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Engineering Technology: Mechanical Design Specialization

Associate of Applied Science - Transfer

BTC’s Associates in Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T) Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology prepares students to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers engaged in a wide variety of projects and industries. This program includes instruction and hands-on practice in various engineering support functions for research, production, and operations, as well as application to mechanical engineering.

The mechanical specialty includes classroom and high-tech lab practice to prepare students to learn drawing and design skills to use as a mechanical engineering technician, mechanical drafter, computer aided drafter, engineering technician, or production planner.

Jobs & Employment

The average annual wage in this field is $60,341 with an earning potential of about $74,797 per year.*

Criminal convictions may restrict or prevent student participation with internships and employment in this industry.

Courses

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Courses from the BTC Catalog

  • Academic Core
  • MATH& 141Precalculus I5 credits

    The focus of this course will be functions. Students manipulate and graph linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and quadratic functions. The course will also cover systems of equations, matrices and determinants, and their applications.

    Prerequisite:
    BTC College Level Math score of 75 or a C grade in MATH 099.

    Future Offerings
    9/21-12/9MWF10:10a-11:30aPENG AOpenings: 19
    9/21-12/9MWF 2:10p-3:30pPENG AOpenings: 19
    9/21-12/9Online PENG AOpenings: 22
  • MATH& 142Precalculus II5 credits

    The majority of this course will cover trigonometry. Students will explore trigonometry functions, right and oblique triangle trigonometry, graphing, trigonometry identifies, laws of Sine and Cosine as well as trigonometric application problems. This course will also cover vectors in the plane and in space, along with parametric equations. Polar coordinates and graphs of polar equations will also be included.

    Prerequisite:
    MATH& 141 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    9/21-12/9MWF 8:30a-9:50aPENG AOpenings: 18
    9/21-12/9Online PENG AOpenings: 21
  • MATH& 151Calculus I5 credits

    Study of functions, limits, continuity,limits at infinity, differentiation of algebraic,exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions and their inverses.

    Prerequisite:
    MATH& 142 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    9/21-12/9MWF10:10a-11:30aHONEYCUTT TOpenings: 15
    9/21-12/9Online HONEYCUTT TOpenings: 22
  • PHYS& 221Engineering Physics I w/Lab5 credits

    Kinematics and dynamics of particles; work and energy; gravitation; collisions and conservation of momentum.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGL& 101 with a grade of C or better, Prerequisite or Co-requisite: MATH& 151 with a C grade or better.

    Future Offerings
    9/20-12/6T10:30a-12:20pKHRAMOV AOpenings: 11
  • CHEM& 161General Chemistry w/ Lab I5 credits

    This is an introductory chemistry course which includes an introduction to the scientific method, the international system of measurements, the nature of atoms and molecules, ions, chemical bonding, the periodic table, chemical formulas and equations, stoichiometry of reactions and solutions, and the physical properties of real and ideal gasses. Also included are short courses on polymers and nuclear chemistry. Lab work included.

    Prerequisite:
    BTC College Level Math score of 75 or a C grade in MATH 099 or AMATH 111.

    Future Offerings
    9/20-12/8TTh 3:20p-6:05pMALO GOpenings: 15
  • ENGL& 101English Composition I5 credits

    A composition course in which students read, analyze, and write essays using a variety of rhetorical strategies, as well as develop and verbally express ideas clearly and effectively. The critical reading of essays will provide a basis for the student's own critical writing, which will reflect a command of college-level literacy standards. Attention to writing fundamentals and stylistic techniques will also be included. Word processing, email and internet knowledge required.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100.

    Future Offerings
    9/20-12/6T 5:30p-7:40pHATCH LOpenings: 21
    9/21-12/9MWF10:10a-11:30aSTAFFWaitlisted: 0
    9/26-12/5M 8:30a-9:50aSTAFFOpenings: 15
    9/20-12/9Online HATCH LOpenings: 15
    9/20-12/9Online NELSON NOpenings: 17
  • ENGL& 235Technical Writing5 credits

    This course is designed to help students report technical information clearly, completely, and persuasively. Technical writing shares many of the same concerns of other kinds of writing, such as attention to Purpose, Readability, and most significantly, Audience. This course is designed to provide instruction and practice in creating practical and effective documents for students in medical, scientific, technical, and other professional fields.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGL& 101 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    9/20-12/9Online STAFFOpenings: 20

  • TOTAL Academic Core Course Credits
    35 credits

  • Engineering Core
  • ENGR 100Engineering Orientation2 credits

    This course explores engineering and technology through class discussion, hands-on activities, and presentations by guest speakers. Topics include engineering disciplines, degree and transfer options, career opportunities, academic success strategies, and planning your program of study.

    Prerequisite:

    Future Offerings
    9/21-12/7W11:35a-12:25pDAVISHAHL JWaitlisted: 1
  • ENGR& 104Introduction To Engineering & Design5 credits

    Course explores the role of teamwork, creativity, and communication in innovative engineering design. Topics include engineering design process, collaborative problem solving techniques, and computer applications. Students will develop their knowledge and skills in these areas through a series of hands-on design projects.

    Prerequisite:
    (Accuplacer Algebra score of 75 or Math 098 with a "C" or better) and (Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or RDG 085 with a "C" or better) and (Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or ENGL 092 with a "C" or better).

    Future Offerings
    9/21-12/9MWF12:30p-1:50pSTAFFOpenings: 9
    9/21-12/9MWF12:30p-1:50pSTAFFWaitlisted: 0
    9/20-12/8TTh 1:10p-3:20pDAVISHAHL JOpenings: 12
  • ENGR 115Graphics5 credits

    This course is an introduction to the use of graphical techniques and standard practices used to communicate engineering design information. Students will learn graphics techniques, visualization skills, standards for object views and drawing sizes, orthographic projection, section views, proper dimensioning techniques, and tolerances. Freehand sketching is used to develop visualization skills and as an instrument for design conceptualization and communication.

