Mechanical Engineering Technology
Does the challenge of transforming ideas into reality excite you?
Mechanical Engineering Technology gives you the skills and knowledge to do just that. Program graduates take engineers' innovative ideas and transform them into products. Mechanical engineering technicians take a concept from theory to reality by using the latest software in industry to create the technical drawings used in the production process.
- Mechanical Engineering Technology offers an Associate in Applied Science degree and certificates, including one for our Career and College Promise students.
- Students learn to design and prepare plans for manufacturing parts using SolidWorks and AutoCAD.
- Students use their understanding of design and manufacturing techniques to create effective product designs.
- Students then get to see their designs brought to life through a variety of fabrication techniques, including 3D printing.
- Classes are offered at the Lee Main Campus during the day.
- MET graduates work under the supervision of engineers and product managers, preparing multiple versions of designs for their review. Students will be qualified to become either mechanical engineering technicians or drafters.
Mechanical Engineering Technology students learn about both 2D and 3D engineering graphics with an emphasis on how solid modeling is used in the design process. They will learn using industry standard CAD programs, such as AutoCAD and SolidWorks. Students will also learn about the design and operation of mechanical systems.
Graduates are qualified for employment opportunities in the manufacturing or service sectors of engineering consulting firms and industrial design businesses. For information about careers and salaries, visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook website and search for 'mechanical engineering technician’ or ‘drafter’.