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Mechanical Engineering Technology

Associate in Applied Science (Career Program) - 66 Credit Hours

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Program Information/Mission:

The mission of the Mechanical Engineering Technology Associate in Applied Science program is to prepare students to continue on for a bachelors degree in manufacturing engineering or industrial technology; or to enter the workforce in the manufacturing community. 

Admission to the Program:

Students applying for admission to the program should have high school transcripts and ACT scores or college transcripts sent to the Enrollment Services Center. Math skills equivalent to two years of high school algebra and one year of high school geometry are required for admission to the program (two years of high school technical math or applied math equals one year of algebra). These courses are available at Illinois Central College for students wishing to upgrade their skills.

Recommended Course Sequence:

Fall Semester 1:
MECTK 110; MECTK 121; MECTK 138; ENGL 110; MATH 130

Spring Semester 1:
MECTK 123; WLDTR 119; PHYS 112; MATH 137; COMM 110 or COMM 113; Social Science

Fall Semester 2:
MECTK 231; MECTK 221; MECTK 204; MECTK 125; PHYS 113

Spring Semester 2:
MECTK 220; MECTK 222; MECTK 201; MECTK 232; ENGL 201


Course Information:
Required General Education Courses
CourseNameCredit
ENGL 110COMPOSITION I 3
ENGL 201TECHNICAL COMMUNICATIONS 3
SOCIAL SCIENCE *3
MATH 137TECHNICAL CALCULUS 3
PHYS 112TECHNICAL PHYSICS I 4
COMM 110COMMUNICATION: PROCESS AND PRACTICE 3
or
COMM 113BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL SPEAKING 3
Required Program Courses
CourseNameCredit
MATH 130TECHNICAL ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY 5
MECTK 110INTRODUCTION TO THE TOOLS OF TECHNOLOGY 3
MECTK 121INTRODUCTION TO MECHANICAL COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING 3
MECTK 123MECHANICAL DETAILING WITH CAD 3
MECTK 1253-D MODELING WITH CAD 3
MECTK 138MANUFACTURING PROCESSES I 3
MECTK 201MECHANISMS 3
MECTK 204STATICS AND STRENGTH OF MATERIALS 4
MECTK 220ADVANCED CAD PROJECTS 2
MECTK 221MACHINE DESIGN I 3
MECTK 222MACHINE DESIGN II 3
MECTK 231INDUSTRIAL FLUID POWER 3
MECTK 232MATERIALS SCIENCE AND PHYSICAL METALLURGY 3
PHYS 113TECHNICAL PHYSICS II 4
WLDTR 119WELDING PROCESSES 2

* See specific requirements for Associate in Applied Science Degree.

For Program Information Contact:
Agricultural and Industrial Technologies Department
AIT Building
Room 209
(309)694-5510