    Prerequisite:
    (Accuplacer Arithmetic score of 50 or a C grade or better in MATH 090 or ABE 050 with a "C" or better) and (Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or RDG 085 with a "C" or better) and (Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or ENGL 092 with a "C" or

    Future Offerings
    9/20-12/8TTh 1:10p-3:20pSTETTLER TOpenings: 11
  • ENGR 180Parametric Modeling5 credits

    This course is an introduction to 3D CAD (computer aided design) with an emphasis on parametric solid modeling applications and usage. Topics include methods for creating solid model components, joining components to form assemblies, and generation of 2D manufacturing drawings from 3D solid models.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGR 115 with a "C" or better.

    Future Offerings
    9/21-12/9MWF10:10a-11:30aREISS JOpenings: 14
  • ENGR& 214Engineering Statics5 credits

    This course is an introduction to engineering mechanics, focusing on the analysis of “static” (non-moving) structures. Students will use statics concepts to determine the external reaction loads and internal member forces for trusses, frames, and machines.

    Prerequisite:
    MATH& 151 and PHYS& 221 with a "C" or better.
  • ENGR& 225Mechanics Of Materials5 credits

    Introduction to the concepts of stress, deformation, and strain in solid materials. Includes relationships between loads on structural and machine elements and the stresses, deflection and load-carrying capacity of these elements under tension, compression, torsion, bending, and shear forces.

    Prerequisite:
    (ENGR& 214 and MATH& 152 with a "C" or better) or instructor permission.

  • TOTAL Engineering Core Course Credits
    27 credits

  • Mechanical Core
  • ENGT 116Advanced Graphics5 credits

    This course is a continuation of the mechanical engineering graphic technology foundation. It utilizes CAD to develop advanced drawing techniques in accordance with industry standards. Instruction includes projection techniques for points, lines, and planes; the purpose and application of auxiliary views; methods for developing more advanced principal views; dimensioning and tolerancing of parts for manufacture according to ASME/ANSI standards; and methods for representing threads and fasteners.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGR 115 with a "C" or better and (completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENGT 135 with a "C" or better).
  • ENGT 134AutoCAD I5 credits

    This course is an introduction to CAD (Computer Aided Drafting), utilizing a "cookbook" approach to instruction. Students have immediate hands-on computer usage while applying basic command concepts and terminology. Basic drawing and editing techniques are reinforced with exercises designed to help the student reach an in-depth understanding.


    Future Offerings
    9/21-12/9MWF10:10a-11:30aSTETTLER TOpenings: 9
    9/20-12/8TTh 5:30p-7:40pGOODRICH SOpenings: 19
  • ENGT 135AutoCAD II5 credits

    This course is a continuation of AutoCAD I and utilizes intermediate drawing and editing tools. Coursework includes generating and editing dimensions and tolerances in CAD, methods for creating isometric drawings, paperspace techniques for printing/plotting to scale, applications and procedures for creating attributed blocks, creation of table, and the applications and procedures for using external references.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGT 115 and ENGT 134 with a "C" or better.
  • ENGT 222Advanced Parametric Modeling5 credits

    This course is a continuation of Parametric Modeling. Topics include more advanced methods for the creation of parts, assemblies, and 2D manufacturing drawings.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGR 180 with a "C" or better.

    Future Offerings
    9/21-12/9MWF 2:10p-3:30pREISS JOpenings: 15
  • ENGT 233Intro To CATIA5 credits

    This course is an introduction to solid modeling using CATIA V5 CAD (computer aided design) software. Topics include methods for creating solid model components, joining components to form assemblies, and generating 2D manufacturing drawings from 3D solid models.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGR 115 with a “C” or better.

    Future Offerings
    9/21-12/7MW12:30p-1:50pMORGAN POpenings: 17
  • ENGT 250Capstone Project5 credits

    This is a project oriented design course in which students draw on skills developed throughout the program to complete an instructor selected project. Topics are chosen based on real world significance, relevance and breadth of the skill set required, and available on-campus project opportunities. Projects may be individual or group based and typically involve several or all of the following completion tasks; 2D CAD drafting, 3D solid modeling, statics analysis of structural loads, sizing of members based on strength of materials, geometric and trigonometric calculations, data exchange, etc.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGR 180 and ENGT 116 and ENGT 135 with a "C" or better.
  • MACH 191Manual Machining for non-Majors5 credits

    Proper setup of manual lathes and mills will be emphasized in this Introductory machining course for non-program students. Student will be able to identify all parts of an engine lathe and calculate settings to achieve desired speeds and feeds on a variety of different lathes. Work holding, the use of the 3 jaw chuck, facing, O.D. turning, grooving, parting-off and drilling will be covered. Students will hand grind their own tools from HSS lathe tool blanks. The proper use of a mill will be covered including: speed and feed adjustment, work holding and coordinate systems. The operations to be performed will be: tramming in a table, squaring a vise, tool setting, edge finding, facing, end mill use, drilling, and tapping.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGR 115 with a “C” or better.
  • MACH 193CNC Machining for non-Majors5 credits

    This introductory course covers the principles of CNC machining. The advantages of the CNC machine in production and the process differences between manual and CNC operations will be discussed. Students will read, write, and trouble-shoot G-Code programs, setup CNC lathes and mills, and use CAM software to program a part to run on a CNC machine.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGR 180 and MACH 191 with a "C" or better.

    Future Offerings
    9/21-12/9MWF 2:10p-4:30pDONNER DOpenings: 12

  • TOTAL Mechanical Design Core Course Credits
    40 credits

  • Engineering Electives
  • ENGR 270Introduction To Materials Science5 credits

    An introduction to Materials Science that includes the atomic, molecular, and crystalline structures of materials and their relationship to electrical, mechanical, thermal, and chemical properties, as well as an introduction to materials processing and fabrication techniques.

    Prerequisite:
    MATH& 151 and CHEM& 161 with a "C" or better.

    Future Offerings
    9/20-12/8TTh 8:00a-10:10aDAVISHAHL JOpenings: 22
  • CHEM& 162General Chemistry w/Lab II5 credits

    Atomic periodicity, chemical bonding theories, solid and liquid states and solutions.

    Prerequisite:
    CHEM& 161 with C grade.

