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Applied Mechanical Technology AAS

Dino Laury, Chairperson
(585) 286-4613 (VP), dino@mail.rit.edu

http://www.rit.edu/NTID/amtAplusB

Program overview

The AAS in applied mechanical technology is an Associate+Bachelor’s degree program that prepares students to enter and successfully complete a baccalaureate program in the College of Applied Science and Technology in manufacturing engineering technology or mechanical engineering technology. Students strengthen their skills by taking courses taught by NTID faculty.

These courses systematically address the preparatory challenges that deaf and hard-of-hearing students face upon entry to the majors in the College of Applied Science and Technology.

Students in the applied mechanical technology major receive a comprehensive foundation in engineering fundamentals: precision measurement, precision machining, computer aided design applications, strength of materials, and machine design. Upon successful completion of the AAS degree in applied mechanical technology, students enroll in the bachelor’s degree program in either manufacturing engineering technology or mechanical engineering technology.

Prerequisites

ACT: Composite test score of 18 or higher

English: Placement into a First Year Writing course, such as FYW: Writing Seminar (UWRT-150) or Critical Reading and Writing (UWRT-100).

Mathematics: Entrance into NTID’s Trigonometry (NMTH-220) course.

Science: Entrance into the College of Science’s College Physics I (PHYS-111) course; however, students who did not take physics in high school are recommended to take a bridging physics course at NTID, such as Concepts of College Physics (NSCI-270).

Enrollment requirements

Students who graduate in good standing from NTID and have maintained a grade of C or better in the six NTID applied mechanical technology technical courses should be well-prepared for the College of Applied Science and Technology.

Curriculum

Applied mechanical technology, AAS degree, typical course sequence

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
NCAR-100 Freshman Seminar 1
NETS-101 Fundamentals of Engineering 3
NETS-110 Foundations of Materials 2
NETS-111 Foundations of Materials Lab 1
MATH-171 LAS Elective: Calculus A 3
UWRT-100 Critical Reading and Writing 3
  LAS Foundation 1: First Year Seminar† 3
NETS-120 Manufacturing Processes 3
NETS-150 Mechanical Design and Fab 3
NETS-151 Mechanical Design and Fab Lab 1
MATH-172 Calculus B 3
PHYS-111 LAS Perspective 6: College Physics I 4
  LAS Foundation 2: First Year Writing 3
  Wellness Education* 0
Second Year
MCET-220 Principles of Statics 3
MCET-210 Materials in Engineering Design 2
MCET-211 Materials in Engineering Design Lab 1
PHYS-112 College Physics II 4
  LAS Perspective 1, 2, 3, 4 12
MCET-221 Strength of Materials 3
EEET-215 Circuits/Electronics 2
EEET-216 Circuits/Electronics Lab 1
MATH-211 Elements of Multivariable Calculus and Differential Equations 3
Total Semester Credit Hours 64

Please see the NTID General Education Curriculum-Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for more information.

* Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information. Students completing associate degrees are required to complete one Wellness course.

† The First Year Seminar requirement is replaced by an LAS Elective for the 2014-15 academic year.

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Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only

Effective fall 2013, RIT will convert its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. The following content has been made available as reference only. Currently matriculated students who began their academic programs in quarters should consult their academic adviser for guidance and course selection.

Program overview

The AAS in applied mechanical technology is an Associate+Bachelor’s degree program that prepares students to enter and successfully complete a baccalaureate program in the College of Applied Science and Technology in manufacturing engineering technology or mechanical engineering technology. Students strengthen their skills by taking NTID English and science courses or NTID math and science courses, as well as program courses. These courses systematically address the preparatory challenges that deaf and hard-of-hearing students face upon entry to the programs in the College of Applied Science and Technology.

Students in the applied mechanical technology program receive a comprehensive foundation in engineering fundamentals: precision measurement, precision machining, computer-aided design applications, strength of materials, and machine design. Upon successful completion of the AAS degree in applied mechanical technology, students enroll directly into the bachelor’s degree program in either manufacturing engineering technology or mechanical engineering technology.

Prerequisites

ACT: Composite test score of 18 or higher

English: Placement into the College of Liberal Arts’ Writing Seminar (0502-227) course; students who qualify for Written Communication II (0502-111) will be considered for admission.

Mathematics: Entrance into NTID’s Elements of Trigonometry (0884-220) course.

Science: Entrance into the College of Science’s College Physics I course after a single NTID science course.

Enrollment requirements

Students who graduate in good standing from NTID and have maintained a grade of C or better in the six NTID applied mechanical technology technical courses should be well-prepared for the College of Applied Science and Technology.

Curriculum

Semester conversion
Effective fall 2013, RIT will convert its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. Each program and its associated courses have been sent to the New York State Department of Education for approval of the semester plan. For reference, the following charts illustrate the typical course sequence for this program in both quarters and semesters. Students should consult their academic advisers with questions regarding planning and course selection.

Applied mechanical technology, AAS degree, typical course sequence (quarters)

CourseQtr. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
0813-220 Engineering Fundamentals 4
0890-212 Computing Tools for Engineering Technology 4
Choose two of the following courses: 8
    0884-220     Elements of Trigonometry  
    0885-201     Physics  
0502-111 Written Communication II  
0887-200 Freshman Seminar 2
0813-222 Manufacturing Processes 4
0890-214 CAD Applications in Engineering Tech 4
0884-275 Advanced Math 4
  Liberal Arts* 4
0502-227 Writing Seminar 4
0813-224 Industrial Processes 4
0890-216 Design, Dimensioning, and Tolerancing 4
1017-211 College Physics I 4
  Wellness Education† 0
Second Year
0610-211 Introduction to Materials Technology 3
0610-304 Materials Testing 1
1017-212 College Physics II 4
0610-302 Introduction to Statics 4
0610-303 Strength of Materials 4
1016-231, 232 Calculus for Engineering Technology I, II 8
1017-213 College Physics III 4
0610-315 Principles of Mechanical Design I 4
0610-305 Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems 4
  Liberal Arts* 12
Total Quarter Credit Hours 98

* Please see General Education Distribution Requirements chart for more information. (AMT students are not required to take Capstone or Deaf cultural studies/ASL courses.)

† Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information.

Applied mechanical technology, AAS degree, typical course sequence (semesters), effective fall 2013

CourseSem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
NETS-101 Fundamentals of Engineering 3
NETS-110 Foundations of Materials 2
NETS-111 Foundations of Materials Lab 1
MATH-171 LAS Elective: Calculus A 3
ENGL-099 Basic Writing 3
  LAS Foundation 1: First Year Seminar 3
NETS-120 Manufacturing Processes 3
NETS-150 Mechanical Design and Fab 3
NETS-151 Mechanical Design and Fab Lab 1
MATH-172 Calculus B 3
PHYS-111 LAS Perspective 6: College Physics 1 4
ENGL-150 LAS Foundation 2: Writing Seminar 3
  Wellness Education* 0
Second Year
MCET-220 Principles of Statics 3
MCET-210 Materials in Engineering Design 2
MCET-211 Materials in Engineering Design Lab 1
PHYS-112 College Physics II 4
  LAS Perspective 1, 2, 3, 4 12
MCET-221 Strength of Materials 3
EEET-215 Circuits/Electronics 2
EEET-216 Circuits/Electronics Lab 1
MATH-211 Elements of Multivariable Calculus and Differential Equations 3
Total Semester Credit Hours 63

Please see New NTID General Education Curriculum-Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for more information.

* Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information.