The Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) Pre-engineering major prepares students to support engineering activities with practical applications, hands-on learning, and experiences in team work.
The overall curriculum is designed to provide students with the ability to apply advanced knowledge of mathematics, scientific and engineering principles, current engineering practice and methods, and technical skills in support of engineering activities. Laboratory courses and student projects are an integral component of their program, and curriculum is driven by local industry.
The MET Pre-engineering program provides recipients with the skills necessary to succeed as an engineering technologist in an industrial environment, as well as an excellent foundation to continue on to a four-year engineering degree. Successful completion of the MET Pre-engineering major leads to the Associate of Applied Science degree.
Graduates of the program will be able to:
- Communicate effectively through speaking, writing, and graphics.
- Use a computer for spreadsheet applications, word processing, data analysis, research, performing rote mathematical calculations, and to retrofit experimental or actual data.
- Work as a team member in a variety of environments and contribute to brainstorming sessions for problem solving.
- Prepare and interpret mechanical drawings using AutoCAD.
- Identify, analyze and solve practical problems making use of appropriate technology in a simple and logical manner.
- Use knowledge of a material’s properties and performance in the selection of design components.
- Solve structural engineering problems.
- Demonstrate an understanding of professional, societal, and global issues as well as awareness and respect for diverse cultures.
- Show a commitment to life-long learning.
- Enter engineering-related employment.
Students are admitted to the Associate of Applied Science Degree program when all of the following requirements are met:
- Complete application form.
- Pay application fee.
- Send official high school transcripts or GED score reports.
- Send official American College Test (ACT) or Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) results if taken previously.
- Take COMPASS test for assessment scores in English, reading, and math.
Course listings with descriptions of each class may be found in the Washington State Community College Catalog.
Contact to learn more:
740.374.8716, ext. 3672