    Future Offerings
    9/21-12/7MW 1:00p-4:00pMALO GOpenings: 21
  • MATH& 152Calculus II5 credits

    The study of Riemann Sums, methods of integration, numerical methods, polar and rectangular forms, fundamental theorem of Calculus, areas of regions, volumes of solids, centroids, length of curves, surface area, and an introduction to differential equations.

    Prerequisite:
    MATH& 151 with a C or better.
  • MATH& 163Calculus 35 credits

    Multivariate integral and differential calculus. Geometry in R3 and in the plane. The study of vectors, acceleration, curvature; functions of several variables, partial derivatives; directional derivatives and gradients; extreme values; double and triple integrals; applications. Graphing calculator required.

    Prerequisite:
    MATH& 152 with a C or better.
  • CS& 131Computer Science I C++5 credits

    This course equips students with fundamental programming skills such as effective use of data types, variables, assignment statements, control structures, modular design using procedures, pointers and array data structures in the construction of C++ programs. This course also introduces students to Object Oriented Programming concepts and prepares students for the C++ Institute Certified Associate Programmer exam.

    Prerequisite:
    MATH 099 or IT 121 with a C or better or Instructor Permission.
  • PHYS& 222Engineering Physics II w/Lab5 credits

    Phys& 222 is a calculus-based introduction to electricity and magnetism that prepares students for coursework in engineering. The course introduces the fundamental principles of electricity and magnetism: electrostatics; magnetic fields of steady currents; time-varying electric and magnetic fields; DC and AC circuits; electromagnetic waves. Conceptual development and problem solving have equal emphasis. Laboratory work provides an introduction to design, experimental methods and elementary data analysis.

    Prerequisite:
    PHYS& 221 with a grade of C or better, Prerequisite or Co-requisite MATH& 152 with a C grade or better.
  • PHYS& 223Engineering Physics III w/Lab5 credits

    PHYS& 223 is a calculus-based introduction to rotations and oscillations, wave phenomena and optics that prepares students for coursework in engineering. Conceptual development and problem solving have equal emphasis. Laboratory work provides an introduction to design, experimental methods and elementary data analysis.

    Prerequisite:
    PHYS& 222 with a grade of C or better.
  • ENGT 208CAD Project 3D5 credits

    This is a project oriented design course in which students create a 3D solid model of an existing assembly or one of their own design. Each student will generate a complete working drawing set for their assembly including engineering details and assembly drawings in accordance with industry standards. A portfolio including preliminary sketches, detail drawings, and assembly drawings will be submitted.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGR 180 with a "C" or better and (completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENGT 116 with a "C" or better).

    Future Offerings
    9/20-12/8TTh10:30a-12:40pREISS JOpenings: 17
  • ENGT 223Structural Detailing5 credits

    This course provides an introductory overview of structural drafting and design. Subject areas include specifications for structural members and ancillary components, design and construction work flow, drafting and design of bolted and welded connections, and standard structural design concepts. Students will utilize Bentley Pro-Steel software to create 3D design models. The 3D design models will be subsequently used to generate structural member detail drawings.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGT 116 and ENGT 135 with a "C" or better.
  • ENGT 224Process Piping Design5 credits

    This course provides an introductory overview of process pipe drafting and design. It covers various topics including: piping concepts/terminology, pipe and fitting specifications, piping symbol representation, valves and instrumentation, process piping equipment. Students will utilize AutoCAD Plant 3D software to create flow diagrams and 3D design models from piping specifications according to industry standards. The 3D design models will be used to generate a variety of standard pipe drawings including plans/elevations, isometrics, spool drawings.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGT 116 and ENGT 135 with a "C" or better.
  • ENGT 291Interdisciplinary Design Project I2 credits

    Design projects open to all students in design and manufacturing related fields. Class structure guides interdisciplinary student teams through a process of conceptualizing a project, developing, and documenting a detailed design, fabricating a prototype, testing, analysis, and reporting. All students are engaged in all aspects of their project regardless of their home program or discipline. Design projects may be oriented toward regional design competitions. Specific project requirements are tailored to student's educational and practical experience levels.

    Prerequisite:
    Instructor permission
  • ENGT 292Interdisciplinary Design Project II2 credits

    Design projects open to all students in design and manufacturing related fields. Class structure guides interdisciplinary student teams through a process of conceptualizing a project, developing and documenting a detailed design, fabricating a prototype, testing, analysis, and reporting. All students are engaged in all aspects of their project regardless of their home program or discipline. Design projects may be oriented toward regional design competitions. Specific project requirements are tailored to students' educational and practical levels.

    Prerequisite:
    Instructor permission
  • ENGT 293Interdisciplinary Design Project III2 credits

    Design projects open to all students in design and manufacturing related fields. Class structure guides interdisciplinary student teams through a process of conceptualizing a project, developing and documenting a detailed design, fabricating a prototype, testing, analysis, and reporting. All students are engaged in all aspects of their project regardless of their home program or discipline. Design projects may be oriented toward regional design competitions. Specific project requirements are tailored to students' educational and practical levels.

    Prerequisite:
    Instructor Permission

  • TOTAL Engineering Electives Course Credits
    10 credits

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS112 credits

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.

Program Outcomes

Jill Davishahl - Instructor image

Jill Davishahl

Area of Instruction


Engineering & Trades

Degrees and Certifications


M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Union College

Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification

Contact Info


752-8575
jdavishahl@btc.edu
Campus Center (CC) - Room 211

 

Background


Profile

Jill Davishahl is an engineering instructor at Bellingham Technical College where she teaches a variety of engineering classes including Statics,...

    • Jill Davishahl is an engineering instructor at Bellingham Technical College where she teaches a variety of engineering classes including Statics, Mechanics of Materials, and Graphics. Before joining the team at BTC, Jill taught engineering at Western Washington University for the department of Engineering & Design. Prior to her term at WWU, Jill was a tenured faculty member at Edmonds Community College. While at Edmonds Community College, Jill designed and implemented the Associates of Applied Science in Materials Science Technology program, participated in a variety of NSF grants (Co-PI for CSEMS scholarship program, instructor for EMTECH workshops), taught and developed classes in both engineering and materials science, and held the position of department chair of engineering.

