Mechanical Engineering Technology

What will I learn in this program?

The Associate in Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology, a two-year course of study, offers students specialized training for employment as engineering technicians engaged in research, design, operation, maintenance, testing, or sales.    Training the first year is designed to provide students with a sound working knowledge of the principles of engineering drawing, applied mathematics, electrical circuits, physics, manufacturing methods, and computers.  In the second year, students complete courses in computer-aided design (CAD), and advanced manufacturing (CAM) Specialization is offered from the second through the fourth semester.  Students who complete the program are qualified for positions as estimator-designer, field engineer, assistant operating engineer, mechanical or research technician, junior test engineer or engineering sales representative.

What kind of jobs can I get once I complete the program? How much will they pay?  What “demand” is expected for these jobs?


Average Annual Salary

Expected Regional Demand

Mechanical Engineering Technicians


Average Growth

Drafters, All Other


Average Growth


Does this program have any special enrollment requirements?

Math through trigonometry and high school physics is required.  City College offers all the equivalent course work for these prerequisites.

Does this program have any special costs?


How long will it take to complete this program?


Time to Complete*

Associate of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology

2 Years

*Based on full-time attendance or 12 units per semester

How do I get more information on this program?

Department website:

Department contact information:
Engineering Department
Science Building, Room 148
(415) 239-3505