Mechanical Engineering Technology
Associate of Science

Mechanical Engineering Technology

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Program Overview

Program Overview

Earn a degree

  • Degree options include:
  • Career-oriented students are prepared for work as:
    •  Mechanical Engineering Technician – plan, produce and assemble products/processes
    •  Applications Engineers – provide technical solutions to customers
    • Test Technicians – set up and conduct tests of prototypes or completed products/processes
    •  Mechanical Drafters – design, layout and draw using CAD software
    • Technical Managers – manage and lead projects or teams of technical employees
  • Students may transfer to the four-year school of their choice to pursue Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology or Mechanical Engineering. Some students have also transferred into Biomedical Engineering or Civil Engineering fields.

Earn a certificate 

2D Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) Certificate and Engineering Exploratory Certificate are available to students who do not wish to pursue a full two-year course of study.

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Career Possibilities

Career Possibilities


Some career opportunities may require additional education beyond an associates degree.

Quick Facts

Mechanical Engineering Technology Quick Facts

A Nationally Accredited Program

This degree program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.

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Earning Potential

The wage of Mechanical Engineering Technicians is $31.62/hr.

Save Thousands

Save thousands in tuition by earning your associate degree and transferring to a 4-year university to earn your Bachelor's degree.

Additional Details

Design Machines and Processes

Mechanical Engineering is one of the broadest and one of the most popular fields of engineering. It deals with power and the machinery used to convert power to useful work. Mechanical Engineers design machines and processes to generate and apply power to useful purposes. The mechanical engineering technician is a practically-oriented member of the engineering team who applies existing technology to the solution of engineering problems and designs machines and processes that generate and apply power to useful purposes. For example, a mechanical engineering technician may assist in the design of a power plant, testing of a space shuttle, manufacturing of a nuclear submarine or building of an aircraft carrier. The curriculum includes course work in materials testing, thermo-fluids, dynamics, manufacturing, CAD, mathematics and the sciences.

This degree program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,


Program Requirements

Engineering Technology - Mechanical Engineering Technology Option A.S.

Competency or Program Requirement Course Number and Title Required Credits
Continuing Learning/Information Literacy and Ethics TCN*H101 Introduction to Engineering Technology 3
Critical Analysis and Logical Thinking/Written Communication ENG*H101 Composition 3
Quantitative Reasoning MAT*H186 Precalculus1 4
Scientific Reasoning PHY*H121 General Physics I OR PHY*H221 Calculus-based Physics I2 4
Program Requirement CAD*H150 CAD 2D 3
Scientific Knowledge CHE*H121 General Chemistry I 4
Program Requirement MAT*H254 Calculus I 4
Program Requirement CAD*H200 3D CAD Modeling 4
Program Requirement MFG*H104 Manufacturing Processes 4
Written Communication ENG*H102 OR ENG*H200 OR ENG*H202 3 3
Program Requirement MEC*H114 Statics (fall only) 3
Program Requirement EET*H102 Electrical Applications 3
Program Requirement MEC*H271 Fluid Mechanics (fall only) OR MEC*H240 Fundamentals of Heat and Thermodynamics (fall only)4 4
Program Requirement Directed Elective5 3
Oral Communication Choose any Oral Communication listed4 3
Social Phenomena Choose any Social Phenomena listed 3
Program Requirement MEC*H251 Materials Strength (spring only) 4
Program Requirement MEC*H238 Dynamics (spring only) 4
Program Requirement Directed Elective3 3

Total Credits: 66

Any given course may only be used to satisfy one of the competency areas even if it is listed under more than one.

1MAT*H172 College Algebra and MAT*H185 Trigonometric Functions can be used together as a substitute.

2Course only offered in Summer. Offered during the Fall or Spring at Tunxis, Gateway, Housatonic, Norwalk, CCSU, SCSU, and WCSU.

3ENG*H202 Technical Writing and COM*H173 Public Speaking recommended for transfer to CCSU.

4MEC*H240 and MEC*H271 are offered alternating fall semesters. Enroll in whichever is offered.

