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Mechanical Engineering Technology

BTC’s Associates in Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T) Degree in Engineering Technology prepares students to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers engaged in a wide variety of projects and industries. This program includes instruction and hands-on practice in various engineering support functions for research, production, and operations, as well as application to mechanical engineering.

The mechanical specialty includes classroom and high-tech lab practice to prepare students to learn drawing and design skills to use as a mechanical engineering technician, mechanical drafter, computer aided drafter, engineering technician, or production planner.

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  • Academic Core
  • 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: 7
     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
  • CMST& 210Interpersonal Communications5 credits

    Designed to introduce students to the application of basic interpersonal communication theory, with a focus on achieving success in the workplace. Topics explored include self-awareness, self-disclosure, conversation skills, relationship development and maintenance, assertiveness, teamwork and group dynamics, conflict management strategies, and diversity issues.

    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 1:00p-2:25pOEKERMAN COpenings: 4
    9/24-12/12MWF11:00a-12:25pOEKERMAN CWaitlisted: 0
    9/23-12/11TTh 6:00p-8:05pOEKERMAN COpenings: 14
    9/24-12/12MWF 3:00p-4:25pNELSON NOpenings: 17
    9/23-12/12Online OEKERMAN COpenings: 2
    9/23-12/12Online LIPPMAN LOpenings: 10
    1/7-3/25MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    1/7-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    4/8-6/22MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23TTh12:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 24
  • or

  • 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-4:25pBURNS JOpenings: 14
    9/23-12/11TTh 9:00a-11:05aBURNS JOpenings: 18
    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
  • 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-11:05aLONG ROpenings: 18
    9/24-12/12MWF 9:00a-10:25aLONG ROpenings: 18
    9/24-12/12MWF11:00a-12:25pMATHEWS ROpenings: 9
    9/23-12/11TTh 6:00p-8:05pNEWTON DOpenings: 21
    9/23-12/12Online VANLEUVEN NOpenings: 5
    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-2:05pNEWTON DOpenings: 22
    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
  • MATH& 141Precalculus I5 credits

    The focus of this course will be functions. Students manipulate and graph linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and quadratic functions. The course will also cover systems of equations, matrices and determinants, and their applications.

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

    Future Offerings
    9/24-12/12MWF 9:00a-10:25aBILLS MOpenings: 16
    9/24-12/12MWF 1:00p-2:25pBILLS MOpenings: 17
    9/24-12/12MWF 3:00p-4:25pHONEYCUTT TOpenings: 10
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • 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-12:25pHONEYCUTT TOpenings: 25
    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
  • Engineering Core
  • EMTEC 133Introduction to Machinery Skills4 credits

    Studies introduce shop safety and guidelines, the use of measuring tools, basic shop equipment and a study of vertical milling machines and lathes. Supervised hands on project will be produced by the student. Utilizing dynamic lecture and discussion, and hands-on practice, students develop knowledge and skills for careers in industry. Text and basic tools required.

    Prerequisite:
    EMTEC 126
  • ENGR 175 - Introduction to Materials Science

  • ENGR& 214Statics5 credits

    Statics

  • ENGR& 215 - Dynamics5 credits

  • ENGR& 225Mechanics of Materials5 credits

    Mechanics of Materials

  • ENGT 121Drafting I6 credits

    This course is an introduction to engineering drawing and graphics technology. Topics include sketching and drafting techniques, drafting concepts and terminology, methods for improving visualization skills, standards for object views and drawing sizes, and proper usage of drafting equipment to construct geometric shapes and mechanical drawings.


