Mechanical Engineering Technology

  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
  • AAS Day Program: 5 semesters, including 1 summer term
  • Admission Cycle: Fall
  • Maximum Number Admitted Annually: 20

Career Description

Mechanical engineering technicians are deeply involved in the design and manufacture of products used in virtually every aspect of modern life, from transportation and communication to housing and health care. Mechanical technicians are helping to solve the most pressing problems of the 21st century, from eliminating the dependence on fossil fuels to creating medical devices to treat deadly diseases. The industries and career paths open to mechanical engineering technology students are many and hold no bounds.

Careers Available

Engineering Technician, Detailer.

Entry-Level Salary

  • $33,000 – $45,000/yr.

Course of Study

The Mechanical Engineering Technology associate degree program at Forsyth Tech is thoroughly aligned with advanced industry standards and practices. No drafting boards here! Students learn and work with state-of-the-art design and prototyping software and equipment and students have to option to a work-study experience, solving real-world problems at one of many manufacturing companies in the Triad area.

Recommended Courses and Skills

High school geometry and algebra.

Helpful Personal Attributes

Creativity, problem-solving ability, hands-on learning style and a strong appreciation for math.

Program Contact

If you would like additional information about the Mechanical Engineering Technology Program, contact Todd Bishop, Program Coordinator, at 336.734.7529 or