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2016-2017 College Catalog 
2016-2017 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mechanical Engineering Technology, Specialization in Mechanical Design (956-02), Associate of Applied Science Degree

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Purpose: Mechanical Engineering Technology is a great fit for students who want to take a hands-on approach to mechanical engineering. Mechanical Engineering Technologists participate in the design, development, testing, and manufacturing of industrial machinery, consumer products, engines and other equipment. Thomas Nelson’s Mechanical Engineering Technology associate of applied science program emphasizes the application of scientific and engineering principles. The curriculum is grounded in math, science and engineering principles with practical lessons in computer-aided drawing and design, composite materials, hydraulics, and other technical areas.

Course Offerings: Primarily at the Hampton Campus both daytime and evening. Some classes are offered in distance and hybrid format.

For more information, contact the Science, Engineering and Technology Division at (757) 825-2898 or

♦ Course requires pre/co-requisites.

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Semester Total Credits 16

Semester Total Credits 16

Summer I

  • Humanities (3 credits)

Semester Total Credits 3

Semester Total Credits 16

Spring II

Semester Total Credits 14/15

Total Minimum Credits 65/66

1Electives can be chosen from MEC 133 , MEC 161 , MEC 210 , MEC 220 , ETR 104  (formerly MEC 103 ), IND 140 , IND 141 , IND 145 , IND 180, ENE 120 , ELE 176 , ELE 178  or any other MEC, IND or CAD course.

*NOTE: For courses listed in footnotes, prerequisites are included in parentheses.

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