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Academic Program Model

Academic Program Model

Mechanical-Electrical Technology (AAS.MET)

Mechanical Electrical Technology (MET) program is designed to give the student a wide background in mechanical and electrical skills. These skills and knowledge include welding, hydraulics, pneumatics, CAD, CNC, HVAC, AC/DC circuits, ladder logic, motors and PLCs. Technical electives are incorporated into this degree to allow the student to focus more concentration in an area of their interest (such as wind or solar). Graduates will be prepared for many different kinds of technical jobs for today and the future. Some of these employment opportunities include: CAD operator/designer, CNC operator/programmer, HVAC technician, maintenance technician, industrial electrician and service technician. A graduate with a MET degree will be prepared for high paying technical jobs that are available locally and nationwide.

Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.
FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
ENG-098
Communications I

ENG-098
Communications I

Students will learn the principles of communications by listening, speaking, and writing. Emphasis is placed on communication skills related to the demands of the student's career area.

Course Outline

OR
ENG-050
Writing for Industry

ENG-050
Writing for Industry

Students will learn strategies for writing essays, instructions manuals, proposals, reports, career documents as well as deliver oral presentations to prepare them for a profession in industry. Students will practice research strategies by using library resources and the Internet.

Course Outline

3.0
TEC-040
Blueprint Reading/Industry I

TEC-040
Blueprint Reading/Industry I

Fundamentals, principles, and practices involved in producing and reading industrial blueprints. Covers basic through advanced blueprint reading and basic drafting procedures. Advanced work is adjusted to special interest groups.

Course Outline

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2.5
IND-044
Fluid Power

IND-044
Fluid Power

Provides the mechanic with the basic concepts of pneumatics and hydraulics. It will concentrate on fluid power components and their purpose.

Course Outline

3.0
TEC-050
Technical Math I (Module 1)

TEC-050
Technical Math I (Module 1)

Fundamentals of basic arithmetic, calculator usage, algebra, geometry and right angle trigonometry.

Course Outline

2.0
TEC-052
Technical Math II (Module 2)

TEC-052
Technical Math II (Module 2)

Offers the student an in-depth study of algebra including factoring, solving linear systems, quadratic equations and exponents.

Course Outline

*
2.0
EET-040
Basic Electronics (Module 1)

EET-040
Basic Electronics (Module 1)

Develops an understanding of the basic DC electricity concepts such as voltage, current, resistance, power and energy. The course covers resistive circuits through series-parallel circuits. Laboratory work includes use of analog and digital meters and circuit construction.

Course Outline

2.5
EET-050
Electric Circuits I (Module 2)

EET-050
Electric Circuits I (Module 2)

Introduces the student to the sin wave and the relative parameters such as frequency, period, rms and ave values. Capacitance and inductance are introduced and their effect in sin wave circuits are studied. Lab work includes familiarization with the oscilloscope.


Course Outline

*
2.5

Semester Totals

17.5
Second Semester
MET-080
Solid State Devices & Apps

MET-080
Solid State Devices & Apps

Provides the student with a basic understanding of the most frequently used discrete semiconductors. Analog and digital integrated circuits also are studied.


Course Outline

* +++
3.0
TEC-054
Technical Math III (Module 1)

TEC-054
Technical Math III (Module 1)

Offers the student a more in-depth study of trigonometry plus logarithms, complex numbers and functional variation.

Course Outline

*
2.0
MET-043
Motors and Generators (Module 1)

MET-043
Motors and Generators (Module 1)

This course focuses on the installation, maintenance and application of motors, equipment and controls.


Course Outline

* +++
2.5
MTT-050
Intro to Machining Procedures (Module 2)

MTT-050
Intro to Machining Procedures (Module 2)

A study designed to highlight the theory and application of cutoff machines, drill press, engine lathe, milling machines, and basic benchwork involving layout and hand tools.

Course Outline

3.0
IND-052
Electrical Installation Proc (Module 2)

IND-052
Electrical Installation Proc (Module 2)

Focuses on the methods and materials used in electrical installation, and the problems encountered in construction work. The National Electrical Code is used as a guide.


Course Outline

* +++
2.5
CAD-056
CAD I

CAD-056
CAD I

Basic Theory of CAD. Student will learn to use a Computer Aided Drafting system to create simple to moderately complex technical drawings. (Repeatable 1 Time)

Course Outline

2.0
HED-178
Responding to Emergencies

HED-178
Responding to Emergencies

The purpose of the American Red Cross Responding to Emergency course is to provide the citizen responder with the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life.

Course Outline

2.0

Semester Totals

17.0
SECOND YEAR
First Semester
Hours
IND-043
Refrigeration Fundamentals

IND-043
Refrigeration Fundamentals

This course covers the basic refrigeration cycle, as well as refrigeration components and types of refrigerants. Students work with tools and gauges, measure temperatures and pressures and practice refrigeration safety procedures.

Course Outline

*
4.0
CIS-068
Computer Appl-Special Topics

CIS-068
Computer Appl-Special Topics

Familiarizes the student with a word processing package and a spreadsheet package with emphasis on special topics pertinent to the student population. (Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

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2.0
CAD-057
CAD II

CAD-057
CAD II

This course is a continuation of CAD I (CAD056). Such subjects as Symbol Libraries, Block Attributes, 3 D Design and Solid Modeling.


