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Associate in Science-Transfer Degree: Mechanical, Manufacturing, or Plastics Engineering (AS-T/MRP)

Associate in Science-Transfer Degree: Mechanical, Manufacturing, or Plastics Engineering (AS-T/MRP)

Here’s a program that could fit you well if you’re mechanically inclined, good at math, or interested in how the products we use every day are designed and developed.

BTC’s AS-T/MRP in Mechanical, Manufacturing, or Plastics Engineering Technology AS-T/MRP degree provides the academic coursework and hands-on education that will prepare you for a Bachelor of Science degree program 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, and 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.

Program Facts

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.

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  • Communication Skills: 10 Credits
  • ENGL& 101English Composition I5 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.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100.

    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/11TTh 9:00a-11:05aSTAFFOpenings: 23
    9/24-12/12MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 22
    9/24-12/12MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 21
    9/23-12/11TTh 6:00p-8:05pNEWTON DOpenings: 22
    9/23-12/12Online NEWTON DOpenings: 15
    1/8-3/26TTh 9:00a-11:05aSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/8-3/26TTh12:00p-2:05pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/25MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/26Online NEWTON DOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/26Online NEWTON DOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/7-6/23Online NEWTON DOpenings: 26
    4/7-6/23Online NEWTON DOpenings: 26
  • ENGL& 235Technical Writing5 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.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGL& 101 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/11TTh12:00p-2:05pSTAFFOpenings: 24
    9/23-12/12Online STAFFOpenings: 26
    1/8-3/26TTh12:00p-2:05pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/7-6/23TTh12:00p-2:05pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
  • Engineering Technology Pre-Major Prerequisites: 10 Credits
  • ELTR 140Digital 15 credits

    A comprehensive focus on the concepts, terminology, components and circuits that combine to form basic digital systems.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 135

    Future Offerings
    9/23-10/14DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 16
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    9/23-10/14DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 20
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    1/7-1/29DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 25
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    1/7-1/29DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 25
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    4/7-4/29DAILY 9:30a-11:00aCHEUNG SOpenings: 24
     DAILY12:00p-3:00pCHEUNG S
  • ENGT 122CAD I: BASICS6 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.


    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/9TTh 6:00p-9:00pGOODRICH SOpenings: 22
    9/24-12/12MWF12:00p-12:50pSTETTLER TOpenings: 4
    9/24-12/12MWFSTAFFOpenings: 22
  • Humanities: 10 Credits
  • CMST& 220Public Speaking5 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.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

    Future Offerings
    9/24-12/12MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 25
    9/23-12/11TTh 9:00a-11:05aSTAFFOpenings: 24
    1/7-3/25MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/8-3/26TTh 9:00a-11:05aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/8-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    4/8-6/22MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23TTh 9:00a-11:05aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 24
  • SPAN& 121Spanish I5 credits

    An introductory course, which facilitates elementary ability in comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish. This course provides some understanding of Hispanic cultures.


    Future Offerings
    9/24-12/12MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 27
    9/24-12/12MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 25
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • Physical and Natural Sciences: 20 Credits
  • CHEM& 161General Chemistry w/ Lab I5 credits

    For programs requiring strong backgrounds in chemistry. Atomic theory, stoichiometry, periodic table, nomenclature, reactions in aqueous solutions, gases, and thermochemistry. Lab included.

    Prerequisite:
    College Level Math score of 32 or a C grade in MATH 099 or AMATH 111.

    Future Offerings
    9/26-12/12MF 1:00p-2:45pSTAFFOpenings: 8
     W 1:00p-3:00p
    1/9-3/23MF 1:00p-2:45pSTAFFOpenings: 24
     W 1:00p-3:00pSTAFF
    1/9-3/23MF 9:00a-10:45aSTAFFOpenings: 24
     W 9:00a-11:00aSTAFF
    1/9-3/23MF 3:00p-4:45pSTAFFOpenings: 24
     W 3:00p-5:00pSTAFF
    4/10-6/22MF 1:00p-2:45pSTAFFOpenings: 24
     W 1:00p-3:00pSTAFF
  • PHYS& 221Engineering Physics I w/Lab5 credits

    Kinematics and dynamics of particles; work and energy; gravitation; collisions and conservation of momentum.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGL& 101 with a grade of C or better, Prerequisite or Co-requisite: MATH& 151 with a C grade or better.

