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Mechanical Engineering Technology

With mechanical engineering credentials, you will be able to work as a technician in mechanical and manufacturing engineering roles. Responsibilities may include assisting in the design, development, testing, and troubleshooting and repair of engineered systems.

Emphasis is placed on the integration of theory and hands-on application of engineering principles. In addition to course work in engineering graphics, engineering fundamentals, materials and manufacturing processes, mathematics, and physics, the curriculum covers computer applications, critical thinking, planning and problem solving, and oral and written communications.

Graduates of the Mechanical Engineering Technology program will find employment opportunities in the manufacturing or service sectors of engineering technology. Engineering technicians may obtain professional certification by application to organizations such as American Society for Quality (ASQ), Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME) and National Institute for Certification in Engineering (NICET).


Credentials

The following credentials are possible with this program:

Associate in Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology
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Certificate in Mechatronics
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Gainful Employment Information


School of Applied Science and Technology
Associate of Applied Science Degree Program

South Piedmont has an extensive selection of Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree programs developed for occupational fields. Emphasizing career preparation, these programs of study provide in-depth career preparation and General Education courses so that students are prepared with knowledge or skills in a specialized area.

Note: The coursework for an AAS degree can be completed in two years. The AAS degree program is not designed as a college transfer program; however, because of bilateral agreements with several four-year colleges and universities, courses taken as part of AAS programs may be accepted for transfer credit.

To begin your program of study, call the Enrollment Hotline at 704-272-5391 or send an email to admissions@spcc.edu.

Enrolled students should consult their academic advisors about the transferring process.


Mechanical Engineering Technology program coordinator

Dr. Leo Maganares

 

Dr. Leo Maganares
Faculty, Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering Technology at SPCC