Feb 22, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Mechanical Engineering - A.S. (TTP)


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. 

All students graduating with a degree from VSCC are required to take the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile (ETSP). More information can be found at http://www.volstate.edu/Testing/Services.php.

General Education Requirements - Credits (42)


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


The following is a list of some of the career choices that may be obtained upon completion of this program. Please visit the following website www.onetonline.org  or speak to an advisor for additional career opportunities, salary information and education requirements.  Salaries are not guaranteed. 

Career Beginning Salary with Bachelor Degree Experienced Salary with Bachelor Degree
Mechanical Engineer $49,730 $83,260
Industrial Engineer $54,210 $81,640
Operating (Stationary) Engineer $28,530 $37,920
Health/Safety Engineer $42,170 $72,780

 

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.

DegreeWorks, along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the DegreeWorks audit, which is accessible through My Volstate.

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)