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MEC 90 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MEC 95 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MEC 96 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MEC 97 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MEC 98 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MEC 99 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MEC 100 - Introduction to Engineering Technology
Introduces professional fields of engineering technology. Covers the work of the engineering technologist, professional ethics, division of industrial practice, and engineering problem solving with hand calculator and computer applications.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
2 credits
MEC 101 - Introduction to Engineering Technology I
Introduces engineering technology. Provides historical background. Covers such topics as professional ethics; problem solving techniques involving forces, structures, materials, fluids, energy, and electricity and U.S. Customary and S.I. units, and unit conversions. Part I of II.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
MEC 102 - Introduction to Engineering Technology II
Introduces engineering technology. Provides historical background. Covers such topics as professional ethics; problem solving techniques involving forces, structures, materials, fluids, energy, and electricity and U.S. Customary and S.I. units, and unit conversions. Part II of II.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
MEC 103 - Electronic Circuits and Instrumentation
Designed for non-majors. Covers electronic circuits, devices, instrumentation and basic communications, DC and AC theory, introduction to power supplies, amplifiers, and measurement devices.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
MEC 111 - Materials for Industry
Studies the nature, structure, properties, and typical applications of metallic, polymeric, ceramic, and composite materials. Focuses on applications of materials as well as the behavior of materials subjected to external stresses. Addresses as required the earth's limited material resources, energy efficient materials, dependence on foreign sources of materials, material systems, thermal processing, and electronic-related materials.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
MEC 112 - Processes of Industry
Analyzes the processes of manufacturing products from materials for industry/engineering. Includes machining, casting, forming, molding, hot/cold working, chipless machining, and welding. Addresses quality assurance and inspection procedures.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
MEC 113 - Materials and Processes of Industry
Studies engineering materials and accompanying industrial manufacturing processes. Investigates nature of materials structure and properties from a design standpoint. Analyzes the effects of various processes on materials, and the processes themselves. Includes machining, casting, forming, molding, hot/cold working, cipless machining, and welding. Addresses quality assurance and inspection procedures.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
MEC 118 - Automated Manufacturing Technology
Studies computer numerical control (CNC) systems and related software. Includes application of numerical control (NC) to standard machine tools, numerical control systems, NC coordinate systems, APT systems, two-dimensional machine process, flexible manufacturing role of robotics in automated manufacturing.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
2-3 credits
MEC 119 - Introduction to Basic CNC and CAM
Teaches the basic concepts of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) programming of Numerical Control Machinery with emphasis on Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM)/Computer Aided Drafting (CAD). Program writing procedures will be based on using the following: basic G-code programming language for CNC machinery, CAD/CAM programming systems to produce correct code for CNC Machinery, basic computer usage, CAD/CAM integration, and Code-to-machine transfer via Distributive Numeric Control (DNC).
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week.
2-3 credits
MEC 120 - Principles of Machine Technology
Studies fundamental machine operations and practices, including layout, measuring devices, hand tools, drilling, reaming, turning between centers, cutting tapers and threads, and milling; fabrication of mechanical parts on drill press, lathe and mill.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 1-3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
2-3 credits
MEC 122 - 3D Printing for Engineering Design
Provides an overview of rapid technologies in Additive Manufacturing that are high productivity tools designed to cut lead times, reduce time to market, increase the quality of the product, and improve collaboration within the organization.
Lecture 2 hours, Laboratory 3 hours, Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
MEC 126 - Computer Programming for Technologists
Introduces computer software and programming. Covers programming for the microcomputer using high level languages. Teaches computer solutions of mathematical problems in applications such as circuit analysis and static equilibrium.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3-4 hours per week.
2-3 credits
MEC 131 - Mechanics I - Statics for Engineering Technology
Teaches Newton's laws, resultants and equilibrium of force systems, trusses and frames, determination of centroids, and distributed loads and moments of inertia. Introduces dry friction and force systems in space.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
MEC 132 - Mechanics II - Strength of Mat. for Eng. Tech
Teaches the concepts of stress and strain. Provides an analysis of stresses and deformations in loaded members, connectors, shafts, beams, columns, and combined stress.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
MEC 133 - Mechanics III - Dynamics for Engineering Tech
Focuses on rigid body mechanics including Kinetics, Kinematics, and applications to machine elements.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
MEC 135 - Mechanics Laboratory
Analyzes tension, compression, torsion, bending, fatigue, impact strength, and hardness of materials. Addresses static and dynamic stresses and strains. Provides for statistical evaluation of data. Includes experiments and/or demonstrations.
