Overview: 

Mechanical Technologists are employed in a variety of industries, ensuring the smooth, effective operation of the systems that are taken for granted in everyday life. This degree program prepares students to enter the workforce after graduation to aid engineers with the design, development, testing, and manufacturing of industrial machinery and consumer products.

The Mechanical Technology degree program provides you with the technical skills that are required for entry-level positions in the field of mechanical drafter or designer, or in the area of a manufacturing, assembly or test technician. This program prepares you to use 2D and 3D CAD (computer-aided design and drafting) software as a design, drafting, and presentation tool in the workforce. You will learn the knowledge and technical skills that will enable you to assist engineers with designing, developing, testing, and manufacturing industrial machinery, consumer products, support and test equipment (STE), and other equipment. Instruction emphasizes developing technical competence and engineering analysis, and utilizes computer-aided drafting (CAD).

Curriculum requirements: 

As a student in the Mechanical Technology program, you are required to complete 64 college credit hours with an FLCC Transcript grade point average of no lower than C (2.0). For this degree program, you must successfully complete the following college courses (see curriculum sequence).

Download the current W-FL P-TECH course guide for this pathway.

Additional information on the A.A.S. degree in Mechanical Technology can be found at the Finger Lakes Community College website.

Career opportunities:

With your FLCC education, you’ll be ready to get right to work. Graduates of this program have found employment at several regional companies such as Refractron, G.W. Lisk, H.M. Cross, Ultrafab, Cliftronics, and Gorbel. Grads go on to land positions in these types of sample of industries:

  • Machine, tool and product designer
  • Industrial laboratory technician
  • Production control technician
  • Sales technician
  • Field technician
  • Safety technician
  • Inspector
  • CAD Designer