Help engineer the future.
BECOME A MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN.
Mechanical engineering technicians help mechanical engineers design, develop, test and manufacture mechanical devices, including tools, engines and machines. They may make sketches and rough layouts, record and analyze data, make calculations and estimates, and report their findings. They assist with manufacturing processes in factories or with development phases in research and development labs before manufacturing takes place.
Through 2026, there will be about 430 annual openings for mechanical engineering technicians in Michigan, a growth rate of 10.4 percent growth, according the state’s Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives. The wage range for mechanical engineering technicians Is $19-$34 per hour.
MCCC PROGRAM OPTIONS FOR THIS FIELD
The associate of applied science degree with specialization in Mechanical Engineering Technology offers individuals the opportunity to prepare for rewarding and responsible careers in support of technical and engineering activities in business and industry. The mechanical engineering technology curriculum is based on engineering theory, but emphasis is placed on application, implementation skills and computer modeling.
Transfer Opportunities: Bachelor's Degree
Although applied science and engineering technology programs are designed as career programs for entry into jobs after the completion of a certificate or associate degree, MCCC has transfer agreements with several universities. The University of Toledo, Wayne State University, Eastern Michigan University, Ferris State University, Lawrence Technological University, Michigan Technological University and Siena Heights University allow direct transfer of several of MCCC’s two-year applied science and engineering technology programs.
MCCC students can complete a Siena Heights University applied science bachelor's degree right on the MCCC campus.
Many MCCC graduates earn a bachelor of engineering technology degree after receiving an associate of applied science degree from MCCC. Some students use their technical credits earned at MCCC as their area major in teacher education programs.
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