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Mechanical Technology

For you if you wish to study mechanical engineering, particularly in a hands-on curriculum that exposes you to technology used in local manufacturing. Cayuga's program is affiliated with the New York State Engineering and Technology Association.

 

Program Learning Outcomes

Mechanical Technology: Computer-Aided Design A.A.S. students will:

  • Accurately and efficiently create 2D production drawings using CAD technology
  • Accurately and efficiently create 3D production drawings using CADD technology
  • Apply industrial standards in the detailing of: Mechanical parts and assemblies
  • Apply industrial standards in the detailing of: Architectural and structural plans
  • Apply industrial standards in the detailing of: Electrical and electronic drawings
  • Apply knowledge of manufacturing processes and materials, and Engineering design principles to the design and layout to: Machine parts
  • Apply knowledge of manufacturing processes and materials, and Engineering design principles to the design and layout to: Tooling and fixtures
  • Apply knowledge of manufacturing processes and materials, and Engineering design principles to the design and layout to: Piping Systems
  • Use statistical Quality Assurance techniques to control, improve and assess the capability of manufacturing processes

 

Cayuga Success Stories

George Bancroft '05 is a mechanical designer for Knolls Atomic Power Lab, a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin located in Schenectady. George credits his college experience with preparing him well for his new job; the mechanical technology program allowed him to develop both people skills and technical knowledge. The Cayuga environment, he says,“prepares you for the work world because there are projects and deadlines to meet. What I got at Cayuga in two years is exactly what Knolls Atomic Lab was looking for. I'm the youngest member of their design team.”

Tina Shrimpton '03 returned to college for a career change. Now a junior electrical designer with Beardsley Design, she credits Cayuga with giving her the confidence to make the change. “As a woman in a male-dominated field,” she says, “I felt really comfortable at Cayuga. Because of the small classes, the teachers knew me well. And working on team projects helped me prepare for my work at Beardsley.”

 

Specialized Courses

  • Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) and Design
  • Architectural Drafting
  • Building Mechanical and Electrical Systems
  • Electrical and Electronics Drafting
  • Machine Design and Drafting
  • Mechanical/Industrial Drafting
  • Tool and Die Drafting and Design
  • Process Piping Drafting and Design
  • Manufacturing Materials and Processes
  • Applied Statics and Strength of Materials
  • Advanced CAD
  • CAD III Solid Modeling
  • Computer Numerical Control
  • Quality Assurance

 

Unique Features

  • Affiliation with the New York State Engineering and Technology Association (NYSETA), providing a link to other two- and four-year institutions in New York
  • Up-to-date industry standards information from the Mechanical Technology advisory board, representing local industry and educational institutions
  • Networking opportunities with professionals in industry and education
  • Technology Club, offering access to local Society of Mechanical Engineers (SME) and Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) chapter events including plant tours and transfer college visits

 

Program Highlights

  • State-of-the-art classrooms for hands-on training and practice
  • Limited class size and individual CAD stations
  • Two “smart classrooms” with built-in projector systems and Internet-linked CAD stations
  • Extra support from student tutors
  • Open CAD lab hours
  • Regular contact with industry and professional organizations

 

Program Resources:

 

For information, please contact:

John Campbell
315-255-1743, x 2240
campbell@cayuga-cc.edu