Associate Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology

General

Program Description

The Mechanical Engineering Technology program provides students with the opportunity to enter the engineering technology field as a drafter, designer, or various other positions within an engineering design team. Graduates find themselves working within an industry where they take a product from conception and design and through the manufacturing process.

The program of study includes computer-assisted drafting, design engineering practices, and course work in mechanical design. Students will gain an understanding of the effects of forces, motion, material strengths, and the principles of hydraulics and pneumatics.

Industrial expansion and technological developments in the last decade have created an ever-increasing demand for qualified technicians. Numerous employment opportunities await every graduate.

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Related Careers

  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Mechanical Drafter
  • Electro-Mechanical Technician
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician
  • Mechanical Engineering Technologist
Last updated Dec 2017

About the School

Western Iowa Tech Community College is a publicly supported comprehensive community college serving the Iowa counties of Cherokee, Crawford, Ida, Monona, Plymouth, and Woodbury, which have a combined ... Read More

Western Iowa Tech Community College is a publicly supported comprehensive community college serving the Iowa counties of Cherokee, Crawford, Ida, Monona, Plymouth, and Woodbury, which have a combined population of about 180,000. A nine-member Board of Directors provides governance for Western Iowa Tech Community College. The board members are elected from the nine districts in the six-county service area... Read less