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Mechanical Engineering Technology

Note: This program has been suspended - no new enrollment beginning Summer 2015.

COA is planning to offer Computer Aided Drafting Technology degree program Fall 2016 pending state approval. For Fall 2015 enrollment options contact Charles Purser.

The Mechanical Engineering Technology curriculum prepares the students to use basic engineering principles and technical skills to design, develop, test, and troubleshoot projects involving mechanical systems. Includes instruction in principles of mechanics, applications to specific engineering systems, design testing procedures, prototype and operational testing and inspection procedures, manufacturing system-testing procedures, test equipment operation and maintenance, computer applications, critical thinking, planning and problem solving, and oral and written communications. Engineering technicians may obtain professional certification by application to organizations such as ASQC, SME, and NICET. These curriculums are designed to prepare students through the study and application of principles from mathematics, natural sciences, and technology and applied processes based on these subjects. Course work includes mathematics, natural sciences, engineering sciences and technology.

Upon completion of this concentration, graduates will be able to: Find employment opportunities in the manufacturing or service sectors of engineering technology and qualify to obtain occupations such as technical service providers, materials and technologies testing services, process improvement technicians, engineering technicians, industrial and technology managers, or research technicians.

Charles Purser
Chair, Design, Manufacturing, and Industrial Technologies Department;
Associate Professor Architectural Drafting Technology
Regional Aviation & Technical Training Center
(252) 453-3035 x 8113

Career Resources
Occupational Outlook Handbook - Mechanical Engineering Technicians

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*The Mechanical Engineering Technology program is only offered at the Regional Aviation & Technical Training Center in Currituck.


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