Mechanical Engineering Technology - Western Iowa Tech Community College
Western Iowa Tech Community College
Mechanical Engineering Technology

Mechanical Engineering Technology | AAS

Associate of Applied Science
Sioux City
Estimated Program Costs Required Classes Transfer Options
This program is eligible for free tuition

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.

Meet Your Advisor

Nicholas Demke
Nicholas Demke
Educational Coordinator
Sioux City Campus
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Transfer to a Four-Year School

If a bachelor's degree is your educational goal, getting a head start on your major has never been easier. You can apply the credits from this associate degree toward a bachelor's degree at a four-year college and university. To make the most of your time and money, tell your advisor about your transfer plans early in the admissions process.

Four-Year College Agreements

Career Options

Assist mechanical engineers in such activities as generation, transmission, or use of mechanical or fluid energy. Prepare layouts of machinery or equipment or plan the flow of work. May conduct statistical studies or analyze production costs.

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

Meet Your Faculty and Staff

James Garvey
James Garvey
Mechanical Engineering Technology Instructor
Sioux City Campus, Room L415
Greg Strong
Greg Strong
Division Chair
Sioux City, Room B109

Estimated Program Costs

In-state tuition and fees: $13,987.00 *
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $14,058.00 *
Educational fees: $97.00/semester
Estimated books: $200.00/semester
Estimated transportation and personal expense: $2,273.00/semester
Estimated student housing and meals: $3,075.00/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.

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