Mechanical Engineering Technology

A student in a black sweatshirt adjusts the mechanical engineering equipment in a classroom on the Peosta campus.

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Subject Area: STEM, Advanced Manufacturing and Construction

Award: Associate of Applied Science

Minimum Credits: 73

Location: Peosta

Entry: Fall


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.

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

In addition to the College admission procedures outlined, applicants must be a high school graduate or equivalent and achieve a minimum ALEKS® score of 30. ACT® or ACT Compass® scores are also acceptable.

Academic Requirements

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.

Employment Information

With an annual income range of $33,455 - $47,542 and a projected growth of 4.3%, the career outlook for Mechanical Engineering Technology graduates is growing.

Salary Source: Institutional Effectiveness; Salary range represents 10th-90th percentile earnings for related occupations in the NICC district. Growth rate based on projections from 2010-2020.

Sample Job Titles

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

Transfer Information

The Mechanical Engineering Technology program maintains formal articulation agreements with the institutions listed below. Students are encouraged to speak with their transfer college or university to verify that their planned courses at NICC will meet necessary requirements. Learn more about transferring from NICC.


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