Mechanical Systems



Mechanical Systems

Associate of Applied Arts & Sciences

Mechanical equipment maintenance technician careers offer some of the highest paying and most satisfying opportunities available as companies increase their usage of newer and more complex

machinery. A highly trained/highly skilled technician can earn more than $50,000 per year in today’s sophisticated workplace. To perform these jobs well, technicians must have higher skill levels in a wider range of technologies than ever before. Our Mechanical Systems Program includes training in mechanical drives, pumps, pneumatics, hydraulics, electricity-electronics, welding, and piping.

 

The WSCC Mechanical Systems Program is available in an Open-Entry/Open-Exit (OE/OE) format allowing for enrollment at any time throughout the year. Employers have great flexibility in building training programs by ala carte selection of modules from a menu of skill sets. Students have an increased ability to work while earning a college degree since the hours of delivery are modeled to fit work schedules, including both online and hands-on training.

Courses by Placement/Transfer

The following courses may be prerequisites for your program depending upon your placement scores or transfer evaluation.  Advisors can assist you to integrate these into your program of study during your first semester at West Shore.  Contact Student Services at 231.843.5510.

Course Code

Course Title

Credits/

Contact

ENG 051 or

ENG 098

Introduction to College Writing or

Writing Essentials

4/4

3/3

ENG 052

Introduction to College Reading

4/4

MTH 051

Pre Algebra

4/4

FYS 101

First-Year Seminar

2/2

Program of Study

Course Code

Course Title

Credits/

Contact

Pre/Corequisites

MEC 101

Mechanical Drives I

3.4/4.8

MEC 102

Mechanical Drives II

4.6/6.5

MEC 103

Pneumatics

3.1/4.4

MEC 104

Hydraulics

4.3/6.1

MEC 105

Piping Systems

3.2/4.6

MEC 106

Pumps

4.3/6.2

MEC 107

Robotics

4.5/6.4

MEC 108

Electricity

2.8/3.7

MEC 109

Machining

4/5.6

WLD 100

Basic Oxyacetylene & Arc Welding Lab

4/8

WLD 101

Welding Technology I

2/2

ENG 111

English Composition I

3/3

ENG 051 & ENG 052 or Placement

Communications

Elective

Select one from Communications courses

3/3

General

Education

Elective

Select one from Communications, Humanities and Fine Arts, Math, Science, or Social Science

3/3

Humanities

Elective

Select one from categories A, B, or C

3/3

POL 151

American National Government

3/3

TMA 113

Technical Mathematics I

3/3

MTH 051 or Placement

TMA 114

Technical Mathematics II

3/3

TMA 113

Total

 

61.2/79.3

For course descriptions, please see a WSCC advisor.