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    Feb 27, 2024  
MCCC College Catalog 2023-2024 
MCCC College Catalog 2023-2024

Mechanical Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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Associate of Applied Science Degree

The associate of applied science degree with specialization in mechanical engineering technology offers individuals the opportunity to prepare for rewarding and responsible careers in support of technical and engineering activities. The mechanical engineering technology curriculum is based on engineering theory, but emphasis is placed on application, implementation skills and computer modeling. Coursework within the program includes automation, manufacturing processes, strength of materials, computer-aided drafting, computer-aided manufacturing, machine design, quality and thermodynamics. The rapid increase in the complexity of technology has produced a demand for professionals who have multi-disciplined applied technical skills. Our mechanical engineering technology graduates have skills to meet that demand.

Career Opportunities

Mechanical engineering technology graduates may seek immediate employment in industry. They will be prepared for entry-level employment in careers such as:

  • Lab technician
  • Mechanical design specialist
  • Mechatronics technician
  • Product Designer
  • Research and development technician
  • Technical sales representative
  • Test technician

Transfer Information

Graduates of this program may meet the minimum requirements for placement at the junior level of bachelor of engineering technology programs at many four-year institutions. Students planning to transfer to a four-year program should consult with that institution in order to insure the maximum number of courses that transfer.

Students who intend to transfer into a bachelor of science degree program in mechanical engineering technology should consider taking the calculus (MATH 171 , MATH 172 ) sequence and engineering physics (PHY 251 , PHY 252 ) sequence.

For information regarding transfer opportunities for this, or any program, please visit the Transfer section of the MCCC website.

Note: The following codes identify courses that satisfy MCCC’s General Education Requirements :
(C1) GE Natural Sciences Competency
(C2) GE Mathematics Competency
(C3) GE Writing Competency
(C4) GE Computer Literacy Competency
(C5) GE Human Experience Competency
(C6) GE Social Systems Competency

Required General Education Courses

See the General Education Requirements  in the college catalog or on the college website ( for a list of courses that satisfy the General Education Learning Competencies.

Required Courses and Sequence

*Or take MATH 157 College Algebra  and MATH 159 Trigonometry and Analytical Geometry .
**Chemistry Options: Take CHEM 151 General College Chemistry I  in 3rd semester and MECH 131 Introduction to Automated Manufacturing  in 4th semester. Physics Option: Take MECH 131 Introduction to Automated Manufacturing  in 3rd semester and PHY 152 General Physics II  in 4th semester.

First Semester

Summer Semester

  • Expressions of the Human Experience Credit Hours: 3 (C5)
  • Social Systems Competency Credit Hours: 3 (C6)

Fourth Semester

Total Degree Requirements: 66-68 credits

Total Degree Costs: 89 minimum billable contact hours

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