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Mechanical Engineering Technology

Curriculum Description

The Mechanical Engineering Technology curriculum prepares students to use basic engineering principles and technical skills to design, develop, test, and troubleshoot projects involving mechanical systems. Includes instruction in principles of mechanics, applications to specific engineering systems, design testing procedures, prototype and operational testing and inspection procedures, manufacturing system-testing procedures, test equipment operation and maintenance, computer applications, critical thinking, planning and problem solving, and oral and written communications. Graduates of the curriculum will find employment opportunities in the manufacturing or service sectors of engineering technology. Engineering technicians may obtain professional certification by application to organizations such as ASQC, SME, and NICET.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Understand and mathematically demonstrate basic engineering-related laws and theories (e.g.. Pascal’s Law, Equilibrium)
  • Demonstrate competency with test instruments (e.g.. CMM, Calipers and Micrometers)
  • Demonstrate 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

After Graduation

What jobs are available for graduates?

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

Employers for graduates:

  • 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.



Contact for information

Applied Sciences and Technology
Applied Sciences
Office: 828-395-1441
Fax: 828-286-4014
Department Directory

Office hours

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Subject to change depending on availability.

Lee Roach
Mechanical Engineering Instructor