Program of Study Summary
Chattanooga State Community College
Cleveland State Community College
Northeast State Community College
Pellissippi State Community College
Southwest State Community College
Academic Program Inventory Title/s:
A.A.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology
With Concentrations in
- Engineering Materials Science
- Mechanical Design
Technical Certificate in HVAC & Refrigeration
CIP Codes: SOC Codes:
Mechanical Engineering Technician
Manufacturing Production Technician
Civil Engineering Technician
Industrial Engineering Technician
Mechanical Systems Designer
Plant Engineering Technician
Project Management Assistant
Engineering Materials Lab Technician
HVAC & Refrigeration Technical Certificate
CIP for HVAC SOC for HVAC
The Mechanical Engineering Technology program is designed to provide students with an effective blending of diverse industry-recognized skillsets through an offering of Concentrations, preparing program completers with the knowledge and skills needed for immediate entrance into the workforce.
Knowledge and skills emphasized in the program include, but are not limited to: material selection and applications; advanced manufacturing processes with applications; computer-based design and analysis; systems operations and management; and the reliability and maintenance of mechanical systems.
The Concentrations offered at [INSERT YOUR INSTITUTION HERE] include [INSERT THE CHOSEN CONCENTRATIONS FOR YOUR CAMPUS HERE]. The program consists of a common core of General Education and Mechanical Engineering Technology major core courses, combined with subject-specific courses designed to address skills within the concentration area.
Certificates in industry specific specialties are also included in the Mechanical Engineering Technology library. These certificates may be stand-alone or embedded with the A.A.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology degree.
- The graduate will have demonstrated an intermediate level of competency with computer applications common to modern industry.
- The graduate will have demonstrated a thorough understanding of industry codes and practices necessary to function in an industrial environment.
- The graduate will have demonstrated a thorough understanding of the various materials used to manufacture products, along with the various manufacturing processes used to convert these materials into finished goods.
- The graduate will have demonstrated the ability to work safely in a team-based environment.
- Demonstrate skill and knowledge in preparation for industry-recognized certification examinations.
Professional Accrediting Bodies:
The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
The Association for Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)
State Agency/Entity Oversight:
Applicable Certification/License or Industry-recognized Certificates to be Awarded:
While not required for the degree program, the curriculum covers content related to the Certified SolidWorks Associate Exam and/or the EPA 608 Certification Test. Students may elect to take these exams independently.
Articulation with Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology (TCAT):
Credit through prior learning assessment may be earned from the following TCAT programs: Drafting and CAD Technology, Industrial Electricity, Industrial Maintenance and Machine Tool Technology, and Mechanical Maintenance Electrical and Instrumentation.
Curriculum: 60 - 63 standard credit hours
This program is not designed primarily as a transfer program to a four-year institution.