Mechanical Engineering Technology (A.A.S.)

Mechanical Engineering Grad

The Mechanical Engineering Technology degree provides you with practical, hands-on experience, and prepares you to enter the workforce as a mechanical engineering technician or offers the opportunity to transfer to a four-year college to pursue a bachelor’s degree.

Mechanical engineering technicians are problem solvers who study system design, and the production, installation and monitoring of products. You will learn how and why a system or mechanism works by studying materials, strength of materials, machine design, computer aided drafting and microcomputer applications.

Graduates may choose to enter the workforce or continue their education at a four year-college.

This program is offered by the Civil, Construction, Industrial and Mechanical Technologies Department.

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Program Highlights

  • The program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Commission (ETAC) of ABET,
  • The program provides students with a strong foundation in mathematics, physics and related technology subjects.

Scholarships Available Scholarships available.

Career and Transfer Opportunities

Graduates of the program are in high demand by Capital Region industries who are in the manufacturing or product service industries. They are prepared to work as mechanical engineering technicians, and often are given tasks related product testing, research and design working under the supervision of an engineer or product designer.

Many MET graduates transfer to engineering technology programs at four-year colleges or universities to earn bachelor's degrees. SUNY Polytechnic and Rochester Institute of Technology are among the most popular transfer schools.

Career titles for graduates include: Mechanical Engineering Technician, Automation Technician, Certified Control Systems Technician, Design Engineer.

Recent employers include: General Electric; Clough Harbour and Associates; Xerox; Ross Valve; IKON; QuadGraphics; Materials Characterization Laboratory; InterScience; Mohawk Paper Mills; Fala Technologies; Fastenal Company; SVG Lithography Systems; Simmons Machine Tool; Arcadia Supply; Atlantic Testing Laboratories; Lockheed Martin; Global Spec; Plug Power; Encore Paper; Eastern Office Supply.

Salaries vary based on position and degree attainment. Here is the median salary taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (as of 2015): Mechanical Engineering Technician, $53,910.

The Center for Careers and Transfer offers Career Services and Transfer Services to all students.

For more information regarding this program, please contact:

Nancy Cole
Secretary I
School of Technology Academic Advisement Center
Lang Technical Building, Room 106
(518) 629-8003

Dr.  Christine LaPlante
Department Chair
Civil, Construction, Industrial and Mechanical Technologies Department
Hudson Hall, Room 129
(518) 629-7355

Please allow up to 48 hours for responses during the academic year. During scheduled recesses, allow up to five business days for a response.

For more information about admission to this program, please contact:

Admissions Office
Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223
(518) 629-7309