The Mechanical Engineering Technology program prepares students to fill mechanical engineering technician (or related) career fields. It also lays a foundation for students who plan on pursuing a four-year mechanical technology curriculum. The program includes topics in technical computing, mechanical analysis, manufacturing systems, and material testing.
Graduates of the Mechanical Engineering Technology program typically begin their careers as engineering technicians providing support to senior engineers. Additional career opportunities include construction inspection, materials testing, infrastructure maintenance and more. This two-year program also prepares students to continue their studies at the baccalaureate level.
Prospective students should take three years of rigorous college preparatory mathematics (four are recommended), including algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. One year of high school, laboratory science is required (chemistry and physics are recommended). The Computer-Aided Drafting certificate or AOS Degree may serve as preparation for this program; check with the Physical Sciences, Engineering & Applied Technologies Department for an advisor.
Benefits of MVCC’s MET Program
- A recognized long-term program
- Small class and lab sizes for individualized attention
- Modern laboratory equipment
- Theory and hands-on experience
- State-of-the-art computer and fabrication labs
- Scholarships and academic support
- On-campus career counseling and placement services
- Employment opportunities in the field after the two-year program
- Graduates can transfer seamlessly to a four-year college or university
Program Educational Objectives
The program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.
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Preparing our students for transfer to four-year baccalaureate programs is a significant focus area for our program. We assist students with resumes, transfer applications, letters of recommendation and more. Articulation agreements between MVCC and other schools ease the transfer of most or all credits when students transfer to four-year colleges. MVCC has articulation and/or joint admissions agreements with four-year universities including SUNY Polytechnic Institute and others.
Many graduates choose to enter the workforce after completing their two-year degree at MVCC. Career opportunities can be found in specialized fields including design, construction, assembly, operation, along with the maintenance and troubleshooting of mechanical/manufacturing systems. Graduates of the Mechanical Engineering Technology program may be employed state/federal government agencies, private engineering firms, testing agencies, and more
Scholarships and Awards
- Rudolph A. Schatzel Scholarship
- Louis A. Falvo, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
- For Pete’s Sake Scholarship
- Gerald E. Griffin Memorial Scholarship
- John H. McMillan Memorial Scholarship
- Albert V. Payne Memorial Scholarship
- James C. Sheaffer Memorial Scholarship
- Frank P. Tobiasz Memorial Scholarship