Mechanical Engineering Technology

Associate in Applied Science
Career Degree
Cost
$11,790*

Mechanical design engineering

Design and develop products and automation equipment

Prepare for an exciting career as a mechanical engineering technician with this two-year degree from College of Lake County. In this role, you stand at the forefront of innovation, helping to design products such as robots, off-road vehicles and animatronics. You work with mechanical engineers in factory or research settings, improving processes and making life and work easier.

What can you do with an A.A.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology?

The Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology prepares you to start work as an application engineer, test engineer, mechanical design engineer, field service engineer, manufacturing engineer or product engineer. You can also continue your studies toward a 4-year mechanical engineering technology degree or other related engineering degree.

Highlights

  • WIOA Program

  • Financial Aid/Scholarships Available

    Based on need and/or achievement. Explore ways to pay for college.
  • Career Degree

    Earn an associate degree in 2 years and gain in-demand technical and job-ready skills.
  • Program Length: 2 Years

    Full-time students finish in 2 years.

Career Outlook

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Recommended Pathway

This pathway serves as a guide for students to complete the degree or certificate assuming full-time enrollment (registered in 12 or more credit hours per semester) with Semester 1 typically representing a Fall term. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their College and Career Navigator (CCN) to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements based on individual academic goals. For a more inclusive list of course options, see the college catalog.

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  • Credit for prior learning available
  • Dual credit options available
  • Global citizenship
  • Online/Virtual options available
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    CLC 120 2
    • Course Code CLC 120
      Course Title
      Credits 2
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    ARM 151 3
    ARM 156 3
    ARM 171 3
    EGR 121 3
    PMT 114 3
    • Course Code ARM 151
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ARM 156
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ARM 171
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code EGR 121
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code PMT 114
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    ENG 120 3
    ARM 155 1
    ARM 191 3
    MTH 117 3
    PHY 121 5
    • Course Code ENG 120
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ARM 155
      Course Title
      Credits 1
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ARM 191
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code MTH 117
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code PHY 121
      Course Title
      Credits 5
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    MET 214 3
    CMM 111 3
    • Course Code MET 214
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code CMM 111
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    ARM 242 3
    MET 111 3
    MET 212 4
    SOC 121 3
    • Course Code ARM 242
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code MET 111
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code MET 212
      Course Title
      Credits 4
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code SOC 121
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    HUM 127 3
    MET 215 5
    MET 216 3
    • Course Code HUM 127
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code MET 215
      Course Title
      Credits 5
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code MET 216
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights

Total Credit Hours

62


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Mechanical Engineering Technology at CLC

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This degree is just one possible way to study Mechanical Engineering Technology. Get the bigger picture—degrees, credentials and extra options.

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Frequently asked questions

  • Chad Holt, CLC student

    Chad Holt

    Adult Learner

    "I have a lot of technical skills, but I didn't have the formal education side. I've connected a lot of dots (in this program), and it's really helped me to polish and hone my skills."


    Chad is a full-time employee striving to earn two (2) associate degrees in automation, robotics and mechatronics and mechanical engineering technology. His goal is to upskill and get ahead of tech advancements in his field.

    Read Chad's story

    Chad Holt, CLC student


*Cost includes tuition and other fees, including books and materials before financial aid is applied, such as grants, loans or scholarships. There are many opportunities for financial assistance at CLC. Learn more about Cost of Attendance.

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