Mechanical Engineering Technology

J. Erik Robey, BS, PE/PS, Chair 
Phone: (419) 995-8071
Office: JJC 132

Mechanical Engineering Technicians help 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. Often Mechanical Engineering Technicians design equipment and make working models to test. When involved in manufacturing, these technicians frequently determine the strength, quality, quantity, and cost of materials. Technicians who specialize in mechanical design may take the rough sketches produced by an engineer and convert them into detailed drawings. They might also provide illustrations and exploded views of machinery for operating or maintenance manuals.  Mechanical engineering technicians also help engineers design, develop, test, and manufacture machinery, industrial robotics, and other equipment.

The curriculum provides the skills to become a mechanical engineering technician. Practical, hands-on, learning experience is incorporated with principle and theory.  Students learn how to make sketches and rough layouts, record data, tabulate calculations, analyze results, and write informative reports. Those interested in the Mechanical Engineering Technology major should have an aptitude for mathematics, science, and technical work. Upon completion of the coursework, the student will receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology.

Employment opportunities are excellent for individuals who have completed a two-year program in mechanical engineering technology. Completion of the degree prepares the graduate for entry into today's global industrial world in a number of job classifications such as design technicians, detailers, draftsmen, engineering technicians, lab technicians, metallurgical technicians, quality control technicians, troubleshooters, and test technicians. Graduates have the solid foundation needed to continue on to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology, engineering science, and eventually become a licensed Professional Engineer pursuant to the Ohio Revised Code.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to employ effective written, oral and visual communication in a technical environment by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
  2. Demonstrate an appreciation of the benefits that cultural diversity brings to a multidisciplinary team.
  3. Write programs to operate sophisticated machinery.
  4. Diagnose problems and provide correct, effective solutions.
  5. Apply their growing set of skills to creatively solve technical problems.

Technical Standards
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Tech Prep Partner
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