Mechanical Engineering Technology

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A career in mechanical engineering technology involves applying principles of engineering and technology to design, develop, test and maintain mechanical systems and products.

Professionals in this field work on a wide range of projects, from designing machinery and equipment to improving manufacturing processes and ensuring product quality. They collaborate with engineers, analyze technical data, create detailed plans and schematics and often use computer-aided design (CAD) software.

Additionally, they play a critical role in troubleshooting and solving mechanical issues, making them essential contributors to industries such as manufacturing, automotive, aerospace and more.

Why study Mechanical Engineering Technology with us?

You benefit from an excellent education at an affordable price combined with generous financial aid opportunities. Enjoy small class sizes while building meaningful relationships with your classmates and instructors. You have access to a variety of campus resources—like career services, counseling, fitness facilities and more.

Planning to pursue a bachelor's degree in Industrial Management and Applied Engineering? Work with our Academic Success Advisors to plan your transfer to a 4-year institution.  We can recommend schools that fit your future goals.


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  • 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 Degrees & Certificates

For students who want to start or shift to a new career or advance in their current career.

You can earn an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree at CLC in 2 years*. Gain job-ready skills from experienced instructors and earn work-based experience from apprenticeships and internships. Some of the courses you’ll take earn college credit, which can transfer to a 4-year college or university toward a bachelor’s degree.

*Assumes full-time enrollment.

For students who want to earn job skills for entry level occupations, or level up in their career.

Certificates are designed to be completed in less than 2 years. Many certificate programs contain Career Degree core courses so you can continue with additional study or stack certificates to earn an A.A.S. degree.

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Your CCN guides you through the admission process, helps you choose your academic program, enroll in classes and connect you with resources.

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*Cost is estimated based on recommended pathway credit hours. This includes in-district tuition and other fees, such as books and materials before financial aid is applied, as well as grants, loans or scholarships. There are many opportunities for financial assistance at CLC. Learn more about Cost of Attendance.

Courses in the program

Start with a foundation in core mechanical and electrical systems courses. Then, choose electives that match your interests and goals.

Meet our instructors

Experience the benefit of small class sizes and personalized instruction from your CLC instructors.

  • 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

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