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Mechanical Engineering Technology

Pre-Engineering Technology: Mechanical, Manufacturing, or Plastics

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.

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
  • 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
    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
    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
  • 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
    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: 2
    9/23-12/9TTh 6:00p-9:00pSEAY BOpenings: 15
  • Humanities
  • 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
    1/7-3/25MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/8-3/26TTh 9:00a-11:05aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/8-3/26TTh 6:00p-8:05pSTAFFOpenings: 24
    4/8-6/22MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23TTh 9:00a-11:05aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23TTh 6:00p-8:05pSTAFFOpenings: 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
    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
  • 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
    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
    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
  • 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.

    Prerequisite:
    MATH& 141 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    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
    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
    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
  • 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
    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.

    Prerequisite:
    PSYC& 100 with a C grade

    Future Offerings
    1/7-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 24
  • Electives
  • ENGR& 214Statics5 credits

    Statics

  • ENGR& 225Mechanics of Materials5 credits

    Mechanics of Materials

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS91 credits

Program Entry Information

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Planning Guide

Program Outcomes

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

    Upon completion of BTC’s Associate in Science AS-T/MRP: Mechanical, Manufacturing or Plastics Engineering Technology 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.

    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 Technology 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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Jason Kefover


Electro Mechanical Technology

Area of Instruction


Electro Mechanical Technology

Contact Info


360 752-8568
jkefover@btc.ctc.edu
B Building (B) - Room B11-A

Background


    • M.S., Manufacturing Systems, East Carolina University

      B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Penn State University

      B.A., Physics, Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

      Certificate, Programmable Logic Controllers 1, Assn for Packaging & Processing Technologies

      Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification


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Scott Reiss


Mechanical Engineering

Area of Instruction


Engineering

Contact Info


360 752-8424
sreiss@btc.ctc.edu
J Building (J) - Room J5-A

Background


    • 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.

    • Areas of Expertise: CAD, AutoCAD, Inventor, Plant 3D; Stress Analysis; Finite Element Analysis; Optimization; Composite Design

    • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

      B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Vermont

      E.I.T., E.I.T., State of Vermont

      Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification


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David Rangel


Mathematics Instructor

Area of Instruction


Mathematics

Contact Info


360 752-8473
drangel@btc.ctc.edu
McArdle Center (DMC) - Room 129

Background


    • David Rangel has been an instructor at Bellingham Technical College since 2013. Before joining BTC, he conducted research, student mentorship, and instruction in the applied sciences and currently utilizes this experience in both his teaching and in his ancillary roles as instructional mentor and program coordinator.

      David is a native of Bellingham, Washington who received his training both on the East Coast and in the Pacific Northwest. He continues to strive to meet the excellent standards set by the institution in both instruction, and in serving the diverse educational goals of its students.

      Currently, David is involved in several campus-wide initiatives ranging from the contextualization of core academic instruction with established program pathways, to finding and implementing grants from national funding agencies to create new opportunities for students seeking job training or the ability to continue their education at partner four-year institutions.

    • Instructional innovation; Content Contextualization, Problem- & Project-based Learning, Statistics and Data Analysis Education

      Applied and Numerical Mathematics ; Simulation, Numerical Methods

      Applied Physical Chemistry ; Biophysical Chemistry, Spectroscopy, Sustainability & Environmental Engineering

    • Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Washington

      M.S., Chemistry, University of Washington

      M.S., Oceanography, University of Washington

      B.A., Physics, Harvard University


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Samuel Cheung


Electronics Instructor

Area of Instruction


Electronics

Contact Info


360 752-8455
scheung@btc.ctc.edu
McArdle Center (DMC) - Room 137

Background


    • 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.

    • NSF Grant Consultant: Dissemination of Microprocessor Course through classroom and Interactive Cyber-Enabled Technologies (current)

      Faculty Advisory Board Member: National Science Foundation Network National Resource Center (Current)

      IBM Faculty Loan Program to the University of Washington to assist the Minority Engineering Program (1989 – 1990)

      Areas of expertise: Electronics Hardware: discrete analog and digital components, embedded micro-controller systems, PC architecture and system design, PLC, Optics and electronics communication; Renewable Energy: Solar, and Fuel cells.; Programming languages: Basic/Visual Basic, C/C++ and assembler

