The mechanical engineering technology program prepares graduates for applied mechanical and manufacturing engineering-related careers with a hands-on, practical approach. The program emphasizes understanding how engineering principles are applied in practice, rather than purely the mathematical methods used.
The mechanical engineering technology program is built upon a strong foundation of science, mathematics, and applied technical courses designed to meet the diverse needs of the industrial workforce. Mechanical engineering technology concepts are used in all types of industry and are directly applied to product design and manufacturing. Courses in technical graphics with CAD, manufacturing processes, materials, material strength and testing, computer numerical control, automated manufacturing systems, machine design, quality control, and economics provide the student with a broad range of expertise for a career in mechanical engineering technology.
Graduates of the mechanical engineering technology program work within engineering teams in applied design, project management, product development, testing, manufacturing, plant operations, maintenance, or technical sales. Associate degree graduates accept jobs as engineering technicians, engineering aides, plant operation and maintenance staff, layout staff, production assistants, and technical sales staff.
Associate degree requirements (61 credit hours)