      Her experience in industry focused on prosthetic research and design in both a clinical and laboratory setting. Her prosthetics research focused primarily on developing a low cost composite prosthesis for use in underdeveloped countries. She also worked in the area of electronics packaging focusing on creating a thermally conductive interface material for use in computerized applications.

      Her teaching philosophy is to create an environment where students can learn and apply the fundamental concepts of engineering while developing and utilizing their intellectual curiosity, communication skills, and team skills. She strives to inspire student interest in learning and to foster their creative spirit.

Specialties
• Composite design and analysis including finite element analysis

    • • Composite design and analysis including finite element analysis
    • • Design & implementation of engineering and related degree programs
    • • Grant writing and resource development in the area of engineering
    • • Curriculum enhancement


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Scott Reiss

Area of Instruction


Engineering

Degrees and Certifications


M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Vermont

E.I.T., Engineer in Training, State of Vermont

Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification

Contact Info


752-8424
sreiss@btc.edu
J Building (J) - Room J5-A

 

Background


Profile

Scott Reiss is tenured faculty at BTC where he has been instructing the Mechanical Engineering Technology program since 2003.

Scot...

    • Scott Reiss is tenured faculty at BTC where he has been instructing the Mechanical Engineering Technology program since 2003.

      Scott has over 20 years of industry based mechanical engineering experience. Before Scott joined BTC he owned and operated J. Scott Reiss Consulting, where he performed 3D solid modeling, stress analysis, and patent work for various clients. For ten years prior to that, Scott worked for the PACCAR Technical Center in Mount Vernon as a stress analyst. In this capacity, Scott performed finite element analysis and developed testing strategies to support the development of new class 8 trucks and remedy issues with existing vehicles. Other work experience includes jobs on the east coast where Scott worked in R&D labs developing products and performing test and analysis work.

Specialties
Areas of Expertise: CAD, AutoCAD, Inventor, Plant 3D; Stress Analysis; Finite Element Analysis; Optimization; Composite Design

    • Areas of Expertise: CAD, AutoCAD, Inventor, Plant 3D; Stress Analysis; Finite Element Analysis; Optimization; Composite Design


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Jason Kefover

Area of Instruction


Electro Mechanical Technology

Degrees and Certifications


M.S., Manufacturing Systems, East Carolina University

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Penn State University

B.A., Physics, Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

Certificate, Industrial Electricity 1, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies

Certificate, Motors and Motor Controls, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies

Certificate, Programmable Logic Controllers 1, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies

Certificate, Programmable Logic Controllers 2, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies

Certificate, Fluid Power 1, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies

Certificate, Mechanical Components 2, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies

Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification

Contact Info


752-8568
jkefover@btc.edu
B Building (B) - Room B11-A

 

Background


Profile

Jason has taught at BTC for 5 years. Prior to his tenure at Bellingham Technical College he worked as an Engineer and taught Industrial Maintena...

    • Jason has taught at BTC for 5 years. Prior to his tenure at Bellingham Technical College he worked as an Engineer and taught Industrial Maintenance in the Carolinas. His experience includes work for several major corporations in the Automotive, ¬¬Polymer, and Industrial Robotics industries.

Specialties
Industrial automation, lean manufacturing, and machine maintenance.

    • Industrial automation, lean manufacturing, and machine maintenance.


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Tim Stettler

Area of Instruction


Engineering

Degrees and Certifications


B.S., Civil Engineering, Washington State University

A.A.S., Civil Engineering, Spokane Community College

Certificate, Engineer-in-Training, State of Washington

Certificate, Radiation Safety and Use of Nuclear Gauges, CPN International

Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification

Contact Info


752-8338
tstettler@btc.edu
J Building (J) - Room J1

 

Background


Profile

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Carl Oekerman

Area of Instruction


Social Sciences

Degrees and Certifications


M.S., Counseling and Mental Health, California State University, Hayward

B.A., Liberal Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

Contact Info


752-8566
coekerman@btc.edu
Campus Center (CC) - Room 223

 

Background


Profile

Carl has twelve years of experience in a number of settings as a licensed mental health counselor. He has worked as a therapist in private pract...

    • Carl has twelve years of experience in a number of settings as a licensed mental health counselor. He has worked as a therapist in private practice, organizational development consultant, and County Designated Mental Health Professional. He also served as the Director of the Emergency Services Department at Whatcom Counseling and Psychiatric Clinic.

      Carl started teaching Interpersonal Communications courses at BTC in 2004 and was hired as a full time instructor in 2007.


Associate of Applied Science Degree

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 Facts

Average annual income $58,510

Wage potential $71,698 annually

Employment and wage data sources


Jobs & Employment

The average annual wage in this field is $60,341, with an earning potential of about $74,797 per year.*

Criminal convictions may restrict or prevent student participation with internships and employment in this industry.

Potential Positions

The mechanical engineering program prepares students for employment in the aerospace industry, petrochemical industry, industrial manufacturing, engineering consulting and design firms, engineering software development and support companies, and electrical contractors.

Potential positions include mechanical engineering technician, mechanical drafter, computer aided drafter, engineering technician, production planner, machine maintenance technician, mechanical testing & quality control technician and sales representative.

Courses

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Courses from the BTC Catalog

  • Academic Core
  • MATH& 141Precalculus I5 credits

    The focus of this course will be functions. Students manipulate and graph linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and quadratic functions. The course will also cover systems of equations, matrices and determinants, and their applications.

    Prerequisite:
    BTC College Level Math score of 75 or a C grade in MATH 099.

    Future Offerings
    9/21-12/9MWF10:10a-11:30aPENG AOpenings: 19
    9/21-12/9MWF 2:10p-3:30pPENG AOpenings: 19
    9/21-12/9Online PENG AOpenings: 22
  • MATH& 142Precalculus II5 credits

    The majority of this course will cover trigonometry. Students will explore trigonometry functions, right and oblique triangle trigonometry, graphing, trigonometry identifies, laws of Sine and Cosine as well as trigonometric application problems. This course will also cover vectors in the plane and in space, along with parametric equations. Polar coordinates and graphs of polar equations will also be included.

