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2022 - 2023 Catalog Year
Manufacturing Engineering Technology (Full-time)

Degree: Associate of Technical Studies
Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering

This Sample Program Pathway is designed to provide an example of course selections in a term by term sequence. Please see an Academic Advisor for a plan specific to your academic needs.

Fall Semester (First Year)


Mathematics for engineering technology students to prepare them for critical thinking, analytical reasoning and problem solving. Students will apply math to typical engineering technology problems from a variety of fields. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: MAT 0200

Description: Applied computer tools to solve engineering technology problems, emphasizing the integration of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software and engineering research skills using the Internet. Applications of an integrated approach to research papers, engineering technology analysis, technical laboratory reports and technical presentations. One-half classroom, one and one-half lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: DEV 0015 or MAT 0600 and MAT 0100 or MAT 1110

Description: In English Composition I students learn reflective, analytical and argumentative writing strategies, incorporating sources and personal experience. Students will negotiate between public and private rhetorical situations and purposes to achieve academic literacy. They will write multiple drafts using a recursive writing process as they work toward fluency in style and mechanics.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Placement Test Score)

Description: Polynomial, radical, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions and their graphs, roots of polynomial functions, rational and polynomial inequalities, conic sections, systems of linear equations; sequences and series. Trigonometric functions of angles, solving right and oblique triangles, trigonometric identities and equations, vectors, radian measure, graphs of trigonometric functions, inverse trigonometric functions and applications. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections.

Notes: Can also complete MAT-1470 and MAT-1570 in place of MAT-1580

Prerequisites: MAT 0300 and Other (With a grade of C or better or satisfactory score on math placement test)

Description: Designed to improve speaking and listening skills through the study and application of public speaking structure, content and style. This course requires 5 speeches in front of a live audience. The online course sections require the recordings to be created by the student with at least 8 adults present for each speech. Any questions, please contact the Communication Department at

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Any other college level English course)


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Spring Semester (First Year)

Description: Introduction to direct and alternating current (DC/AC) circuits, power, three phase and test equipment. One classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: MAT 0100 or MAT 0600 or MAT 1110 or MAT 1130 or MAT 1445


Utilization of general/specialized hand/power tools that are typically used in the electromechanical industry; use of various dimension measurement devices; simple machine repair procedures from belt replacement to complete subsystem repair; drilling, reaming and tapping holes for various mechanical fasteners. Elementary industrial machine wiring principles; schematics, panel layouts, assembly and wiring techniques. One classroom, two lab hours per week.

Description: This course looks at the design elements, manufacturing and assembly of solid-body electric guitars. Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) concepts that relate directly to guitars are used to help students make an applied learning connection. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.


Utilize SolidWorks mechanical design automation software to build parametric models of parts and assemblies and learn how to make drawings of those parts and assemblies. Three classroom, three lab hours per week.

Description: Algebra-based university-parallel sequence in mechanics, including vectors, statics, work and energy, momentum, rotational motion, elasticity, fluids and thermodynamics. Three classroom, three lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: MAT 1290 or MAT 1470 or MAT 1570 or MAT 1580


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Fall Semester (Second Year)
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An introduction to the manufacturing processes used in the tooling and machining industry. Safety, mechanical hardware, hand tools, metrology, drill press, vertical mill, lathe, and the surface grinder will be the major focus of this course. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.


A project-based course utilizing reverse engineering to integrate ABET professional components in preparing students with the knowledge, techniques, skills, and use of modern equipment in mechanical engineering technology. The course strengthens student ability in specifying, installing, building, testing, documenting, operating, selling or maintaining basic mechanical systems. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Notes: Course pre-requisite (MET-1161) is not required for the degree. Please see department for permission to register.

Prerequisites: MET 1111

Description: Application of the process of design and the interpretation of engineering drawings. Includes design development, product development, and problem solution, principles of orthographic projection, drafting symbols, surface finish symbols, and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing symbols. Student is exposed to parametric 3D CAD modeling for the purpose of creating parts and assemblies and to properly dimension and detail drawings to effectively communicate design intent. Three classroom, three lab hours per week.


Introduction to operations process design, process improvement and the skills, methods and techniques used to accomplish this; the interactions and relationships between people and process change and the interactions between different processes in organizations. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Description: American political system at the national level, including process of government; democratic theory and development of the U. S. Constitution; citizen participation through voting; interest groups and political parties; structure, functions and powers of legislative, executive and judicial branches; issues of civil liberties and equal rights.

Notes: Choose from any OT36 Arts & Humanities Elective OR Social & Behavioral Science Elective. View all course options here:


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Spring Semester (Second Year)


Assessment of achievement by Mechanical Engineering Technology students in attaining program outcomes by completing a project demonstrating principles and practice of the major. Teamwork on projects will be emphasized. One classroom, six lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: Approval of Department

Description: A course in the design, development and operation of additive manufacturing machines. Types of machines, input types, materials and design considerations will be accomplished as part of the hands-on model making class. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: MET 1231 or MET 1301

Description: A course designed to examine the post process aspects of bonding, securing, finishes and assembly operation of components. Emphasis on metal materials and case studies. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: MET 1401 and MET 1231 or MET 1301


Lean operations principles including lead time reduction, containerization, module design, standardized work and Takt time, Kanban, 5S's and Office Lean. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: OPT 1101

Description: An applied introduction to Six Sigma using problem-solving tools, concepts and methodology to improve customer satisfaction. Includes application of Green Belt-based tools to reduce costs and improve business processes. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.


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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.