This program provides you with the opportunity to enter the engineering technology field as a drafter, designer, or various other positions within an engineering or manufacturing design team. The program of study includes computer-assisted drafting, design engineering practices, and mechanical design. You will be exposed to basic metallurgy, material identification, material strengths and proper manufacturing procedures related to machining and manufacturing.

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Estimated Program Costs

In-state tuition and fees: $13,632.00 *
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $13,703.00 *
Educational fees: $97.00/semester
Estimated books: $200.00/semester
Estimated transportation and personal expense: $2,273.00/semester
Estimated housing and meals: $3,825.00/semester

* This is an approximate cost based on tuition and fees set by the Board of Directors before each school year. Course level fees may also apply. Additional charges for licensure or credential testing may be a part of your program.

Transfer Agreements

Western Iowa Tech Community College has articulation agreements with many four-year colleges and universities in the region. Most or all of this degree is accepted by the four-year schools listed below, which means you can continue your education and earn a bachelor's degree. Admissions criteria vary slightly for each school. It is important to talk to your admissions advisor right away to select transferrable classes.

Required Classes for Mechanical Engineering Technology | AAS

SDV 108 The College Experience 1
DRF 113 Fundamentals of Technical Drafting 3
MFG 286 Job Planning, Benchwork & Layout (NIMS) 3
CAD 267 Two-Dimensional (2-D) I 3
CAD 269 CAD Two-Dimensional (2-D) II 3
MAT 772 Applied Math 3
CAD 277 3-D Dimensional (3-D) Modeling I 3
CAD 279 CAD 3-Dimensional (3-D) Modeling II 3
CAD 285 Computer Aided Drafting for Industry 4
MFG 141 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 2
COM 723 Workplace Communications 3
BCA 206 Applied Computer Concepts 3
PSY 102 Human & Work Relations 3
MAT 777 Applied Algebra/Trigonometry 3
MFG 206 Manufacturing Processes I 3
MFG 322 Introduction to CAD/CAM 3
EGT 410 PLTW - Principles of Engineering 3
MFG 125 Intro to Automation 4
MFG 542 Machine Design 3
EGT 151 Virtual Reality for Manufacturing 3
MFG 148 Manufacturing Design 4
EGT 159 Statics & Structural Design 4
MFG 228 Machine Operations II 4

Entrance Requirements

Submit your official high school/college transcripts to

Meet Your Faculty and Staff

James Garvey
Mechanical Engineering Technology Instructor
712.274.8733 Ext. 2700
Sioux City Campus, Room L415
Greg Strong
Division Chair
712.274.8733 Ext. 1480
Sioux City, Room B109

Advisory Board

Mike Hittle Gomaco
Rod Ludwig Midwest Industries
John Sogge Wilson Trailer Co.
Wes Petersen Prince Manufacturing Corp
Michael Potash Sioux City Compressed Steel Co
Mark Sloan EDFI
Chuck Swenson Wells' Enterprises, Inc
Laura Mesz Sioux City Community Schools
Tim Richards NA