    Prerequisite:
    MATH& 141 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    9/21-12/9MWF 8:30a-9:50aPENG AOpenings: 18
    9/21-12/9Online PENG AOpenings: 21
  • AENGL 100Applied English5 credits

    This applied English course focuses on the workplace communication skills needed to send, receive, and process oral and written information. Along with a review of writing fundamentals, learners will use principles of clear communication, professionalism, and cultural awareness in occupational contexts. Learners will sharpen their reading, writing, and presentation skills.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

    Future Offerings
    9/21-12/7MW 8:30a-9:50aBURNS JOpenings: 15
    9/21-12/9MWF 8:30a-9:50aSTAFFOpenings: 11
    9/21-12/9MWF 2:10p-3:30pSTAFFOpenings: 6
    9/20-12/8TTh 8:00a-10:10aBURNS JOpenings: 19
    9/20-12/9Online DONNELLY ROpenings: 13
  • (Can substitute ENGL& 101 for AENGL 100)

  • CMST& 210Interpersonal Communications5 credits

    Designed to introduce students to the application of basic interpersonal communication theory, with a focus on achieving success in the workplace. Topics explored include self-awareness, self-disclosure, conversation skills, relationship development and maintenance, assertiveness, teamwork and group dynamics, conflict management strategies, and diversity issues.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

    Future Offerings
    9/20-12/8TTh 8:00a-10:10aSMITH MOpenings: 17
    9/21-12/9MWF10:10a-11:30aOEKERMAN COpenings: 5
    9/21-12/7MW 2:10p-3:30pOEKERMAN COpenings: 9
    9/20-12/8TTh 5:30p-7:40pMUDD SOpenings: 18
    9/20-12/9Online OEKERMAN CWaitlisted: 0
    9/20-12/9Online OEKERMAN COpenings: 14
  • (Can substitute CMST& 220 for CMST& 210)

  • CTE 108Job Skills1 credits

    This course provides students with the foundation for job preparation and job searching. Students will identify their qualifications for their chosen career; identify what employers look for in strong candidates; build resumes and cover letters; gain tips on completing applications; job and informational interviewing; as well as job searching, professional networking, and tips for setting up a successful career. This is a hybrid course that includes a combination of face-to-face and online instruction. It is important that students should have skills in Microsoft Word before enrolling in this course.

    Prerequisite:
    Students should have skills in Microsoft Office before enrolling in this course.

    Future Offerings
    9/26-12/5M11:35a-12:25pBURNS JOpenings: 14
    9/22-10/27Th 3:00p-5:00pHATCH LOpenings: 24

  • TOTAL Academic Core Course Credits
    21 credits

  • Engineering Core
  • ENGR 100Engineering Orientation2 credits

    This course explores engineering and technology through class discussion, hands-on activities, and presentations by guest speakers. Topics include engineering disciplines, degree and transfer options, career opportunities, academic success strategies, and planning your program of study.

    Prerequisite:

    Future Offerings
    9/21-12/7W11:35a-12:25pDAVISHAHL JWaitlisted: 1
  • ENGR& 104Introduction To Engineering & Design5 credits

    Course explores the role of teamwork, creativity, and communication in innovative engineering design. Topics include engineering design process, collaborative problem solving techniques, and computer applications. Students will develop their knowledge and skills in these areas through a series of hands-on design projects.

    Prerequisite:
    (Accuplacer Algebra score of 75 or Math 098 with a "C" or better) and (Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or RDG 085 with a "C" or better) and (Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or ENGL 092 with a "C" or better).

    Future Offerings
    9/21-12/9MWF12:30p-1:50pSTAFFOpenings: 9
    9/21-12/9MWF12:30p-1:50pSTAFFWaitlisted: 0
    9/20-12/8TTh 1:10p-3:20pDAVISHAHL JOpenings: 12
  • ENGR 115Graphics5 credits

    This course is an introduction to the use of graphical techniques and standard practices used to communicate engineering design information. Students will learn graphics techniques, visualization skills, standards for object views and drawing sizes, orthographic projection, section views, proper dimensioning techniques, and tolerances. Freehand sketching is used to develop visualization skills and as an instrument for design conceptualization and communication.

    Prerequisite:
    (Accuplacer Arithmetic score of 50 or a C grade or better in MATH 090 or ABE 050 with a "C" or better) and (Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or RDG 085 with a "C" or better) and (Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or ENGL 092 with a "C" or

    Future Offerings
    9/20-12/8TTh 1:10p-3:20pSTETTLER TOpenings: 11
  • ENGR 180Parametric Modeling5 credits

    This course is an introduction to 3D CAD (computer aided design) with an emphasis on parametric solid modeling applications and usage. Topics include methods for creating solid model components, joining components to form assemblies, and generation of 2D manufacturing drawings from 3D solid models.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGR 115 with a "C" or better.

    Future Offerings
    9/21-12/9MWF10:10a-11:30aREISS JOpenings: 14

  • TOTAL Engineering Core Course Credits
    17 credits

  • Mechanical Core
  • ENGT 116Advanced Graphics5 credits

    This course is a continuation of the mechanical engineering graphic technology foundation. It utilizes CAD to develop advanced drawing techniques in accordance with industry standards. Instruction includes projection techniques for points, lines, and planes; the purpose and application of auxiliary views; methods for developing more advanced principal views; dimensioning and tolerancing of parts for manufacture according to ASME/ANSI standards; and methods for representing threads and fasteners.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGR 115 with a "C" or better and (completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENGT 135 with a "C" or better).
  • ENGT 134AutoCAD I5 credits

    This course is an introduction to CAD (Computer Aided Drafting), utilizing a "cookbook" approach to instruction. Students have immediate hands-on computer usage while applying basic command concepts and terminology. Basic drawing and editing techniques are reinforced with exercises designed to help the student reach an in-depth understanding.


