Mechanical Engineering Technology

66-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree

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Mechanical engineers solve problems and determine functional solutions through the use of mathematics, science and technology. In the Mechanical Engineering Technology program, learn how to model design concepts in two and three dimensions. Employ calculus to analyze forces, determine how they influence motion and assess the combined stresses they produce within materials. Specify engineering design parameters and select materials for given applications.

  • Prepare for jobs such as senior designer, CAD drafter, engineering technician, design technician or mold designer.
  • Upon graduation from WCTC, credits may transfer into the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee's College of Engineering and Applied Science, and be guaranteed admission into the Mechanical Engineering program. Transfer agreements exist at other four-year schools, among them Marquette University and Milwaukee School of Engineering. Select program credits may transfer to other institutions.
  • Incoming students may earn credit for prior learning for specific high school Project Lead the Way courses.
  • Cooperative education experiences provide technical, hands-on learning in real-world settings.
  • Wages of recent graduates per Graduate Follow-up Report
    • Salary Range: $34,000-$47,000
    • Average Salary: $40,543
    • Median Salary: $40,543
    • Average Hourly Wage: $19.51
    • Three-year Avg. Salary for Full-time Related Employment: $48,394

Required Courses

First Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 420-160 Manufacturing Processes - Cold2  
 606-115 Technical Drafting/CAD4  
 606-117 Computer Programming Engineers3 *
 801-136 English Composition 13+*
 804-198 Calculus 14 *
 
Total Semester Credits
16
  
Second Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 606-121 Technical Statics4 *
 606-162 Manufacturing Process - Hot2  
 606-186 3D/Parametric Design3 *
 804-156 Technical Calculus II4 *
 806-187 Calculus Based Physics 13 *
 
Total Semester Credits
16
  
Third Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 606-123 Solid Mechanics3 *
 606-135 Engineering Design Projects I2 *
 606-170 Kinematics3 *
 801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Comm3+ 
 809-195 Economics3+*
 Elective 3  
 
Total Semester Credits
17
  
Fourth Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 606-116 Machine Design Elements3 *
 606-145 Engineering Design Projects II2 *
 606-169 Dynamics3 *
 606-189 Finite Elem Analysis/Engineers3 *
 809-166 Intro to Ethics: Theory & App3 *
 809-199 Psychology of Human Relations3 *
 
Total Semester Credits
17
  
+ (Proficiency Exam Available)
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

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Block Schedules for Spring 2014

Block Schedules for Fall 2014

Credit Transfer Opportunities

WCTC has agreements with local high schools and various four-year colleges and universities that enable students to transition more seamlessly from high school to WCTC to four-year colleges. Transcripted credit agreements provide high school students the opportunity to take WCTC courses at their high schools. Agreements with four-year colleges enable WCTC graduates in selected programs to transfer credits, often at junior-level standing. Agreements currently in place for this program are listed below.

High School Transfer Opportunities

WCTC Course

WCTC Credits Awarded

606-115 Technical Drafting/CAD 4
606-117 Computer Programming Engineers 3

Four Year College Transfer Opportunities

College

Program Name

Credits Awarded

Bellevue UniversityBachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts or Bachelor of Scienceup to 66
Concordia UniversityBaccalaureate Degreeup to 80
Marquette UniversityBachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineeringjunior status
MSOEBachelor of Science in Engineeringjunior status
Ottawa UniversityBachelor of Artsup to 80
Silver Lake CollegeBachelor of Science (various)minimum of 60
Upper Iowa UniversityBachelor of Scienceup to 78
UW-Green BayBachelor of Applied Studies OnlineJunior Status
UW-MilwaukeeBachelor of Science in Engineering60 credits, Junior Status
UW-StoutBachelor of Science in Managementup to 67
UW-StoutB. S. Career, Technical Education & Trainingup to 60

UW-System Credit Transfer

If you are interested in attending a UW-campus, you should contact a transfer representative at the campus you plan to attend. You may also check credit transfer agreements between WCTC and the UW System to tell you which specific courses and general education classes may be accepted.

Important Cautionary Note:
This information is intended as a general description. Please verify the availability and details of the program that interests you with the transfer coordinator at the receiving institution.

Meet your Instructor

Program instructor, Randy Hoffman

Randy Hoffman

Phone: 262.691.7821

Education

  • AAS--Mechanical Design, Waukesha County Technical College
  • BS--Mechanical Engineering, Milwaukee School of Engineering
Program instructor, Phil Valle

Phil Valle

Phone: 262.691.5411

Education

  • BS --Physics and Mathematics, Carroll College
  • MS – Mechanical Engineering, Marquette University
  • MBA –Management, Wright State University

Certifications

  • Registered Professional Engineer, State of Wisconsin