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 2021 Start

  • Submit application by August 2, 2021
  • Complete checklist items by August 9, 2021

Spring 2022 Start

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

Summer 2021 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

* The promo code is not valid for refund on a previously submitted app fee.

Questions? Visit the Admissions page or contact the Office of Admissions | 262.691.5200.


Program Details

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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

  • 2014-15: Headcount: 129 | Graduates: 14
  • 2015-16: Headcount: 135 | Graduates: 16
  • 2016-17: Headcount: 115 | Graduates: 18
  • 2017-18: Headcount: 88 | Graduates: 11

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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
Concordia University - WisconsinAny BachelorsUp to 84
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
UW-Green BayOrganizational Leadership - Bachelor of Applied StudiesBlock of 60 credits
UW-OshkoshBS Leadership and Organizational Studiescredits vary, 100% online
UW-StoutBS Career, Technical Education & Training (100% online)up to 60
UW-StoutBS Management (100% online)up to 60
UW-WhitewaterBA Arts and Sciences60+
Wisconsin Lutheran CollegeBachelor of Science in Business Management & Leadership50-70


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