Laboratory 2 hours per week.
1 credits
MEC 140 - Introduction to Mechatronics
Presents foundational concepts in mechatronics including analog and digital electronics, sensors, actuators, microprocessors, and microprocessor interfacing to electromechanical systems. Surveys components and measurement equipment used in the design, installation, and repair of mechatronic equipment and circuits. Prerequisite: divisional approval.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
MEC 148 - Industrial Pipefitting
Covers the fundamentals of industrial piping installation, components, and layout. Considers the types of pipe and fabrication of piping systems, as well as the methods used to connect them.
Credits 2 - 3. Lecture 1 - 2 hours. Lab 2 hours. Total 3 - 4 hours per week.
2-3 credits
MEC 154 - Mechanical Maintenance I
Provides an overview of basic maintenance techniques and processes for industrial mechanics and technicians who are installing and maintaining industrial mechanical and power transmission components.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 1-2 hours. Total 3-4 hours per week.
3 credits
MEC 155 - Mechanisms
Studies the purpose and actions of cams, gear trains, levers, and other mechanical devices used to transmit control. Focuses on motions, linkages, velocities, and acceleration of points within a link mechanism; layout method for designing cams and gear grain. Requires preparation of weekly laboratory reports.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week.
2-3 credits
MEC 161 - Basic Fluid Mechanics - Hydraulics/Pneumatics
Introduces theory, operation and maintenance of hydraulic/ pneumatics devices and systems. Emphasizes the properties of fluids, fluid flow, fluid statics, and the application of Bernoulli's equation.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
MEC 162 - Applied Hydraulics and Pneumatics
Introduces hydraulic and pneumatic systems found in construction equipment, road vehicles, and farm equipment. Includes the basic theory, construction, maintenance and repair of hydraulic and pneumatic power systems.
Lecture 1-3 hours. Laboratory 1-3 hours. Total 2-5 hours per week.
2-3 credits
MEC 165 - Applied Hydraulics, Pneumatics and Hydrostatics
Teaches fluid power system design, operation, testing, maintenance and repair. Includes reservoirs, pump connecting valves, cylinders, pressure regulating valves, flow control valves, hydraulic motors, and introduction to basic hydrostatic hydraulic systems.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
MEC 168 - Pump Systems
Introduces the principles and applications of various commercial and industrial pumps and pumping systems with setups to calculate and measure pressure, flow and velocity of fluids within pumping systems.
Credits 2 - 3. Lecture 1 - 2 hours. Lab 2 hours. Total 3 - 4 hours per week,
2-3 credits
MEC 169 - Steam Systems
Introduces the components, principles and applications of various commercial and industrial steam and thermal controlled systems. Covers how to calculate and measure pressure, flow and system performance.
Credits 2 - 3. Lecture 1 - 2 hours. Lab 2 hours. Total 3 - 4 hours per week.
2-3 credits
MEC 175 - Fundamental Shop Procedures and Internal Combustion Eng
Introduces the practical use and care of tools, shop equipment and pullers, use of service manuals and parts catalogs, and safety. Includes introduction to the design, operation, testing, and service procedures of the internal combustion engine.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
MEC 190 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MEC 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MEC 196 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MEC 197 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MEC 198 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MEC 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MEC 205 - Piping and Auxiliary Systems
Studies threaded pipe, welded pipe, isometric pipe sketching and layout, gaskets, packing, industrial hoses and tubing, basic steam system operations, automatic and manual valves, and positive displacement pumps.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
MEC 208 - Materials Handling and Forklift Operation
Provides guidance and hands-on experience in the use of jib, overhead cranes and the rigging involved for lifting/moving materials and working safely. Covers forklift training and safety issues for operating a forklift on the job site.
Lecture 1 hour, Laboratory 3 hours, Total 4 hours per week.
SAF 130 or equivalent.
2 credits
MEC 210 - Machine Design
Studies the design of machine elements for producing and transmitting power. Includes additional material in statics, strength of materials, dynamics, engineering materials and industrial processes, including lubrication and friction. Emphasizes graphical kinematics of mechanisms, and discusses analytical design of machine components. Requires preparation of weekly laboratory reports.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 1-2 hours. Total 3-4 hours per week.
3 credits
MEC 211 - Machine Design I
Introduces analytical design of bearings, clutches, coupling, brakes, springs, gearing systems, and power shafting. Emphasizes methods of construction, machine parts and specifications of materials, and manufacturing processes. Part I of II.
Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 1-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.
4 credits
MEC 212 - Machine Design II
Introduces analytical design of bearings, clutches, coupling, brakes, springs, gearing systems, and power shafting. Emphasizes methods of construction, machine parts and specifications of materials, and manufacturing processes. Part II of II.
Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 1-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.
4 credits
MEC 215 - Advanced Jig and Fixture Design
Applies the principles, practices, tools, and commercial standards of jig and fixture designs. Emphasizes problem- solving and independent design.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
2 credits
MEC 220 - Introduction to Polymeric and Composite Materials
Introduces students to polymeric and composite materials. Covers the basic characteristics, properties and uses of polymers, wood and composites. Presents topics in polymeric and composite materials including strength of materials, constituents, material properties, and fabrication. Prerequisite: MEC 113.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
MEC 221 - Metallurgy and Ceramics
Covers properties and sub-classes of metals and ceramics. Includes processes, recycling and product life cycle of metals and ceramics in manufacturing. Examines corrosion, equilibrium systems and composites of metals, ceramics and polymers.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
MEC 225 - Metallurgy
Teaches fundamentals of metallurgy, grain size, effect on carbon content, and hardness testing devices. Tests different alloys to determine the effect of heat treatment.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 1-2 hours. Total 3-4 hours per week.
3 credits
MEC 226 - Practical Metallurgy
Studies metals and their structure. Focuses on effects of hardening, tempering, and annealing upon the structure and physical properties of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Covers the equipment and processes in heat treating.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
MEC 230 - Mechatronic Process Control
Studies systems integrating mechanical components with electrical components and logic devices used to control manufacturing operations. Surveys electromechanical actuators, sensors, digital to analog conversion, and methods of computer control as related to the managing and monitoring of manufacturing processes. Prerequisite: MEC 140 or divisional approval.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
MEC 252 - Mechanical Systems Maintenance
Covers the application of the principles of mechanical component maintenance as they apply to complete mechanical systems, such as pumps, conveyors, and packaging machines.
3 credits. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. 4 hours per week.
3 credits
MEC 253 - Preventative and Predictive Maintenance
Presents the concepts of preventative and predictive maintenance needed to increase machine up-time and reliability, product quality, and plant productivity.
3 credits. 2 Lecture hours. 2 Laboratory hours. 4 hours per week.
3 credits
MEC 254 - Mechanical Maintenance II
Covers advanced maintenance techniques and processes for industrial mechanics and technicians who are installing and maintaining industrial mechanical and power transmission components.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 1-2 hours. Total 3-4 hours per week.
3 credits
MEC 255 - Thermodynamics
Studies the properties of fluids and basic principles of work, energy, and heat. Includes the first and second laws of thermodynamics, processes and cycles, thermal reversibilities and irreversibilities, internal combustion engines, and gas turbines.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
MEC 265 - Fluid Mechanics
Studies properties of fluids and fluid flow, Bernoulli's theorem, measuring devices, viscosity and dimensional analysis. Emphasizes fluid statics, flow in pipes and channels, and pumps.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
MEC 266 - Applications of Fluid Mechanics
Teaches theory of hydraulic and pneumatic circuits including motors, controls, actuators, valves, plumbing, accumulators, reservoirs, pumps, compressors, and filters.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
MEC 268 - Fluid Power - Hydraulic Systems
Studies hydraulic components and their integration into complex systems including system analysis and troubleshooting. Introduces design considerations necessary for repair and modification. Covers closed loop control and proportional valves with electronic control.
Credits 2 - 3. Lecture1 - 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3 -4 hours per week.
2-3 credits
MEC 269 - Fluid Power - Pneumatic Systems
Teaches pneumatic components, systems and trouble analysis. Introduces basic design for modification and repair. Covers open loop control, fluidics, robotics and computer controls.
Credits 2 - 3. Lecture 1 - 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3 - 4 hours per week.
2-3 credits
MEC 270 - Computations for Engineering Technology
Presents the use of spreadsheets and Matlab or equivalent to solve a variety of problems in introductory engineering analysis, such as graphing data, unit conversions, simple statistical analysis, sorting, searching and analyzing data, curve fitting, interpolation, solving algebraic equations, logical decisions, evaluating integrals, comparing economic alternatives, and finding optimum solutions. The acquisition and processing of data as well as macro programming in Basic are also covered.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
MEC 290 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MEC 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MEC 296 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MEC 297 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-6 credits
MEC 298 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MEC 299 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits