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Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Associate in Science-Transfer Degree: Mechanical, Manufacturing, or Plastics pre-Engineering Technology

This direct transfer degree provides the academic coursework and hands-on education that will prepare you for a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Technology at a four-year college or university. Upon completing the 91-credit program, you may transfer as a junior into a bachelor’s program in mechanical, manufacturing, or plastics engineering technology.

In BTC’s program, you’ll study academic coursework in English, chemistry, physics, technology, and mathematics. You’ll also develop the communication skills you’ll need to succeed on engineering and development teams in a variety of industries.

Employment Information

Across the state, the number of engineering graduates is well below industry needs, as employers such as manufacturers and fabricators urgently seek qualified mechanical, industrial, and plastics engineers. BTC’s Associate in Mechanical, Manufacturing, and Plastics Engineering Technology AS-T/MRP program will position you to transfer to a four-year institution to earn your bachelor’s degree and pursue a career in this high-demand field. Engineering graduates are typically working professionals, so salary ranges will vary, depending on the field.

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TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS91 credits

  • Social Sciences
  • PSYC& 100General Psychology5 credits

    An overview of the factors affecting behavior including topics related to theories of learning, the senses, perceptions, nervous system, emotions, personality theory, motivation, abnormal behavior and therapy, and social psychology.

    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.

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  • Humanities
  • CMST& 220Public Speaking5 credits

    Introduction to communication theory and public speaking emphasizing organization, audience analysis, oral styles, and use of visual aids. Includes presentation of various types of public speeches and analyses of contemporary speeches.

    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.

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  • Physical and Natural Sciences
  • CHEM& 161General Chemistry w/ Lab I5 credits

    An introductory chemistry course for students in programs requiring one or two quarters of general chemistry. Course covers basic principles of modern chemistry, the structure of atoms and molecules, ions, chemical bonding and molecular geometry, the periodic table, chemical formulas and equations, and stoichiometry of reactions and solutions. Lab work included.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer College Level Math score of 75 or co-enrolled/completed MATH& 141 with a "C" or better. Also, recommend completion of CHEM& 121 or one year of high school chemistry.

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  • Communication Skills
  • 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.

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  • Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning Skills
  • 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.

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  • Electives
  • 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.
  • Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning Skills
  • MATH& 146Introduction to Statistics5 credits

    Fundamental concepts and basic tools of descriptive and inferential statistics. How to describe data and make reasonable conjectures about the populations from which the samples were taken. Topics include: sampling distribution patterns, organization of data, sampling methods and experimental design, probability and simulation of random events, estimation of population parameters, confidence intervals, correlation, linear regression and basic hypothesis testing. Internet/computer access and graphing calculator required.

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

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  • Humanities
  • SPAN& 121Spanish I5 credits

    An introductory course, which facilitates elementary ability in comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish. This course provides some understanding of Hispanic cultures.


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  • Social Sciences
  • PSYC& 200Lifespan Psychology5 credits

    A systematic study of the developmental processes in humans from conception to late adulthood. Special emphasis will be given to the topics of physical development, cognitive development, and personality/social development.

    Prerequisite:
    PSYC& 100 with a C grade.

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  • Communication Skills
  • 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.

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  • Physical and Natural Sciences
  • PHYS& 221Engineering Physics I w/Lab5 credits

    PHYS& 221 is the first in a three-course calculus-based survey of physics for engineering pathways. The course introduces the fundamental principles of mechanics: kinematics, momentum and energy conservation laws, physical interactions, force, work, rotation, torque and gravity. Conceptual development and problem solving have equal emphasis. Laboratory work includes experimental methods, data analysis, and prepares students for coursework in engineering.

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

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  • Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning Skills
  • 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.

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  • Engineering Technology Pre-Major Prerequisites
  • ELTR 140Digital 15 credits

    A comprehensive focus on the concepts, terminology, components and circuits that combine to form basic digital systems.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 135
  • Physical and Natural Sciences
  • 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. Conceptual development and problem solving have equal emphasis. Laboratory work includes an introduction to design, experimental methods and data analysis.

    Prerequisite:
    PHYS& 221 with a C or better, Prerequisite or Co-requisite MATH& 152.

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  • Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning Skills
  • 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.

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  • Physical and Natural Sciences
  • 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 includes an introduction to design, experimental methods, and data analysis.

    Prerequisite:
    PHYS& 222 with a C or better.
  • Engineering Technology Pre-Major Prerequisites
  • ENGT 122AutoCAD I: BASICS5 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.

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS91 credits

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Program Outcomes

  • Bellingham Technical College - Associate in Science-Transfer Degree (AS-T/MRP): Mechanical, Manufacturing or Plastics Engineering Technology

    Upon completion of BTC’s Associate in Science AS-T/MRP: Mechanical, Manufacturing or Plastics Engineering Technology degree, students are eligible to transfer to Central Washington University (CWU), or Western Washington University (WWU) to complete one of their bachelor's of science degrees.

    At CWU students can work towards completion of a Mechanical Engineering Technology degree or the related Manufacturing Engineering Technology degree.

    Please note: Admission into many schools is competitive and higher grade point averages and course grades are often required. Completion of the general Mechanical, Manufacturing or Plastics Engineering Technology AS-T/MRP degree does not necessarily satisfy all transfer requirements; some institutions may have additional course requirements. Check individual schools for the most up-to-date admission requirements and recommendations.