Course Outline

*
3.0
EET-072
Industrial Control I (Module 1)

EET-072
Industrial Control I (Module 1)

This course provides the student with an understanding of industrial electrical and electronic power systems. Topics covered include three phase circuits, motors wiring, ladder logic, transformers, and electronical motor controllers.


Prerequisites: EET 050, EET 052 or instructor consent


Course Outline

* +
2.0
EET-086
Prog Logic Controllers I (Module 2)

EET-086
Prog Logic Controllers I (Module 2)

This course covers basic PLC operation and programming using Rslogix500 software and Allen Bradley PLC's. Topics include: Basic ladder design, Input Output, Timers, Counters, Batch Processes, Shift registers, Word compare, and Math.


Course Outline

* +
2.0
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Social Science Elective

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Social Science Elective

No Description Available
2.0
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Technical Elective

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Technical Elective

No Description Available
**
2.0

Semester Totals

17.0
Second Semester
IND-054
Trouble Shooting & Prev Maint

IND-054
Trouble Shooting & Prev Maint

Provides those skills and insights necessary to detect and solve problems which occur in industrial machinery. Includes procedures aimed at prevention rather than emergency action.


Course Outline

* +++
3.0
CIM-060
CNC Machining

CIM-060
CNC Machining

Introduction to computer numerical controlled (CNC) machine tool operation, programming and processes. Manual and computer assisted part programming with machine tool verification.


Course Outline

* +++
3.0
MET-084
Technical Mechanisms

MET-084
Technical Mechanisms

Focuses on motion analysis of mechanical system components such as linkages, slider-crank mechanisms, working connectors, cams, gears and gear trains.


Course Outline

* +++
3.0
WEL-057
Welding Fundamentals

WEL-057
Welding Fundamentals

Course will cover basic welding processes, including: Oxy-Acetylene welding, Arc welding, Cutting and Brazing.

Course Outline

2.5
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Economics Elective

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Economics Elective

No Description Available
3.0
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Technical Elective

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Technical Elective

No Description Available
**
3.0

Semester Totals

17.5

Total Program Hours

69.0
Suggested Electives
WND-040
Intro to Wind Technology

WND-040
Intro to Wind Technology

This course provides students with an understanding of basic wind technology concepts. Topics include turbine parts and operation, anemometry data collection and analysis, and evaluation of basic turbine technology. (Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

3.0
EET-068
Photovoltaic Systems

EET-068
Photovoltaic Systems

This course is designed to provide a technical foundation for design, installation, and evaluation of residential and commercial photovoltaic systems. Concepts of system advantages and disadvantages, site evaluation, system design and sizing are assessed. (Repeatable 3 Times)


Course Outline

*
3.0
IND-042
Pipefitting Procedures

IND-042
Pipefitting Procedures

Focuses on the basic principles of installation and maintenance of industrial piping systems. Mechanical joining methods are stressed.

Course Outline

1.0
TEC-043
Industrial Safety

TEC-043
Industrial Safety

Designed to give the student basic information and procedures concerning industrial safety awareness and accident prevention.

Course Outline

1.0
EET-087
Prog Logic Controllers II

EET-087
Prog Logic Controllers II

This course covers advanced topics of the Micrologix 1000 PLC operation and programming using Rslogix500 software and Allen Bradley PLC's. Topics include Analog I/O, Math and Data handling instruction, program flow, message instructions, and communication protocols.


Course Outline

*
2.0
EET-075
HMI-Human Machine Interface

EET-075
HMI-Human Machine Interface

This course covers basic HMI operation and programming using Wonderware - InTouch software. Topics include: Designing HMI windows, interfacing to the PLC, basic animation, using and creating logic scripts, using DDE, setting alarms, charts and trending, and security.


Course Outline

*
2.0
CAD-058
CAD Drafting Systems

CAD-058
CAD Drafting Systems

This course familiarizes the student with the setup, use and features of various CAD systems. Such subjects as operating systems, file management and customizing AutoCAD are also studied.


Course Outline

*
2.0
CAD-059
Special Applications of CAD

CAD-059
Special Applications of CAD

This course is a more in depth study of computer aided design. The student will explore specific architectural and civil applications of CAD and industry requirements using Revit and AutoCad.


Course Outline

*
3.0
EET-069
Residential Wiring I

EET-069
Residential Wiring I

This course provides students with an understanding of residential wiring. Topics include safety, planning, and installation of residential wiring systems according to the National Electrical Code®. (Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

*
3.0
CAD-062
Introduction to Solidworks

CAD-062
Introduction to Solidworks

This course is a study of three-dimensional solid modeling using the Solidworks system. The student will learn to create, view, render and plot 3D models and assemblies. (Repeatable 3 Times)


Course Outline

* +++
2.0
EET-071
Routing & Switch Fundamentals

EET-071
Routing & Switch Fundamentals

Provides the student with practical skills needed to configure and connect routers and switches. It also discusses trunking, access list, and WANS. Connectivity to other electronic controls systems.

Course Outline

* +
3.0