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Mechanical Engineering Technology

College of Lake County
4 semesters
Associate's degree
Scholarships available

Program description

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Mechanical engineering technicians are the semi-professional members of the engineer-scientist-technician team engaged in the design of machines, mechanisms, and other mechanical systems. Assignments may include drafting, designing, product and materials testing, and supervision. In addition to a broad based background in mechanical design, this program offers training on an industrial CAD system.

Admission requirements

To qualify for unconditional admission to these programs, students must provide evidence that they have attained a certain level of knowledge in the arts and sciences through previous learning.

Evidence may be provided by observing the following procedures:

  1. Successfully complete the admission requirements.
  2. Submit either a high school transcript or a student profile report from the American College Testing (ACT) Program

International Students test scores required for placement in college level classes:

For the College’s academic college-level programs, students must verify their language proficiency by:

  • a minimum score of 153 on the Language Skills section of the College of Lake County Academic Proficiency Test
  • a minimum TOEFL score of 527 on the Paper Based Test, 197 on the Computer Based Test, 71 on the Internet Based Test
  • ELI Accuplacer score of 320 or higher
  • 6.0 – Academic Format – on the IELTS
  • ELS Language Centers, Completing Level 112

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the website.

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Program content

First Semester

  • Introduction to SolidWorks
  • Introduction to Creo
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Automation I
  • Automation II
  • Automation III
  • Technical Mathematics I
  • Trigonometry
  • Precalculus
  • Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
  • Engineering Graphics
  • Machine Shop I
  • Machining Principles
  • Photonics-Enabled Technologies

Second Semester

  • HVACR Electricity I
  • DC Circuit Fundamentals
  • AC Fundamentals
  • Electrical Systems I
  • Electrical Systems II
  • Electrical Systems III
  • Communication Skills
  • Fundamentals of Speech
  • Industrial Pneumatics Hydraulics
  • Pneumatics and Hydraulics I
  • Pneumatics and Hydraulics II
  • Pneumatics and Hydraulics III
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Introduction to Psychology o
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Introduction to Robotics
  • Robot Design and Construction I
  • Robot Design and Construction II
  • Robot Design and Construction III

Third Semester

  • Reverse Engineering of Mechanical Systems
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Mechanisms
  • Technical Composition I
  • English Composition I
  • General Physics I

Fourth Semester

  • Mechatronics
  • Capstone I
  • Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems Capstone
  • Complete Systems Integration
  • Humanities or Fine Arts Elective
  • Mechanical Design and Drafting
  • Machine Design
  • Applied Finite Element Analysis

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the website for more information.

Tuition fees

Tuition Fees for Spring 2021 (per credit hour):

  • In-district: $125.00
  • Out-of-district: $322.00
  • Out-of-state and international residents: $436.00

For more information about tuition fees, please visit the website.


CLC’s program offers an Associate in Applied Science degree and several certificate options to prepare students for careers working with engineers and scientists as part of a design team.

Career opportunities

Mechanical engineering technicians work closely with engineers in a variety of industries, including engineering firms, research and development, automotive parts manufacturing and testing laboratories. An Associate degree is a requirement for entry-level positions.

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College of Lake County

The College of Lake County (CLC) is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves. CLC is located in Grayslake, Illinois, 45 minutes northwest of Chicago, Illinois. There...

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College of Lake County

19351 West Washington Street
60030 Grayslake Illinois
United States of America (USA)

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