Isothermal Community College

Applied Sciences and Technologies

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Available Programs

Certificate us also available in this curriculum.

Program Description

The Mechanical Engineering Technology curriculum prepares graduates for employment as technicians in the diversified mechanical and manufacturing engineering fields. Mechanical Engineering technicians assist in design, development, testing, process design and improvement, and troubleshooting and repair of engineered systems. Emphasis is placed on the integration of theory and hands-on application of engineering principles. 

Course Checklist

Graduate will be able to:

  • Understand and mathematically demonstrate basic engineering-related laws and theory (e.g. Pascal’s Law, Equilibrium)
  • Demonstrate competency with test instruments (e.g. CMM, Calipers, and Micrometers)
  • Demonstrates competency with manufacturing techniques and processes (e.g. Material processing, process flow)
  • Understand and demonstrate basic design concepts (e.g. CNC programming, machine design)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of workplace safety and ethics
  • Understand and demonstrate basic maintenance practices

What fields or jobs are available for Mechanical Engineering Technology majors?

  • Aerospace Technician
  • Automation Technician
  • CAM Technicians
  • CNC Technicians
  • Engineer’s Assistant
  • Industrial Technicians
  • Research and Development Technicians

Who employs Mechanical Engineering Technology majors?

  • Civil Engineering Firms
  • Construction Companies
  • Design Engineering Forms
  • Research and Development Firms

Preparing for a career in Mechanical Engineering Technology:

Engineering technicians use the principles and theories of science, engineering, and mathematics to solve technical problems in research and development, manufacturing, sales, construction, inspection, and maintenance. Their work is more narrowly focused and application-oriented than that of scientists and engineers. Many engineering technicians assist engineers and scientists, especially in research and development. Others work in quality control, inspecting products and processes, conducting tests, or collecting data. In manufacturing, they may assist in product design, development, or production.

Where do I find more information?

  • Learning Support and Retention Counselor - 828-395-1436
    • Assess your interest and abilities
  • Applied Sciences Department - 828-395-1441
  • Also, check out related books in the Isothermal library