Mechanical Technology A.A.S.

The Mechanical Technology program at Clinton Community College is designed to prepare students for employment in the manufacturing industries. Students who successfully complete this two year program will be awarded the degree of Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.). Students may enter the program directly from high school or by transferring from another college or university. The program is composed of general education courses, general industrial technology subjects common to most manufacturing industries, and elective courses providing an area of emphasis in one of three specialties: pulp & paper, plastics, or computer-assisted manufacturing (CAM).

The mission of the Mechanical Technology A.A.S. degree program is to prepare students for employment in various industrial manufacturing or maintenance areas and/or for the pursuit of advanced degrees in industrial engineering by educating them in communication skills, computer literacy, mathematics, science, as well as appropriate technical courses. The primary focus of the program is to prepare students to work as technicians.

The Mechanical Technology A.A.S. program will:

  • Prepare students to gain knowledge and practical competence in the major areas of the Industrial Technology field allowing for a wide variety of career opportunities.
  • Prepare students to use prints and schematics to understand, communicate, and troubleshoot complex industrial control circuits.
  • Prepare students to develop skills and knowledge to effectively lead and manage individuals and processes in manufacturing environments.
  • Prepare students to gain knowledge of industrial safety practices.
  • Prepare students to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, as well as interact effectively within the work environment.
  • Prepare students to solve mathematical problems typically encountered in industry.

Discipline Category Requirements

Minimum Degree Requirements (64 credits)
Effective Fall 2018
English (3 credits)
ENG 101 English Composition
Humanities or Social Science (3 Credits)
--------> Humanities or Social Science elective
Math (8 Credits)
MAT 105 Technical Mathematics I
MAT 205 Technical Mathematics II


Science (8 Credits) 
PHY 111 General Physics I
PHY 112
CHE 111
General Physics II  or
General Chemistry I


Info. Management (3 Credits) 
CSC 102 Introduction to Microcomputer Applications
Mechanical Technology (32 Credits)
MEC 100 Introduction to Engineering Technology
MEC 102 Blueprint Reading & Technical Schematics
MEC 203 Introduction to Quality Control/Assurance
MEC 204 Manufacturing Processes
MEC 206 Principles of Fluid Power Systems
MEC 207 Industrial Maintenance
MEC 209 Industrial Health & Safety

Track Electives (14 credits)
  • Mechatronics Track
  • Advanced Manufacturing Track
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) Track
Electrical/Electronics Technology (7 Credits)
ETE 101 Electrical Circuits I
ETE 202 Introduction to Industrial Electricity

Degree Requirements Worksheets

Students who earn a Mechanical Technology A.A.S. degree are prepared for work in a variety of settings in the evolving technology field.

Some popular career options are:

  • Mechanical Technician
  • Fabricator
  • CAD Technician
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control Technician
  • PLC Technician
  • Robotics Technician
  • Safety Officer

Some graduates of the program transfer into a bachelor's degree program in Mechanical Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, or Mechanical Engineering.


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