Course Descriptions

Mechanical Technology (MET) Courses

MET 101 Material Science (3-0) 3 credits

This course general introduction to engineering materials used in design and manufacturing. Topics include mechanical, physical, and chemical properties of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, plastics, ceramics, glass, and composites. The course will cover material sources, formation and production. Emphasis is on material selection for mechanical design purposes based on material properties and manufacturability. The course will cover different aspects of material testing and field trips to local material testing labs as permitted.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF

MET 104 Manufacturing Processes (2-2) 3 credits

The basic equipment, processes and services required to produce products are studied. This course is designed to give the student the knowledge and vocabulary to comprehend the complex and inter-related design and manufacturing functions that must be accomplished to produce the end product. The processes covered include the making metal casting, plastics production, hot and cold forming, machining, fastening, non-traditional machining, grinding, etc. Equipment covered in the lab include: lathes, grinders, milling machines, band saws, drill presses, precision measurement devices, basic CNC machine operations and programming will be introduced. Safety and proper manufacturing procedures will be emphasized. Statistical quality control concepts will be introduced.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF

MET 106 Engineering Drawing II (1-5) 3 credits

Advanced techniques for creating, viewing, and plotting 2D and 3D CAD drawings will be presented. Lectures, demonstrations, and labs in a variety of applications will enhance the student’s CAD ability and professional development. Topics include attributes; drawing views, assembly drawings, threads and fasteners, dimensioning, tolerances, bearings and shafts, and the design process. Students will use parametric solid modeling software. Prerequisite: ESC 105.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF

MET 115 Technology Freshman Seminar (0-2) 1 credit

Today's engineering and technology fields and the multifaceted role of the technologist will be explored. Orientation to student services, academic policies, stress management, science study skills, time management, and other college survival skills will be presented. Additional topics of study include applied mathematics, use of scientific calculators, teamwork and problem solving skills in the classroom and laboratory, and an introduction to the physical units and dimensions encountered in the technologies.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF

MET 205 Engineering Drawing III (1-5) 3 credits

A continuation of Engineering Drawing II. Advanced topics include geometric positioning and tolerances as it relates to symbols, terms, datums, modifiers, geometric characteristics, true position and English/Metric units; and computer numerically controlled (CNC) manufacturing of student’s CAD - documented parts executed via post processor software. The course will include an advanced design project Prerequisite: MET 106.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF

MET 216 Statics and Strength of Materials (2-3) 3 credits

Study of force systems, equilibrium; two and three force members, vectors, analytical methods of solution, friction, moments of inertia of areas. Study of strength of materials concepts: stress, strain, torsional stress and strain, shear and moment in beams, load, shear, and moment diagrams. Prerequisite: PHY 118 and MAT 145 or placement into Math Level 3 or higher.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF

MET 217 Dynamics and Strength of Materials (2-3) 3 credits

Continuation of Strength of Materials topics. Deflection of beams (statically determinate and indeterminate), combined load, welded, bolted and riveted connections, and columns. Dynamics topics include kinematics of rigid bodies, work, energy and power, impulse and momentum. Prerequisite: MET 216.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF

MET 220 Machine Design I (2-3) 3 credits

Introduction to the analytic design of machine elements. Study of kinematics of mechanical linkages, cams, gears, gear trains. Ball and roller bearings. Belt and chain drives. Topics include belt and chain drives, ball and roller bearings, power transmission shafting, gears and gear trains. Prerequisite: PHY 118 and MAT 145 or placement into Math Level 3 or higher. Co-requisite: MET 216.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF

MET 221 Machine Design II (2-3) 3 credits

Advance study in the design of machine elements. Topics include power transmission shafting, mechanical clutches and brakes, springs, welded and riveted connections, power screws, and working stresses Prerequisite: MET 220; Co-requisite: MET 217.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF

MET 230 Jig & Fixture Design (1-4) 3 credits

This courses will provide the students with the necessary skills needed to design manufacturing and testing support equipment. The course will discuss theory and provide practice in a series of design assignments. Prerequisites: MET 101, MET 104, MET 205.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF

MET 232 Optical Mounting Design (1-4) 3 credits

This course explores principles of optical elements such as lens, prisms and mirrors, the manufacturing processes involved in producing the optical elements and the design criteria and constraints in mounting and testing single optical elements and optical systems. Prerequisite: MET 106. Co-requisite: PHY 119.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF

MET 234 Principles of Renewable Energy (1-4) 3 credits

This course will explore and discuss the principals of renewable energy on various scales, including the regional and global context, with an eye towards the developed and developing nations. The student will study how different renewable power can be utilized in a wide variety of settings and limitations imposed. This course is intended for second year students in Mechanical Technology, Instrumentation & Controls Technology and Engineering Science. With the growing application of renewable energy, students interested in this business sector will have a solid foundation in renewable energy. Field trips to wind turbine, solar panel and geothermal installations will be conducted when viable. Prerequisite: PHY 119 or PHY 152.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF

MET 250 Technology Co-op 3-6 credits

The co-op program enables the technology student to supplement academic studies with work experience. The student will be employed a minimum of 135 work hours (3 credits) or 270 work hours (6 credits) per semester (either full-time or part-time employment). Enrollment is limited to technology students. Prerequisite: Faculty approval.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF

MET 255 Mechanical Technology Capstone Project (1-4) 3 credits

This course is the culmination of the previous and concurrent course required for the Mechanical Technology Program. Students will be assigned a problem and asked to provide a solution. Most of the necessary information will be provided but some may require the students to do some research, such as a search on the internet. The project will incorporate drawing/design, analysis and manufacturing knowledge. The students may be asked to produce a scaled model prototype. The students will present their results in a short presentation to invited faculty, Advisory Board members and other invited guests. Prerequisite: MET 104, MET 205, MAT 152, PHY 119. Co-requisite: MET 221.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF