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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 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 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
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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 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.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
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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 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 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 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
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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
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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 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 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