Mar 24, 2019
School: Mathematics, Science and Engineering
Academic Dept: Engineering
Important Note about Program Requirements
The requirements listed below are for students entering into this program in Spring 2019. Students who entered the program during a prior semester will find their specific requirements listed in the Catalog under which they entered. Archived Catalogs are accessible through the dropdown menu above.
Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree Defined
The purpose of the A.A.S. is to be fully trained for immediate employment upon graduation. Students who opt to continue on to pursue higher levels of education are encouraged to check with the receiving institution regarding transferability of credits. Click to learn more about the differences among award types.
A state-of-the-art Computer Aided Design (CAD) lab and fully equipped mechanical laboratory permit the students to combine both the theoretical and practical aspects of the design as well as the manufacturing of a product.
Graduates of our program are employed in well-paying positions throughout the county, state, and nation. They include engineering aides; mechanical and structural designers; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning technicians; quality assurance technicians; service engineers; and computer-assisted drafters.
Because the curriculum combines writing and reading skills with the humanities and social sciences, our graduates are well-rounded individuals who may transfer to a host of four-year institutions offering the Bachelor of Mechanical Technology. By choosing the proper electives, graduates also may transfer to those institutions offering a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Students will be able to read and interpret engineering drawings.
- Students will be able to design engineering related parts and projects.
- Students will be able to analyze engineering designs.
- Students will be able to design and construct parts using 3D printing and CNC technology.
- Students will be able to review and evaluate designs.
- Students will be able to read and interpret technical information.
- Students will be able to work as a team.
General Education Requirements - 24 Credits
Students are required to fulfill a certain number of credits within the specific categories shown below. Where specific courses are not listed within these categories, courses must be selected from the list of SUNY General Education Courses .
Basic Communication (3 credits)
Natural Sciences (4 credits)
Degree Requirements - 40 Credits
Technical Electives (minimum of 9 credits)
Select from the following courses. Recommendations depend upon transfer plans. Consult your curriculum chair.
Minimum Total Credits - 64
Career Path Opportunities
Are you wondering what careers you can explore with a degree or certificate? Perhaps you are not sure what people do or how much money they make in certain careers that pique your interest? Would you like to know how many jobs are predicted to be available in a particular industry? Or maybe you are unsure whether receiving a degree or certificate would be right for you? Go to https://sunywcc.emsicareercoach.com to explore career paths, their associated job descriptions, salary trends, and jobs trends. Complete a career assessment for additional guidance. Still not sure? Visit www.sunywcc.edu/career for more career resources and contacts.
Transfer Opportunities (non-SUNY)
Westchester Community College is committed to facilitating a smooth transfer process for its incoming and graduating students. To ensure its graduates enjoy a seamless transfer with junior status to another college in the same discipline at both institutions (transferred from/to) and are able to complete a bachelor’s degree within two years of full-time study upon transfer, Westchester Community College has signed Transfer Articulation Agreements with many colleges that offer bachelor’s degree programs. Visit www.sunywcc.edu/transferarticulation to see a list of Articulation Agreements by institution or search by a specific program of study. Visit www.sunywcc.edu/transfer for additional transfer resources and contacts.
Transfer Scholarship Opportunities
Many colleges and universities are eager to have Westchester Community College graduates transfer to their institutions. Consider this an incentive to complete your WCC degrees with high honors! Go to www.sunywcc.edu/scholarships to view the many transfer scholarship opportunities to four-year colleges.
Are you a prospective Westchester Community College graduate? We look forward to seeing you soon! Apply today, then see the College’s Admissions and Enrollment Checklist.