SLCC General Catalog

Mechanical Engineering Technology AS

CTE Associate of Science (AS)
60 credits minimum

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Program Description

Mechanical Engineering Technology - the mechanical engineering technician provides support for design engineers as quality technicians, drafter/designers, and document specialists. Earning an AS degree while focusing on mechanical engineering technology provides students with the CAD/CAM, solid modeling design, and basic machining skills required for placement in the industry as technicians, but is specifically for students wishing to transfer into the mechanical engineering technology bachelor of science degree program at Weber State University.

Career Opportunities

Two year graduates in Mechanical Engineering Technology start at an average of $33,000 per year. Bachelor degree graduates start at $56,000. Graduates with BS degrees find jobs as technical designers, quality engineers, process engineers and project managers.

Transfer/Articulation Information

The degree also provides two years for transfer into the Mechanical Engineering Technology Bachelor of Science at Weber State University.

Admission into a major program at a transfer institution depends upon the receiving institution’s requirements for that major. Some major programs are restricted and require special application as well as a competitive GPA. See an Academic Advisor at both SLCC and the intended receiving institution for specific articulation information.

Estimated Time to Completion

If students follow the suggested semester schedule, time to completion is four semesters.

General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Composition (EN) 6 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ENGL 1010

Intro to Writing

3

A

WRTG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

ENGL 2010

Intermediate Writing

3

A

ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better

Quantitative Literacy (QL) 4 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

MATH1210

Calculus I

4

A

Within the last year MATH 1060 or 1080 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

American Institutions (AI) Choose 3 Credits From One Of The Following

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ECON 1740

Econ History of US

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

HIST 1700

American Civilization

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

POLS 1100

US Govt & Politics

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

Institutional Requirements:

Lifelong Wellness (LW) 1 Credit

Student Choice (IN Or Depth) 3 Credits

Distribution Areas:

Choose one course (three credit hours) from each of the following distribution areas.  One of the courses must also be a Diversity course (DV).

Course

Credits

 

 

Biological Science (BS)

3-4

 

Fine Arts (FA)

3-4

 

Humanities (HU)

3

 

Interdisciplinary (ID)

3

 

Social Science (SS)

3

 

NOTE: Physical Science (PS) general education component is satisfied through pre-major coursework.

NOTE: Student transferring to Weber State University should take ECON 1010 as Social Science (SS) and COMM 2110 as Interdisciplinary (ID) distribution courses.

Required Courses: (28 Credits)

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

CHEM 1110

Elem Chemistry

4

A

MATH 1010 or appropriate Accuplacer score. Recommended coreq: CHEM 1115

CHEM 1115

Elem Chemistry Lab

1

A

MATH 1010 or appropriate Accuplacer score. Recommended coreq: CHEM 1110

PHYS 2210

Physics f/Sci & Eng I

4

A

MATH 1210. Recommended coreq: PHYS 2215

PHYS 2215

Physics f/Sci & Eng L I

1

A

MATH 1210. Recommended coreq: PHYS 2210

*EDDT 1040

Intro to CAD

3

A

 

EDDT 1100

Adv AutoCAD

2

A

EDDT 1040

EDDT 2340

Manufacturing Process

2

F

EDDT 1040 or concurrently. Coreq: EDDT 2350

EDDT 2350

Manufact Process Lab

1

F, Sp

Coreq: EDDT 2340

EDDT 2540

Geo Dim & Tol

2

Sp

EDDT 1040

EDDT 2600

Modeling w/ SolidWorks

3

F, Sp

EDDT 1040 or CAD experience

MCCT 1500

Manual Machining

2

F

Coreq: MCCT 1510

MCCT 1510

Manual Machining Lab

1

F

Coreq: MCCT 1500

MCCT 2650

CAD/CAM

2

Sp

EDDT 2540. Recommended coreq: EDDT 2600

*EDDT 1040 is taught the first half-term (8 weeks) of the semester and EDDT 1100 is taught the second half-term of the semester so students can

take both in one semester.  Evening classes are generally offered on alternating semesters than those listed or during Summer Term.

