Area of Instruction
Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology
Degrees and Certifications
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington
Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification
Degrees & Classes
This direct transfer degree provides the academic coursework and hands-on education that will prepare you for a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Technology at a four-year college or university. Upon completing the 91-credit program, you may transfer as a junior into a bachelor’s program in mechanical, manufacturing, or plastics engineering technology.
In BTC’s program, you’ll study academic coursework in English, chemistry, physics, technology, and mathematics. You’ll also develop the communication skills you’ll need to succeed on engineering and development teams in a variety of industries.
Across the state, the number of engineering graduates is well below industry needs, as employers such as manufacturers and fabricators urgently seek qualified mechanical, industrial, and plastics engineers. BTC’s Associate in Mechanical, Manufacturing, and Plastics Engineering Technology AS-T/MRP program will position you to transfer to a four-year institution to earn your bachelor’s degree and pursue a career in this high-demand field. Engineering graduates are typically working professionals, so salary ranges will vary, depending on the field.
|ENGL& 101||English Composition I||5 credits|
A composition course in which students read, analyze, and write essays using a variety of rhetorical strategies, as well as develop and verbally express ideas clearly and effectively. The critical reading of essays will provide a basis for the student's own critical writing, which will reflect a command of college-level literacy standards. Attention to writing fundamentals and stylistic techniques will also be included. Word processing, email and internet knowledge required.
|ENGL& 235||Technical Writing||5 credits|
This course is designed to help students report technical information clearly, completely, and persuasively. Technical writing shares many of the same concerns of other kinds of writing, such as attention to Purpose, Readability, and most significantly, Audience. This course is designed to provide instruction and practice in creating practical and effective documents for students in medical, scientific, technical, and other professional fields.
|ELTR 140||Digital 1||5 credits|
A comprehensive focus on the concepts, terminology, components and circuits that combine to form basic digital systems.
|ENGT 122||AutoCAD I: BASICS||5 credits|
This course is an introduction to CAD (Computer Aided Drafting), utilizing a "cookbook" approach to instruction. Students have immediate hands-on computer usage while applying basic command concepts and terminology. Basic drawing and editing techniques are reinforced with exercises designed to help the student reach an in-depth understanding.
|CMST& 220||Public Speaking||5 credits|
Introduction to communication theory and public speaking emphasizing organization, audience analysis, oral styles, and use of visual aids. Includes presentation of various types of public speeches and analyses of contemporary speeches.
|SPAN& 121||Spanish I||5 credits|
An introductory course, which facilitates elementary ability in comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish. This course provides some understanding of Hispanic cultures.
|CHEM& 161||General Chemistry w/ Lab I||5 credits|
For programs requiring strong backgrounds in chemistry. Atomic theory, stoichiometry, periodicity, chemical bonding theories, and molecular geometry. Lab work included.
|PHYS& 221||Engineering Physics I w/Lab||5 credits|
Kinematics and dynamics of particles; work and energy; gravitation; collisions and conservation of momentum.
|PHYS& 222||Engineering Physics II w/Lab||5 credits|
Basic principles of thermodynamics, mechanics of fluids and oscillatory motion, and mechanical waves.
|PHYS& 223||Engineering Physics III w/Lab||5 credits|
Basic principles of electricity and magnetism, waves, optics and atomic structure.
|MATH& 142||Precalculus II||5 credits|
The majority of this course will cover trigonometry. Students will explore trigonometry functions, right and oblique triangle trigonometry, graphing, trigonometry identifies, laws of Sine and Cosine as well as trigonometric application problems. This course will also cover vectors in the plane and in space, along with parametric equations. Polar coordinates and graphs of polar equations will also be included. Prerequisite: MATH& 141 with a C grade.
|MATH& 146||Introduction to Statistics||5 credits|
Fundamental concepts and basic tools of descriptive and inferential statistics. How to describe data and make reasonable conjectures about the populations from which the samples were taken. Topics include: sampling distribution patterns, organization of data, sampling methods and experimental design, probability and simulation of random events, estimation of population parameters, confidence intervals, correlation, linear regression and basic hypothesis testing. Internet/computer access and graphing calculator required.
|MATH& 151||Calculus I||5 credits|
Study of functions, limits, continuity,limits at infinity, differentiation of algebraic,exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions and their inverses.
|MATH& 152||Calculus II||5 credits|
The study of Riemann Sums, methods of integration, numerical methods, polar and rectangular forms, fundamental theorem of Calculus, areas of regions, volumes of solids, centroids, length of curves, surface area, and an introduction to differential equations.
|PSYC& 100||General Psychology||5 credits|
An overview of the factors affecting behavior including topics related to theories of learning, the senses, perceptions, nervous system, emotions, personality theory, motivation, abnormal behavior and therapy, and social psychology.
|PSYC& 200||Lifespan Psychology||5 credits|
A systematic study of the developmental processes in humans from conception to late adulthood. Special emphasis will be given to the topics of physical development, cognitive development, and personality/social development. Prerequisite: PSYC& 100 with a C grade.
|ENGR& 214||Statics||5 credits|
This course is an introduction to engineering mechanics, focusing on the analysis of “static” (non-moving) structures. Students will use statics concepts to determine the external reaction loads and internal member forces for trusses, frames, and machines.
|ENGR& 225||Mechanics of Materials||5 credits|
Introduction to the concepts of stress, deformation, and strain in solid materials. Includes relationships between loads on structural and machine elements and the stresses, deflection and load-carrying capacity of these elements under tension, compression, torsion, bending, and shear forces.
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