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Mechanical Engineering Technology

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)


This program prepares students to work as technicians in the field of mechanical-electrical manufacturing. Graduates will be able to specify maintenance processes, solve problems in fabrication, and troubleshoot mechanical processes.

Program Requirements and Special Conditions

Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students must also complete placement tests (or equivalent) in English and mathematics, and scores will be used for appropriate course placement. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should see a counselor and returning students their advisor for more information.

Program Curriculum

1st Semester Credits Standard Course Options
CAD 151 Engineering Drawing Fundamentals I 3 CAD 201
ELE 150 A.C. and D.C. Circuit Fundamentals 4  
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3 See Note 1.
MEC 113 Materials and Processes of Industry 3  
MTH 103 Applied Technical Mathematics I 3 MTH 120, MTH 158, MTH 163 and MTH 170
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1  
Total Credits 17  
2nd Semester Credits Standard Course Options
CAD 152 Engineering Drawing Fundamentals II 3 CAD 202
ELE 159 Electrical Motors 3  
MEC 101 Introduction to Engineering Technology I 2  
MEC 102 Introduction to Engineering Technology II 2  
MTH 104 Applied Technical Mathematics II 3 MTH 120, MTH 158, MTH 164 and MTH 170
Humanities Elective 3 See Note 2.
Total Credits 16  
3rd Semester Credits Standard Course Options
CAD 241 Parametric Solid Modeling I 3  
ENG 111 College Composition I 3  
MEC 131 Mechanics I – Statics for Engineering Technology 3  
MEC 211 Machine Design I 4  
Health/Physical Education Elective 1  
Laboratory Science Elective See Note 3.
Total Credits 18  
4th Semester Credits Standard Course Options
MEC 270 Computations for Engineering Technology 3  
MEC 132 Mechanics II – Strength of Materials for Engineering Technology 3  
MEC 212 Machine Design II 4  
MEC 266 Applications of Fluid Mechanics 3  
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3 See Note 4.
Total Credits 16  
Total Credits For Program 67  

Notes and Additional Curriculum Options

  1. Students with good computer skills may seek to satisfy this requirement by CLEP.
  2. The humanities elective requirement must be satisfied by completing one 3-credit conceptual humanities course that offers breadth of knowledge.  Additional humanities electives may be conceputual or applied with a focus on skills, techniques and procedures. See website ( for a list of approved conceptual and applied humanities electives.
  3. The laboratory science requirements can be satisfied by the following courses: BIO 101, BIO 102, BIO 110, BIO 120, CHM 101, CHM 102, CHM 111, CHM 112, ENV 121, ENV 122, GOL 105, NAS 125, PHY 101, PHY 102, PHY 150, PHY 201, PHY 202, PHY 241, and PHY 242.
  4. The social science elective requirement can be satisfied by courses with the following prefixes: ECO, GEO, HIS, PLS, PSY and SOC.
  5. Transfer to Four-Year Colleges and Universities – This program is not intended for transfer. Students desiring to transfer should consult their academic advisors and their intended transfer institutions for specific direction in program and course selection. Required courses for any major at four-year institutions may vary.

For additional information on specific program objectives, please contact the Division of Engineering, Business and Public Services: 804-706-5121 (Chester) or 804-594-1480 (Midlothian).

2015-2016 College Catalog & Student Handbook


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