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.

This 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.

The program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Commission (ETAC) of ABET.

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

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Capstone Project

Senior students use the knowledge they've gained in previous courses to design, troubleshoot and fabricate a remote controlled vehicle.

Career and Transfer Opportunities

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Recent employers include: General Electric; Clough Harbour and Associates; QuadGraphics; InterScience; Mohawk Paper Mills; Fastenal Company; Arcadia Supply; Lockheed Martin; Global Spec; Plug Power.
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Many graduates transfer to four-year colleges or universities to earn bachelor's degrees. SUNY Polytechnic and Rochester Institute of Technology are among the most popular transfer schools.
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Salaries vary based on position and degree attainment. Here is the median salary taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics as of 2017: Mechanical Engineering Technician, $54,570

Get in Touch

Department or program information:

Christine LaPlante, Ph.D.
CIVIL, CONSTRUCTION, INDUSTRIAL AND MECHANICAL TECHNOLOGIES DEPARTMENT CHAIRPERSON
Hudson Hall, Room 129

Program admission information:

Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223
Regular Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.