    Future Offerings
    9/24-12/12MWF 3:00p-4:00pREISS JOpenings: 3
  • 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: 4
    9/24-12/12MWF12:00p-12:50pSTETTLER TWaitlisted: 5
  • ENGT 211Project Design 1- 3D Models & Working Drawings4 credits

    This is a project oriented design course in which students create a 3D solid model of an existing assembly or one of their own designs. Each student will generate a complete working drawing set for their assembly including engineering details, assembly drawings, and bill of materials in accordance with industry standards.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGT 125, ENGT 126, enrollment in or completion of ENGT 220

    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/11TTh 1:30p-3:00pREISS JOpenings: 5
  • 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: 26
    9/24-12/10W 1:00p-2:25pRANGEL DOpenings: 23
    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
  • 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-4:00pRANGEL DOpenings: 23
    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
  • Mechanical
  • ENGT 126CAD II: Intermediate Applications7 credits

    This course is a continuation of CAD I and utilizes intermediate drawing and editing tools. Coursework includes generating and editing dimensions and tolerances in CAD, methods for creating isometric drawings, use and application of multiple viewports, advanced techniques for printing/plotting to scale, and applications and procedures for creating attributed blocks.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGT 123

    Future Offerings
    4/8-6/22MWF 1:00p-1:55pREISS JOpenings: 24
  • ENGT 210CAD III: Advanced Applications6 credits

    A continuation in the series of CAD courses, coursework involves utilizing advanced drawing, editing, and customization techniques. Topics include: data exchange using various file formats, creation and editing of tables, external references, writing script files for repetitive tasks, custom line types & hatch patterns, and menu customization.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGT 125, ENGT 126

    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/11TTh12:00p-1:30pREISS JOpenings: 5
  • Capstone Project5 credits

  • ENGT 123Descriptive Geometry6 credits

    This course presents step-by-step graphical techniques for solving 3D spatial problems. Students will develop and enhance their spatial visualization skills while learning specific topics such as projection methods, determining the true length of a line and true shape of a plane, and finding the intersection between lines and planes in space. Students will also gain an appreciation for how such techniques are applied to various engineering disciplines including mechanical, piping, civil, structural and HVAC.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGT 121, ENGT 122

    Future Offerings
    1/7-3/25MWF 2:30p-3:30pREISS JOpenings: 24
  • ENGT 125Drafting II: Advanced Concept & Standards8 credits

    This course is a continuation of the mechanical engineering graphic technology foundation. It utilizes CAD to develop advanced drawing techniques in accordance with industry standards. Instruction includes projection techniques for intersecting irregular surfaces, the purpose and proper application of auxiliary views, various manufacturing processes and their relationship to dimensioning and design, and methods for applying dimensions and tolerances to drawings according to ANSI standards.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGT 123

    Future Offerings
    4/8-6/22MWF12:00p-12:55pREISS JOpenings: 24
  • ENGT 220Parametric Modeling7 credits

    This course is an introduction to 3D solid modeling with an emphasis in parametric CAD applications and instruction on its usage. Topics include methods for creating solid model components, joining components to form assemblies, and generation of 2D manufacturing drawings from 3D solid models.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGT 125, ENGT 126

    Future Offerings
    9/24-12/12MWF 1:00p-2:00pREISS JOpenings: 5
  • ENGT 224Process Piping Design8 credits

    This course provides an introductory overview of process pipe drafting and design. It covers various topics including: piping concepts/terminology, pipe and fitting specifications, piping symbol representation, valves and instrumentation, process piping equipment. Students will utilize AutoCAD Plant 3D software to create flow diagrams and 3D design models from piping specifications according to industry standards. The 3D design models will be used to generate a variety of standard pipe drawings including plans/elevations, isometrics, spool drawings.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGT 125, ENGT 126

    Future Offerings
    1/8-3/26TTh 2:00p-3:15pSTETTLER TOpenings: 24
  • ENGT 223Structural Detailing6 credits

    This course provides an introductory overview of structural drafting and design. Subject areas include specifications for structural members and ancillary components, design and construction work flow, drafting and design of bolted and welded connections, and standard structural design concepts. Students will utilize AutoCAD Structural Detailing software to create 3D design models. The 3D design models will be subsequently used to generate structural member detail drawings.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGT 125 and ENGT 126

    Future Offerings
    4/7-6/23TTh12:00p-1:30pSEIGMAN COpenings: 24
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS120 credits

Program Entry Information

Program Start

  • This program accepts students quarterly.

