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2017-18 Academic Catalog 
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Mechanical Engineering Technology Transfer - METT.AS

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This transfer option for Mechanical Engineering Technology students is designed specifically for students who, upon graduation, wish to transfer to Northeastern University College of Professional Studies (CPS) to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology. Articulation agreements between the two schools ensure that graduates of STCC’s Mechanical Engineering Technology Transfer option can transfer 60 credits towards the 120 credits required by CPS. For convenience, CPS will offer evening courses on the STCC campus. 

Additional information about this Northeastern degree can be found at:

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Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) is the practical application of engineering and scientific principles for the purpose of designing and manufacturing quality products and systems. State-of-the-art computer software is complemented with instruction in mathematics, science, and engineering analysis providing the graduate with a sound foundation for implementation of design and manufacturing solutions. Graduates of the MET program are prepared to assume a wide range of responsibilities in the precision manufacturing industry.  The METT.AS degree also prepares the graduate to continue their education to a bachelor’s degree through Northeastern University’s College for Professional Studies.

Today, more than ever, industry is challenged to produce cost-effective, high-quality products at ever-increasing production rates. In order to stay competitive, companies are developing computer-integrated manufacturing systems, implementing concurrent engineering, and certifying to ISO 9000, and are also competing for the Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award. These companies demand highly trained and knowledgeable employees to successfully implement these critical design and manufacturing initiatives. The associate degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology will give the student a competitive advantage in entering the job market, and will enable industry professionals to obtain the necessary skills to advance within their organizations.

The associate degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology provides the student with a unique combination of theoretical and practical knowledge of today’s design and manufacturing processes. Design engineering technicians must have a sound math and science foundation, possess a working knowledge of materials, and exhibit good communications skills. 

Featuring courses such as thermodynamics and materials, combined with a foundation in basic science; students are able to use CAD to create designs in three-dimensional space and perform the necessary design analysis required to ensure product function and reliability.  Students then provide documentation according to current professional standards.

For information on career opportunities that are available in the precision manufacturing industry in the Pioneer Valley region visit the Western Massachusetts Chapter of the National Tooling and Machining Association(WMNTMA) website

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Upon successful completion of the requirements for this program, the degree of Associate in Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology will be awarded.

MET Program Outcomes

Program outcomes are the specific skills, knowledge and behaviors that a student acquires while going through the curriculum. Upon graduation from the MET program, the student is expected to be able to demonstrate:

  1. An ability to competently apply the knowledge, techniques, skills and the modern tools of a Mechanical Engineering Technician;
  2. An ability to apply principles of mathematics, science, and engineering and extensive practical knowledge to engineering technology activities;
  3. An ability to design and conduct experiments, interpret results and apply results to improve processes;
  4. An ability to function effectively on technical teams;
  5. An ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined mechanical engineering technology problems;
  6. An ability to communicate efficiently in both technical and non-technical environments; including writing, speaking, effective listening and graphical communication; and an ability to identify and incorporate appropriate technical literature;
  7. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;
  8. An understanding of professional, and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity; and a commitment to apply them to his/her work;
  9. A recognition of the need for quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement and the ability to apply these to his/her work.

Mechanical Engineering Technology Program Educational Objectives

Faculty will work with honesty and earnestness to advise and assist students to be able to achieve their educational and career goals. Graduates of the Mechanical Engineering Technology program will be prepared to:

  • Apply the knowledge, problem solving skills and technical tools required of Mechanical Engineering Technicians
  • Be effective communicators in written, oral and graphical communications, and in documentation of work
  • Demonstrate the skills and behaviors of engineering professionals, including lifelong learning, professional development, ethics, teamwork, and quality improvement

(METT.AS) Curriculum

Total (METT.AS) Curriculum Program Credits: 64

Department Personnel

Name Title Office Phone Email
Ralph Disa Professor TPRK/100B 413-755-6142
John LaFrancis Professor TPRK/100B 413-755-6130
Gary Masciadrelli Professor/Chairperson TPRK/116 413-755-4602
Thomas Minor Instructor TPRK/116

Duane Parrette Instructor TPRK/116 413-755-4611
Joseph Sipitkowski Assistant Professor TPRK/116 413-755-6138

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