    • M.Ed., Education, Western Washington University

      M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Vermont

      B.S., Electrical Engineering, California State University

      Certificate, E.I.T., State of California

      Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification


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Tim Stettler


Civil Engineering

Area of Instruction


Engineering

Contact Info


360 752-8338
tstettler@btc.ctc.edu
J Building (J) - Room J1

Background


    • B.S., Civil Engineering, Washington State University

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

      Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification


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Danielle Newton


Communication/English

Area of Instruction


Humanities

Contact Info


360 752-8421
dnewton@btc.ctc.edu
Campus Center (CC) - Room 217

Background


    • M.F.A., Master of Fine Arts - Fiction, Bennington College

      M.A., English (Creative Writing), California State University, Sacramento

      B.A., English, California State University, Sacramento


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Carl Oekerman


Psychology

Area of Instruction


Social Sciences

Contact Info


360 752-8566
coekerman@btc.ctc.edu
Campus Center (CC) - Room 218

Background


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

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


Pre-Engineeing: General

BTC’s general pre-Engineering transfer degree provides the academic coursework and hands-on education that will prepare you for direct tranfer into a Bachelor of Science degree program at a four-year college or university. Upon completing the 99-credit program, you may transfer as a junior into engineering progams in Mechanical, Civil, Aeronautical, Industrial, or Materials Science.

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Courses

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  • Mathematics
  • 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
    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
  • MATH& 163Calculus III5 credits

    Multivariate integral and differential calculus. Geometry in R3 and in the plane. The study of vectors, acceleration, curvature; functions of several variables, partial derivatives; directional derivatives and gradients; extreme values; double and triple integrals; applications. Graphing calculator required.

    Prerequisite:
    MATH& 152 with a C or better.
  • MATH 238Intro to Differential Equations5 credits

  • MATH 204Introduction to Linear Algebra ALGEBRA (5)5 credits

    Elementary study of the fundamentals of linear algebra. Course is intended for stronger math or science students. Course to include the study of systems of linear equations; matrices; n-dimensional vector space; linear independence, bases, subspaces and dimension. Introduction to determinants and the eigenvalue problem; applications. Graphing calculator required.

    Prerequisite:
    MATH& 151 with a C grade or better.
  • Chemistry
  • 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
    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
  • CHEM& 162General Chemistry w/Lab II5 credits

    Atomic periodicity, chemical bonding theories, solid and liquid states and solutions.

    Prerequisite:
    CHEM& 161 with C grade.

    Future Offerings
    1/8-3/26TTh 1:00p-2:45pSTAFFOpenings: 24
     T10:00a-12:00pSTAFF
    4/7-6/23TTh 1:00p-2:45pSTAFFOpenings: 24
     T10:00a-12:00pSTAFF
  • Communications
  • 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
    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
  • Electives
  • 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
    1/7-3/25MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/8-3/26TTh 9:00a-11:05aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/8-3/26TTh 6:00p-8:05pSTAFFOpenings: 24
    4/8-6/22MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23TTh 9:00a-11:05aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23TTh 6:00p-8:05pSTAFFOpenings: 24
  • ENGL& 102English Composition II5 credits

    Intermediate academic essay writing. Emphasis on critical reading and writing, synthesis of cross-disciplinary texts, documentation of sources and argumentation. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101 with a C grade.

    Prerequisite:
    Engl& 101 with a C or above

    Future Offerings
    1/7-3/25MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/8-3/26TTh 9:00a-11:05aSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/26Online NEWTON DOpenings: 24
    1/7-3/26Online NEWTON DOpenings: 24
    4/8-6/22MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/7-6/23TTh 9:00a-11:05aSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/7-6/23Online NEWTON DOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/23Online NEWTON DOpenings: 24
  • 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
    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
  • 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
    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
  • SOC& 101Introduction to Sociology5 credits

    This course introduces the major concepts and definitions of the science of sociology. Basic sociological inquiry is covered, and how social forces shape communal and individual behaviors and attitudes. Topics include socialization, cultures, deviance, social control, inequality, power, social class, race, gender, and institutions. Students learn the basic theories and perspectives of sociology and how those theories apply to the social landscape.

