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Regional College

Regional College

The Associate of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering (integrated manufacturing) Technology provides students with knowledge and skills in the manufacturing areas related to computer-controlled equipment and integrated manufacturing. Topics include drafting, CAD/CAM, materials testing and robotics applications. There are four concentrations available: General (available at the Trumbull and Tuscarawas campuses); Mechtronics (available at the Tuscarawas Campus), which is a cross disciplinary in electrical and electronic devices, hydraulics and pneumatics and programmable logic controllers, intended to provide students with the skills currently in demand in most industries; and Systems, which is individualized and developed with the guidance of a faculty advisor (available only at the Tuscarawas Campus). In addition, the concentrations may articulate fully or in part with available certificates in computer-aided drafting, plastics manufacturing and the technology 2+2 bachelor's degree.

Career Opportunities

In 2008, engineers held about 1.5 million jobs.

About 37 percent of engineering jobs were found in manufacturing industries and another 28 percent were in the professional, scientific, and technical services sector, primarily in architectural, engineering, and related services. Many engineers also worked in the construction, telecommunications, and wholesale trade industries.

Federal, State, and local governments employed about 12 percent of engineers in 2006. About half of these were in the Federal Government, mainly in the U.S. Departments of Defense, Transportation, Agriculture, Interior, and Energy, and in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Most engineers in State and local government agencies worked in highway and public works departments. In 2006, about three percent of engineers were self-employed, many as consultants.

Engineers are employed in every State, in small and large cities and in rural areas. Some branches of engineering are concentrated in particular industries and geographic areas—for example, petroleum engineering jobs tend to be located in areas with sizable petroleum deposits, such as Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Alaska, and California. Others, such as civil engineering, are widely dispersed, and engineers in these fields often move from place to place to work on different projects.

(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Admission Requirements

Admission is open to anyone with a high school diploma or its equivalent.

For more information on admissions, visit the Admissions website for new freshmen. For more information about admission criteria for transfer, transitioning and former students, please visit the admissions website.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum 68-72 credit hours, dependent upon concentration chosen. Minimum 2.000 cumulative and major GPA.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Understand the fundamentals of Fluid properties, kinematics of fluid flow, momentum, viscosity, conservation of energy in fluid flow, industrial hydraulics, and gas laws.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the design theory of tools, machines, systems and equipment.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of system integration methods.
  4. Possess a strong mathematical foundation.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of engineering processes and materials.
  6. Demonstrate a good working knowledge of technical drawing and CAD.
  7. Possess a strong foundation in physics.

Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology, Inc.-Technology Accreditation Commission
111 Market Place, Suite 1050
Baltimore, MD 21202

(Tuscarawas Campus only)