product includes mechanical components that must be created by a mechanical
designer. The Mechanical Technology program at Monroe Community College
prepares students for challenging careers in mechanical design. The mechanical
designer of today requires knowledge in many areas including mechanical
drafting, computer-aided drafting and design, machine shop, robotics and
machine components. Our Mechanical Technology program provides a thorough
understanding of these concepts as they apply to today's high technology.
In particular, our drafting and design courses emphasize the national
standards for drafting and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.
Technology program introduces the student to the principles, materials
and equipment of mechanical technology. Emphasis is placed on computer-aided
drafting/design (CAD) and an understanding of basic machine components.
Graduates of the program should find employment as CAD operators, engineering
assistants. technicians and technical representatives.
technician must have a thorough knowledge of existing designs. Our foundation
courses will provide knowledge of traditional mechanics, physics, mathematics,
machine shop practices and machine theory. Subsequent courses build upon
this basic knowledge to develop applications related to modern machine
of graduates from the Mechanical Technology program find jobs with local
industry as drafters and designers. Computer-Aided Drafting/Design (CAD)
is used extensively throughout the program. The majority work at computer
graphics terminals rather than drafting boards. Other positions include
those in the areas of technical sales, manufacturing and research.
algebra (Course I), geometry (Course II), and intermediate algebra (Course
III) are required. If you are not proficient in algebra or trigonometry,
you should take MTH 090 and/or MTH 135 at MCC, or equivalent before starting
Mechanical Technology. Recommended preparation includes an introductory
drafting course in high school or equivalent work experience. We also
recommend mechanical drawing, physics and at least one-half year of machine
the Mechanical Technology program was designed primarily to prepare students
for employment, approximately 40% of our graduates transfer to a Bachelor
of Engineering Technology program at one of approximately one hundred
colleges across the nation. Transfer students can choose to continue their
study in mechanical design or specialize in such areas as industrial or
For more information contact
us at (585) 292-2680.