5Choose from any 200-level CAD* 200-level EET*, 200-level MAT*, 200-level MEC*, 200-level MFG*; PHY*H222

Also see: Computer-Aided Drafting/Design
Engineering Technology
Electronic Engineering Technology
Engineering Technology
Manufacturing (Automated) Engineering Technology

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will:

  1. Possess the educational background to do one or both of the following:
    1. Obtain employment in Mechanical Engineering Technology or other related field.
    2. Continue studies toward a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology or other related field.
  2. Perform effectively individually or as a member of a team working on Mechanical Engineering projects in industry or academia.
  3. Act with the high professional, moral and ethical standards expected of a Mechanical Engineering Technician.

Student Outcomes (SOs)

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will possess:

  1. An ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities.
  2. An 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.
  3. An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments.
  4. An ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.
  5. An ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems.
  6. An 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.
  7. An ability to understand the need for and engage in self-directed continuing professional development
  8. An ability to understand and commit to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.
  9. An ability to commit to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
  10. An ability to specify, calibrate and set-up instrumentation for mechanical components.
  11. Familiarity with industry codes and standards.

Certificate in 2D Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD)

Course No. Title Credits
CAD*H150 2D CAD Drafting 3
MFG*H104 Manufacturing Processes 4
ENG*H101 Composition 3
MAT*H137 Intermediate Algebra 3
Elective Directed Elective 3
Total Credit Hours 16

Directed Electives:

CAD*H200 3D CAD Modeling
CAD*H220 Parametric Design
MAT*H172 College Algebra (or higher level Mathematics course)
MFG*H106 Computer-Aided Manufacturing I
TCN*H101 Introduction to Engineering Technology

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate basic knowledge and understanding of engineering graphics and conventional 2-dimensional drafting practices such as geometric constructions, orthographic, projection, isometric, section, detail, and auxiliary views.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in the use of CAD software for 2-dimensional applications.
  3. Explain concepts and requirements for drawings used in the manufacturing process.
  4. Create 2D professionally finished drawings from working drawings under the supervision of a senior draftsperson.
  5. Demonstrate the proper setup and procedures for various manufacturing processes.
  6. Apply language arts skills related to the occupation, including but not limited to: critical thinking, reading, and writing.
  7. Apply mathematics required for basic drafting and manufacturing applications.

Engineering Exploratory Certificate

Course No. Title Credits
TCN*H101 Introduction to Engineering Technology 3
MFG*H104 Manufacturing Processes 4
ARC*H133 Technical Drafting 3
EET*H104 Electrical CAD and Fabrication 1
EET*H102 Electrical Applications 3
Total Credit Hours 11-13

EET*H102 can be taken instead of EET*H104, but may require additional math courses.

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Evaluate career choices in Engineering technologies.
  2. Discuss the history of technology.
  3. Meet with faculty in various Engineering Technologies.
  4. Demonstrate proper setup and procedures for various manufacturing processes.
  5. Use OrCAD Capture and Layout software.
  6. Populate a double sided PC board.
  7. Use drafting instruments.
  8. Prepare a set of working drawings for a small machine assembly.
  9. Differentiate between the various technologies used to complete a major engineering project.

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Certificate Programs

Certificate Programs

The Engineering Exploratory Certificate is designed to prepare students for Engineering Technology programs and enable them to evaluate career choices in Engineering Technologies.

The 2D Computer-Aided Drafting Certificate meets the need of individuals interested in a basic exposure to, and /or exploration of, using and applying 2D CAD. The Advanced CADD Modeling Certificate can be attained while you are enrolled and working toward a degree, or it can be achieved in and of itself. Students will work on creating 2D professionally finished drawings under the supervision of a senior draftsperson.

Enrollment & Graudation Data

Mechanical Engineering Technology Enrollment and Graduation Data

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Student Success

Where does this take me?


Academic & Transfer

Transfer options are available for students who choose this course of study.  Talk with your advisor.

Graduates of the MET program are currently working at:

  • Pratt and Whitney
  • Sikorsky Aircraft
  •  BMW
  • GKN Aerospace
  • RBC Bearings
  • Noresco
  • Siemons Company
  • Barden Corporation
  • Cadenza Innovations
  • Pitney Bowes
  • Sonics and Materials
  • Branson Ultrasonics
  • Farrell Pomini
  • Siemens Healthcare
  • Mcubed Technologies


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