Mechanical Technology - Design (A.A.S.)

Study mechanical technology at JCC

The Mechanical Technology degree with a design concentration at Jamestown Community College prepares you for employment in mechanical or industrial engineering technology. Graduates can pursue roles such as machine and tool designer, industrial laboratory technician, inspector, production control technician, safety technician, and CAD operator. Graduates can also transfer and earn a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering technology.

While at JCC, you’ll develop a broad range of skills in math, physics, and mechanical technology. You can choose either the machine tool concentration or the design concentration to complete the degree. The design concentration features courses in calculus, computer science, and computer programming. You’ll focus on learning how to develop concepts for manufactured products.

2020 median pay for industrial designers: $71,640/year according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Where to study at JCC

Mechanical technology skills

After you complete the program, you will be able to:

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

Semester 1

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

MAT 1590: College Algebra and Trigonometry or higher

4
JCC:Mathematical Reasoning

MCT 1240: Engineering Drawing w/AutoCAD

4

MCT 1270: Machine Theory and Operation

3

MCT 1380: Introduction to Solid Modeling

3

MCT 2340: Dimensional Metrology

2

INT 1555: Inquire and 1 of the following:

MCT 1250: Inquire & Statics for Technology or

ENR 1560: Introduction to Engineering & Engineering Design

4-5
  • To complete the program in four semesters, students must start in the fall semester at the appropriate level of mathematics. 
  • If the student plans to transfer to a 4-year program, MAT1590 (or higher) should be selected. Students with the appropriate mathematical background may opt for MAT 1600 or MAT 1710.
  • Students with the appropriate background may opt for PHY 1610 or PHY 1710.

Semester 2

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

MAT 1250: Applied Technical Calculus or

MAT 1600: Precalculus (or higher)

4
JCC:Mathematical Reasoning

MCT 1250: Statics for Technology

3

MCT 2380: Advanced Solid Modeling

3

MCT 2230: Mechanics of Materials or

MCT 1310: Industrial Safety & Quality and MCT 1320: Production Processes & Maintenance

4

MCT 1340: Manufacturing Drawings and GD&T or

CSC 1510: Introduction to Computer Science or

CSC 1560: Computer Application Software I

3-4

INT 1555: Inquire

2

MCT 1250: Statics course must be taken if a student is not taking ENR 1560 in semester 3. See your advisor.

INT 1555: Inquiry course must be taken if a student is not taking ENR 1560 in semester 3. See your advisor.

Semester 3

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

CSC 1570: Programming Concepts & Applications

3

ENR 1560: Introduction to Engineering & Engineering Design

4

ENG 1510: College Composition I

3

MCT 2270: Mechanics of Energy Systems

4

Social Sciences Elective

Choose a course that fulfills the Cultural Understanding and/or Global Perspectives Essentials requirements

3
JCC:Global Perspectives

ENR 1560 must be taken if a student did not complete both INT 1555 AND MCT 1250. See your advisor.

Semester 4

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

ENG 1530: College Composition II

3
JCC:Oral Communication

MCT 2230: Mechanics of Materials or

MCT 1310: Industrial Safety & Quality and MCT 1320: Production Processes and Maintenance

4

MCT 2420: Manufacturing Processes I

3
JCC:Values and Ethics

Social Sciences Elective

Recommended:

SOC 1510: Introduction to Sociology

3
JCC:Scientific Reasoning: Social Sciences
  • Apply for graduation.
  • MCT 2230 must be taken if a student did not take ENR1560 in semester 3. See your advisor.
  • MCT 1320 must be taken if a student has taken MCT 1310.