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curriculum document Manufacturing Engineering Technology-AAS
curriculum document Renewable Energy Technology-CERT
curriculum document Industrial Mechanical Maintenance-CERT
curriculum document HVAC & Refrigeration-CERT

Why This Program?

Manufacturing engineering technicians (METs) combine knowledge of electrical and mechanical technology to install, maintain and repair machinery. The machinery is often computer controlled.  They must have the troubleshooting skills to detect minor problems and correct them before they become costly.  METs use technical manuals, observation skills and their understanding of electrical, mechanical and electronic principles to discover the causes of problems.  They may also assist management and engineers in developing, updating and maintaining manufacturing operations.  METs are employed in every industry that requires equipment function including: Industrial Electronics, Renewable Energy, and Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) to name a few.

Brief Explanation

This program prepares students to utilize knowledge of electrical and mechanical technology to install, maintain and repair equipment and machinery. Students learn troubleshooting skills to detect problems and correct them before they become costly.

Program Outcomes

1. Demonstrate understanding of basic refrigeration theory.
2. Demonstrate understanding of gas heating theory.
3. Demonstrate understanding of fluid flow and controls.
4. Read and create electrical schematics and diagrams.
5. Demonstrate an understanding of AC and DC electricity.
6. Measure electrical units with testing equipment.
7. Wire and operate electrical devices and equipment.
8. Apply AC electrical and electronic troubleshooting techniques.
9. Describe the sequence of operation of refrigeration, HVAC systems and miscellaneous accessories in commercial and residential applications.
10. Service and repair HVAC equipment and manufacturing motor controls.
11. Demonstrate the ability to dismantle and reconstruct mechanical equipment.
12. Develop problem solving methods that increase productivity.
13. Describe the impact of communication skills on customer and supervisor relationships.
14. Describe the technician's role in production success.
15. Describe the influence of work habits, such as attendance and attitudes, on professional success.