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2017-2018 College Catalog 
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mechanical Engineering Technology (956), Associate of Applied Science Degree

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

Special Notes: This program articulates to Old Dominion University. Courses in this program include calculus and chemistry and provide the prerequisites for the junior level in a bachelor’s degree program.

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) 2

Semester Total Credits 3

Semester Total Credits 17

Semester Total Credits 15

Total Minimum Credits 67

1Students planning to transfer to ODU under the articulation agreement should choose from HIS 101 , HIS 102 , HIS 111 , HIS 112  or HIS 122 .
2Students planning to transfer to ODU under the articulation agreement should choose from ART 201, ART 202, MUS 121 , MUS 122 , ENG 122 , ENG 125 , ENG 241 , ENG 242 , ENG 243 , ENG 244 , ENG 251 , ENG 252  or ENG 253 .
3MEC 220  is offered only in the spring.
4Electives can be selected from MEC, CAD, IND, and ETR 104 .

5Recommended courses to meet requirements are listed under General Education and Wellness Courses .

Program Information (SET)

For additional information about this program visit the Science, Engineering, and Technology Division webpage, stop by room 321 Hastings Hall, phone 757-825-2898, or email