Testing Requirements

  • Admissions application and assessment testing in Reading, Math and Sentence Skills is required. Your score on the test and/or your previous transcripts will determine where you begin your course sequence. Contact Admissions at 360-752-8345 or at admissions@btc.ctc.edu for assistance with academic planning.

Program Outcomes

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Prepare for your engineering and design career through this program. Then, work in an engineering office environment at structural engineering companies, manufacturing firms, architectural firms, refineries, construction companies.

Learn drawing and design skills to use as a mechanical engineering technician, mechanical drafter, computer aided drafter, engineering technician, or production planner.

Program Facts

Average annual income $71,937

Wage potential $86,757 annually

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Jobs & Employment

The average annual wage in this field is $71,937, with an earning potential of about $86,757 per year.*

Criminal convictions may restrict or prevent student participation with internships and employment in this industry.

Potential Positions

The mechanical engineering program prepares students for employment in the aerospace industry, petrochemical industry, industrial manufacturing, engineering consulting and design firms, engineering software development and support companies, and electrical contractors.

Potential positions include mechanical engineering technician, mechanical drafter, computer aided drafter, engineering technician, production planner, machine maintenance technician, mechanical testing & quality control technician and sales representative.

Courses

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  • Quarter 1
  • ENGT 121Drafting I6 credits

    This course is an introduction to engineering drawing and graphics technology. Topics include sketching and drafting techniques, drafting concepts and terminology, methods for improving visualization skills, standards for object views and drawing sizes, and proper usage of drafting equipment to construct geometric shapes and mechanical drawings.


    Future Offerings
    9/24-12/12MWF 3:00p-4:00pREISS JOpenings: 3
  • 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: 4
    9/24-12/12MWF12:00p-12:50pSTETTLER TWaitlisted: 5
  • MATH& 141 *Precalculus I5 credits

    The focus of this course will be functions. Students manipulate and graph linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and quadratic functions. The course will also cover systems of equations, matrices and determinants, and their applications.

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

    Future Offerings
    9/24-12/12MWF 9:00a-10:25aBILLS MOpenings: 16
    9/24-12/12MWF 1:00p-2:25pBILLS MOpenings: 17
    9/24-12/12MWF 3:00p-4:25pHONEYCUTT TOpenings: 10
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • Quarter 2
  • AENGL 100 *Applied English5 credits

    This applied English course focuses on the workplace communication skills needed to send, receive, and process oral and written information. Along with a review of writing fundamentals, learners will use principles of clear communication, professionalism, and cultural awareness in occupational contexts. Learners will sharpen their reading, writing, and presentation skills.

    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
    9/23-12/11TTh12:00p-2:05pSTAFFOpenings: 15
    9/24-12/12MWF 9:00a-10:25aKONGSHAUG COpenings: 1
    9/24-12/12MWF 3:00p-4:25pKONGSHAUG COpenings: 19
    9/24-12/12MWF11:00a-12:25pWISE JOpenings: 14
    9/24-12/12MWF 1:00p-2:25pBURNS JOpenings: 16
    9/23-12/12Online DONNELLY ROpenings: 10
    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
    1/7-3/25MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/25MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/8-3/26TTh 6:00p-8:05pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    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
    4/8-6/22MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 24
  • ENGT 123Descriptive Geometry6 credits

    This course presents step-by-step graphical techniques for solving 3D spatial problems. Students will develop and enhance their spatial visualization skills while learning specific topics such as projection methods, determining the true length of a line and true shape of a plane, and finding the intersection between lines and planes in space. Students will also gain an appreciation for how such techniques are applied to various engineering disciplines including mechanical, piping, civil, structural and HVAC.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGT 121, ENGT 122

    Future Offerings
    1/7-3/25MWF 2:30p-3:30pREISS JOpenings: 24
  • ENGT 132Engineering Applications Using MS Office5 credits

    This course focuses on applied projects to exercise higher level spreadsheet and word processing skills. Projects include utilization of mathematical and logical functions on multiple linked sheets, document formatting and headers/footers, generation of charts, graphs, and tables, automated document production, graphics and drawing tools, and toolbar customization and custom button macros.