    Future Offerings
    9/21-12/9MWF10:10a-11:30aSTETTLER TOpenings: 9
    9/20-12/8TTh 5:30p-7:40pGOODRICH SOpenings: 19
  • ENGT 135AutoCAD II5 credits

    This course is a continuation of AutoCAD I and utilizes intermediate drawing and editing tools. Coursework includes generating and editing dimensions and tolerances in CAD, methods for creating isometric drawings, paperspace techniques for printing/plotting to scale, applications and procedures for creating attributed blocks, creation of table, and the applications and procedures for using external references.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGT 115 and ENGT 134 with a "C" or better.
  • ENGT 208CAD Project 3D5 credits

    This is a project oriented design course in which students create a 3D solid model of an existing assembly or one of their own design. Each student will generate a complete working drawing set for their assembly including engineering details and assembly drawings in accordance with industry standards. A portfolio including preliminary sketches, detail drawings, and assembly drawings will be submitted.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGR 180 with a "C" or better and (completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENGT 116 with a "C" or better).

    Future Offerings
    9/20-12/8TTh10:30a-12:40pREISS JOpenings: 17
  • ENGT 215Applied Statics5 credits

    This course is an introduction to engineering mechanics, focusing on the analysis of "static" (non-moving) structures. Students will use statics concepts to determine the external reaction loads and internal member forces for trusses, frames, and machines.

    Prerequisite:
    MATH& 142 with a "C" or better.
  • ENGT 216Applied Mechanics Of Materials5 credits

    This course explores the effect of forces on engineering structures and the resulting internal stresses and deformations that develop. Students will apply statics and strength of materials concepts to determine size, shape, and material requirements for engineering components. Topics include an introduction to stress and strain, physical characteristics of components (size and shape), mechanical properties of engineering materials (strength, stiffness, etc.), and materials testing and composition.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGT 215 with a "C" or better.
  • ENGT 222Advanced Parametric Modeling5 credits

    This course is a continuation of Parametric Modeling. Topics include more advanced methods for the creation of parts, assemblies, and 2D manufacturing drawings.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGR 180 with a "C" or better.

    Future Offerings
    9/21-12/9MWF 2:10p-3:30pREISS JOpenings: 15
  • ENGT 250Capstone Project5 credits

    This is a project oriented design course in which students draw on skills developed throughout the program to complete an instructor selected project. Topics are chosen based on real world significance, relevance and breadth of the skill set required, and available on-campus project opportunities. Projects may be individual or group based and typically involve several or all of the following completion tasks; 2D CAD drafting, 3D solid modeling, statics analysis of structural loads, sizing of members based on strength of materials, geometric and trigonometric calculations, data exchange, etc.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGR 180 and ENGT 116 and ENGT 135 with a "C" or better.
  • MACH 191Manual Machining for non-Majors5 credits

    Proper setup of manual lathes and mills will be emphasized in this Introductory machining course for non-program students. Student will be able to identify all parts of an engine lathe and calculate settings to achieve desired speeds and feeds on a variety of different lathes. Work holding, the use of the 3 jaw chuck, facing, O.D. turning, grooving, parting-off and drilling will be covered. Students will hand grind their own tools from HSS lathe tool blanks. The proper use of a mill will be covered including: speed and feed adjustment, work holding and coordinate systems. The operations to be performed will be: tramming in a table, squaring a vise, tool setting, edge finding, facing, end mill use, drilling, and tapping.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGR 115 with a “C” or better.
  • MACH 193CNC Machining for non-Majors5 credits

    This introductory course covers the principles of CNC machining. The advantages of the CNC machine in production and the process differences between manual and CNC operations will be discussed. Students will read, write, and trouble-shoot G-Code programs, setup CNC lathes and mills, and use CAM software to program a part to run on a CNC machine.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGR 180 and MACH 191 with a "C" or better.

    Future Offerings
    9/21-12/9MWF 2:10p-4:30pDONNER DOpenings: 12

  • TOTAL Mechanical Design Core Course Credits
    50 credits

  • Engineering Electives
  • ENGT 223Structural Detailing5 credits

    This course provides an introductory overview of structural drafting and design. Subject areas include specifications for structural members and ancillary components, design and construction work flow, drafting and design of bolted and welded connections, and standard structural design concepts. Students will utilize Bentley Pro-Steel software to create 3D design models. The 3D design models will be subsequently used to generate structural member detail drawings.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGT 116 and ENGT 135 with a "C" or better.
  • ENGT 224Process Piping Design5 credits

    This course provides an introductory overview of process pipe drafting and design. It covers various topics including: piping concepts/terminology, pipe and fitting specifications, piping symbol representation, valves and instrumentation, process piping equipment. Students will utilize AutoCAD Plant 3D software to create flow diagrams and 3D design models from piping specifications according to industry standards. The 3D design models will be used to generate a variety of standard pipe drawings including plans/elevations, isometrics, spool drawings.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGT 116 and ENGT 135 with a "C" or better.
  • ENGT 233Intro To CATIA5 credits

    This course is an introduction to solid modeling using CATIA V5 CAD (computer aided design) software. Topics include methods for creating solid model components, joining components to form assemblies, and generating 2D manufacturing drawings from 3D solid models.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGR 115 with a “C” or better.

    Future Offerings
    9/21-12/7MW12:30p-1:50pMORGAN POpenings: 17
  • ENGT 291Interdisciplinary Design Project I2 credits

    Design projects open to all students in design and manufacturing related fields. Class structure guides interdisciplinary student teams through a process of conceptualizing a project, developing, and documenting a detailed design, fabricating a prototype, testing, analysis, and reporting. All students are engaged in all aspects of their project regardless of their home program or discipline. Design projects may be oriented toward regional design competitions. Specific project requirements are tailored to student's educational and practical experience levels.

    Prerequisite:
    Instructor permission
  • ENGT 292Interdisciplinary Design Project II2 credits

    Design projects open to all students in design and manufacturing related fields. Class structure guides interdisciplinary student teams through a process of conceptualizing a project, developing and documenting a detailed design, fabricating a prototype, testing, analysis, and reporting. All students are engaged in all aspects of their project regardless of their home program or discipline. Design projects may be oriented toward regional design competitions. Specific project requirements are tailored to students' educational and practical levels.

    Prerequisite:
    Instructor permission
  • ENGT 293Interdisciplinary Design Project III2 credits

    Design projects open to all students in design and manufacturing related fields. Class structure guides interdisciplinary student teams through a process of conceptualizing a project, developing and documenting a detailed design, fabricating a prototype, testing, analysis, and reporting. All students are engaged in all aspects of their project regardless of their home program or discipline. Design projects may be oriented toward regional design competitions. Specific project requirements are tailored to students' educational and practical levels.

