TCC to offer new associate degree in mechanical engineering technology

April 20, 2017
man works at computer in industrial lab

Tidewater Community College will introduce an associate degree in mechanical engineering technology starting in summer 2017.

The 65-credit Associate of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology prepares graduates to work in a variety of fields ranging from industrial laboratories to shipyards to governmental and military commands – essentially any organization that supports mechanical engineers.

Those who work in mechanical engineering technology are the bridge between an engineer’s specifications for a mechanical product and the finished work. They interpret a design and use software to create blueprints. They provide the process for the manufacturing team, often testing designs and materials to ensure accuracy and functionality.

Students wishing to transfer to a four-year program in mechanical engineering technology will be well positioned to do so.

Classes will be available during the day, evening and online. Military-related students are encouraged to apply.

Summer classes begin May 22.

For information on mechanical engineering technology, contact program head Michael Plumb at or 757-822-7422.