Mechanical Engineering Technology

mechanical engineering technology

The Mechanical Engineering Technology curriculum equips the graduate for: performing a key role in the mechanical design process; installing, troubleshooting and repairing mechanical and electro-mechanical equipment; programming CNC machine tools, computers, programmable controllers and robots; performing general maintenance functions.

Credentials Offered:

Mechanical Engineering Technology

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Jode Robinson

Jode Robinson

Mechanical Engineering Technology Major
Graduation Date: August 2011

Robinson spent many years as a cable TV supervisor, and knew that he was ready for a change. He started his path toward becoming a nuclear engineer at Piedmont Technical College.

Most industrial products are mechanical in nature, and almost nothing can be made without the use of machines and structures. There will always be a need for the Mechanical Engineering Technology specialist.

Career Information

Career Tracks

  • salary average: $51,980.00 per year according to the US Department of Labor. 
  • 90% placement rate for the 2011 - 2013 graduates

Entry Level Positions

  • mechanical technician
  • maintenance technician
  • junior engineer

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