Mechanical Engineering Technology Specialization AAS

The Mechanical Engineering Technology Specialization AAS (AAS_EDME) is offered at LSC-CyFair and LSC-North Harris. For more information, please contact the Engineering Technology Department.

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Program Description

The engineering design graphics technology associate of applied science degree program prepares graduates for entry-level careers as engineering design technicians. Courses within the program include technical design graphics applications, computer-aided design software and programming, solid modeling design, applied strength of materials, statics, technical specialty courses, and general academic courses.

The engineering design graphics technology associate of applied science degree is awarded for successful completion of the 62-69 semester credit hours required in degree plans. Students may specialize in architectural engineering technology, mechanical engineering technology or metal building drafting and design. Students desiring a less comprehensive program may consider the computer-aided design operator/drafting certificate. This certificate program includes 30 semester credit hours of required technical courses.

Graduates of the engineering design graphics technology associate of applied science degree possess the technical skills and knowledge to perform essential design layout, prepare supporting documentation, and create finished engineering documentation for production in the engineering, construction, or manufacturing industries. A wide variety of employment opportunities are available
to graduates.

The general education core and many technical courses will transfer to a variety of colleges and universities. Contact a counselor or faculty member at any of the colleges for specific information and to obtain the recommended sequencing of courses.

Program Plan

First Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
DFTG 1305 Technical Drafting 3
DFTG 1309 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 3
MCHN 1319 Manufacturing Materials & Processes 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
ENGL 1301 Composition & Rhetoric 3

TOTAL First Semester Credits:

13

Second Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
DFTG 2302 Machine Drafting 3
DFTG 2319 Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting 3
MATH 1316 Trigonometry 3
Elective1   Technical Elective 3
Elective1   Technical Elective 3

TOTAL Second Semester Credits:

15

Second Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
DFTG 2340 Solid Modeling & Design 3
ENTC 1343 Statics 3
DFTG 2335 Advanced Tech Mechanical Design 3
Elective1   Technical Elective 3
Elective2   Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3

TOTAL First Semester Credits:

3

Second Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
Elective2   Social/Behavioral Science 3
Elective1   Technical Elective 3
Elective3   Speeech Elective 4
ENTC 1323 Strength of Materials 3
ENTC4 2380 Co-op Engineering Techn Technician OR 3
DFTG4 2338 Final Project - Advanced Drafting  

TOTAL Second Semester Credits:

15

Total Credits

TOTAL Credits for Mechanical Engineering Technology Specialization AAS:

60

 

  1. ELPT 1311,ELPT 1341 or 1351, METL 1301, DFTG 1391, DFTG 2323, QCTC 1303 and INMT 1311
  2. Choose from the AAS core
  3. SPCH 1311, SPCH 1315 or SPCH 1321
  4. Capstone course