Mechanical engineering technology | Stark State College - North Canton, Ohio

Mechanical engineering technology

With a strong emphasis on practical application and experience, you’ll learn about mechanical principles involving design, tolerance, stress, strain, friction and vibration. You’ll conduct projects, record and represent data, analyze results and prepare formal reports.

Work in many areas, including
(may include, but not limited to):

  • design and development
  • preparing sketches, drawings and layouts
  • analyzing proposed equipment components
  • testing equipment and materials to recommend design changes, improve performance or eliminate production problems

Prepare for a career as a(n)
(may include, but not limited to):

  • mechanical engineering technician
  • draftsman
  • metalographer
  • product development technician
  • product testing technician
  • prototype developer
  • tooling technician
  • technical designer
  • technical writer

Mechanical engineering technology vs. pre-engineering mechanical engineering

Both AAS engineering technology and AS pre-engineering degrees articulate to BS degrees at the University of Akron. (View comparison)

Your pathway to a degree

You can start with a machine design or mechanical power certificate, taking classes that directly apply to the associate degree in mechanical engineering technology:


Associate degree

  • Associate of applied science in mechanical engineering technology

Stark State graduations have worked for the following companies 

  • Babcock and Wilcox – design engineer
  • Bridgestone Firestone – mechanical engineer
  • Custom Rubber Corporation – sales engineer
  • Goodrich – product support engineer
  • LG Fuel Cell Systems, Inc. – laboratory technician
  • LUK USA – tool designer
  • Sandia National Laboratories – CAD designer
  • The Timken Company – product technician
  • Goodyear Tire Company – 3D CAD technician
  • Diebold – mechanical engineer
  • Astro Tech – draftsman
  • Hubbell Power Systems – mechanical and electrical tester
  • Dominion East Ohio – design engineer
  • Graco Ohio Inc. – mechanical designer
  • Parker Hannifin – mechanical engineer

Program scholarships

  • Engineering Memorial scholarship
  • Choose Ohio First scholarship

View scholarships


The mechanical engineering technology program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (TAC of ABET);

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