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Mechanical Technology (A.A.S.)

Study mechanical technology at JCC

This career program is for students desiring employment in the field of mechanical or industrial engineering technology. Graduates may qualify for positions such as machine, tool, and product designer; industrial laboratory technician; inspector; production control technician; sales, field, or safety technician; CAD operator; and other related positions. Graduates also have the option of transferring to four-year institutions offering the bachelor's degree in mechanical technology.

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Minimum program credit hours: 63

Some courses need to be completed on the Jamestown Campus.

Program Codes
Degree Option
Associate in Applied Science Degree
Hegis Code
Curriculum Code
General Requirements
20 credit hours
ENG 1510: English Composition I3
ENG 1530: English Composition II3
Social Sciences Electives - SUNY Gen Ed3
Social Sciences Electives3
MAT 1220: Applied Mathematics for Technology II or MAT 1590: College Algebra/Trigonometry4
PHY 1250: Technical Physics I4
Core Requirements
43-44 credit hours
CSC 1310: Introduction to World Wide Web1
CSC 1320: Introduction to Word Processing1
CSC 1330: Introduction to Spreadsheets1
MCT 1240: Engineering Drawing with AutoCAD4
MCT 1270: Machine Theory and Operation3
MCT 1280: CNC Programming of Machine Tools3
MCT 1380: Introduction to Solid Modeling3
MCT 2380: Advanced Solid Modeling3
MCT 2420: Manufacturing Process I3
MCT 1300: Machine Tool Technology II3
MCT 1340: Manufacturing Drawing & GD&T4
MCT 2280: Advanced CNC Programming3
MCT 2300: Machine Tool Technology III3
MCT 2340: Dimensional Metrology2
MCT 2410: Computer Aided Manufacturing3
WLD 2370: Metallurgy3
CSC 1570: Programming Concepts/Applications3
MAT 1250: Applied Technical Calculus or MAT 1600: Precalculus4
MCT 1250: Statics for Technology3
MCT 2230: Mechanics of Materials4
MCT 2270: Mechanics of Energy Systems4
PHY 1260: Technical Physics II4
Important Points
  • To complete the program in two years, students must begin in a fall semester at the appropriate levels of math.
  • CSC 1310-1330 are 5-week courses that represent a time commitment of 15 weeks equivalent to a full three credit hour course. CSC 1510 or CSC 1560 will also meet this requirement.
  • With the appropriate mathematical background, students may elect to take MAT 1600 and/or MAT 1710.
  • Students with appropriate background may opt for PHY 1610 or PHY 1710.
  • MAT 1220 and MAT 1590 have a prerequisite of MAT 0600 or MAT 1210 or placement exam.
Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Design for strength and deflection resistance the basic mechanical components of a system.
  2. Analyze a Thermodynamic, or Fluid system using the zeroth, first, and second laws of Thermodynamics.
  3. Participate in and contribute to a formal design/manufacturing cycle. 
  4. Create industrially acceptable CAD documentation of a product design.
  5. Generate a correct machining process for the manual production of a basic mechanical component.
  6. Recognize the basic manufacturing processes, and be able to identify the strengths and weaknesses of each process.
  7. Write CNC programs to machine a basic part on a mill or lathe as is appropriate.
  8. Use computer software to present concepts, obtain, and analyze information.