The Mechanical Engineering Technology program at Pellissippi State offers students a broad knowledge of and skills related to mechanical components and system design. Students are taught to bridge the gap between engineers and machinists. Mechanical engineering technicians can talk to the person who is doing the work as well as to the person who dreamed it up and designed it.
At Pellissippi State, we offer an Associate of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology designed to put you on the path to industry-recognized certification examinations in 60 credit hours. Areas of emphasis include materials, material testing, machine shop practices, manufacturing processes, fluid mechanics with power applications, applied mechanics, electrical fundamentals and computer-aided drafting and design.
The Mechanical Engineering Technology program at Pellissippi State boasts top-notch equipment including 3D printers and computer numerical control (CNC) machines that students use for their own projects. The program is ideal for students who are more hands on and less interested in theory.
Most of Mechanical Engineering Technology students find work in the industry before they graduate because they are in such high demand, but we also have a 2+2 agreement with Austin Peay State University that allows those who want to continue taking classes and complete their bachelor’s degree to do so right here at Pellissippi State, without leaving our campuses.
View a complete list of courses needed to complete the degree from the following College Catalog link: