Filter
Associate of Applied Science

Top Associates of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering

An associate degree typically takes two years of study and results in a degree that can be directly applied in the field. Students can use their degree to start their career, or they can apply it to the pursuit of higher degree. In some cases and in some countries, it is considered as the first half of a bachelor’s degree.

What is an Associate of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering? These course programs build student understanding of forces and motion, material science and strength as well as pneumatics and hydraulics. Students learn how to design, manufacture, and test specific types of mechanical products. Learning typically centers around practical application of technology, mechanics, structural analysis and thermodynamics. Students may work with products from conception to manufacturing and learn techniques using computer-assisted design, mechanical design and engineering practices.

The best opportunities within the field come with a two-year degree. Graduates will often have the practical skills and knowledge of new technologies necessary to gain and secure a position within the industry. Mechanical engineering is a growing and complex field that has a high need for qualified technicians.

Mechanical engineering programs and institutions vary, and so do the costs associated with obtaining a degree. Contact schools to inquire about their available programs to ensure they meet your needs before selecting a program.

With an Associate of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering, students can look forward to an exciting career in engineering technology. Graduates will be qualified for entry level jobs as a drafter, designer, technician, service manager, assembler, parts manager or even as part as of a racing pit crew. Some graduates decide to pursue an entrepreneurial job by owning their own maintenance and repair company.

There are several programs available for a career in mechanical engineering. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

Read More Read less
Other options within this field of study:

3 Results in Mechanical Engineering

Washtenaw Community College

This program prepares students for entry-level positions as an automated equipment technician who assembles, installs, programs, troubleshoots and maintains robotic and a ... [+]

This program is available on campus

Articulation

Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Michigan has more than 120 articulation agreements with four-year colleges throughout the state. Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college should meet with an advisor to ensure Michigan Transfer Agreement requirements are met.

Contact Information

We welcome your questions, suggestions or comments. Please email us at studrec@wccnet.edu or call 734-973-3543. Our office hours are 12:00pm to 11:00pm (GTM) Monday through Thursday, 12:00pm to 9:00pm (GMT) Friday, and 1:00pm to 5:00pm (GMT) on Saturday.

Requirements

Core Program Courses (All Tracks):3D Modeling and Blueprint ReadingElectrical FundamentalsFluid Power FundamentalsIntroduction to Computerized Machining (CNC)Introduction to PLCsMachining for the TechnologiesMaterials and ProcessesMechanismsRoboticsRobotics Simulation... [-]

USA Ann Arbor
September 2019
Full-time
5 semesters
Campus
Western Iowa Tech Community College

The Mechanical Engineering Technology program provides students with the opportunity to enter the engineering technology field as a drafter, designer, or various other po ... [+]

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.... [-]

USA Sioux City
September 2019
Full-time
5 semesters
Campus
SUNY Clinton Community College

The Mechanical Technology program at Clinton Community College is designed to prepare students for employment in the manufacturing industries. Students who successfully c ... [+]

The Mechanical Technology program at Clinton Community College is designed to prepare students for employment in the manufacturing industries. Students who successfully complete this two-year program will be awarded the degree of Associate in Applied Science (AAS). Students may enter the program directly from high school or by transferring from another college or university. The program is composed of general education courses, general industrial technology subjects common to most manufacturing industries, and elective courses providing an area of emphasis in one of three specialities: pulp & paper, plastics, or computer-assisted manufacturing (CAM).

Program Mission

The mission of the Mechanical Technology AAS degree program is to prepare students for employment in various industrial manufacturing or maintenance areas and/or for the pursuit of advanced degrees in industrial engineering by educating them in communication skills, computer literacy, mathematics, science, as well as appropriate technical courses. The primary focus of the program is to prepare students to work as technicians.... [-]

USA Plattsburgh
Open Enrollment
Full-time
2 years
Campus