Begin Your Rewarding Career in Mechanical Engineering Technology

Lakeland's innovative Mechanical Engineering Technology program equips you with the skills and knowledge to become a highly sought-after technician in the dynamic engineering industry.

Through a blend of rigorous coursework, hands-on labs and industry-standard software applications, you'll gain the expertise to solve real-world problems and contribute to the design, development and manufacturing of next-generation mechanical systems.

Our program deals with machine and product design. This program prepares you for a variety of employment opportunities, including:

  • mechanical technologist
  • CAD operator
  • tool and die designer
  • hydraulic test technologist

Our graduates play a vital role in assisting engineers in manufacturing where design skills may be applied to the development of production tools, fixtures, automation and assembly machines. The Associate of Applied Science Degree in mechanical engineering technology has two options that emphasize the areas of machine design and computer assisted product design. There are also several certificate programs available.

The mechanical engineering technology program has dedicated faculty, consisting of experienced engineers and industry professionals, providing personalized guidance and mentorship throughout your academic journey. They'll equip you with the knowledge and skills to excel in the ever-evolving engineering landscape.

Curriculum Designed for Industry Success

Our mechanical engineering technology program's curriculum emphasizes the creation of production-ready technical documentation using Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software. You'll delve into the analysis of form, fit and function, ensuring mechanical systems operate seamlessly and meet industry standards. Through rigorous laboratory experiments, you'll gain the ability to interpret and report on results, make data-driven recommendations for improvements and troubleshoot complex technical challenges.

Key Skills You'll Develop
  • Technical problem-solving: Apply a blend of creativity, current technology and scientific principles to tackle problems specific to the mechanical engineering field.
  • Laboratory expertise: Conduct and analyze laboratory experiments, interpret results and propose improvements based on findings.
  • Effective communication: Collaborate and communicate effectively within diverse teams in both industrial and academic settings.
  • Quality and professionalism: Understand the importance of modern quality control principles, professional ethics and lifelong learning for career advancement.
Degree Program Options to Fit Your Goals

We offer two associate degree program options to cater to your specific career aspirations:

  • Mechanical Engineering Technology (9440): This comprehensive degree track is ideal for students seeking a four-year technology degree or those who desire a strong foundation in analytical skills for their technician careers.
  • Computer Assisted Product Design Concentration (9444): This specialized program equips graduates with the in-demand skills of Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and product design, leading directly into the job market.
Certificate Options are Available

Looking to enhance your skillset or explore a specific area of mechanical engineering technology? We offer a variety of certificate programs, including:

  • AutoCAD Operator Certificate
  • CAD Design Certificate
  • Engineering Technology Foundations Certificate
  • Mechanical and Manufacturing Technology Specialist Certificate
Take the First Step Toward Your Future

Are you passionate about engineering, innovation, and problem-solving? If so, Lakeland's Mechanical Engineering Technology program is the perfect launchpad for your rewarding career in this exciting field.

Apply today or contact our program director to learn more about our program options and how you can turn your passion into a successful profession!


Layce Artman I graduated with my associate degree from Lakeland while at the same time graduating as Valedictorian from high school. I plan to attend the Holden University Center to complete my bachelor's degree in criminal justice. Layce Artman College Credit Plus

Michelle Timms One thing I really love about Lakeland and being in the honors program is that the teachers have small classes and they are very devoted to their students. My friends at four-year institutions are taking the same intro classes that I am, but in large lecture halls with a lot more students. Michelle Timms Associate of Arts

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