Mechanical Engineering Technology

Associate Degree

About the Program

The Mechanical Engineering Technology program provides students with the opportunity to enter the engineering technology field as a Mechanical Technician, Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CAD) technician, or as a Nuclear Auxiliary Operator. Graduates may find themselves working within industries where they take a product from conception and design and through the manufacturing process, or on the nuclear/mechanical side of the energy production industry. The program of study includes computer-assisted drafting, nuclear technology, design engineering practices, and course work in mechanical technology. Students will gain an understanding of the effects of forces, motion, material strengths, energy production, and the principles of thermodynamics, hydraulics and pneumatics.

Learning experiences for students in Engineering Technology programs are provided at the Northeast Campus in classrooms and state-of-the-art labs in the Engineering Technology and Science Classroom Building.


There are four options available to students who are enrolled in the Mechanical Engineering Technology program. Those options align with the following four certificate programs:

  • Computer Aided Design
  • Mechanical Process Technology
  • Mechanical Systems Dynamics
  • Nuclear Systems Technology

Note that the certificate in Mechanical Technology Fundamentals is not included in the list, since all of the courses in that certificate are required core courses in the MET degree program. Students will be required to complete all of the requirements for at least one of these certificates as part of the requirements for the Associate Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology. These courses will be taken as part, or all, of the seven technical electives listed in the “Additional Course Requirements” shown in the curriculum display. Curricula for each of these certificates are included elsewhere in this course catalog. The student is encouraged to discuss options with an Engineering Department Advisor.



General Education Course Requirements Show

IDClass TitleCH
ENG-101 English Comp I 3
MAT-110 College Algebra 3
  Approved Math/Science Elective Course 3
  Approved Humanities Course 3
  Approved Social/Behavioral Science Course 3
 Credit Hours15

Major Course Requirements Show

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