2024-2025 Course Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jul 14, 2024  
2024-2025 Course Catalog and Student Handbook

Engineering Technology AAS (Mechanical) Program Fact Sheet

What is a Mechanical Engineer?

Mechanical engineering is the discipline that applies engineering, physics, and materials science principles to design, analyze, manufacture, and maintain mechanical systems. Mechanical engineering that involves the design, production, and operation of machinery.

Mechanical engineers evaluate tool-drawing designs by measuring drawing dimensions and comparing with original specifications for form and function using engineering skills. They devise, fabricate, and assemble new or modified mechanical components for products such as industrial machinery or equipment, and measuring instruments.

Degrees and Certificates Engineering Technology, AAS
Engineering Technology Basics, Certificate
Prerequisite Courses
  1. FYES 1000  
  2. Degree level proficiency required to take degree level General Education courses. Please refer to course descriptions in the online catalog for specific prerequisites.
  3. MATH 1111 , College Algebra is required to take technical courses unless exempted due to test results or transfer credit.
Semester Program Begins Fall, spring and summer
Application Process Applicants to the Engineering Technology degree program must meet all admission requirements; complete an application and pay the application fee. Individuals apply to Gwinnett Technical College at GwinnettTech.edu, submit all transcripts from high school and previous college work, and take the ACCUPLACER test, if required.
Program Deadlines You may enter in the fall, spring, or summer terms.
For more information, contact: Sam L. Garrett, Jr., sgarrett@gwinnetttech.edu, 678-226-6643
For admission and enrollment, contact: Enrollment Support Center in Building 100 at the Lawrenceville campus, or Building A at the Alpharetta-North Fulton campus, or email ACTTeam@GwinnettTech.edu.

Quick Facts

(This data was compiled from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.)

2017 Median pay             $54,280
Entry level education             Associate degree, certificate
Number of jobs, 2016 - 2026             63,900
Job growth, 2016 - 2026             1%

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