- Credit Hours: 3
This course is a study of automated instrument control and data acquisition.
The Mechanical Process Technology Certificate is a two-semester (18 credit hour) program that addresses the basics of mechanical manufacturing processes. Students are eligible to enroll in this program only after all college admission requirements are met and the required course prerequisites are completed. The program covers fundamentals of manufacturing processes, project management, introduction to computer aided design, and sensors and mechanical systems. This certificate also covers basic heat transfer and fluid systems. This is a cross-disciplinary technology that has significant influence on local industry and manufacturing. The program is designed to allow the student to pursue skills where the demand is immediate and still be qualified to take advantage of the newer technologies when the local demand changes. This certificate is designed to be used as option within the Mechanical Engineering Technology Degree, or it can be used to dovetail easily with other certificates to build an Associate in General Technology degree specific to the student and potential employer’s needs.
Certificate curricula are reviewed and updated periodically in response to community and industry demands. The student is cautioned to discuss certificate choices and course selections with an Engineering Advisor before each registration cycle.
Learning experiences for students in Engineering Technology programs are provided at the Northeast Campus in classrooms and state-of-the-art labs in the Engineering Technology and Science Classroom Building.