Mechanical Engineering Technology

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Degree Type

66-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Code


Time to Degree

2 years

Start Date

August / January

How You'll Learn

On Campus



Mechanical engineers solve problems and determine functional solutions through math, science and technology. In this program, learn how to model design concepts in two and three dimensions. Use 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.

Deadlines To Know*

Fall 2022 Start

  • Submit application by August 1, 2022
  • Complete checklist items by August 8, 2022

Spring 2022 Start

  • Submit application by January 3, 2022
  • Complete checklist items by January 10, 2022

Summer 2022 Start

  • This program cannot be started in summer.

* Application deadlines are subject to change based on program demand.

Tuition Costs

The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors, including where you live, how your program is delivered, how long it takes to finish your program and the financial aid you receive. Explore current tuition and fees.

Additional Estimated Costs

  • Any PC with at least i7, 3.2Ghz CPU, 32GB memory, Nvidia Quadro, AMR FirePro, AMD Radeon Pro graphics card
  • Keyboard and mouse
  • 24"+ external monitor
  • CREO Simulate software
  • Safety equipment (shoes/glasses): $100

How To Apply

Questions on the application process? Visit the Admissions page or contact an Admissions Advisor.


What is the ALEKS?

The ALEKS Math placement exam is a web-based assessment tool to accurately assess, prepare and place students into the appropriate level of Math course.

  • Once you purchase the ALEKS, you'll have the opportunity to take five assessments.
  • Test prep is built in and customized for you.

Engineering is a math-intensive field of study.

  • A score of 14 or higher (or placement into 834-110 Elementary Algebra) is required for admission into the Mechanical Engineering Technology program.
  • We encourage students to take the ALEKS to improve your Math placement if you are below Calculus 1. Each additional Math course to build up to Calculus 1 will extend the time it takes to complete your degree.
ALEKS Score WCTC Course Placement
6-13% 834-109 Pre-Algebra (not admitted)
14-29% 834-110 Elementary Algebra
30-45% 804-118 Intermediate Algebra
46-60% 804-195 College Algebra
61-75% 804-196 Trigonometry
76-100% 804-198 Calculus I

Have you completed other placement testing (ACCUPLACER, ACT, Compass, etc.)? View a chart of all testing prerequisites for Math courses.

Do you have prior learning creditRequest to have your official transcripts or score report sent to the WCTC Admissions Office to determine if a math course could waive your ALEKS Math placement exam.



If you have questions regarding the ALEKS and Math placement, please contact an Admissions Advisor at

Program Details

Questions? We'd love to help! Connect with our Outreach team by filling out our online form or by email at

If you are a creative, analytical thinker skilled in math, and you enjoy solving problems, mechanical engineering technology may be the field for you. Those in this field have a wide range of mechanical skills, from computer design to print reading to project management.

  • Engineering Technician
  • Senior Designer
  • CAD Drafter
  • Design Technician
  • Mold Designer

$45,500 – $76,800 annually

Salary range estimates based on wages for related occupations in Waukesha County as reported by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). Individual wages may vary based on experience, industry, location and specific job requirements.

Check the WCTC Graduate Success Report to view our graduates’ entry wages.

As a program student, you are eligible to receive:

  • Financial aid loans
  • Scholarships
  • Other forms of assistance

Learn more about financial aid.

What Makes This Program Unique?


ABET accreditation confirms that the Mechanical Engineering Technology program meets the quality standards that create successful graduates.


Gain hands-on learning in real-world settings through optional technical internship experiences.


Articulation agreements with four-year universities can provide substantial cost savings.

Mechanical Engineering Technology


This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.

415 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 
Phone: 410.347.7700

Enrollment and Graduation Data

  • 2018-19: Headcount: 103 | Graduates: 16
  • 2019-20: Headcount: 87 | Graduates: 10
  • 2020-21: Headcount: 90 | Graduates: 14

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Transfer Opportunities After WCTC

WCTC has credit transfer agreements with many four-year institutions that allow our degree graduates to transfer credits into a baccalaureate program, often at junior-level standing.

College Program Name Credit Awards
Marquette UniversityBS Mechanical Engineeringup to 56
UW-MilwaukeeBS Mechanical EngineeringJunior Standing
College Program Name Credit Awards
Franklin UniversityAny Bachelors DegreeJunior Standing
Grand Canyon UniversityAny Bachelors10% tuition discount
Mount Mary UniversityBachelor DegreeJunior Standing
Ottawa UniversityBachelor of Arts or Sciencesup to 80, and 35%+ tuition discount for WCTC grads
Purdue GlobalAny Bachelorscredits vary, 20% tuition discount
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UW-StoutBS Career, Technical Education & Training (100% online)up to 60
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