Mechanical Engineering Technology
Engineer your career path through the design, construction and use of machines.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the 2017 median pay for a mechanical engineering technician was $55,360 per year. Mechanical engineering deals with the design, construction and use of machines. If you are good with your hands, enjoy problem solving, and like being part of a team, you may enjoy being a mechanical engineering technician. Mechanical engineering technicians help mechanical engineers design, construct and use machinery.
Bob Traufler, Career Advisor
Central / Mohler Campus
7:30AM - 4:00PM
More about the program:
Graduates are prepared with knowledge, problem-solving ability and hands-on skills to enter careers in the design, installation, manufacturing, testing, technical sales, maintenance, and other endeavors typically associated with mechanical components and systems. This program emphasizes how things actually work, how they are made, and the realization that most mechanical components and assemblies become parts of complex systems, an important consideration realized at the beginning of the design process.
Degrees & Certificates:
- AAS degree: Mechanical Engineering Technology
- Certificate of Training: Engineering Technology
- CIP: 15.0805
- AAS degree length: 6 Quarters
- Certificate of Training: 1 Quarter
Faculty and Other Contact Information:
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Mechanical Engineering Technology AAS (90 Credits)Description:
Mechanical Engineering Technology Associate in Applied Science (AAS) program equips graduates with the knowledge, problem-solving, and hands-on skills to enter careers in the design, installation, manufacturing, testing, and other endeavors typically associated with mechanical components and systems. This program emphasizes how things work, how they are made, and how most mechanical components and assemblies become parts of complex systems.
Mechanical Engineering Technology AAS (90 Credits)
Technical Core (60 Credits)
Course Code Course Title Course Credits AMATH170 Engineering Foundational Mathematics 5 CEET121 Statics & Mechanics of Materials 5 ENGR&111 Engineering Graphics I 5 ENGR&112 Engineering Graphics II 5 ENGR296 Work-based Learning Experience 1-13 MET111 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 5 MET130 Manufacturing Methods 5 MET140 Mechanical Measurements 5 MET218 Introduction to 3 D Modeling 5 MET260 Advanced CAD Operations 5 PHYS&114 Introductory Physics I (Algebra based Physics) 5
General Education Requirements (30 Credits)
Communications (5 Credits)
Course Code Course Title Course Credits ENGL175 Professional Writing 5 ENGL&101 English Composition I 5 ENGL&235 Technical Writing 5
Quantitative (10 Credits)
Humanities/Social Science/Natural Science (15 Credits)
Engineering Technology Certificate of Training (15 Credits)
Program Prerequisite: COMPASS Pre-algebra 55 and Reading 80 or approved transition from basic studies
At Bates, our tuition is affordable and there are options to help make it even easier to gain an education. Federal aid is available for many of our students. Scholarships are also available through the Bates Foundation.
See if you qualify for other funding through our special funding programs with the Workforce Education office.
- National Median Salary: $56,980
- National Potential Annual Job Openings: 3,800
This information is based on data from O*Net, captured on June 2021.
Program Educational Objectives: Program educational objectives are broad statements that are used to describe career and professional accomplishments that the Engineering Technology programs are preparing graduates to achieve during the first 2-4 years of graduation. The objectives are broad but imply employment in the area served by Bates Technical College, as an engineering technician or technologist at the two-year associate degree level. This is consistent with the mission of the college.
Within two to four years after graduation, students of the program will be able to do these:
- Demonstrate an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams in an engineering-focused environment.
- Demonstrate an ability to communicate clearly and effectively in a diverse and technical environment.
- Demonstrate an ability to manage time effectively working on engineering projects.
- An ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results.
- Demonstrate an ability to systematically make decisions as a member of an engineering team.
- An ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve well-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline
- An ability to design solutions for well-defined technical problems and assist with the engineering design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to the discipline
- An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in well-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature
- An ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results
- An ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team
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