    Prerequisite:
    CAP 101, ENGT 122

    Future Offerings
    1/7-3/25MWF 4:00p-4:50pSTETTLER TOpenings: 28
  • MATH& 142 *Precalculus 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-12:25pHONEYCUTT TOpenings: 25
    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
  • Quarter 3
  • ENGT 125Drafting II: Advanced Concept & Standards8 credits

    This course is a continuation of the mechanical engineering graphic technology foundation. It utilizes CAD to develop advanced drawing techniques in accordance with industry standards. Instruction includes projection techniques for intersecting irregular surfaces, the purpose and proper application of auxiliary views, various manufacturing processes and their relationship to dimensioning and design, and methods for applying dimensions and tolerances to drawings according to ANSI standards.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGT 123

    Future Offerings
    4/8-6/22MWF12:00p-12:55pREISS JOpenings: 24
  • ENGT 126CAD II: Intermediate Applications7 credits

    This course is a continuation of CAD I and utilizes intermediate drawing and editing tools. Coursework includes generating and editing dimensions and tolerances in CAD, methods for creating isometric drawings, use and application of multiple viewports, advanced techniques for printing/plotting to scale, and applications and procedures for creating attributed blocks.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGT 123

    Future Offerings
    4/8-6/22MWF 1:00p-1:55pREISS JOpenings: 24
  • CMST& 210 *Interpersonal Communications5 credits

    Designed to introduce students to the application of basic interpersonal communication theory, with a focus on achieving success in the workplace. Topics explored include self-awareness, self-disclosure, conversation skills, relationship development and maintenance, assertiveness, teamwork and group dynamics, conflict management strategies, and diversity issues.

    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 1:00p-2:25pOEKERMAN COpenings: 4
    9/24-12/12MWF11:00a-12:25pOEKERMAN CWaitlisted: 0
    9/23-12/11TTh 6:00p-8:05pOEKERMAN COpenings: 14
    9/24-12/12MWF 3:00p-4:25pNELSON NOpenings: 17
    9/23-12/12Online OEKERMAN COpenings: 2
    9/23-12/12Online LIPPMAN LOpenings: 10
    1/7-3/25MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    1/7-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    4/8-6/22MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23TTh12:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 24
  • Quarter 4
  • CTE 108Job Skills1 credits

    This course provides students with the foundation for job preparation and job searching. Students will identify their qualifications for their chosen career; identify what employers look for in strong candidates; build resumes and cover letters; gain tips on completing applications; job and informational interviewing; as well as job searching, professional networking, and tips for setting up a successful career. This is a hybrid course that includes a combination of face-to-face and online instruction. It is important that students should have skills in Microsoft Word before enrolling in this course.

    Prerequisite:
    Students should have skills in Microsoft Office before enrolling in this course.

    Future Offerings
    9/29-10/15MW 1:00p-3:00pBRYSON MOpenings: 26
    9/24-10/29W 3:00p-5:00pNELSON LOpenings: 17
    9/23-10/28T 3:00p-5:00pDETTMAN DOpenings: 15
    11/5-12/10W 3:00p-5:00pPISCOPO NOpenings: 13
    1/13-2/10T 2:15p-4:15pSTAFFOpenings: 30
    1/14-2/11W 2:15p-4:15pSTAFFOpenings: 30
    1/7-2/11W 3:00p-5:00pSTAFFOpenings: 30
    4/13-5/18M 3:00p-5:00pSTAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-5/13W 3:00p-5:00pSTAFFOpenings: 30
    4/8-5/13W 3:00p-5:00pSTAFFOpenings: 24
  • ENGT 210CAD III: Advanced Applications6 credits

    A continuation in the series of CAD courses, coursework involves utilizing advanced drawing, editing, and customization techniques. Topics include: data exchange using various file formats, creation and editing of tables, external references, writing script files for repetitive tasks, custom line types & hatch patterns, and menu customization.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGT 125, ENGT 126

