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Mechanical Design Engineering Technology Test-Out Options

Earn credit for what you already know by testing out of a class, or by providing national exam scores or industry credentials. If you have any questions, or would like to start the process, please contact Wendi Ludwig at 715.803.1023 or studentrecords@ntc.edu.

2D AUTOCAD APPLICATIONS (10606106)

Credits: 2.00

Introduces intermediate to advanced AutoCAD functions and shortcuts and explores the 3D modeling functions in AutoCAD. Applies these skills to create auxiliary views, section views and complex assemblies. The learner will create a variety of working drawings using the mechanical drawing skills obtained in the prerequisite courses and the AutoCAD software to increase skills and efficiency.

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Industry Credentials Accepted:

  • Autodesk AutoCAD® Certified User

AUTODESK INVENTOR 3D CAD SOFTWARE (10606130)

Credits: 2.00

Introduces the 3-dimensional modeling software Inventor to create solid part models, sheet metal and assemblies. The learner will create parts and assemblies as well as related 2D working drawings, bills of materials and animations. Learners will practice their skills on a variety of projects with various levels of difficulty.

NTC Assessments Offered:

Industry Credentials Accepted:

  • Autodesk Inventor Certified User

COLLEGE ALGEBRA W/APPS (10804195)

Credits: 3.00

This course covers those skills needed for success in Calculus and many application areas on a baccalaureate level. Topics include the real and complex number systems, polynomials, exponents, radicals, solving equations and inequalities (linear and nonlinear), relations and functions, systems of equations and inequalities (linear and nonlinear), matrices, graphing, conic sections, sequences and series, combinatories and the binomial theorem.

NTC Assessments Offered:

National Exams Accepted:

  • CLEP® College Algebra

ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 (10801136)

Credits: 3.00

This course is designed for learners to develop knowledge and skills in all aspects of the writing process. Planning, organizing, writing, editing and revising are applied through a variety of activities. Learners will analyze audience and purpose, use elements of research and format documents using standard guidelines. Individuals will develop critical reading skills through analysis of various written documents.

NTC Assessments Offered:

National Exams Accepted:

  • CLEP® College Composition
  • AP English Language & Composition

GENERAL PHYSICS 1 (10806154)

Credits: 4.00

Presents the applications and theory of basic physics principles. This course emphasizes problem-solving, laboratory investigation and applications. Topics include unit conversion and analysis, vectors, translational and rotational kinematics, translational and rotational dynamics, heat and temperature and harmonic motion and waves.

National Exams Accepted:

  • AP Physics 1 and 2
  • AP Physics with Electricity and Magnetism
  • AP Physics with Mechanics

GEOMETRIC DIMENSIONING & TOLERANCING FUNDAMENTALS (10606108)

Credits: 1.00

Explores the fundamentals of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (ASME Y14.5-2009). Dimensioning and tolerancing terms, definitions and concept basics are covered to provide you with the understanding required to begin applying GD & T to mechanical drawings and design, along with incorporating this foundation into part inspection.

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INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY (10809198)

Credits: 3.00

This introductory course in psychology is a survey of the multiple aspects of human behavior. It involves a survey of the theoretical foundations of human functioning in such areas as learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors and social influences. It directs the student to an insightful understanding of the complexities of human relationships in personal, social and vocational settings.

NTC Assessments Offered:

National Exams Accepted:

  • CLEP® Introductory Psychology
  • AP Psychology

INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY (10809196)

Credits: 3.00

Introduces students to the basic concepts of sociology: culture, socialization, social stratification, multi-culturalism and the five institutions, including family, government, economics, religion and education. Other topics include demography, deviance, technology, environment, social issues, social change, social organization and workplace issues.

