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2016-2017 Bellingham Technical College Catalog 
2016-2017 Bellingham Technical College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering Technology: Mechanical Design Specialization

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Prepare for your engineering and design career through this program. Then, work in an engineering office environment at structural engineering companies, manufacturing firms, architectural firms, refineries, construction companies.

Learn drawing and design skills to use as a mechanical engineering technician, mechanical drafter, computer aided drafter, engineering technician, or production planner.

Program Outcomes

  • Create fully dimensioned orthographic and isometric CAD drawings that adhere to national standards (i.e. ANSI) and industry conventions.
  • Interpret rough sketches/drawings/actual parts and transform into 2D CAD drawings according to ANSI and industry standards for the purpose of manufacture, fabrication, and/or assembly.
  • Utilize parametric solid modeling software to generate 3D part models, 3D assembly models, and 2D detail/assembly drawings.
  • Apply statics principles to evaluate forces in structural elements that comprise trusses, machines, and frames.
  • Evaluate the stress, strain, and deflection levels of engineering components subjected to deformation, axial loads, and shear loads.
  • Utilize MS Office products such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to generate engineering documents, reports, tables, charts, spread sheets, and presentations.

Program Entry Information

This program typically starts in Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer Quarters on a space available basis.

Testing Requirements

Admissions application and assessment testing in Reading, Math and Sentence Skills is required. Your score on the test and/or your previous transcripts will determine where you begin your course sequence. Contact Admissions at 360-752-8345 or at admissions@btc.ctc.edu for assistance with academic planning.

  • Students are required to take the Reading, Sentence and Arithmetic portions of the ACCUPLACER Placement Test prior to enrolling for classes.

Degree and Certificate Requirements

Engineering Technology: Mechanical Design Specialization AAS-T Degree, AAS Degree and Certificate completion requires a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater and minimum grade of C/2.0 for all academic courses.


    Associate of Applied Science
    Associate of Applied Science - Transfer

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