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Mechanical Engineering Technology Concentration

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Concentration Information


Trinity Valley Community College’s Mechanical Engineering Technology curriculum prepares students for a variety of opportunities spanning almost every industry. Students will learn the “hands on” skills required to be successful in today’s fast-paced computerized manufacturing sector. These highly sought after skills include general machining, CAD (computer-aided design) and CNC (computer numerical control). Exposure to this program makes lucrative part-time job opportunities available to students during high school and those who graduate are able to step straight in to good jobs.

According to the most recent U. S. Department of Labor's  Occupational Outlook Handbook, careers in mechanical engineering technology are expected to grow from 2010 to 2020. The following video provides additional information on Accounting careers in the State of Texas. This video was produced by the Texas Genuine project whose Web site provides information on workforce careers. 

DFTG 1333.  Mechanical Drafting (3-2-4)

Study of mechanical drawings using dimensioning and tolerances, sectioning techniques, orthographic projection and pictorial drawings.  Lab fee.

DFTG 1357. Specialized Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) (3-2-4)

A continuation of practices and techniques used in Specialized Basic Computer-Aided Drafting. Emphasizes advanced dimensioning techniques, the development and use of prototype drawings, construction of pictorial drawings, interfacing 2-D and/or 3-D environments and extracting data. Lab fee.

INMT 1343. Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) (3-2-4)

Computer-assisted applications in integrating engineering graphics and manufacturing. Emphasis on the conversion of a working drawing using computer aided design/computer aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) software and related input and output devised translating into machine codes.  Lab fee.

MCHN 1320.  Precision Tools and Measurement (3-2-4)

An introduction to the modern science of dimensional metrology. Emphasis on identification, selection and application of various types of precision instruments associated with the machining trade. Practice of basic layout and piece part measurements while using standard measuring tools.  Lab fee.

MCHN 1338.  Basic Machine Shop I.  (3-2-4)

An introductory course that assists the student in understanding the machinist occupation in industry. The student begins by using basic machine tools such as the lathe, milling machine, drill press, power saw and bench grinder. Machine terminology, theory, math, part layout and bench work using common measuring tools is included. Emphasis is placed on shop safety, housekeeping and preventive maintenance.  Lab fee.

MCHN 1480.  Cooperative Education – Machine Tool Technology/Machinist.  (3-2-20)

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing, approval of division chair. Must currently hold a job in the mechanical engineering field to earn credit, if not another mechanical engineering course may be substituted.

Career-related activities encountered in the student’s area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience.  Includes a lecture component. Lab fee.

MCHN 2335.  Advanced CNC Machining.  (3-2-4)

Advanced CNC operation with an emphasis on programming and operations of machining and turning centers. Lab fee.

MCHN 2341.  Advanced Machining I.  (3-2-4)

Advanced lathe and milling operations. Emphasis on advanced cutting operations of the lathe and milling machines, including the use of special tooling, bench assembly and materials identification.  Lab fee. 

MCHN 2344.  Computerized Numerical Control Programming.  (3-2-4)

An introduction to G and M codes (RS274-D) necessary to program Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machines. Lab fee.



ARCE 2344 Statics & Strength of Materials (F)

DFTG 2340 Solid Modeling/Design (S)

DFTG 2340 Solid Modeling/Design (S)

BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications (F/S)

DFTG 1333 Mechanical Drafting (F)

DFTG 2340 Solid Modeling/Design (S)




Component Area


Semester Hours

Communication (010)



ENGL 1302


Mathematics (020)

One course from:

MATH 1314, 1324, 1325, 1332, 1342, 2312, 2413


Life & Physical Sciences (030)

*Two Courses from:

BIOL 1406, 1407, 1408, 1409, 1411, 1413, 2401, 2402, 2420, 2421, 2404

CHEM 1405, 1406, 1407, 1411, 1412, 2423, 2425

PHYS 1401, 1402, 1415, 1417, 2425, 2426


Language, Philosophy,

And Culture (040)

One course from:

ENGL 2322, 2323, 2327, 2328,  2332,  2333

HUMA 1301

PHIL 2306

SPAN 2311, 2312


Creative Arts (050)

One course from:

ARTS 1301, 1303, 1304

DRAM 1310, 2366

MUSI 1306, 1307, 1310


History (060)

Two courses from:

HIST 1301, HIST 1302, HIST 2301


Government (070)


GOVT 2305 AND GOVT 2306


Social & Behavioral Sciences (080)

One course from:

ECON 2301, 2302

PSYC 2301, 2314

SOCI 1301, 1306, 2301


Component Area Requirement CAO (090)

Two courses from:

BCIS 1305

BIOL 1406, 1407, 1411, 1413, 2401, 2402, 2420, 2421, 2404

CHEM 1405, 1406, 1407, 1411, 1412, 2423, 2425


ENGL 2311

MATH 1314,1324, 1325, 1332, 1342, 1350, 1351, 2312, 2413, 2414, 2318, 2320, 2415

PHYS 1401, 1402, 1415, 1417, 2425, 2426

SPCH 1315, 1321


Suggested Pathway Electives

Suggested pathway electives  to complete 60 semester hours


(2 of the 18 hours will consist of science labs)

* The following science combinations will satisfy the life & physical science requirement

BIOL 1406 and BIOL 1407; BIOL 1408 and BIOL 1409; BIOL 1411 and BIOL 1413; BIOL 1406 with any CHEM or PHYS; BIOL 1407 with any CHEM or PHYS; BIOL 1408 with any CHEM or PHYS; BIOL 1409 with any CHEM or PHYS; BIOL 1411 with any CHEM or PHYS; BIOL 1413 with any CHEM or PHYS; CHEM 1405 and CHEM 1407; CHEM 1406 and CHEM 1407; CHEM 1405 with any BIOL or PHYS; CHEM 1406 with any BIOL or PHYS; CHEM 1407 with any BIOL or PHYS





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