The Mechanical Engineering Technology Program provides the right combination of theory and hands-on training to prepare students for employment opportunities in the design, manufacture and set-up of mechanical equipment such as engines, power generation and control systems, and manufacturing systems (including robots).
Specific job responsibilities in this field include working as a designer, computer aided design/drafting, instrumentation and testing of machines and system, and developing and troubleshooting manufacturing systems.
Graduates of the program will be able to:
- ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities;
- ability to apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge;
- ability to conduct standard tests and measurements and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments;
- ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team;
- ability to analyze, solve and design solutions for well-defined problems;
- ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
- understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;
- understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity;
- commitment to quality, timeliness and continuous improvement; and
- apply specific program principles to the specification, installation, fabrication, test, operation, maintenance, sales or documentation of basic mechanical systems.
Algebra I is a prerequisite for all majors. Algebra I competency may be verified with a passing score on the College’s placement test or completion of the appropriate course. Students must also have a grade of “C” or better in high school algebra II and geometry.