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Mechanical Engineering Technology

If you want an exciting career on the cutting edge of technology with excellent growth potential, then Mechanical Engineering Technology is the stepping stone to your future. Graduates from Mechanical Engineering Technology find jobs in Drafting, Manufacturing and Fabrications.

The Mechanical Engineering Technology prepares graduates for employment as mechanical technicians. Typical assignments would include assisting in the design, development, testing and repair or mechanical equipment. Emphasis is placed on the integration of theory and mechanical principles.

Coursework includes applied mechanics, manufacturing methods and processes, computer usage, computer-aided drafting, mathematics, physics, and oral and written communications. The courses will stress critical thinking, planning, and problem solving.

Graduates of the curriculum will find employment opportunities in the diversified branches of the mechanical field. Mechanical engineering technicians are employed in many types of manufacturing, fabrication, research and development, and service industries.

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Mechanical Engineering Technology Courses

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY COURSES Credits Contact
Hours
Fall I
COM 110 Intro to Communication 3 3
DFT 111 Technical Drafting I 2 4
DFT 111A Technical Drafting I Lab 1 3
DFT 151 CAD I 3 5
MAT 121 Alg/Trig I 3 4
MEC 111 Machine Processes I 3 5
15 24
Spring I
DFT 112 Technical Drafting II 2 4
DFT 112A Technical Drafting II Lab 1 3
DFT 152 CAD II 3 5
ENG 111 Expos. Writing 3 3
MEC 110 Introduction to CAD/CAM 2 3
MEC 145 Manufacturing Materials I 3 5
14 24
Summer I
DFT 154 Intro Solid Model/Render 3 5
DFT 211 Gears, Cams, & Pulleys 2 4
ISC 112* Industrial Safety 2 2
PHY 131 Physics-Mechanics 4 5
11 16
Fall II
ATR 112 Introduction to Automation 3 5
DDF 211 Design Process I 2 4
ELC 111 Intro to Electricity 3 4
Humanities / Fine Arts Electives 3 ~3
MEC 250 Statics and Strength 5 7
16 ~23
Spring II
DDF 212 Design Process II 4 8
DFT 231 Jig and Fixture Design 2 3
HYD 110 Hydraulics/Pneumatics I 3 5
Social / Behavioral Science Elective 3 ~3
Mechanical Engineering Elective 4 ~4
Must Take Four hours of the following:
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy 2 3
CSC 133 C Programming 3 5
DFT 254 Interm Solid Model/Render 3 5
ELC 113 Basic Wiring I 4 8
ELC 125 Diagrams and Schematics 2 3
ISC 112* Industrial Safety 2 2
MAC 121 Intro to CNC 2 4
MAC 122 CNC Turning 2 4
WLD 112 Basic Welding Processes 2 4
WLD 121 GMAW (MIG) Plate/Pipe 4 8
16 ~23

* Recommended but not required

Mechanical Engineering Technology Certificate Courses

CAD Drafting Diploma

The CAD drafting diploma program prepares graduates for employment as mechanical technicians. Typical assignments would include assisting in the design, development, testing and repair of mechanical equipment. Emphasis is placed on the integration of theory and mechanical principles.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY COURSES Credits Contact
Hours
Fall I
COM 110 Intro to Communication 3 3
DFT 111 Technical Drafting I 1 3
DFT 111A Technical Drafting I Lab 2 4
DFT 151 CAD I 3 5
MAT 121 Algebra/Trigonometry I 3 4
MEC 111 Machine Processes I 3 5
15 24
Spring I
DFT 112 Technical Drafting II 2 4
DFT 112A Technical Drafting II Lab 1 3
DFT 152 CAD II 3 5
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 3
MAT 122 Algebra/Trigonometry II 3 4
MEC 110 Introduction to CAD/CAM 2 3
MEC 145 Manufacturing Materials I 3 5
17 27
Summer I
DFT 154 Intro Solid Model/Render 3 5
DFT 211 Gears, Cams, & Pulleys 2 4
ISC 112 Industrial Safety 2 2
PHY 131 Physics/Mechanics 4 5
11 16

CAD Drafting Certificate

The CAD drafting certificate program prepares graduates for employment as drafting technicians.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY COURSES Credits Contact
Hours
Fall I
DFT 111 Technical Drafting I 1 3
DFT 111A Technical Drafting I Lab 2 4
DFT 151 CAD I 3 5
6 12
Spring I
DFT 112 Technical Drafting II 2 4
DFT 112A Technical Drafting II Lab 1 3
DFT 152 CAD II 3 5
6 12



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411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

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4500 Blue Clay Road
Castle Hayne, NC 28429

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100 East Industrial Drive
Burgaw, NC 28425

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