ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY - MECHANICAL
Associate of Applied Science
The mechanical engineering technician may be involved with a variety of tasks on the job. These tasks might involve preparing design specifications; production analysis; and the installation, maintenance, and operation of machines, tools, products, and devices used in manufacturing, processing or power generation. Other job functions may include working as a laboratory assistant, designer, estimator, or technical sales.
Although most mechanical engineering technicians find jobs in manufacturing industries, they may also work for government agencies or in research and development activities. Jobs may be situated in the production shop, the design engineering offices, research laboratories, in the field traveling to on-site locations, or in technical sales.
The individual that has an interest in knowing how things work, determining how things may work better, and who has an interest in problem solving may find Mechanical Engineering Technology an appropriate career choice. The individual should also have an interest in and aptitude for mathematics and science.
The student in Mechanical Engineering Technology will study engineering drawing, mechanical design technology, machine design technology, and materials science. The student will also be introduced to computer-aided drafting, industrial electricity and electronics, alternative energy, and manufacturing processes. In addition, this program is transferable to several institutions in Ohio that have B.S. degrees in Engineering Technology.
The Associate of Applied Sciences degree is awarded upon completion of this program.