    Prerequisite:
    Instructor Permission
  • ENGR 270Introduction To Materials Science5 credits

    An introduction to Materials Science that includes the atomic, molecular, and crystalline structures of materials and their relationship to electrical, mechanical, thermal, and chemical properties, as well as an introduction to materials processing and fabrication techniques.

    Prerequisite:
    MATH& 151 and CHEM& 161 with a "C" or better.

    Future Offerings
    9/20-12/8TTh 8:00a-10:10aDAVISHAHL JOpenings: 22
  • MATH& 151Calculus I5 credits

    Study of functions, limits, continuity,limits at infinity, differentiation of algebraic,exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions and their inverses.

    Prerequisite:
    MATH& 142 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    9/21-12/9MWF10:10a-11:30aHONEYCUTT TOpenings: 15
    9/21-12/9Online HONEYCUTT TOpenings: 22
  • PHYS& 221Engineering Physics I w/Lab5 credits

    Kinematics and dynamics of particles; work and energy; gravitation; collisions and conservation of momentum.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGL& 101 with a grade of C or better, Prerequisite or Co-requisite: MATH& 151 with a C grade or better.

    Future Offerings
    9/20-12/6T10:30a-12:20pKHRAMOV AOpenings: 11
  • CS& 131Computer Science I C++5 credits

    This course equips students with fundamental programming skills such as effective use of data types, variables, assignment statements, control structures, modular design using procedures, pointers and array data structures in the construction of C++ programs. This course also introduces students to Object Oriented Programming concepts and prepares students for the C++ Institute Certified Associate Programmer exam.

    Prerequisite:
    MATH 099 or IT 121 with a C or better or Instructor Permission.
  • COMP 101Survey of Composites2 credits

    This course provides an introduction to the field of Composites Technologies, and provides an overview of workplace readiness skills.

    Prerequisite:

    Future Offerings
    9/21-12/9MW 9:00a-9:50aMORGAN POpenings: 15
  • COMP 121Composites I5 credits

    This course is an introduction to composite design and fabrication utilizing clean-room and post-cure fabrication tools. The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to hands-on composite fabrication. Within this course, students will gain experience designing and fabricating composite parts. The course will cover the fundamentals to vacuum bagging, pressure forming, and elevated temperature cures. Students will design and build a composite product combining knowledge of advanced composite materials and fabrication methods.

    Prerequisite:
    COMP 101 with a "C" or better and (Accuplacer Algebra score of 75 or Math 098 with a "C" or better) and (Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or RDG 085 with a "C" or better) and (Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or ENGL 092 with a "C" or be
  • COMP 122Composites II5 credits

    Introduction to advanced composite manufacturing with emphasis on Vacuum Infusion, Closed Cavity, Light Resin Transfer and Prepreg technologies. Hands-on training in advanced manufacturing using vinyl ester, epoxy and prepreg, with common types of advanced fiber reinforcement processes.

    Prerequisite:
    COMP 101 with a "C" or better.

    Future Offerings
    9/20-12/8TTh 1:10p-4:40pMORGAN POpenings: 9

  • TOTAL Engineering Electives Course Credits
    15 credits

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS103 credits

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.

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.

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Scott Reiss

Area of Instruction


Engineering

Degrees and Certifications


M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Vermont

E.I.T., Engineer in Training, State of Vermont

Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification

Contact Info


752-8424
sreiss@btc.edu
J Building (J) - Room J5-A

 

Background


Profile

Scott Reiss is tenured faculty at BTC where he has been instructing the Mechanical Engineering Technology program since 2003.

Scot...

    • Scott Reiss is tenured faculty at BTC where he has been instructing the Mechanical Engineering Technology program since 2003.

      Scott has over 20 years of industry based mechanical engineering experience. Before Scott joined BTC he owned and operated J. Scott Reiss Consulting, where he performed 3D solid modeling, stress analysis, and patent work for various clients. For ten years prior to that, Scott worked for the PACCAR Technical Center in Mount Vernon as a stress analyst. In this capacity, Scott performed finite element analysis and developed testing strategies to support the development of new class 8 trucks and remedy issues with existing vehicles. Other work experience includes jobs on the east coast where Scott worked in R&D labs developing products and performing test and analysis work.

Specialties
Areas of Expertise: CAD, AutoCAD, Inventor, Plant 3D; Stress Analysis; Finite Element Analysis; Optimization; Composite Design

    • Areas of Expertise: CAD, AutoCAD, Inventor, Plant 3D; Stress Analysis; Finite Element Analysis; Optimization; Composite Design


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Jill Davishahl

Area of Instruction


Engineering & Trades

Degrees and Certifications


M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Union College

Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification

Contact Info


752-8575
jdavishahl@btc.edu
Campus Center (CC) - Room 211

 

Background


Profile

Jill Davishahl is an engineering instructor at Bellingham Technical College where she teaches a variety of engineering classes including Statics,...

    • Jill Davishahl is an engineering instructor at Bellingham Technical College where she teaches a variety of engineering classes including Statics, Mechanics of Materials, and Graphics. Before joining the team at BTC, Jill taught engineering at Western Washington University for the department of Engineering & Design. Prior to her term at WWU, Jill was a tenured faculty member at Edmonds Community College. While at Edmonds Community College, Jill designed and implemented the Associates of Applied Science in Materials Science Technology program, participated in a variety of NSF grants (Co-PI for CSEMS scholarship program, instructor for EMTECH workshops), taught and developed classes in both engineering and materials science, and held the position of department chair of engineering.

      Her experience in industry focused on prosthetic research and design in both a clinical and laboratory setting. Her prosthetics research focused primarily on developing a low cost composite prosthesis for use in underdeveloped countries. She also worked in the area of electronics packaging focusing on creating a thermally conductive interface material for use in computerized applications.

      Her teaching philosophy is to create an environment where students can learn and apply the fundamental concepts of engineering while developing and utilizing their intellectual curiosity, communication skills, and team skills. She strives to inspire student interest in learning and to foster their creative spirit.