    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
    1/13-3/24T 6:00p-7:30pSTAFFOpenings: 24
    1/7-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/23T 6:00p-7:30pSTAFFOpenings: 24
    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
    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
  • Engineering
  • ENGR& 214Statics5 credits

    Statics

  • ENGR& 215Dynamics5 credits

  • ENGR& 225Mechanics of Materials5 credits

    Mechanics of Materials

  • Engineering Electives
  • ENGR 175Introduction to Materials Science5 credits

  • 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
    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
  • 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: 2
    9/23-12/9TTh 6:00p-9:00pSEAY BOpenings: 15
  • Humanities
  • HIST& 148United States History III5 credits

    Survey course exploring the social, political, and economic history of the United States from 1900 to the present.

  • or

  • 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
    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
  • Physics
  • 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
    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
  • Social Sciences
  • ECON& 201Micro Economics5 credits

    Introduction to microeconomics. Presents supply and demand models, consumers and producers choice in the competitive and non-competitive market. Examines the various economic decisions made by firms relating to price, demand, factors or production, and cost.

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

    Future Offerings
    1/8-3/26TTh12:00p-2:05pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23TTh 9:00a-11:05aSTAFFOpenings: 28
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS99 credits

Program Entry Information

For questions, please contact Admissions at 360-752-8345 or e-mail us at Admissions

Program Outcomes

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Scott Reiss


Mechanical Engineering

Area of Instruction


Engineering

Contact Info


360 752-8424
sreiss@btc.ctc.edu
J Building (J) - Room J5-A

Background


    • 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.

    • Areas of Expertise: CAD, AutoCAD, Inventor, Plant 3D; Stress Analysis; Finite Element Analysis; Optimization; Composite Design

    • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

      B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Vermont

      E.I.T., E.I.T., State of Vermont

      Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification


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David Rangel


Mathematics Instructor

Area of Instruction


Mathematics

Contact Info


360 752-8473
drangel@btc.ctc.edu
McArdle Center (DMC) - Room 129

Background


    • David Rangel has been an instructor at Bellingham Technical College since 2013. Before joining BTC, he conducted research, student mentorship, and instruction in the applied sciences and currently utilizes this experience in both his teaching and in his ancillary roles as instructional mentor and program coordinator.

      David is a native of Bellingham, Washington who received his training both on the East Coast and in the Pacific Northwest. He continues to strive to meet the excellent standards set by the institution in both instruction, and in serving the diverse educational goals of its students.

      Currently, David is involved in several campus-wide initiatives ranging from the contextualization of core academic instruction with established program pathways, to finding and implementing grants from national funding agencies to create new opportunities for students seeking job training or the ability to continue their education at partner four-year institutions.

    • Instructional innovation; Content Contextualization, Problem- & Project-based Learning, Statistics and Data Analysis Education

      Applied and Numerical Mathematics ; Simulation, Numerical Methods

      Applied Physical Chemistry ; Biophysical Chemistry, Spectroscopy, Sustainability & Environmental Engineering

    • Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Washington

      M.S., Chemistry, University of Washington

      M.S., Oceanography, University of Washington

      B.A., Physics, Harvard University


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Jason Kefover


Electro Mechanical Technology

Area of Instruction


Electro Mechanical Technology

Contact Info


360 752-8568
jkefover@btc.ctc.edu
B Building (B) - Room B11-A

Background


    • M.S., Manufacturing Systems, East Carolina University

      B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Penn State University

      B.A., Physics, Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

      Certificate, Programmable Logic Controllers 1, Assn for Packaging & Processing Technologies

      Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification


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Tim Stettler


Civil Engineering

Area of Instruction


Engineering

Contact Info


360 752-8338
tstettler@btc.ctc.edu
J Building (J) - Room J1

Background


    • B.S., Civil Engineering, Washington State University

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

      Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification


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Samuel Cheung


Electronics Instructor

Area of Instruction


Electronics

Contact Info


360 752-8455
scheung@btc.ctc.edu
McArdle Center (DMC) - Room 137

Background


    • 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.

