Students intrigued by production and design of mechanical devices and who are motivated to help design, improve, or test new and old machines, parts, or processes and who are interested in creatively modernizing mechanical concepts should explore the possibilities of becoming a Mechanical Engineering Technologist.
Mechanical engineering technologist help engineers to design, develop, test, and manufacture industrial machinery, consumer products, and other equipment. They may, for example, assist in product testing by setting up instrumentation for auto crash tests. They may make sketches and rough layouts, record data, make computations, analyze results, and write reports. When planning production, mechanical engineering technicians prepare layouts and drawings of the assembly process and of parts to be manufactured. They estimate labor costs, equipment life, and plant space. Some test and inspect machines and equipment or work with engineers to eliminate production problems.
Mechanical Engineering Technology Student Opportunities:
- Rube Goldberg Competition
- Project presentations at the "Young Engineers and Scientists" (Y.E.S.) Day
- Choose Ohio First Scholarships available to qualifying students
Overview of what you will have learned upon completion:
- To design, test, and operate a wide variety of mechanical systems
- Computer-aided drafting applications
- The properties, testing, and applications of a wide range of engineering materials
- Building and the application of simple machines and processes
- Additional knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to your success on the job
Mechanical Engineering Technology career opportunities:
- Automotive Design
- Quality Assurance
- Project Management
- Field Technician
- Technical Sales
- Energy Production
- Quality Control
- Laboratory Testing
- A competitive starting salary with excellent potential to move up to management positions.
- The option to choose among several fields including manufacturing, materials, testing, power generation, energy conversion, machine design, and automation.
- The flexibility to specialize in sales, design, production, manufacturing, maintenance or testing.
- Continue your education and earn a Bachelor's in Engineering Technology.
Course listings with descriptions of each class may be found in the Washington State Community College Catalog.
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