation Programming
Project Facilitation

Automation Robotics
Applied Software for Tech
Introduction to Electricity
Hydraulics/Pneumatics I
Industrial Safety
Manufacturing Quality Control
Work Measurement
CNC Turning
CNC Milling
College Algebra
College Trigonometry
Machine Processes I
Manufacturing Processes I – Class and Lab
Engineering Materials
Regional Manufacturing
Statics and Strength of Materials

Students will learn to produce mechanical drawings through the use of engineering graphics.
Students will manufacture parts from engineering designs using a variety of materials and equipment.
Students will learn to program and operate a variety of manual and automated equipment.
Students will learn to work in an engineering team to produce a product from conception to production.

East Carolina University – B.S. Industrial Technology
UNC Charlotte – B.S. Mechanical Engineering Technology