Business, Technology and the Arts


Perry Schultz
Location: C-153
Phone: 716-614-6869

Mechanical Technology: Mechanical Design, A.A.S.


The Mechanical Technology degree is a broad-based program that prepares the student to pursue a wide variety of career positions including engineering design, product development, laboratory testing, technical sales, technician, manufacturing, and much more. In addition to the mechanical design based theory there are several areas of hands-on application courses such as robotics, machining, CNC programming, CADD, and hydraulics and pneumatics.

Graduates from the program are readily accepted by industry and may also transfer to bachelor degree programs such as mechanical engineering technology and industrial technology.

Program Goals and Objectives

  • To provide the broad-based skills that allow the graduate to be career ready right out of the program in any of various rewarding and high paying fields.
  • To prepare the student to transfer into advanced degree programs
    if they desire.
  • To offer theory based courses with a mix of hands-on
    application courses.


The career opportunities with a A.A.S. in Mechanical Technology are vast and it is typical to have more job positions available than graduates. Careers vary from research companies to manufacturing where there is a severe shortage of graduates in qualified programs which results in a extremely high placement rate for program graduates and with rewarding salaries.