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Mechanical Engineering Technology

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Program Entry: Fall

Award: Associate of Applied Science


The Mechanical Engineering Technology program prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills to support engineers engaged in the design and development phases of a wide variety of projects involving mechanical systems. The program provides the high demand skills sets necessary to assist in the development, implementation and analysis of engineering projects and processes. Students will receive training in a comprehensive program of study and will be required to complete an internship and design project intended to apply the technical knowledge gained in the classroom to actual engineering projects and processes.

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Admissions Requirements:

  1. Apply for admission.
  2. Complete ACT Compass® admission testing. Testing may be waived based on previous college coursework or submission of valid ACT®, ACCUPLACER® or ALEKS® test scores. Scores are valid for three years.
  3. Submit official high school, high school equivalency and/or college transcripts to the Admissions Office of the campus you plan to attend.

In addition to the College admission requirements outlined, a program applicant must be a high school graduate or equivalent and meet the minimum entrance requirements on a basic skills assessment for placement in MAT:744 Technical Math or higher. Candidates who fail to meet the program requirements will be referred to program faculty for further assessment prior to a final admission decision being rendered.

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Academic Requirements:

Minimum Credits: 73

View the printable Ed Plan.

Term 1
CIS:122 Programming Logic and Design 3.0
CAD:104 Computer Aided Drafting 3.0
EGT:114 Intro to Engineering Technology 3.0
EGT:172 Manufacturing Processes I 4.0
MAT:744 Technical Math 4.0
SDV:179 The College Experience 3.0


Term 2
EGT:128 Statics 3.0
EGT:166 Parametric Modeling I 2.0
EGT:173 Manufacturing Processes II 2.0
EGT:308 Machine Design and Geometry 2.0
MAT:747 Technical Math II 4.0
PHY:710 Technical Physics 3.0


Term 3
COM:723 Workplace Communications 3.0
EGT:801 Mechanical Engineering Internship 3.0
PSY:112 Psychology of Human Relations 3.0


Term 4
EGT:123 Strength of Materials 3.0
EGT:268 Manufacturing Processes III 4.0
EGT:309 Dynamics and Kinematics 3.0
  General Education Elective 3.0
 * Technical Elective 3.0


Term 5
EGT:188 Design Project 4.0
EGT:306 Technical Project Management 2.0
ELE:113 AC/DC Fundamentals 3.0
* Technical Elective 3.0
  (Internship if not previously completed).



Technical Electives may include: EGT:235, EGT:266, ELE:172, ELT:123, EGT approved Project Lead the Way® courses.

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Employment Information:

Iowa Workforce Development Estimated Salary

$33,721 - $44,319

Iowa Workforce Development Estimated Annual Openings (Statewide)


Sample Job Titles

Manufacturing Systems Designer
Machine Designer
Product Designer
Prototype Tester/Support
Quality Assurance

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Additional Information:

Articulation Agreement

Northeast Iowa Community College maintains articulation agreements with many area colleges and universities. The Mechanical Engineering Technology program has an official articulation in place with the University of Northern Iowa.


Douglas Binsfeld
Dean of Arts & Sciences, Peosta
800.728.7367, ext 207