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Mechanical Engineering Technology Specialization AAS

The Mechanical Engineering Technology Specialization AAS (AAS_EDME) is offered at LSC-CyFair and LSC-North Harris. For more information, please contact the Engineering Technology Department.

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Program Description

The engineering design graphics technology associate of applied science degree program prepares graduates for entry-level careers as engineering design technicians. Courses within the program include technical design graphics applications, computer-aided design software and programming, solid modeling design, applied strength of materials, statics, technical specialty courses, and general academic courses.

The engineering design graphics technology associate of applied science degree is awarded for successful completion of the 62-69 semester credit hours required in degree plans. Students may specialize in architectural engineering technology, mechanical engineering technology or metal building drafting and design. Students desiring a less comprehensive program may consider the computer-aided design operator/drafting certificate. This certificate program includes 30 semester credit hours of required technical courses.

Graduates of the engineering design graphics technology associate of applied science degree possess the technical skills and knowledge to perform essential design layout, prepare supporting documentation, and create finished engineering documentation for production in the engineering, construction, or manufacturing industries. A wide variety of employment opportunities are available
to graduates.

The general education core and many technical courses will transfer to a variety of colleges and universities. Contact a counselor or faculty member at any of the colleges for specific information and to obtain the recommended sequencing of courses.

Program Plan

Prerequisite Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
ENGL 1301 Composition and Rhetoric I 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3

TOTAL Prerequisite Semester Credits:

6

First Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
DFTG 1305 Technical Drafting 3
DFTG 1309 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 3
PHED 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness & Sport OR 1
    Any One Credit Hour Physical Activity Course  
MCHN 1319 Manufacturing Materials & Processes 3
METL 1301 Introduction to Metallurgy 3

TOTAL First Semester Credits:

13

Second Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
DFTG 2302 Machine Drafting 3
DFTG 2319 Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting 3
DFTG 2340 Solid Modeling & Design 3
MATH 1316 Trigonometry 3

TOTAL Second Semester Credits:

12

Third Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
CETT 1409 DC-AC Circuits 4
ENGL 2311 Technical Communications OR 3
ENGL 1302 Composition and Rhetoric II  

TOTAL Third Semester Credits:

7

Second Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
ENTC 1343 Statics 3
Elective1   Humanities/Fine Arts 3
IEIR2 1310 Motor Controls OR 3
QCTC3 1303 Quality Control  
PHYS 1401 General Physics I 4

TOTAL First Semester Credits:

13

Second Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
DFTG 2335 Advanced Technologies in Mechanical Design & Drafting 3
Elective1   Social/Behavioral Science 3
ENTC 1423 Strength of Materials 4
SPCH4   Elective 3

TOTAL Second Semester Credits:

13

Third Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
DFTG6 2338 Final Project - Advanced Drafting OR 3
ENTC6 2380 Cooperative Education  

TOTAL Third Semester Credits:

3

Total Credits

TOTAL Credits for Mechanical Engineering Technology Specialization AAS:

70

 

  1. Choose from the AAS core
  2. IEIR 1310 and DFTG 2336 are intended for students wanting to focus on being mechanical designers, but
    may or may not be within a production manufacturing environment.
  3. QCTC 1303 and INMT 1311 are intended for students wanting to focus their employment within a production
    and manufacturing environment.
  4. Choose from SPCH 1311, SPCH 1315 or SPCH 1321
  5. DFTG 2336 or INMT 1311 or DFTG 2323
  6. Capstone course.
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