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The Mechanical Engineering Technology program is accredited by ABET (The Accreditation Board of Engineering Technology). It is designed to prepare students to pursue a career in the areas of design, development, manufacturing, installation, measurement, testing, operation and control, maintenance and sales of mechanical devices and systems. The curriculum emphasizes hands-on-learning and the use of current computer-aided techniques found in industry. Graduates are employed in a variety of industries such as automotive, manufacturing, aero-space, construction, transportation, Energy industry, as well as in research and development laboratories. Skills in the area of creating and interpreting engineering drawings and the practices and procedures of manufacturing and principles of product design are emphasized.

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Program Admission Requirements

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Complete the following courses with a grade of "C" or higher:
MATH-0965Intermediate Algebra (or appropriate score on Math Placement Test)6
MET-1100Technology Orientation2
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition I
Honors College Composition I

Program Learning Outcomes

This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  1. Communicate effectively and efficiently with diverse individuals and teams, all levels of employees, customers, and suppliers by means of verbal, written (memos, reports, emails, etc.), graphics, symbols, and effective listening skills and using appropriate technology.
  2. Complete tasks and projects on schedule through the effective use of time management, appropriate math skills, and teamwork that fosters inclusion, synergized efforts in problems identification, and troubleshooting for successful resolution of problems towards the achievement of set goals and objectives.
  3. Apply quality systems, principles, concepts and utilize appropriate math, measurement and statistical tools and technology to improve processes, product quality, and to enhance productivity.
  4. Incorporate safety awareness, principles and practices in every aspect of work and as a way of life, including machine safety, environmental safety, chemical safety, and personal/employee protection.
  5. Utilize modern tools and technology (CAD/CAE) and apply appropriate engineering design principles, to design or assist in the design, testing and troubleshooting of manufacturable quality products, such as mechanisms and primary drives, including mechanical drive, power transmission, hydraulics, and pneumatics systems.
  6. Apply the knowledge of material science, machining tolerances, blueprint/schematics, and hands on skills in welding, burning, pipefitting, rigging, the use of basic hand tools and mobile equipment for the fabrication of designed parts incorporating accepted industry methods.
  7. Apply the knowledge of the principles of drafting and the communication of ideas, designs and visualization skills as the language of the engineering field, including the creation and interpretation of drawings using proper dimensioning and tolerancing for size and geometry, and use of computer aided drawing programs to incorporate proper industry acceptable standards and conventions.
  8. Engage in life-long learning to adapt to innovation and change.
  9. Model ethical behavior in professional engagements.

MATH-1140, MATH-1141, MATH-1200, MATH-1270, and MATH-1280 can no longer count towards fulfilling the college-level mathematics requirement.  These courses were re-classified as developmental mathematics by the state of Ohio in 2016.  Tri-C established a 5-year transitioning window for students who had completed these courses prior to 2016 to apply them towards meeting graduation requirements, which expired in Summer 2021. It is highly recommended to see a counselor to determine the appropriate math required for your current major.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
MATH-1530 College Algebra 1 4
MET-1100 Technology Orientation 2
MET-1120 Computer Applications and Programming 2
MET-1230 Drawing & AutoCAD 3
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition I  
Honors College Composition I  
 Credit Hours14
Second Semester
MATH-1540 Trigonometry 3
MET-1240 Machine Tools and Manufacturing Processes 3
MET-1601 Technical Statics 2 3
PHYS-1210 College Physics I 3 4
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition II  
Honors College Composition II  
 Credit Hours16
Third Semester
MET-1300 Engineering Materials and Metallurgy 3
MET-1621 Technical Dynamics 4 3
MET-2041 CAD II & GD&T 3
MET-2200 Strength of Materials 5 3
MET-2240 Mechanical Engineering Lab 1
MET-2300 Fluid Power 6 3
 Credit Hours16
Fourth Semester
HLTH-1230 Standard First Aid and Personal Safety 1
MET-2601 3D Solid Modeling 3
MET-2700 Machine Design 4
PHYS-1220 College Physics II 4
Arts & Humanities/Social & Behavioral Sciences requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours61