Mechanical Systems Technology

Mechanical Systems Technology

Degree Type

26-credit Technical Diploma

Program Code

31-462-11

Time to Degree

1 year

Start Date

August / January

How You'll Learn

On Campus

Daytime

Build a broad mechanical skillset through hands-on practice. Learn to perform preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and general maintenance of mechanical systems in a wide range of industries. Train in the proper use of hand tools and fasteners, mechanical systems, industrial electricity, OSHA safety, blueprint reading, HVAC and basic plumbing.

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): $105

How To Apply

  • Apply online and pay the $30 application fee.
  • Submit a copy of one of the following to demonstrate your math skills:
      • High school GPA of 2.60 or above. Transcript must include completed coursework through the 11th grade.*
      • ACT, ACCUPLACER® or GED - 2014 Series (165 or higher).*
      • Prior college coursework may meet this requirement in whole or in part. Courses must be in the specific area(s), and you must have earned a grade of C or better (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) in the courses.*
      • If none of the above apply, sign up for the ACCUPLACER® placement test.

*Unofficial copies of these documents can be sent to admissions@wctc.edu.

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

 

Program Details

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

If you like working with your hands, are good at troubleshooting and enjoy fixing machinery and equipment, a job in mechanical systems may be the right fit for you. Those in this field are good problem solvers, are interested in working with equipment and can navigate different types of systems.

  • Maintenance Technician
  • HVAC Technician
  • Diesel Technician
  • Field Service Technician

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

Salary data is not currently available for this program.

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?

1

Become qualified for a wide range of careers that require a broad mechanical skillset.

2

Earn credit toward many apprenticeship programs that can lead to a Journeyworker's license.

3

This program can help you explore many potential career paths while honing valuable skills.

Mechanical Systems Technology

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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.

There are no credit transfer agreements for this program at this time. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

There are no credit transfer agreements for this program at this time. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

 

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