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.

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
Arts & Humanities requirement(see below list) 3
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition I
Honors College Composition I
 Credit Hours17
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
Technical Writing
 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
Social & Behavioral Sciences requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours64

 MATH-1580 Precalculus or MATH-1610 Calculus I will be accepted in place of both MATH-1530 College Algebra and MATH-1540 Trigonometry but an additional 2 credit hours of general electives may be needed to meet degree requirements.


MET-2610 Statics will be accepted in place of MET-1601 Technical Statics to meet this requirement. MET-2610 Statics, MET-2620 Dynamics, and MET-2630 Engineering Strength of Materials are recommended for students planning to transfer.


PHYS-2310 General Physics I & PHYS-2320 General Physics II will be accepted in place of PHYS-1210 College Physics I & PHYS-1220 College Physics IIPHYS-2310 General Physics I & PHYS-2320 General Physics II are recommended for students planning to transfer.


MET-2620 Dynamics will be accepted in place of MET-1621 Technical Dynamics to meet this requirement.


MET-2630 Engineering Strength of Materials will be accepted in place of MET-2200 Strength of Materials to meet this requirement.


MET-2320 Thermal Dynamics will be accepted in place of MET-2300 Fluid Power to meet this requirement.

Students should select at least one designated cultural sensitivity course and at least one designated Civic Responsibility course to fulfill their Arts & Humanities or Social & Behavioral Science requirements from the below lists.  View full list of courses that can be selected to fulfill Arts and Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Natural Sciences requirements here.

Recommended Cultural Sensitivity Electives

DANC-1100Dance Appreciation3
ENG-2310American Literature I3
ENG-2320American Literature II3
ENG-2430Introduction to Literature: Drama 13
ENG-2510African-American Literature I 13
ENG-2520African-American Literature II 13
ENG-2601Literature for Children and Adolescents 13
ENG-2700World Literature 13
ENG-2730Exploration of World Mythology 13
HIST-2031Islam to the Modern Middle East3
HUM-1010Introduction to Humanities3
HUM-1020The Individual in Society3
HUM-102HHonors Individual in Society3
HUM-1030The Individual in Cosmos3
HUM-2020Community Engagement Through the Humanities3
MUS-1010Survey of European Classical Music3
MUS-1020Survey of Jazz3
MUS-1030Survey of Rock and Roll3
THEA-1010Theatre Appreciation3
THEA-2210History of Theatre and Drama I3
THEA-2220History of Theatre & Drama II3
ANTH-1010Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH-2010Peoples and Cultures of the World3
HIST-1010History of Civilization I3
HIST-101HHonors History of Civilization I3
HIST-1020History of Civilization II3
HIST-102HHonors History of Civilization II3
HIST-1510United States History to 18773
HIST-1700History of Africa3
HIST-2660Women in American History3
POL-2070International Relations3
PSY-1010General Psychology3
PSY-2020Life Span Development4
SOC-2100Aging and Society3
SOC-2410Sociology of Gender3
SOC-2550Race and Ethnic Relations3

Requires ENG-1020 College Composition II as a prerequisite.

Recommended Civic Responsibility Electives 

HUM-1020The Individual in Society3
HUM-102HHonors Individual in Society3
HUM-1030The Individual in Cosmos3
PHIL-1000Critical Thinking3
GEOG-2030Environmental Geography3
HIST-1510United States History to 18773
HIST-1520United States History Since 18773
HIST-152HHonors United States History since 18773
POL-1010American National Government3
POL-101HHonors American National Government3
POL-1020State & Local Government3
POL-2030Comparative Politics3
POL-2070International Relations3
UST-1010Introduction to Urban Studies3

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.