Scott Reiss - Instructor image

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


360 752-8424
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


Pre-Engineering: General

BTC’s general pre-Engineering transfer degree provides the academic coursework and hands-on education that will prepare you for direct transfer into a Bachelor of Science degree program at a four-year college or university. Upon completing the 99-credit program, you may transfer as a junior into engineering programs in Mechanical, Civil, Aeronautical, Industrial, or Materials Science.

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TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS99 credits

  • Engineering Electives
  • ENGR 175 - Introduction to Materials Science14 credits

  • Chemistry
  • CHEM& 161General Chemistry w/ Lab I5 credits

    An introductory chemistry course for students in programs requiring one or two quarters of general chemistry. Course covers basic principles of modern chemistry, the structure of atoms and molecules, ions, chemical bonding and molecular geometry, the periodic table, chemical formulas and equations, and stoichiometry of reactions and solutions. Lab work included.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer College Level Math score of 75 or co-enrolled/completed MATH& 141 with a "C" or better. Also, recommend completion of CHEM& 121 or one year of high school chemistry.

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  • CHEM& 162General Chemistry w/Lab II5 credits

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

    Prerequisite:
    CHEM& 161 with C grade.
  • Communications
  • 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.

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  • Electives
  • CMST& 220Public Speaking5 credits

    Introduction to communication theory and public speaking emphasizing organization, audience analysis, oral styles, and use of visual aids. Includes presentation of various types of public speeches and analyses of contemporary speeches.

    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.

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  • ENGL& 102English Composition II5 credits

    Intermediate academic essay writing. Emphasis on critical reading and writing, synthesis of cross-disciplinary texts, documentation of sources and argumentation.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGL& 101 with a C grade.

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  • 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.

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  • PSYC& 100General Psychology5 credits

    An overview of the factors affecting behavior including topics related to theories of learning, the senses, perceptions, nervous system, emotions, personality theory, motivation, abnormal behavior and therapy, and social psychology.

    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.

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  • SOC& 101Introduction to Sociology5 credits

    This course introduces the major concepts and definitions of the science of sociology. Basic sociological inquiry is covered, and how social forces shape communal and individual behaviors and attitudes. Topics include socialization, cultures, deviance, social control, inequality, power, social class, race, gender, and institutions. Students learn the basic theories and perspectives of sociology and how those theories apply to the social landscape.

    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.

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  • SPAN& 121Spanish I5 credits

    An introductory course, which facilitates elementary ability in comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish. This course provides some understanding of Hispanic cultures.


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  • Engineering
  • 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& 215 - Dynamics

  • 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.
  • Engineering Electives
  • 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.

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  • ENGT 122AutoCAD I: BASICS5 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.

  • Humanities
  • HIST& 148United States History III5 credits

    Survey course exploring the social, political, and economic history of the United States from 1900 to the present.

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  • SPAN& 121Spanish I5 credits

    An introductory course, which facilitates elementary ability in comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish. This course provides some understanding of Hispanic cultures.


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  • Mathematics
  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • MATH& 163Calculus 35 credits

    This course introduces coordinate systems and vectors in 2- and 3-space. We will extend the methods of single-variable differential calculus to functions of two or more independent variables and we will generalize the single integral to define multiple integrals, where the integrand is a function of several variables. The course will cover partial differentiation, directional derivatives and gradients; extreme values; double and triple integrals; applications. Graphing calculator required.

    Prerequisite:
    MATH& 152 with a C or better.
  • MATH 238 - Intro to Differential Equations5 credits

  • MATH 204Introduction to Linear Algebra ALGEBRA (5)5 credits

    Elementary study of the fundamentals of linear algebra. Course is intended for stronger math or science students. Course to include the study of systems of linear equations; matrices; n-dimensional vector space; linear independence, bases, subspaces and dimension. Introduction to determinants and the eigenvalue problem; applications. Graphing calculator required.

    Prerequisite:
    MATH& 151 with a C grade or better.
  • Physics
  • PHYS& 221Engineering Physics I w/Lab5 credits

    PHYS& 221 is the first in a three-course calculus-based survey of physics for engineering pathways. The course introduces the fundamental principles of mechanics: kinematics, momentum and energy conservation laws, physical interactions, force, work, rotation, torque and gravity. Conceptual development and problem solving have equal emphasis. Laboratory work includes experimental methods, data analysis, and prepares students for coursework in engineering.

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

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  • 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. Conceptual development and problem solving have equal emphasis. Laboratory work includes an introduction to design, experimental methods and data analysis.

    Prerequisite:
    PHYS& 221 with a C or better, Prerequisite or Co-requisite MATH& 152.

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    1/8-3/19T10:30a-12:20pROSER POpenings: 24
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  • 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 includes an introduction to design, experimental methods, and data analysis.

    Prerequisite:
    PHYS& 222 with a C or better.
  • Social Sciences
  • ECON& 201Micro Economics5 credits

    Introduction to microeconomics. Presents supply and demand models, consumers and producers choice in the competitive and non-competitive market. Examines the various economic decisions made by firms relating to price, demand, factors or production, and cost.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer College Level Math score of 75 or MATH 099 or AMATH 111 with a C or better.

    Future Offerings
    9/18-12/6T 5:30p-7:40pTAYLOR ROpenings: 10
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    9/18-12/6Online TAYLOR ROpenings: 10
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    1/8-3/19T 5:30p-7:40pSTAFFOpenings: 20
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    1/3-3/21Online STAFFOpenings: 20
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TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS99 credits

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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


360 752-8424
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