Alamance Community College
2023 Calendar Year

Mechanical Engineering Technology Certificate

The Mechanical Engineering Certificate program option includes 16 credit hours (24 contact hours) of coursework. Students will receive an introduction to mechanical engineering applications, allowing them to utilize mathematical analysis techniques to determine how stresses react within mechanical components. This option allows students to explore the career path while evaluating career possibilities. While not required, students should have a working knowledge of drafting techniques and standards as well as SolidWorks prior to entering this program. Additionally, students use acquired skills to complete individual class projects. Graduates with this certificate will have a basic knowledge mechanical engineering.

Course and Hour Requirements
EGR-150 Intro to Engineering 3 2
EGR-150   Intro to Engineering PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course is an overview of the engineering profession. Topics include goal setting and career assessment, ethics, public safety, the engineering method and design process, written and oral communication, interpersonal skills and team building, and computer applications. Upon completion, students should be able to understand the engineering process, the engineering profession, and utilize college resources to meet their educational goals.

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MEC-145 Manufacturing Materials I 5 3
MEC-145   Manufacturing Materials I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces a variety of manufacturing materials and common processing techniques. Emphasis is placed on the processing, testing, and application of materials such as wood, metals, plastics, ceramics, and composites. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of fundamental engineering applications for a variety of materials, including their process capabilities and limitations.

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MEC-265 Fluid Mechanics 4 3

This course covers the physical behavior of fluids and fluid systems. Topics include fluid statics and dynamics, laminar and turbulent flow, Bernoulli's Equation, components, applications, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to apply fluid power principles to practical applications.

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EGR-250 Statics/Strength of Mater 7 5
EGR-250   Statics/Strength of Mater PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take One: MAT-121 or MAT-171

This course includes vector analysis, equilibrium of force systems, friction, sectional properties, stress/strain, and deformation. Topics include resultants and components of forces, moments and couples, free-body diagrams, shear and moment diagrams, trusses, frames, beams, columns, connections, and combined stresses. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze simple structures.

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MEC-260 Fundamentals of Machine Design 5 3
MEC-260   Fundamentals of Machine Design PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the fundamental principles of machine design. Topics include simple analysis of forces, moments, stresses, strains, friction, kinematics, and other considerations for designing machine elements. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze machine components and make component selections from manufacturers' catalogs.

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Semester Total 24 16