This certificate prepares students in the field manufacturing and building mechanical skills.
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Majors in a Minute Video
- IND 250: Introduction to Basic Computer Integrated Manufacturing - 3 credits
- MEC 131: Mechanics I-Statics for Engineering Technology - 3 credits
- MEC 155: Mechanisms - 3 credits
- IND 251: Automated Manufacturing Systems I - 3 credits
- MEC 161: Basic Fluid Mechanics-Hydraulics/Pneumatics - 3 credits
- ETR 290: Internship - 3 credits
Students in this certificate pathway generally begin with the Manufacturing Technician CSC or complete certain prerequisite courses to better prepare for academic success.
Occupational Objectives: The Mechanical Technician Career Studies Certificate is designed to meet the needs of regional employees with a need to gain or expand their skill sets in mechanical applications and machining. This two- semester Career Studies Certificate aligns with coursework in the Industrial Electronics Technology (AAS) program. Students will be able to apply credits from this program to AAS degree in order to obtain advanced technical knowledge and skills in the field. Students will engage in coursework in the fields of computer-aided design (CAD), computer numeric controlled (CNC) machines, hydraulics, pneumatics, industrial maintenance, and mathematics in order to gather the skills necessary for employment in mechanical and machining related fields. Successful graduates will be able to secure entry-level employment or advanced employment in fields that require technical knowledge of manufacturing, CAD, CNC, and basic tool operation.