Sample Schedule

1st Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

EDDT 1040*

3

ENGL 1010

3

EDDT 1100*

2

LW

1

EDDT 2340

2

PHYS 2210

4

EDDT 2350

1

PHYS 2215

1

MCCT 1500

2

AI

3

MCCT 1510

1

Distribution

3

MATH 1210

4

 

 

Total

15

Total

15

2nd Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

CHEM 1110

4

EDDT 2540

2

CHEM 1115

MCCT 2650

2

EDDT 2600

3

Distribution (3)

9

ENGL 2010

3

CM

3

Distribution

3

 

 

Total

14

Total

16


Advising Notes

Students transferring to Weber State University should take Econ 1010 as their Social Science and COMM 2110 as their Interdisciplinary course.

In addition to the required courses, Weber State University’s Mechanical Engineering Technology BS degree required the following courses that may also be completed at SLCC before transferring:

Weber State University’s Mechanical Engineering Technology BS Degree Required Courses

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

MATH 1040

Intro Statistics

3

A

RDG 0990; within last year MATH 1010 w/C grade or better or appropriate Acculacer score

PHYS 2220

Physics for Science & Engineering II

4

A

PHYS 2210 and MATH 1220. Recommended coreq: PHYS 2225

PHYS 2225

Physics for Science & Engineering Lab II

1

A

PHYS 2210 and MATH 1220. Recommended prereq: PHYS 2220

EDDT 2160

Statics & Strength of Materials

5

F

MATH 1060 or 1080

 

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

 

  1. Acquire substantive knowledge
  2. Communicate effectively
  3. Develop quantitative literacies
  4. Think critically and creatively
  5. Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged
  6. Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner
  7. Develop computer and information literacy
  8. Develop the attitudes and skills for lifelong wellness

General Education required for AS degrees

2, 3, 4, 5

Drafting and CAD Fundamentals

Students will:

  • produce drawings that demonstrate competency in AutoCAD and are neat and professional
  • demonstrate proficiency with drawing and screen setup: layouts, layers, dimension styles, scale factors, blocks, profiles, and plotting
  • demonstrate knowledge of CAD commands and use them appropriately for efficiency and accuracy (EDDT1040, EDDT1100)

1

Depth in Mechanical Design

Students will:

  • demonstrate knowledge of industrial materials and processes and the principles of material behavior.
  • demonstrate ability to apply this knowledge in hands-on lab experience with molding, welding, casting and forming.
  • participate as a member of a design team to create designs and finished products (EDDT2340, EDDT2350).

1

Students will:

  • demonstrate knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing symbols and applications of form, function, and tolerances.
  • produce drawings with correctly applied symbols.
  • demonstrate understanding of the use of GD&T in automated manufacturing and quality inspection (EDDT2540).

1

Students will:

  • demonstrate knowledge of solid modeling tools, creating and defining sketches, 3D features, mating assemblies, design tables, and fabrication and assembly drawings from models.
  • produce accurate parts, assemblies, and drawings per industry standard.
  • demonstrate the ability to analyze design intent and process (EDDT2600).

1

Machining, and CAD/CAM

Students will:

  • demonstrate knowledge of safety rules and identify the various machining processes and equipment.
  • demonstrate competency in the operation of lathes, grinders and mills.
  • produce precision parts to design specification and demonstrate the ability to use precision measuring equipment (MCCT1500, MCCT1510).

1

Students will:

  • demonstrate the proper use of CAM software
  • demonstrate knowledge of post processing
  • be evaluated on their participation in a concurrent engineering team with other students to design, layout, and build a project.
  • produce project documentation and perform inspection on finished product (MCCT2650).

1, 2, 5

Department Contact Info

Division of Natural Sciences

Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Science & Industry Building (SI) 341

General Information
801-957-4827

Program Information
801-957-4150

Engineering Design Drafting Technology

Academic Advisor
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Science & Industry Building (SI) 209
801-957-4858

Program Faculty

Instructors
Joel Clarkston
Michael Stenquist