Dec 06, 2022  
Fall 2022 - Summer 2023 Academic Catalog 
    
Fall 2022 - Summer 2023 Academic Catalog

Mechanical Technology A.A.S.


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School: Mathematics, Science and Engineering
Academic Dept: Engineering 
HEGIS: 5315
 

Important Note about Program Requirements

The requirements listed below are for students entering into this program from Fall 2022 to Summer 2023. 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.

Program Description


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


  1. Students will be able to read and interpret engineering drawings.
  2. Students will be able to design engineering related parts and projects.
  3. Students will be able to analyze engineering designs.
  4. Students will be able to design and construct parts using 3D printing and CNC technology.
  5. Students will be able to review and evaluate designs.
  6. Students will be able to read and interpret technical information.
  7. Students will be able to work as a team.

Program Map


The academic map below presents the recommended plan of study and will guide you through your program in a timely manner. Click the course abbreviations for full course descriptions. A course may be critical because it is a pre-requisite, requires a minimum grade, or because it is only offered once a year. Missing a critical course may push back your graduation date. Meet with an Academic Counselor or Faculty Advisor to ensure you are on track to complete your program.

Critical Courses should be taken in the order shown to stay on track and graduate on time.

 

 Semester 1

Course
(click for more information)
Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
ENG 101     3  
MATH 131     4  
CIVIL 103     3  
MECH 144     3  
MECH 162   3  
Semester Total Credits     16  

Semester 2

Course
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Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
ENG 102   3  
MATH 161   4  
MECH 145   3  
ELEC 128     3  
 CAD Elective   3
Semester Total Credits     16  

Notes:

✹ Choose One: MECH 164 , MECH 255 , MECH 265 , or MECH 277  

Semester 3

Course
(click for more information)
Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
PHYSC 111   4  
MECH 120   3  
Technical Elective 3  ✹
The Arts, Foreign Language, or Other World Civilizations Gen Ed Elective       3
American History, Social Sciences, or Western Civilization Gen Ed Elective       3  
Semester Total Credits     16  

Notes:

✹ Choose One: MECH 255 , MECH 265 , MECH 224 , MATH 181 , MATH 191 , ELEC 160 PHYSC 130 , or PHYSC 165  

Semester 4

Course
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Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
MECH 127       3  
MECH 156   3  
CIVIL 201   3  
Technical Elective 3
MECH 289       3  
Semester Total Credits     15  

Notes:

✹ Choose One: MECH 255 , MECH 265 , MECH 224 , MATH 181 , MATH 191 , ELEC 160 PHYSC 130 , or PHYSC 165  

Minimum Total Credits: 63

Transfer Opportunities


Westchester Community College is committed to facilitating a smooth transfer process to ensure that graduates of the college are prepared to transfer with junior status, and are able to complete a bachelor’s degree within two years of full-time study upon transfer. View 4-year institutions’ transfer agreement information by program here.

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