SUNY Morrisville

A.A.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology

Program Description

This program will allow you to learn how to take care of the fine details related to the design, testing and manufacture of a new product. The laboratory-oriented curriculum emphasizes technical graphics communication, manufacturing processes and mechanical design. You’ll work hands-on with industry-standard, state-of-the-art equipment as you take courses in computer-aided drafting (CAD) and manufacturing, 3D modeling, machining and engineering. The program prepares you for careers as an engineering aide, laboratory technician and plant engineering technician in areas such as design and drafting, mechanical design, metal working and foundry industries. You will also be prepared for successful transfer to a bachelor’s degree program in mechanical engineering technology, manufacturing engineering technology or computer-integrated manufacturing technology.

Focus Areas

  • Technical graphics communication
  • Manufacturing processes and mechanical design
  • Hands-on experience with industry standards
  • State of the art equipment
  • Computer-aided drafting (CAD) and manufacturing
  • 3D modeling
  • Machining
  • Engineering

Potential Career Opportunities

  • Mechanical Engineering Technician
  • CAD Technician (Computer-Aided Design)
  • Manufacturing Technician
  • Quality Control Technician
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Product Development Technician
  • HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) Technician
  • Automotive Engineering Technician
  • Aerospace Engineering Technician
  • Energy Systems Technician

Program Format


Educational Level Prerequisites

High School diploma/GED

Expected Outcomes