Associate in Applied Science
Chairperson: Dr. Christine M. LaPlante
Hudson Hall, Room 129, (518) 629-7355
Mission of the Department: The mission of the Mechanical Engineering Technology Department is to provide the students with a high quality, relevant program that affords the student the opportunity to obtain employment or engage in continued lifelong learning in the Mechanical Technology field.
Program Educational Objectives:
- Graduates will have the foundation necessary to specialize in any chosen field of Mechanical Engineering Technology.
- Graduates will understand the importance of continued lifelong learning.
- Graduates will attain the skills necessary to maintain employment in the Mechanical Engineering Technology field.
- Graduates will attain a basic knowledge of codes, standards and current practices in the field of Mechanical Engineering Technology.
- Graduates will understand the ethical obligations of an engineering role in society.
- An ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities.
- An ability to apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge.
- An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments.
- An ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.
- An ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems.
- An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
- An understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
- An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.
- A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
|Mechanical Engineering Technology (MEC)
The Mechanical Engineering Technology program provides the student with a general background in mathematics, physics and related technology subjects through a common core of courses.
The flexibility provided the student in this program is necessary to accommodate the scope of interests in today’s student audience and to cope with the rapidly changing technology field. Mechanical Technology students are instructed in computer programming, Computer Aided Manufacturing, Computer Aided Drafting (CAD/CAM) and microcomputer applications.
The job opportunities for graduates of these programs are virtually unlimited, the demand being far greater than the supply. Many of our graduates interested in education beyond the A.A.S. level have successfully transferred to four-year colleges across the country.
The program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Commission (ETAC) of ABET, www.abet.org.
Program Entrance Requirements
|Algebra and geometry or 2 units of equivalent academic math (70 or above in each course)
|Additional math courses recommended.
|70 or above
The estimated cost of books for the student enrolled in the first full-time term as outlined would be approximately $665.