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TCC to offer new associate degree in mechanical engineering technology

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.