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Mechanical Engineering Technology

This curriculum provides a cross-section of drafting skills, technical knowledge and academic preparation for job entry into a mechanical engineering environment. The major also provides the math, English, and science preparation for design and engineering applications after graduation, or transfer to an applied engineering technology/manufacturing baccalaureate degree major. This program provides an excellent foundation for career success. MET curriculum provides a broad skill set required for both entry-level success and long-term advancement. Core courses include Mechanics, Strength of Materials, Machine Design, CNC fundamentals, and CAD courses.

Career Options: Drafter/detailer for mechanical and architectural drafting fields. In addition, graduates may find opportunities for advancement to positions as lead drafter, designer, or engineering aide.

Career Outlook: Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition for engineers

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 Mechanical Engineering Technology News and Events

Two students intern at Hess Construction

Jeremiah Keller, of Wolfsville, Md., and William “Henry” Ricketts, of Hagerstown (both pictured above), completed 15-week internships during the Fall 2010 semester at Hess Construction and Engineering Services, Inc. Keller and Ricketts were mechanical engineering technology majors specializing in computer-aided design (CAD). During their internship, they worked directly with staff from Hess, which is on-site at HCC to build the college’s new Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Building. The work they completed on their internship primarily involved using the computer software Navisworks to work with the Building Information Model (BIM) of the STEM Building.

See the full article in The Herald Mail!