Mechanical Engineering Tech (MEC)

MEC 122 - 3D Printing for Engineering Design

Course Description

Effective: 2016-08-01

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

General Course Purpose

This course is designed to help students learn what the technologies are, how they work and how they can improve manufacturing processes across many different spectrums.

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MEC 135 - Mechanics Laboratory

Course Description

Effective: 2016-11-01

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

General Course Purpose

The purpose of this course is to provide laboratory experimental analysis of the MEC 132 course equations to determine the forces imposed on footings, shafts, beams, columns, joining mechanisms, and other structures and machine parts.

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MEC 140 - Introduction to Mechatronics

Course Description

Effective: 2019-08-01

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 148 - Industrial Pipefitting

Course Description

Effective: 2014-05-01

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

General Course Purpose

The course teaches the fundamentals of industrial piping. Students will learn to identify the piping components and the usage of the piping components and layout in industry. The student will be introduced to the different types of pipe, hose and tubing and how to properly install them into various piping schemes. Students will also be taught the methods used to connect the various pipe and components.

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MEC 168 - Pump Systems

Course Description

Effective: 2014-05-01

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

General Course Purpose

The course teaches installation and maintenance applications of common commercial and industrial pumps and pumping systems. Students learn to identify and describe the function of different pumps used in commercial and industrial applications. Students also learn how to calculate pressure, flow and fluid velocity.

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MEC 169 - Steam Systems

Course Description

Effective: 2014-05-01

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

General Course Purpose

The course teaches the installation applications and maintenance of commercial and industrial steam and thermal controlled systems. Course also covers identification and operation of system components and how to calculate pressure, flow and system performance.

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MEC 208 - Materials Handling and Forklift Operation

Course Description

Effective: 2015-08-01

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.
2 credits

General Course Purpose

The purpose of this course is to provide students with an opportunity to become more employable with skills in handling materials in the work place and/or on the job site.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

SAF 130 or equivalent.

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MEC 252 - Mechanical Systems Maintenance

Course Description

Effective: 2015-05-01

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

General Course Purpose

Prepare manufacturing students with the ability to install, troubleshoot, and rebuild major components of industrial systems.

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MEC 253 - Preventative and Predictive Maintenance

Course Description

Effective: 2015-05-01

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

General Course Purpose

Provide students with the skills necessary to increase machine reliability and up time, and reduce waste to increase industrial output and capacity. Provides manufacturing students with experiences where they will apply preventative and predictive maintenance techniques to industrial processes.

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MEC 268 - Fluid Power - Hydraulic Systems

Course Description

Effective: 2014-05-01

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

General Course Purpose

The course teaches identification of hydraulic components and their integration into complex systems. Students are introduced to different design considerations necessary for repair and/or modification of hydraulic systems with closed loop control. The course covers hydraulic systems using proportional valves with electronic system control. Students develop skills in hydraulic system analysis and trouble-shooting.

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MEC 269 - Fluid Power - Pneumatic Systems

Course Description

Effective: 2014-05-01

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

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The course teaches identification and operation of pneumatic components, systems and trouble analysis. Introduces basic design for modification and repair and covers open loop control, fluidics, robotics and computer controls.

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