Specialties
• Composite design and analysis including finite element analysis

    • • Composite design and analysis including finite element analysis
    • • Design & implementation of engineering and related degree programs
    • • Grant writing and resource development in the area of engineering
    • • Curriculum enhancement


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Tim Stettler

Area of Instruction


Engineering

Degrees and Certifications


B.S., Civil Engineering, Washington State University

A.A.S., Civil Engineering, Spokane Community College

Certificate, Engineer-in-Training, State of Washington

Certificate, Radiation Safety and Use of Nuclear Gauges, CPN International

Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification

Contact Info


752-8338
tstettler@btc.edu
J Building (J) - Room J1

 

Background


Profile

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Vicky Moyle

Area of Instruction


Mathematics

Degrees and Certifications


M.A., Counseling Psychology, University of Colorado

M.A.T., Mathematics, Indiana University

B.S., Mathematics and Statistics, Mesa State College

B.A., Fairhaven Interdisciplinary Concentration, Western Washington University

License, Licensed Professional Counselor, State of Colorado

License, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, State of Washington

Contact Info


752-8565
vmoyle@btc.edu
Campus Center (CC) - Room 224

 

Background


Profile
Vicky Moyle has a Master's of Art in Teaching Mathematics from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana and a Master's of Art in Counseling Psychology...

    • Vicky Moyle has a Master's of Art in Teaching Mathematics from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana and a Master's of Art in Counseling Psychology from the University of Colorado, Denver. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington State and has been a National Board Certified Counselor since 2002. She has over 20 years of teaching experience at all educational levels--including elementary through middle and high school, community college, and 4-year degree schools. She has taught in Indiana, Colorado, and Missouri. Vicky is passionate about helping students overcome anxiety about math and dedicated to introducing the rigor of mathematical ideas to students in positive ways.


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Steve Mudd

Area of Instruction


Social Sciences

Degrees and Certifications


M.A., Counseling Psychology, National University

B.S., Applied Science in Industrial Technology, Western Illinois University

Contact Info


752-8437
smudd@btc.edu
Campus Center (CC) - Room 223


Solidworks Certification

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

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

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Courses from the BTC Catalog

  • Engineering
  • ENGR 115Graphics5 credits

    This course is an introduction to the use of graphical techniques and standard practices used to communicate engineering design information. Students will learn graphics techniques, visualization skills, standards for object views and drawing sizes, orthographic projection, section views, proper dimensioning techniques, and tolerances. Freehand sketching is used to develop visualization skills and as an instrument for design conceptualization and communication.

    Prerequisite:
    (Accuplacer Arithmetic score of 50 or a C grade or better in MATH 090 or ABE 050 with a "C" or better) and (Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or RDG 085 with a "C" or better) and (Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or ENGL 092 with a "C" or

    Future Offerings
    9/20-12/8TTh 1:10p-3:20pSTETTLER TOpenings: 11
  • ENGR 180Parametric Modeling5 credits

    This course is an introduction to 3D CAD (computer aided design) with an emphasis on parametric solid modeling applications and usage. Topics include methods for creating solid model components, joining components to form assemblies, and generation of 2D manufacturing drawings from 3D solid models.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGR 115 with a "C" or better.

    Future Offerings
    9/21-12/9MWF10:10a-11:30aREISS JOpenings: 14
  • ENGT 222Advanced Parametric Modeling5 credits

    This course is a continuation of Parametric Modeling. Topics include more advanced methods for the creation of parts, assemblies, and 2D manufacturing drawings.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGR 180 with a "C" or better.

    Future Offerings
    9/21-12/9MWF 2:10p-3:30pREISS JOpenings: 15
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS15 credits

Program Entry Information

Students may begin working toward this certificate quarterly.

Program Outcomes

AutoCAD Certification

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

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

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Courses from the BTC Catalog

  • Engineering
  • ENGR 115Graphics5 credits

    This course is an introduction to the use of graphical techniques and standard practices used to communicate engineering design information. Students will learn graphics techniques, visualization skills, standards for object views and drawing sizes, orthographic projection, section views, proper dimensioning techniques, and tolerances. Freehand sketching is used to develop visualization skills and as an instrument for design conceptualization and communication.

    Prerequisite:
    (Accuplacer Arithmetic score of 50 or a C grade or better in MATH 090 or ABE 050 with a "C" or better) and (Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or RDG 085 with a "C" or better) and (Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or ENGL 092 with a "C" or

    Future Offerings
    9/20-12/8TTh 1:10p-3:20pSTETTLER TOpenings: 11
  • ENGT 134AutoCAD I5 credits

    This course is an introduction to CAD (Computer Aided Drafting), utilizing a "cookbook" approach to instruction. Students have immediate hands-on computer usage while applying basic command concepts and terminology. Basic drawing and editing techniques are reinforced with exercises designed to help the student reach an in-depth understanding.


    Future Offerings
    9/21-12/9MWF10:10a-11:30aSTETTLER TOpenings: 9
    9/20-12/8TTh 5:30p-7:40pGOODRICH SOpenings: 19
  • ENGT 116Advanced Graphics5 credits

    This course is a continuation of the mechanical engineering graphic technology foundation. It utilizes CAD to develop advanced drawing techniques in accordance with industry standards. Instruction includes projection techniques for points, lines, and planes; the purpose and application of auxiliary views; methods for developing more advanced principal views; dimensioning and tolerancing of parts for manufacture according to ASME/ANSI standards; and methods for representing threads and fasteners.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGR 115 with a "C" or better and (completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENGT 135 with a "C" or better).
  • ENGT 135AutoCAD II5 credits

    This course is a continuation of AutoCAD I and utilizes intermediate drawing and editing tools. Coursework includes generating and editing dimensions and tolerances in CAD, methods for creating isometric drawings, paperspace techniques for printing/plotting to scale, applications and procedures for creating attributed blocks, creation of table, and the applications and procedures for using external references.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGT 115 and ENGT 134 with a "C" or better.
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS20 credits

Program Entry Information

Students may begin working toward this certificate quarterly.

Program Outcomes