    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/11TTh12:00p-1:30pREISS JOpenings: 5
  • ENGT 211Project Design 1- 3D Models & Working Drawings4 credits

    This is a project oriented design course in which students create a 3D solid model of an existing assembly or one of their own designs. Each student will generate a complete working drawing set for their assembly including engineering details, assembly drawings, and bill of materials in accordance with industry standards.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGT 125, ENGT 126, enrollment in or completion of ENGT 220

    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/11TTh 1:30p-3:00pREISS JOpenings: 5
  • ENGT 220Parametric Modeling7 credits

    This course is an introduction to 3D solid modeling with an emphasis in parametric CAD applications and instruction on its usage. Topics include methods for creating solid model components, joining components to form assemblies, and generation of 2D manufacturing drawings from 3D solid models.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGT 125, ENGT 126

    Future Offerings
    9/24-12/12MWF 1:00p-2:00pREISS JOpenings: 5
  • Quarter 5
  • ENGT 212Project Design 24 credits

    This is a project oriented design course in which students draw on skills developed throughout the program to complete an instructor selected project. Topics are chosen based on “real world” significance, relevance and breadth of the skill set required, and available on-campus project opportunities. Projects may be individual or group based and typically involve several or all of the following completion tasks; 2D CAD drafting, 3D solid modeling, statics analysis of structural loads, sizing of member based on strength of materials, geometric and trigonometric calculations, data exchange, etc..

    Prerequisite:
    ENGT 125, ENGT 126, ENGT 220.

    Future Offerings
    1/8-3/26TTh12:00p-12:55pREISS JOpenings: 24
  • ENGT 215Statics9 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.

    Prerequisite:
    MATH& 142

    Future Offerings
    1/8-3/26TTh12:00p-2:15pSTETTLER TOpenings: 24
    1/7-3/25MWF12:00p-1:25pREISS JOpenings: 24
  • ENGT 224Process Piping Design8 credits

    This course provides an introductory overview of process pipe drafting and design. It covers various topics including: piping concepts/terminology, pipe and fitting specifications, piping symbol representation, valves and instrumentation, process piping equipment. Students will utilize AutoCAD Plant 3D software to create flow diagrams and 3D design models from piping specifications according to industry standards. The 3D design models will be used to generate a variety of standard pipe drawings including plans/elevations, isometrics, spool drawings.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGT 125, ENGT 126

    Future Offerings
    1/8-3/26TTh 2:00p-3:15pSTETTLER TOpenings: 24
  • Quarter 6
  • ENGT 213Project Design 34 credits

    This is a project oriented design course in which students create a 3D solid model of an existing assembly or one of their own designs. In contrast to previous Project Design courses, students draw on skills developed throughout the entire program to tackle more complex part modeling and assembly techniques. Each student will generate a complete working drawing set for their assembly including engineering details, assembly drawings, and bill of materials in accordance with industry standards. A portfolio including preliminary sketches, detail drawings, and assembly drawings will be submitted.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGT 125, ENGT 126, ENGT 220.

    Future Offerings
    4/7-6/23TTh 1:30p-2:30pREISS JOpenings: 24
  • ENGT 216Strength of Materials7 credits

    This course explores the effect of forces on engineering structures and the resulting internal stresses and deformations that develop. Students will apply statics and strength of materials concepts to determine size, shape, and material requirements for engineering components. Topics include an introduction to stress and strain, physical characteristics of components (size and shape), mechanical properties of engineering materials (strength, stiffness, etc.), and materials testing and composition.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGT 215

    Future Offerings
    4/8-6/22MWF 3:00p-4:30pREISS JOpenings: 24
  • ENGT 223Structural Detailing6 credits

    This course provides an introductory overview of structural drafting and design. Subject areas include specifications for structural members and ancillary components, design and construction work flow, drafting and design of bolted and welded connections, and standard structural design concepts. Students will utilize AutoCAD Structural Detailing software to create 3D design models. The 3D design models will be subsequently used to generate structural member detail drawings.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGT 125 and ENGT 126

    Future Offerings
    4/7-6/23TTh12:00p-1:30pSEIGMAN COpenings: 24
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS114 credits

* Minimum requirement. List of other AAS General Education class options

Program Entry Information

This program admits students once a year, in the fall quarter.