NTC Assessments Offered:

National Exams Accepted:

  • CLEP® Introductory Sociology

MANUFACTURING PROCESSES - FABRICATION (10606162)

Credits: 2.00

Examines manufacturing processes, raw materials and their properties before and after processing. The learner will take an in-depth look at the various materials and processes considered "hot-working" manufacturing processes - primarily casting, forging, stamping, powder metal and welding and will have an opportunity to view these processes during tours of local manufacturing facilities.

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MANUFACTURING PROCESSES - MACHINING (10606160)

Credits: 2.00

Examines precision measurement tools and explores material removal processes, testing techniques and finishing methods as well as rapid prototyping and 3D printing. The learner will consider how these processes influence design decisions and influence part and product design.

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MATERIALS OF INDUSTRY 1 (10606177)

Credits: 1.00

Analyze the selection of materials as a critical component of engineering design and manufacturing processes. In this course you will be introduced to the classifications, properties, and applications of materials used in engineering and manufacturing. This information will be used to select appropriate materials to meet specific design intent and manufacturing operations to reduce product failure.

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MATERIALS OF INDUSTRY 2 (10606178)

Credits: 1.00

Analyzes the selection of materials as a critical component of the manufacturing process and product design. In this course you will learn the principles and theory of the methodology of material selection, the properties of materials, the structure of materials and the function of specific materials in product and manufacturing applications.

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MECHANICAL DESIGN WORKFORCE PREPAREDNESS (10606103)

Credits: 1.00

Develops the ability to professionally complete the process of applying for a Mechanical Design/Mechanical CAD Technician position in today's market. Learner will develop job application documents, which include cover letters and resumes. Exposes learner to proper job interviewing etiquette and provides the opportunity to practice job interviewing skills.

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MECHANISMS (10606114)

Credits: 4.00

Analyzes existing mechanisms and their motion characteristics with application to the design of machines. Four bar linkages, slider cranks, cams, gears and other typical mechanisms are examined. The effects that displacement, velocity and acceleration have on mechanisms will be studied.

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SOLIDWORKS FOR MECHANICAL DESIGN (10606100)

Credits: 2.00

Introduces the 3-dimensional software SolidWorks to create part models, assemblies and the subsequent 2D working drawings. The learner will begin at entry-level and progress to a beginning user status. Fundamentals of SolidWorks will be covered and mastered through the creation of various design learning activities.

NTC Assessments Offered:

Industry Credentials Accepted:

  • Solidworks Associate (CSWA) Certification

TECHNICAL DETAILING (10606128)

Credits: 2.00

Expands basic knowledge and skill development of mechanical drawing. Emphasis is placed on fits and tolerances, geometric and positional dimensioning and tolerancing, assembly and detail drawings and parts lists.

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TECHNICAL DRAFTING/CAD (10606105)

Credits: 2.00

Introduces basic knowledge and skill development of technical drawing with emphases on freehand sketching and introductory CAD drawing.

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TECHNICAL REPORTING (10801197)

Credits: 3.00

Prepare and present written, oral and visual communication products, including instructions, proposals, informal and formal reports. Produce clear, usable communication by incorporating information design principles, arranging content to satisfy diverse audience needs and presenting visuals for various contexts. Designed as an advanced course to develop collaborative communication practices, information literacy skills and ethically responsible professional communication strategies.

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TRIGONOMETRY W/APPS (10804196)

Credits: 3.00

Topics include circular functions, graphing of trigonometry functions, identities, equations, trigonometric functions of angles, inverse functions, solutions of triangles complex numbers, DeMoivre's Theorem, polar coordinates and vectors.

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WRITTEN COMMUNICATION (10801195)

Credits: 3.00

Develops writing skills which include prewriting, drafting, revising and editing. A variety of writing assignments is designed to help the learner analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Also develops critical reading and thinking skills through the analysis of a variety of written documents.

NTC Assessments Offered:

National Exams Accepted:

  • CLEP® College Composition
  • AP English Language & Composition

Test-Out Option Term Definitions

Test
An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.
Skill Demonstration
A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.
Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration
A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.
Portfolio
A collection and explanation of your past learning through work or life experience.