Aug 22, 2019  
2015-2016 VSCC Catalog 
    
2015-2016 VSCC Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mechanical Engineering - A.S. (TTP)


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The Associate of Science in Mechanical Engineering is a two-year program for students planning to continue their education to earn a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering.  A mechanical engineer designs, develops, and tests all aspects of mechanical components, equipment, and machinery. Mechanical engineers apply knowledge of engineering principles to design products such as engines, instruments, controls, robots, machines, etc. They are also routinely involved in fabrication, operation, application, installation, and/or repair of mechanical products.

Transfer Options
The Tennessee Transfer Pathway (TTP) degree is designed to create a smooth transition to all public universities offering a Baccalaureate degree in this major by guaranteeing the transferability of all courses. For transfer to other four-year institutions, contact an advisor at the senior institution.  Note:  There are to be no course substitutions in this program. 

General Education Requirements - Credits (42)


  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (at least one course in Literature) Credits: (9)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences Credits: (6)
  • History Credits: (6)

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (66)


NOTES:

Students are strongly encouraged to complete a course in Mechanics of Materials, also known as Strength of Materials, before transferring to a university.

Courses in engineering technology do not fulfill any of the requirements for the Area of Emphasis in Mechanical Engineering.

Although it is possible to complete the B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering in four semesters after earning the associate degree, students typically need five or six semesters to complete requirements.

Computer Literacy Requirement


See http://www.volstate.edu/ComputerLiteracy/ for computer literacy requirements

Career and Salary Information


Career Beginning Salary with Bachelor Degree Experienced Salary with Bachelor Degree
Mechanical Engineer $52,100 $81,400
Industrial Engineer $52,300 $80,300
Operating (Stationary) Engineer $25,800 $70,900
Health/Safety Engineer $40,900 $70,900

Career and salary information taken from onetonline.org. Check out this website for additional information about education requirements and preferred work styles and abilities for these careers.  Salaries are not guaranteed.

Recommended Schedule


This is a recommended schedule. Learning Support, pre-requisites and other academic factors may impact this schedule.  See your advisor to create a degree plan.

First Year - Fall Semester - Credits (16)


  • History (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)

First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (17)


  • History (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)

Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (17)


  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (Literature - See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (16)


  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)

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