Testing Requirements

These requirements are for the AAS degree and are lower than those for the AAS-T degree. Please see the AAS-T Entry Page for AAS-T requirements.

  • BTC College Level Math score of 32 or a C grade in MATH 099.
  • 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.
  • CAP 101 or passing scores in the Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3) test battery or successful completion of Digitools or Tech Connections completed at Whatcom County high schools.

Program Outcomes

  • Create fully dimensioned orthographic and isometric CAD drawings that adhere to national standards (i.e. ANSI) and industry conventions.
  • Interpret rough sketches/drawings/actual parts and transform into 2D CAD drawings according to ANSI and industry standards for the purpose of manufacture, fabrication, and/or assembly.
  • Utilize parametric solid modeling software to generate 3D part models, 3D assembly models, and 2D detail/assembly drawings.
  • Apply statics principles to evaluate forces in structural elements that comprise trusses, machines, and frames.
  • Evaluate the stress, strain, and deflection levels of engineering components subjected to deformation, axial loads, and shear loads.
  • Utilize MS Office products such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to generate engineering documents, reports, tables, charts, spread sheets, and presentations.

Scott Reiss - Instructor image

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



Mechanical Engineering Drafting Certificate

Prepare for your engineering and design career through this program. Then, work in an engineering office environment at structural engineering companies, architectural firms, refineries, construction companies, or manufacturing firms.

Learn drawing and design skills to use as a mechanical engineering technician, mechanical drafter, computer aided drafter, engineering technician, or production planner.

Program Facts

Average annual wage $71,937

Wage potential $86,757 annually

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Program Costs, Financing, and Outcomes

Jobs & Employment

The average annual wage in this field is $71,937, with an earning potential of about $86,757 per year.*

Criminal convictions may restrict or prevent student participation with internships and employment in this industry.

Potential Positions

The mechanical engineering program prepares students for employment in the aerospace industry, petrochemical industry, industrial manufacturing, engineering consulting and design firms, engineering software development and support companies, and electrical contractors.

Potential positions include mechanical engineering technician, mechanical drafter, computer aided drafter, engineering technician, production planner, machine maintenance technician, mechanical testing & quality control technician and sales representative.

Courses

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  • Quarter 1
  • ENGT 121Drafting I6 credits

    This course is an introduction to engineering drawing and graphics technology. Topics include sketching and drafting techniques, drafting concepts and terminology, methods for improving visualization skills, standards for object views and drawing sizes, and proper usage of drafting equipment to construct geometric shapes and mechanical drawings.


    Future Offerings
    9/24-12/12MWF 3:00p-4:00pREISS JOpenings: 3
  • 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: 4
    9/24-12/12MWF12:00p-12:50pSTETTLER TWaitlisted: 5
  • MATH& 141Precalculus I5 credits

    The focus of this course will be functions. Students manipulate and graph linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and quadratic functions. The course will also cover systems of equations, matrices and determinants, and their applications.

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

    Future Offerings
    9/24-12/12MWF 9:00a-10:25aBILLS MOpenings: 16
    9/24-12/12MWF 1:00p-2:25pBILLS MOpenings: 17
    9/24-12/12MWF 3:00p-4:25pHONEYCUTT TOpenings: 10
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • Quarter 2
  • AENGL 100 *Applied English5 credits

    This applied English course focuses on the workplace communication skills needed to send, receive, and process oral and written information. Along with a review of writing fundamentals, learners will use principles of clear communication, professionalism, and cultural awareness in occupational contexts. Learners will sharpen their reading, writing, and presentation skills.