    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/9T 1:00p-4:00pSTAFFOpenings: 25
    9/24-12/12MWF 9:00a-11:10aSTAFFOpenings: 27
    1/8-3/26TTh 1:00p-4:00pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-11:15aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23TTh 1:00p-4:05pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-11:15aSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • PHYS& 222Engineering Physics II w/Lab5 credits

    Basic principles of thermodynamics, mechanics of fluids and oscillatory motion, and mechanical waves.

    Prerequisite:
    PHYS& 221 with a grade of C or better, Prerequisite or Co-requisite MATH& 152 with a C grade or better.

    Future Offerings
    1/13-3/24T 1:00p-4:00pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-11:15aSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • PHYS& 223Engineering Physics III w/Lab5 credits

    Basic principles of electricity and magnetism, waves, optics and atomic structure.

    Prerequisite:
    PHYS& 222 with a grade of C or better.

    Future Offerings
    4/7-6/23T 1:00p-4:00pSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning Skills: 20 Credits
  • MATH& 142Precalculus II5 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.

    Future Offerings
    9/24-12/12MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/25MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • MATH& 146Introduction to Statistics5 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.

    Prerequisite:
    BTC College Level Math score of 32 or a C grade in MATH 099.

    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/12MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 24
    9/23-12/12Online RANGEL DOpenings: 11
    1/7-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 24
  • MATH& 151Calculus I5 credits

    Study of functions, limits, continuity,limits at infinity, differentiation of algebraic,exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions and their inverses.

    Prerequisite:
    MATH& 142 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    9/24-12/12MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 27
    9/24-12/10W 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 25
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • MATH& 152Calculus II5 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. Prerequisite: MATH& 151 with a C or better.


    Future Offerings
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25W 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • Social Sciences: 10 Credits
  • PSYC& 100General Psychology5 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.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100.

    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/11TTh 9:00a-11:05aMUDD SOpenings: 22
    9/23-12/11TTh12:00p-2:05pMUDD SOpenings: 20
    9/24-12/12MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 25
    9/23-12/12Online MUDD SOpenings: 13
    1/8-3/26TTh 9:00a-11:05aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/23TTh 9:00a-11:05aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 24
  • PSYC& 200Lifespan Psychology5 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

    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/12Online LIPPMAN LOpenings: 9
    1/7-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 24
  • Electives: 10 Credits
  • ENGR& 214Statics5 credits

    Statics

  • ENGR& 225Mechanics of Materials5 credits

    Mechanics of Materials

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS91 credits

Program Entry Information

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Program Start

  • This program accepts students quarterly.

Testing Requirements

  • Placement testing in Reading, Math and Writing. Test scores or transcripts from another college may also be accepted along with the Evaluation Request Form

Program Application/Forms

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Transfer

  • Bellingham Technical College - Associate in Science-Transfer Degree (AS-T/MRP): Mechanical, Manufacturing or Plastics Engineering

    Upon completion of BTC’s Associate in Science AS-T/MRP: Mechanical, Manufacturing or Plastics Engineering degree, students are eligible to transfer to Central Washington University (CWU), or Western Washington University (WWU) to complete one of their bachelor's of science degrees.

    At CWU students can work towards completion of a Mechanical Engineering Technology degree or the related Manufacturing Engineering Technology degree.

    At WWU students can work towards completion of a Manufacturing Engineering Technology degree or could also choose to work towards completion of a Plastics Engineering Technology bachelor’s degree.

    Please note: Admission into many schools is competitive and higher grade point averages and course grades are often required. Completion of the general Mechanical, Manufacturing or Plastics Engineering AS-T/MRP degree does not necessarily satisfy all transfer requirements; some institutions may have additional course requirements. Check individual schools for the most up-to-date admission requirements and recommendations.

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Samuel Cheung

360 752-8455

scheung@btc.ctc.edu


Instructor Information

    • Biography

      Sam started his career as an electronics technician at Hughes Aircraft Company in 1972 after finished his electronics diploma. In 1975, Sam completed his BSEE and joined Rockwell International as an electrical engineer working in the field of satellite communication system. In 1977, Sam joined IBM and worked as a manufacturing engineer, development engineer and engineering manager. His work experiences are in the areas of; thin-film, laser and optical measurements, PC development and server system performance. Sam received numerous awards from IBM and they were: First Patent Application Invention Achievement Award, the Outstanding Achievement Award for Technical Leadership in Test Engineering, the First Plateau Invention Achievement Award, and the First Plateau Authors’ Recognition Award. Sam also received one US patent and one pending for patent with his work at IBM. Sam has been an adjunct faculty teaching mathematics and electronics at Palm Beach Community College in Florida, and Wake Technical Community College in North Carolina in the past 17 years. Prior to joining Bellingham Technical College as a faculty member in 2005, he was a full-time faculty member in the mathematics department at Durham Technical Community College in North Carolina.

    • Degrees and Certifications

      M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Vermont

      M.Ed., Continuing & College Education, WWU

      B.S., Electrical / Engineering, California State University

      E.I.T., State of California

      WA Professional Technical Certification



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Vicky Moyle

360 752-8565

vmoyle@btc.ctc.edu


Instructor Information

    • Biography

      Vicky Moyle has a Master's of Art in Teaching Mathematics from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana and a Master's of Art in Counseling Psychology from the University of Colorado, Denver. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington State and has been a National Board Certified Counselor since 2002. She has over 20 years of teaching experience at all educational levels--including elementary through middle and high school, community college, and 4-year degree schools. She has taught in Indiana, Colorado, and Missouri. Vicky is passionate about helping students overcome anxiety about math and dedicated to introducing the rigor of mathematical ideas to students in positive ways.

    • Degrees and Certifications

      M.A., Counseling Psychology, University of Colorado

      M.A.T., Mathematics, Indiana University

      B.S., Mathematics and Statistics, Mesa State College

      B.A., Fairhaven Interdisciplinary Concentration, Western Washington University

      Licensed Professional Counselor, State of Colorado

      Licensed Mental Health Counselor, State of Washington



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Steve Mudd

360 752-8437

smudd@btc.ctc.edu


Instructor Information

    • Degrees and Certifications

      M.A., Counseling Psychology, National University

      B.S., Applied Science in Industrial Technology, Western Illinois University

      Registered Counselor, State of Washington



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Carl Oekerman

360 752-8566

coekerman@btc.ctc.edu


Instructor Information

    • Degrees and Certifications

      M.S., Counseling and Mental Health, California State University, Hayward

      B.A., Liberal Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara



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Scott Reiss

360 752-8424

sreiss@btc.ctc.edu


Instructor Information

    • Biography

      Scott Reiss is tenured faculty at BTC where he has been instructing the Mechanical Engineering Technology program since 2003. Scott has over 20 years of industry based mechanical engineering experience. Before Scott joined BTC he owned and operated J. Scott Reiss Consulting, where he performed 3D solid modeling, stress analysis, and patent work for various clients. For ten years prior to that, Scott worked for the PACCAR Technical Center in Mount Vernon as a stress analyst. In this capacity, Scott performed finite element analysis and developed testing strategies to support the development of new class 8 trucks and remedy issues with existing vehicles. Other work experience includes jobs on the east coast where Scott worked in R&D labs developing products and performing test and analysis work.

    • Degrees and Certifications

      M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

      B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Vermont

      E.I.T., State of Vermont

      WA Professional Technical Certification



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Tim Stettler

360 752-8338

tstettler@btc.ctc.edu


Instructor Information

    • Degrees and Certifications

      B.S., Civil Engineering, Washington State University

      A.A.S., Civil Engineering, Spokane Community College

      WA Professional Technical Certification



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Judi Wise

360 752-8462

jwise@btc.ctc.edu


Instructor Information