Mechanical Engineering Tech (MEC) at Paul D. Camp Community College


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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 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 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 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 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
MEC 140 Detailed Outline
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 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 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 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