2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 22, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mechanical Engineering Technology (HC35)

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This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org

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Mechanical engineering deals with POWER, and with the machinery used to convert power to useful work. The mechanical engineering technician is a practically-oriented member of the engineering team which applies existing technology to the solution of engineering problems. The mechanical engineering technician designs machines and processes used to generate and apply power to useful purposes. For example, a mechanical engineering technician may assist in the design of a power plant, testing of a space shuttle, manufacturing of a nuclear submarine, or building of an aircraft carrier.

Naugatuck Valley Community College’s Mechanical Engineering Technology Program combines theory with laboratory experience. Subjects such as mathematics, physics, engineering mechanics, fluid mechanics, materials of engineering, thermodynamics, and mechanical design are included within the curriculum. After the theory is taught, it is applied to practical situations in the laboratories, which are supervised by professional engineers. Students learn how to set up and conduct an experiment, to extract and analyze engineering data, and to solve problems which require the application of engineering principles.

As a result of the training and preparation provided by our program, the Mechanical Engineering Technology student is ready to be employed by industry upon graduation. The blend of ‘hands-on’ experience with theoretical background, the applications to current technology, and the individual initiative that the student develops, make our graduates very marketable in the workforce. Graduates of the Mechanical Engineering Technology Program are successfully employed in many different industries in such positions as: laboratory technicians, field service technicians, design engineering technicians, application engineering technicians, and plant engineering technicians.

General Education Core course listings and definitions appear on General Education Core . Additional courses may be required. Note: The Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) program is highly sequenced. To complete the degree in two years, students are advised to complete the courses in the sequence listed beginning in the fall semester


Competency or Program Requirement:

First Semester

Continuing Learning/Information Literacy and Ethics Credits: 3

Critical Analysis and Logical Thinking/Written Communication Credits: 3

Quantitative Reasoning Credits: 4

Scientific Reasoning Credits: 4

Program Requirement

Second Semester

Scientific Knowledge and Understanding Credits: 4

Program Requirements

Third Semester

Written Communication Credits: 3

Program Requirements

Fourth Semester

Oral Communications Credits: 3

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Social Phenomena Credits: 3

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Program Requirements

Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes


Total Credits: 66

Any given course may only be used to satisfy one of the competency areas even if it is listed under more than one.

1 MAT* H172 - College Algebra  and MAT* H185 - Trigonometric Functions  can be used together as a substitute.

2 Course only offered in Summer. Offered during the Fall or Spring at Tunxis, Gateway, Housatonic, Norwalk, CCSU, SCSU, and WCSU.

3 Choose from any 200-level course with the following prefixes: CAD*, EET*, MAT*, MEC*, MFG*, EGR*, or PHY* H222  

4 MEC* H240  and MEC* H271  are offered alternating fall semesters. Enroll in whichever is offered.

5 ENG* H202 - Technical Writing  and COM* H173 - Public Speaking  recommended for transfer to CCSU.

Becoming Connecticut State Community College

STUDENTS: The Community Colleges are undergoing a merger with a plan to become Connecticut State Community College in fall 2023; please work closely with your advisor/program coordinator to select your courses accordingly. Click here Becoming Connecticut State Community College  for more detail about this merger.



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