Mechanical Engineering Student

Mechanical Engineering Technology

66-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree

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Mechanical engineers solve problems and determine functional solutions through the use of mathematics, science and technology. In the Mechanical Engineering Technology program, learn how to model design concepts in two and three dimensions. Employ calculus to analyze forces, determine how they influence motion and assess the combined stresses they produce within materials. Specify engineering design parameters and select materials for given applications.

  • Prepare for jobs such as senior designer, CAD drafter, engineering technician, design technician or mold designer.
  • Upon graduation from WCTC, credits may transfer into the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee's College of Engineering and Applied Science, and be guaranteed admission into the Mechanical Engineering program. Transfer agreements exist at other four-year schools, among them Marquette University and Milwaukee School of Engineering. Select program credits may transfer to other institutions.
  • Incoming students may earn credit for prior learning for specific high school Project Lead the Way courses.
  • Optional internship experiences provide technical, hands-on learning in real-world settings.
  • Wages of recent graduates per Graduate Follow-up Report
    • Three-year Avg. Salary for Full-time Related Employment: $51,785

Enrollment and graduation data for WCTC Mechanical Engineering Technology program students from 2013-2015:


Under grad total: 130
Graduates: 5


Under grad total: 129
Graduates: 14


Under grad total: 135
Graduates: 16


Under grad total: 136
Graduates: 16

Accredited by

WCTC's program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,
Address: 415 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410.347.7700

Program Code 10-606-2

Required Courses

First Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 606-115 Technical Drafting/CAD4+ 
 606-117 Computer Programming Engineers3  
 801-136 English Composition 13+ 
 801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Comm3+ 
 804-198 Calculus 14  
Total Semester Credits
Second Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 606-114 GD&T3  
 606-121 Technical Statics4+ 
 606-186 3D/Parametric Design3  
 804-156 Calculus 24  
 806-187 Calculus Based Physics 13  
Total Semester Credits
Summer Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 809-166 Intro to Ethics: Theory & App3  
Total Semester Credits
Third Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 420-160 Manufacturing Processes - Cold2  
 606-123 Solid Mechanics3  
 606-135 Engineering Design Projects I2  
 606-170 Kinematics3  
 809-195 Economics3+ 
 809-199 Psychology of Human Relations3  
Total Semester Credits
Fourth Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 606-116 Machine Design Elements3  
 606-145 Engineering Design Projects II2  
 606-169 Dynamics3  
 606-189 Finite Elem Analysis/Engineers3  
 606-162 Manufacturing Process - Hot2 *
Total Semester Credits
+ (Proficiency Exam Available)
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

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View course descriptions of all required courses

Block Schedules for Fall 2018

Credit Transfer Opportunities

WCTC has agreements with local high schools and various four-year colleges and universities that enable students to transition more seamlessly from high school to WCTC to four-year colleges. Transcripted credit agreements provide high school students the opportunity to take WCTC courses at their high schools. Agreements with four-year colleges enable WCTC graduates in selected programs to transfer credits, often at junior-level standing. Agreements currently in place for this program are listed below.

High School Transfer Opportunities

WCTC Course

WCTC Credits Awarded

606-115 Technical Drafting/CAD 4
801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Comm 3

Four Year College Transfer Opportunities

Program Specific Agreements

Program Name
Credits Awarded
Marquette UniversityBS Mechanical Engineeringup to 54
UW-MilwaukeeBS Mechanical Engineeringup to 60
UW-OshkoshBS Leadership and Organizational Studiesup to 62

General Agreements

Program Name
Credits Awarded
Concordia UniversityAny BachelorsVaries
Mount Mary UniversityBachelor DegreeJunior Standing
Ottawa UniversityBachelor of Arts or Sciencesup to 80, and 50%+ tuition disccount for WCTC grads
Purdue University GlobalAny Bachelorscredits vary, 20% tuition discount
Upper Iowa UniversityBachelor of Scienceup to 78
UW-Green BayOrganizational Leadership - Bachelor of Applied StudiesBlock of 60 credits
UW-StoutBachelor of Science in Managementup to 60
UW-StoutB. S. Career, Technical Education & Trainingup to 60
UW-WaukeshaBachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS)60-Junior Standing
Wisconsin Lutheran CollegeBachelor of Science in Business Management & Leadership50-70

UW-System Credit Transfer

If you are interested in attending a UW-campus, you should contact a transfer representative at the campus you plan to attend. You may also check credit transfer agreements between WCTC and the UW System to tell you which specific courses and general education classes may be accepted.

Important Cautionary Note:
This information is intended as a general description. Please verify the availability and details of the program that interests you with the transfer coordinator at the receiving institution.

Meet your Instructor

Program instructor, Randy Hoffman

Randy Hoffman

Phone: 262.691.7821


  • AAS--Mechanical Design, Waukesha County Technical College
  • BS--Mechanical Engineering, Milwaukee School of Engineering
Program instructor, Phil Valle

Phil Valle

Phone: 262.691.5411


  • BS --Physics and Mathematics, Carroll College
  • MS – Mechanical Engineering, Marquette University
  • MBA –Management, Wright State University


  • Registered Professional Engineer, State of Wisconsin