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Mechanical Engineering Technology

This program is offered at Clark State's Springfield location.

The Mechanical Engineering Technology program is designed to prepare students for entry-level technology occupations related to mechanical engineering. These occupations include a variety of jobs titles in the areas of product design, drafting, analysis, manufacturing, quality control, and testing. Skills in the area of creating and interpreting engineering drawings and the practices and procedures of manufacturing and principles of product design are emphasized.

In addition to applied technical courses, Mechanical Engineering includes a co-op experience.  Students must complete EBE 1000, Employability Skills, and then work with Career Services to secure an appropriate co-op site.

Students that might wish to transfer coursework from Clark State to other institutions to earn a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering technology should contact the transfer institution very early in their program at Clark State. Students should also consult their academic advisor for help in planning their schedules.

The program schedule that follows is designed for full-time students who have completed all prerequisites and who have no college preparatory recommendations. Many individuals, especially part-time students, and those taking college preparatory courses, will require additional semesters of study.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of an associate degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology a graduate will be able to:

  • Design, produce, and document a finished product per quality specifications using knowledge of engineering, materials, metrology, and manufacturing process.
  • Use computers in troubleshooting, maintenance planning, and report writing.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of manufacturing processes, including safety, cost, documentation, material selection, fabrication, and assembly.
  • Formulate and analyze the mathematical models for physical and engineering problems.
  • Use commonly-available instruments, schematics, operating manuals, and troubleshooting guides.

Scholastic Preparation
Students starting the program should have had the entire high school high-level math, trigonometry, chemistry, and physics sequences. Students may take these courses at Clark State, but they will require additional time to complete their degree program. Those without high school physics must complete PHY1100, Fundamentals of Physics.

Transfer Options
Students enrolled in Associate of Applied Business and Associate of Applied Science degree programs are preparing for employment upon graduation from the program. However, at some point many of these students are also interested in completing a bachelor's degree. A number of colleges or universities have designed bachelor's completion programs designed for students completing applied degrees. See the Transfer section of the catalog for more information.

Humanities/Social Science Electives
A complete listing of humanities and social science electives can be found in the College Catalog.

Course Title Credits
Fall
ENT 1000 Introduction to Industrial and Engineering Technology 3
ENT 1050 Manufacturing Foundations 4
INT 1000 OSHA 10-Hour General Safety 1
ENG 1111 English I 3
EBE 1000 Employability Skills 1
MTH 1280 College Algebraor  
MTH 2200 Calculus I 4
 
Spring
ENT 1450 Direct Current (DC) Circuits 3
ENT 1500 Engineering Materials 3
ENG 1112 English II 3
MTH 1340 Pre-Calculusor  
MTH 2220 Calculus II 5
 
Summer
EBE 2702 Co-op Education I 2
 
Fall
ENT 1460 Alternating Current (AC) Circuits 3
ENT 2200 Statics 3
CAD 1101 Computer-Aided Design I 3
PHY 1501 General Physics I with Algebraor  
PHY 2501 College Physics I with Calculus 5
-- Arts/Humanities or Social/Behavorial Science (GA) 3
 
Spring
ENT 2300 Strength of Materials 3
ENT 2600 Engineering Design 3
ENT 2100 Manufacturing Processes 3
PHY 1502 General Physics II with Algebraor  
PHY 2502 College Physics II with Calculus 5
 
  Total Credit Hours 63

* Students planning to take PHY 2501 may substitute PHY 1501 for PHY 1100; students who do not plan to take PHY 2501 may substitute a CAD or ENT course not already prescribed as a part of this program for PHY 1100.

Students wishing to seek an Engineering Technology Bachelor's Degree at a four-year university are highly encouraged to review articulation agreements and consult with their academic advisor. 

Class Schedule Planning

The planning schedule below indicates when and where courses in your program of study will be offered for the next two academic years. This is helpful information when planning your class schedule for each semester.