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Mechanical Engineering Junior/Senior Option

Mechanical Engineering Technology at Northwest Tech provides a well-balanced curriculum in drafting, design, and related subjects by covering two basic areas of mechanical and civil computer-aided drafting.

You will develop the necessary job skills and related technical information in an on-the-job atmosphere similar to an actual engineering firm.  Training will begin on the drafting boards and move to computers using the same software that the industry uses. Mathematical applications are used throughout the various subjects and applied in actual job situations, in sharp contrast to the theoretical approach used in many academic post-secondary institutions.

You can be successful in Mechanical Engineering Technology whether you have previous drafting experience (high school or college) or no prior drafting background. Our faculty share many years of industry experience and work hard to help each student succeed in the field.


First Year
First Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
EN 105 App. of Engineering Tech. 3
EN 105A Fundamentals of Drafting 2
EN 110 Draft 2D Views and Dim. 2
EN 115 Engineering Technology Proj. I 2
EN 120A Civil Drafting Fundamentals 2
EN 130 CAD Fundamentals 2
  Total Semester Credits 13

Second Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
EN 101 OSHA 10 1
EN 150 Topographic Triangulation  2
EN 160A App. of Spatial Reasoning in Eng. 2
EN 177 Three Dimension Modeling 2
EN 182 Fundamentals of CAD 2
EN 185 Civil CAD Fundamentals 2
EN 190 Basic Surveying with Math. 3
  Total Semester Credits 14

Second Year
First Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
MEC 200 Advanced Mechanical Drafting 2
MEC 205 Manual Machining Operations 3
MEC 210A Engineering Tech. Projects II 3
MEC 215 Additive MFG Design & Op. 3
  Total Semester Credits 11

Second Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
MEC 250 Mechanical Design Capstone 7
MEC 260 Advanced MFG Processes 3
MEC 280A OWE OR MEC 281-Special Projects 5
  Total Semester Credits 15

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Annual Salary Range: $38,000 - $50,000

(Average for 2018 Graduates was $50,000)


  • Laptop ($1,000)
  • *Laptop not to be purchased prior to starting the program, as the computer is not required in the first-semester coursework. Specific system requirements are needed for design software, therefore program instructors will advise the type of computer needed. Students will be eligible for payment plans for the cost of the computer.
  • This does not include the price of our General Education Classes and Books.
  • The core Technical classes are covered through the Excel in CTE program. 
  • Designer, Drafter
  • Bridge Technician
  • Road Technician
  • Survey Technician
  • Construction Inspector
  • CAD Technician
  • Mechanical Designer


Mike Zimmerman
Mechanical Engineering Technology Instructor

Jonathan McClung
Engineering & Drafting Technology Instructor

Kayla Luera
Director of Outreach