Engineering & the Technologies

MCC offers engineering programs that appeal to students who have a strong science, math, or technology background, as well as a desire to make products work more effectively and efficiently. If you're interested in working as an engineering technician to build and/or improve other people's design, or working in sales and service, one of our two-year technology degrees will be the right pathway. If, on the other hand, you want to implement and supervise fairly complex projects as an engineering technologist, or develop new products and systems as an engineer, our degree programs will help prepare you for a bachelor's or master's degree in an engineering science.

Degree Programs

Engineering Science (A.S.)

This degree prepares you to transfer to a bachelor's degree program in chemical, civil, computer, electrical, industrial, mechanical, optical, or other engineering disciplines. It provides a solid foundation in science, mathematics, computers, and basic engineering skills. Several courses include design and build experiences that teach you how to create working models.
Requirements: Pre-calculus in high school or Math 175 at MCC, three years of science including Chemistry and Physics

Electrical Engineering Technology: Electronics (A.A.S.)

This program provides the technical depth, breadth, and general education for a career in electronics design, manufacturing, sales or service. You will learn to analyze and design a wide variety of electronic circuits and systems and receive hands-on training in the latest industrial-grade equipment. This program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology.
Requirements: Intermediate Algebra with Trigonometry or Math 104 at MCC

Biotechnology (A.A.S.)

The Biotechnology curriculum offers a comprehensive program that prepares you for employment as a laboratory technician. You'll learn the skills to perform a variety of molecular biology techniques and be trained on many different types of instruments used in modern laboratories. Our graduates may be employed in health care and pharmaceutical companies, microbiological and environmental testing companies, food processing industries, and any university or industry laboratory engaged in molecular biology research and development.
Requirements: Intermediate Algebra with Trigonometry or Math 104 at MCC. Biology. Chemistry.

Construction Technology (A.A.S.)

This program appeals to students who want to work in the building and construction industry as a cost estimator, project engineer, project manager, foreman, superintendent, inspector, or surveyor. Graduates work as part of a team responsible for coordinating and implementing construction projects. They often do planning, scheduling and quality coordination. You will learn about structural design, concrete design, surveying, and green building practices, as well as how to apply them in the field.
Requirements: Intermediate Algebra with Trigonometry or Math 104 at MCC

Manufacturing Technology (A.A.S.)

This program prepares you to serve as a technician assisting a manufacturing, process, plant or facilities engineer, line supervisor or estimator. Appeals to students interested in using computers to develop and implement ideas in areas such as manufacturing processes, robotics and design of equipment and factories.
Requirements: Intermediate Algebra with Trigonometry or Math 104 at MCC

Mechanical Technology (A.A.S.)

This program prepares you for a challenging career in mechanical design. You will learn computer aided drafting/design (CADD), mechanical drafting, and machine theory while building valuable hands-on skills. You will also be challenged to incorporate the latest green technologies into your design plans. Graduates usually become drafters and designers, CADD operators, engineering assistants, technicians, or technical representatives. Our program emphasizes national standards for drafting and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.
Requirements: Intermediate Algebra with Trigonometry or Math 104 at MCC

Optical Systems Technology (Photonics) (A.A.S.)

A unique, comprehensive program that prepares you to work in high-tech fields that apply light and optical principles in their operations. The curriculum combines the study of optics with electronics for careers in electro-optics, or allows a traditional optics option. Graduates work with scientists and engineers in research, development, design, production, quality control, test, and evaluation of optical components and systems, as well as sales and service. You will learn how to work with the latest precision equipment and green technologies now being used in the field of electro-optical systems.
Requirements: Intermediate Algebra with Trigonometry or Math 104 at MCC


Optical Systems Technology

This certificate is designed for people already employed in optics or a related area. It provides a more in-depth background in optics and teaches testing, quality control and production. All courses may be applied to the A.A.S. degree in Optical Systems Technology should you wish to continue your education.
Requirements: Intermediate Algebra with Trigonometry or Math 104 at MCC

Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD)

The mechanical designer of today requires knowledge in many areas including mechanical drafting, computer-aided design and drafting, machine shop, robotics and machine components. Our design and drafting courses emphasize the national standards for drafting and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GDT). Students may choose to continue their educations by enrolling into the Mechanical Technology A.A.S. degree program which introduces the student to the principles, materials, and equipment of mechanical design and manufacturing.
Requirements: High school graduate or GED, Elementary Algebra with Geometry or MTH 098 at MCC.