Mechanical Technology Fundamentals


About the Program

The Mechanical Technology Fundamentals certificate is a two-semester (30 credit hour) program that addresses the fundamentals of mechanical technology. Students are eligible to enroll in this program only after the basic prerequisites for individual courses within the certificate are met. The program covers fundamentals of instrumentation, statics, material properties, basic electronics, basic computer operation, print reading and introductory CAD, and engineering project management. This certificate is designed both for the students needing a basic introduction to mechanical technology and for those who intend to pursue a degree. Upon completion of this certificate the graduate is qualified to pursue more advanced training, or work at the entry level as a basic (unlicensed, uncertified) operator. This certificate is designed to dove-tail easily with other MET certificates and the MET degree. To assure maximum employability the student should consider courses beyond the fundamentals in either a certificate or degree option.

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.


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