    • NSF Grant Consultant: Dissemination of Microprocessor Course through classroom and Interactive Cyber-Enabled Technologies (current)

      Faculty Advisory Board Member: National Science Foundation Network National Resource Center (Current)

      IBM Faculty Loan Program to the University of Washington to assist the Minority Engineering Program (1989 – 1990)

      Areas of expertise: Electronics Hardware: discrete analog and digital components, embedded micro-controller systems, PC architecture and system design, PLC, Optics and electronics communication; Renewable Energy: Solar, and Fuel cells.; Programming languages: Basic/Visual Basic, C/C++ and assembler

    • M.Ed., Education, Western Washington University

      M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Vermont

      B.S., Electrical Engineering, California State University

      Certificate, E.I.T., State of California

      Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification


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Danielle Newton


Communication/English

Area of Instruction


Humanities

Contact Info


360 752-8421
dnewton@btc.ctc.edu
Campus Center (CC) - Room 217

Background


    • M.F.A., Master of Fine Arts - Fiction, Bennington College

      M.A., English (Creative Writing), California State University, Sacramento

      B.A., English, California State University, Sacramento


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Carl Oekerman


Psychology

Area of Instruction


Social Sciences

Contact Info


360 752-8566
coekerman@btc.ctc.edu
Campus Center (CC) - Room 218

Background


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

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


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
    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
    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
    1/7-3/25MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/8-3/26TTh 9:00a-11:05aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/8-3/26TTh 6:00p-8:05pSTAFFOpenings: 24
    4/8-6/22MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23TTh 9:00a-11:05aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23TTh 6:00p-8:05pSTAFFOpenings: 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
    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
    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
    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.

    Prerequisite:
    MATH& 141 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    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 175Introduction to Materials Science5 credits

  • ENGR& 214Statics5 credits

    Statics

  • ENGR& 225Mechanics of Materials5 credits

    Mechanics of Materials

  • ENGR& 215Dynamics5 credits

  • 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.

  • 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: 2
    9/23-12/9TTh 6:00p-9:00pSEAY BOpenings: 15
  • 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
  • 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
    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
    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
  • 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

    Instruction in the use of parametric modeling CAD applications and the introduction to 3 dimensional drawing and solid modeling. Topics include wire frame models, 3-D faces or work planes, rendering, and editing solid models. Prerequisites: Admission and ENGT 210.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGT 125, ENGT 126
  • 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

Jason Kefover - Instructor image

Jason Kefover


Electro Mechanical Technology

Area of Instruction


Electro Mechanical Technology

Contact Info


360 752-8568
jkefover@btc.ctc.edu
B Building (B) - Room B11-A

Background


    • M.S., Manufacturing Systems, East Carolina University

      B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Penn State University

      B.A., Physics, Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

      Certificate, Programmable Logic Controllers 1, Assn for Packaging & Processing Technologies

      Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification


Scott Reiss - Instructor image

Scott Reiss


Mechanical Engineering

Area of Instruction


Engineering

Contact Info


360 752-8424
sreiss@btc.ctc.edu
J Building (J) - Room J5-A

Background


    • 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.

    • Areas of Expertise: CAD, AutoCAD, Inventor, Plant 3D; Stress Analysis; Finite Element Analysis; Optimization; Composite Design

    • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

      B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Vermont

      E.I.T., E.I.T., State of Vermont

      Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification


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Tim Stettler


Civil Engineering

Area of Instruction


Engineering

Contact Info


360 752-8338
tstettler@btc.ctc.edu
J Building (J) - Room J1

Background


    • B.S., Civil Engineering, Washington State University

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

      Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification


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Samuel Cheung


Electronics Instructor

Area of Instruction


Electronics

Contact Info


360 752-8455
scheung@btc.ctc.edu
McArdle Center (DMC) - Room 137

Background


    • 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.

    • NSF Grant Consultant: Dissemination of Microprocessor Course through classroom and Interactive Cyber-Enabled Technologies (current)

      Faculty Advisory Board Member: National Science Foundation Network National Resource Center (Current)

      IBM Faculty Loan Program to the University of Washington to assist the Minority Engineering Program (1989 – 1990)

      Areas of expertise: Electronics Hardware: discrete analog and digital components, embedded micro-controller systems, PC architecture and system design, PLC, Optics and electronics communication; Renewable Energy: Solar, and Fuel cells.; Programming languages: Basic/Visual Basic, C/C++ and assembler

    • M.Ed., Education, Western Washington University

      M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Vermont

      B.S., Electrical Engineering, California State University

      Certificate, E.I.T., State of California

      Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification


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Carl Oekerman


Psychology

Area of Instruction


Social Sciences

Contact Info


360 752-8566
coekerman@btc.ctc.edu
Campus Center (CC) - Room 218

Background


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

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


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Danielle Newton


Communication/English

Area of Instruction


Humanities

Contact Info


360 752-8421
dnewton@btc.ctc.edu
Campus Center (CC) - Room 217

Background


    • M.F.A., Master of Fine Arts - Fiction, Bennington College

      M.A., English (Creative Writing), California State University, Sacramento

      B.A., English, California State University, Sacramento


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David Rangel


Mathematics Instructor

Area of Instruction


Mathematics

Contact Info


360 752-8473
drangel@btc.ctc.edu
McArdle Center (DMC) - Room 129

Background


    • David Rangel has been an instructor at Bellingham Technical College since 2013. Before joining BTC, he conducted research, student mentorship, and instruction in the applied sciences and currently utilizes this experience in both his teaching and in his ancillary roles as instructional mentor and program coordinator.

