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Mechanical Engineering Technology

Associate in Applied Science

Program Overview

Want to work in engineering? Here's a great first step. Get the fundamentals of mechanical technology, drafting, CAD, manufacturing and design to be successful as a mechanIcal engineering technician. Learn to perform mechanical tests, interpret data and design equipment. Get the right foundation in engineering.

With this degree, consider a career as a mechanical engineering technician. You could help engineers design, develop, test and manufacture industrial machinery, consumer products and other equipment. You may make sketches and rough layouts, record and analyze data, make calculations and estimates and report findings.

Earning Potential

Interested in a career in mechanical engineering technology? Learn more about our region’s employment outlook and career opportunities you can pursue in this field of study.

Apply theory and principles of mechanical engineering to modify, develop, test or calibrate machinery and equipment under the direction of an engineering staff or physical scientists.

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are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

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Build, install, test and maintain robotic equipment or related automated production systems.

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annual job openings

are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

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Set up, test and adjust manufacturing machinery or equipment, using any combination of electrical, electronic, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic or computer technologies.

median annual salary
annual job openings

are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

Visit Career Coach for more details.

Map of Michigan with Delta College's region highlighted.

About Delta's Program

  • Accounting professor working with students in class.
    State-of-the-art technology 

    Technology is a big deal. That's why we have the best technology out there – like a $176,000 load frame tensile machine. This equipment aids students in understanding the basics of material strength, a fundamental concept of mechanical engineering.

    Learn More about Technology at Delta

Delta's program provides a sufficient broad base in the fundamentals of mechanical technology, drafting, CAD, manufacturing and design. Students are trained to be successful as a mechanical engineering technician in a metallurgical or product testing laboratory, as a field technician, as an engineering aide in manufacturing, in quality control or in sales and service.

  • State-of-the-art training equipment
  • Small class sizes
  • Co-op opportunities
  • Transfer options

Why you should choose Delta

Convenience

Life is busy. But that shouldn't get in the way of your education. Delta offers classes at night, on weekends and online to make taking classes and getting that degree easier. Plus, Delta has learning centers so you can take classes even closer to home.  

EXPLORE YOUR OPTIONS

Co-op opportunities

You can get hands-on experience in your field while you're working toward that degree. I know. It's awesome! Plus, you'll even get paid. That's co-op! Check it out.

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Free tutoring

At the Teaching Learning Center, located in the Library, we offer tutoring on a wide variety of subjects, and help with developing study and learning skills. Most tutoring is on a walk-in basis, but we do have some online tutoring options.

Best of all, it's free for currently enrolled Delta students. Just another way we demonstrate our commitment to helping students succeed.

LEARN MORE ABOUT TUTORING

 Transfer opportunities
 

One of the very best things about Delta College is your ability to start here and go anywhere. And, in the process, save thousands (and thousands) of dollars. It's a smart choice!

In fact, if you're interested in earning a bachelor's in mechanical engineering, you have several options by coming to Delta first, and then transferring.

LEARN MORE ABOUT Mechanical Engineering TRANSFER OPTIONS

Facts & Figures

Associate's salary

Delta is nationally recognized as one of America's leading community colleges.

Students

1 in 8 people in our community, ages 17-70, has taken a class at Delta.


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