    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
    9/23-12/11TTh12:00p-2:05pSTAFFOpenings: 15
    9/24-12/12MWF 9:00a-10:25aKONGSHAUG COpenings: 1
    9/24-12/12MWF 3:00p-4:25pKONGSHAUG COpenings: 19
    9/24-12/12MWF11:00a-12:25pWISE JOpenings: 14
    9/24-12/12MWF 1:00p-2:25pBURNS JOpenings: 16
    9/23-12/12Online DONNELLY ROpenings: 10
    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
    1/7-3/25MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/25MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/8-3/26TTh 6:00p-8:05pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    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
    4/8-6/22MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 24
  • ENGT 123Descriptive Geometry6 credits

    This course presents step-by-step graphical techniques for solving 3D spatial problems. Students will develop and enhance their spatial visualization skills while learning specific topics such as projection methods, determining the true length of a line and true shape of a plane, and finding the intersection between lines and planes in space. Students will also gain an appreciation for how such techniques are applied to various engineering disciplines including mechanical, piping, civil, structural and HVAC.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGT 121, ENGT 122

    Future Offerings
    1/7-3/25MWF 2:30p-3:30pREISS JOpenings: 24
  • ENGT 132Engineering Applications Using MS Office5 credits

    This course focuses on applied projects to exercise higher level spreadsheet and word processing skills. Projects include utilization of mathematical and logical functions on multiple linked sheets, document formatting and headers/footers, generation of charts, graphs, and tables, automated document production, graphics and drawing tools, and toolbar customization and custom button macros.

    Prerequisite:
    CAP 101, ENGT 122

    Future Offerings
    1/7-3/25MWF 4:00p-4:50pSTETTLER TOpenings: 28
  • 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-12:25pHONEYCUTT TOpenings: 25
    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
  • Quarter 3
  • ENGT 125Drafting II: Advanced Concept & Standards8 credits

    This course is a continuation of the mechanical engineering graphic technology foundation. It utilizes CAD to develop advanced drawing techniques in accordance with industry standards. Instruction includes projection techniques for intersecting irregular surfaces, the purpose and proper application of auxiliary views, various manufacturing processes and their relationship to dimensioning and design, and methods for applying dimensions and tolerances to drawings according to ANSI standards.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGT 123

    Future Offerings
    4/8-6/22MWF12:00p-12:55pREISS JOpenings: 24
  • ENGT 126CAD II: Intermediate Applications7 credits

    This course is a continuation of CAD I and utilizes intermediate drawing and editing tools. Coursework includes generating and editing dimensions and tolerances in CAD, methods for creating isometric drawings, use and application of multiple viewports, advanced techniques for printing/plotting to scale, and applications and procedures for creating attributed blocks.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGT 123

    Future Offerings
    4/8-6/22MWF 1:00p-1:55pREISS JOpenings: 24
  • CMST& 210 *Interpersonal Communications5 credits

    Designed to introduce students to the application of basic interpersonal communication theory, with a focus on achieving success in the workplace. Topics explored include self-awareness, self-disclosure, conversation skills, relationship development and maintenance, assertiveness, teamwork and group dynamics, conflict management strategies, and diversity issues.

    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 1:00p-2:25pOEKERMAN COpenings: 4
    9/24-12/12MWF11:00a-12:25pOEKERMAN CWaitlisted: 0
    9/23-12/11TTh 6:00p-8:05pOEKERMAN COpenings: 14
    9/24-12/12MWF 3:00p-4:25pNELSON NOpenings: 17
    9/23-12/12Online OEKERMAN COpenings: 2
    9/23-12/12Online LIPPMAN LOpenings: 10
    1/7-3/25MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    1/7-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    4/8-6/22MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23TTh12:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 24
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS58 credits

* Minimum requirement. List of other AAS General Education class options

Program Entry Information

This program admits students once a year, in the fall quarter.

Testing Requirements

These requirements are for the Certificate and are lower than those for the AAS-T degree. Please see the AAS-T Entry Page for AAS-T requirements.

  • BTC College Level Math score of 32 or a C grade in MATH 099.
  • 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.
  • CAP 101 or passing scores in the Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3) test battery or successful completion of Digitools or Tech Connections completed at Whatcom County high schools.

Program Outcomes

Scott Reiss - Instructor image

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