      David is a native of Bellingham, Washington who received his training both on the East Coast and in the Pacific Northwest. He continues to strive to meet the excellent standards set by the institution in both instruction, and in serving the diverse educational goals of its students.

      Currently, David is involved in several campus-wide initiatives ranging from the contextualization of core academic instruction with established program pathways, to finding and implementing grants from national funding agencies to create new opportunities for students seeking job training or the ability to continue their education at partner four-year institutions.

    • Instructional innovation; Content Contextualization, Problem- & Project-based Learning, Statistics and Data Analysis Education

      Applied and Numerical Mathematics ; Simulation, Numerical Methods

      Applied Physical Chemistry ; Biophysical Chemistry, Spectroscopy, Sustainability & Environmental Engineering

    • Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Washington

      M.S., Chemistry, University of Washington

      M.S., Oceanography, University of Washington

      B.A., Physics, Harvard University


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

Employment and wage data sources


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

Filter courses by quarter 
Use this tool to see this program's course offerings for upcoming quarters

  • 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.

  • 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: 2
    9/23-12/9TTh 6:00p-9:00pSEAY BOpenings: 15
  • 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
    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
    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.

    Prerequisite:
    MATH& 141 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    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
    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
    11/5-12/10W 3:00p-5:00pPISCOPO NOpenings: 14
    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
  • 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
  • ENGT 220Parametric Modeling7 credits

    Instruction in the use of parametric modeling CAD applications and the introduction to 3 dimensional drawing and solid modeling. Topics include wire frame models, 3-D faces or work planes, rendering, and editing solid models. Prerequisites: Admission and ENGT 210.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGT 125, ENGT 126
  • 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, or Instructor permission

    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.

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Scott Reiss


Mechanical Engineering

Area of Instruction


Engineering

Contact Info


360 752-8424
sreiss@btc.ctc.edu
J Building (J) - Room J5-A

Background


    • 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.

    • Areas of Expertise: CAD, AutoCAD, Inventor, Plant 3D; Stress Analysis; Finite Element Analysis; Optimization; Composite Design

    • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

      B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Vermont

      E.I.T., E.I.T., State of Vermont

      Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification


Tim Stettler - Instructor image

Tim Stettler


Civil Engineering

Area of Instruction


Engineering

Contact Info


360 752-8338
tstettler@btc.ctc.edu
J Building (J) - Room J1

Background


    • B.S., Civil Engineering, Washington State University

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

      Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification


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Vicky Moyle


Mathematics

Area of Instruction


Mathematics

Contact Info


360 752-8565
vmoyle@btc.ctc.edu
Campus Center (CC) - Room 224

Background


    • 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.

    • 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

      License, Licensed Professional Counselor, State of Colorado

      License, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, State of Washington


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Steve Mudd


Psychology

Area of Instruction


Social Sciences

Contact Info


360 752-8437
smudd@btc.ctc.edu
Campus Center (CC) - Room 223

Background


    • M.A., Counseling Psychology, National University

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


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

Employment and wage data sources


Gainful Employment

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

Filter courses by quarter 
Use this tool to see this program's course offerings for upcoming quarters

  • 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.

  • 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: 2
    9/23-12/9TTh 6:00p-9:00pSEAY BOpenings: 15
  • 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
    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
    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.

    Prerequisite:
    MATH& 141 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    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
    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


Mechanical Engineering

Area of Instruction


Engineering

Contact Info


360 752-8424
sreiss@btc.ctc.edu
J Building (J) - Room J5-A

Background


    • 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.

    • Areas of Expertise: CAD, AutoCAD, Inventor, Plant 3D; Stress Analysis; Finite Element Analysis; Optimization; Composite Design

    • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

      B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Vermont

      E.I.T., E.I.T., State of Vermont

      Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification