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

Mechanical Engineering Technology, Specialization in Mechanical Design (956-02), 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 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.

Possible Career Opportunities

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Semester Total Credits 16

Semester Total Credits 16

Summer I

  • Humanities (3 credits)
  • Approved Elective (3 credits)1

Semester Total Credits 3

Semester Total Credits 16

Semester Total Credits 13/14

Total Minimum Credits 64/65

1Students planning to take the Siemens Level 1 exam, should enroll in IND 243 , note that this course includes prerequisite course MEC 165 , which is not part of this program.
2Electives may be selected from  ETR 104 , ETR 107 , ELE 176 , ELE 178 , or any MEC, EGR, or CAD course. Some IND courses can be used with permission from the Mechanical Engineering Technology, Department Head.


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