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 2024 Start

  • Application Opens: September 1, 2023
  • Application Deadline: August 5, 2024

Spring 2025 Start

  • Application Opens: April 1, 2024
  • Application Deadline: January 10, 2025

Summer 2024 Start

  • This program cannot be started in summer.

* Submit all checklist items by the application deadline. Apply early; 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

  • Access to any computer or tablet
  • Safety equipment (shoes/glasses): $100

How To Apply

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

Engineering is a math-intensive field of study. 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.

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
0-6% 854-793 Basic Math
6-13% 834-109 Pre-Algebra
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, 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.

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

This program is open to qualified high school applicants. Learn more >

$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.

We expect that graduates of the Mechanical Engineering Technology program will achieve the following objectives after graduation:

  • Apply the technical and general education knowledge gained at WCTC to become successful technicians or continuing students in the Mechanical Engineering Technology field.
  • Demonstrate solid technical communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Follow a path of lifelong learning to expand skills and keep abreast of new technology.
  • Demonstrate professionalism, respect for diversity and ethical behavior.

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

  • 2019-20: Headcount: 87 | Graduates: 10
  • 2020-21: Headcount: 90 | Graduates: 14
  • 2021-22: Headcount: 85 | Graduates: 13

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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 Engineering58
UW-MilwaukeeBS Mechanical EngineeringJunior Standing
UW-MilwaukeeBA Computer Science60+

There are currently no general college credit agreements for Mechanical Engineering Technology. For more information, contact your academic advisor.


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