Mechanical Engineering Technology

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Flexible scheduling whether you’re a full-time student or have a full-time job.

Transferable:  Many credits in this program transfer to institutions with four-year Engineering Tech programs.


Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET ( STLCC offers the only MET program in the state with this accreditation.

Master the fundamentals: In this program you’ll learn the theory and principles of mechanical engineering technology in the development and testing of machinery and equipment under the direction of engineering staff and physical scientists.

Through hands-on classroom work and practical experience in technology laboratories, you will learn to:

  • Perform mechanical testing and reduction
  • Interpret data from tests
  • Design and develop new equipment
  • Modify existing equipment
  • Prepare or interpret engineering drawings and sketches
  • Create 3-d parts through solid modeling and using additive manufacturing

State-of-the-art lab: We invite you to come see our facilities, the largest, most extensive set of machinery of any school in the state. At STLCC you learn on the equipment used in the industry.

Workplace Experience: If pre-approved by the department, students may substitute up to six credit hours of relevant workplace learning experience for technical courses and/or electives.

Small class size and a focus on hands-on activity.

Utilize your natural abilities in mechanics: In this field you’ll work with mechanical engineers who have tested and researched mechanical equipment in order to develop new and useful applications. Once these functions are perfected they need to be converted into products that can be sold. These new creations are brought to the final stage of production by mechanical engineering technologists, who act as the coordinator between a variety of highly trained professionals.

Faculty: STLCC is a longtime leader in the fields of civil engineering and construction engineering technology, and you’ll learn from seasoned professionals. All of our instructors worked in the industry and bring that experience to the classroom.

Convenience: More than 90% of our students attend classes part-time while working during the day, so technical courses are offered in the evening.

More than one million students have attended STLCC. It’s the largest institute of higher education in the region and the second largest in Missouri.

To find out if STLCC is right for you, we invite you to visit. You can meet with one of our faculty members, tour the campus, and get answers to any questions you might have. CLICK HERE


The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that as technology becomes more sophisticated, employers will continue to look for technicians who are skilled in new technology and require a minimum of additional job training. An increase in the number of jobs related to public health and safety should create job opportunities for engineering technicians with the appropriate training and certification.

  • Engineering Assistant
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Designer
  • Tool Designer
  • Plant Engineering Technician
  • Automotive Industry
  • Aerospace Industry
  • Chemical Industry
  • Heavy Equipment Manufacturers
  • Electrical Industry
  • Petroleum Industry
  • Food Processing Industry



Graduates of the MET program are prepared for:

  1. Working in a technical or engineering environment as a technician or supervisor level position.
  2. Pursuing further education in a technology or engineering field.


Graduates of the MET program are able to:

  1. Demonstrate an ability to identify, clarify and solve technical problems using applied knowledge of math, science and engineering.
  2. Understand the importance of staying technically current and keeping pace with rapidly occurring changes in technology.
  3. Apply creativity and continuous improvement in the design process.
  4. Function cooperatively within multi-disciplinary teams.
  5. Show an ability to work effectively in, and appreciate the value of a culturally diverse professional environment.
  6. Practice effective oral and written communication.
  7. Understand the impact of engineering and technology on global, societal and environmental issues.


From 2011 to 2016, 93% of the students finishing the program have gone on to work in the field or pursue further education. Many more students are working in industry without having completed the degree.

Year Enrolled MET majors* MET Graduates
2015 – 2016 46 6
2014 – 2015 47 2
2013 – 2014 42 1
2012 – 2013 27 3
*Enrollment based on fall semester


STLCC provides a top quality education at a much more affordable cost than for-profit institutions.

  • St. Louis Community College provides a comprehensive financial aid program funded by federal, state and private agencies. READ MORE
  • STLCC provides a Net Price Calculator to help students estimate costs. READ MORE
  • For information on STLCC Scholarships READ MORE.
  • For more information on expenses incurred as part of this program, please contact the program coordinator.
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  • Learn more about STEM scholarships.


Carl Fischer, B.S.
Program Coordinator
Phone: 314-513-4322


Mechanical Engineering Technology (AAS) 62-65 Credits

Career General Education
ENG 100 Career English 3
or ENG 101 College Composition I
XXX xxx Missouri State Requirement 3
XXX xxx Social Science Requirement 3
MTH 185 Precalculus (Or MTH 160 AND MTH 170) 5-7
PHY 111 College Physics I 4
Program Requirements
GE 101 Technical Computer Applications 3
or ESC 101 Scientific Computer Programming
GE 131 Engineering Technology Orientation 1
or ESC 100 Engineering Computer Applications and Design
EGR 100 Engineering Drawing 3
ME 135 Mechanics – Statics 1 3
or ESC 203 Engineering Mechanics I
ME 151 Manufacturing Processes I 3
ME 230 Introduction to 3-D Solid Modeling for Design 4
ME 232 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 2
ME 242 Mechanics-Dynamics 3
ME 243 Strength of Materials (Or ESC 205 AND ESC 206) 3-4
ME 244 Mechanical Design I 3
ME 249 Materials and Metallurgy 3
ME 254 Electricity and Controls 3
or ME 211 Programmable Logic Controllers
or EE 236 PLC/Programmable Logic Controller
ME 255 Fluid Power 3
GE 240 Product Design and Fabrication 4
Engineering Elective 3
choose from ME or EGR prefixes
Workplace Experience:
Students may substitute up to six credit hours of appropriate and relevant workplace learning experience for technical courses, and/or electives, included in the program. In order for the workplace learning credit to be counted for the degree requirement, the learning experience must be pre-approved by the department, and an appropriate faculty member must supervise the work.
Total Credit Hours 62-65

1ESC 203 is the version of Statics required for the Engineering Science AAS. The prerequisite for ESC 203 is PHY122

Credits that transfer: In this specific AAS program — Mechanical Engineering Technology — many credits transfer to four-year institutions with Engineering Technology programs.

  • Students who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree often find that STLCC provides a strong foundation in the engineering field at a fraction of the cost of a public university.
  • We invite you to meet with an STLCC advisor for information about STLCC’s MET program and how it can fit with your academic and career goals. CLICK HERE 
  • You might also consider STLCC’s Engineering Science AS (Associate in Science) degree program. The Associate in Science degree is designed to transfer to a particular institution in a specialized area.

Course offerings depend on adequate enrollment.

Related Programs
Computer Aided Design (CAD) CS
Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) CS
Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) AAS


STLCC’s Manufacturing Advisory Committee brings together top industry professionals. Members serve for two year terms, and STLCC’S faculty works hand-in-hand with this elite group to evaluate and update our curriculum, stay up-to-date on the latest innovations, and promote networking.

Responding to the needs of the local market: STLCC’s Emerson Center for Engineering and Manufacturing was created to develop a skilled workforce for the region’s engineering and manufacturing sector.  If your business has workforce needs that are not met by our credit course offerings, please contact us to discuss additional options:


The Mechanical Engineering Technology program is offered at our Florissant Valley campus.


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