Mechanical Engineering Technology

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Welcome to the Mechanical Engineering Technology program. The Mechanical Engineering Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree enables the student to enter the job market as a Mechanical Engineering Technician in either manufacturing or design.

Program Options

A.A.S. Degree Programs

Mechanical Engineering Technology, Manufacturing Concentration, A.A.S.

Manufacturing Concentration focuses primarily on Computer Numerical Control (CNC) and Robotics, Statistical Quality Control, Plant Layout and Material Handling, and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing.


Mechanical Engineering Technology, Mechanical Design Concentration, A.A.S.

Mechanical Design Concentration focuses primarily on Fluid Systems, Strength of Materials, Machine Design, and Air Conditioning.


Technical Certificate Programs

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How Much Could I Earn?

According to the Greater Memphis Medical Device Council (GMMDC) the salaries are:

  • Entry level Machinist $35,000-$47,00 per year
  • Finisher $26,000-$34,000 per year
  • Packager $20,000-$26,000 per year
  • Programmer $58,000-$78,000 per year
  • Quality Inspector $42,000-$57,000 per year
  • Skilled Machinist $46,000-$62,000 per year

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the salaries are:

  • Mechanical Engineer Technician $53,910 per year*
    *This information is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Mechanical Engineering Technicians
  • Quality Inspector $36,000 per year*
    *This information is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Quality Control Inspectors

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What Will It Cost?

The overall cost is determined by the number of enrolled hours. View the current Tuition costs.

A completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application is the basis for all types of financial aid awarded at Southwest, even scholarships, so go online to apply even if you do not believe that you are eligible for grant programs.

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How Long Will It Take?

This is determined by which program you take and the number of course(s) per semester.

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Program And Course Information

View a listing of all Mechanical Engineering Technology [MEET] courses for the current semester.

To find out more about courses offered at Southwest, you can use our Catalog Search to view descriptions of our courses or the Interactive Course Schedule to see when and where a class is being offered.

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More Career Information

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Related Links

Contact Information

Macon Cove Campus Fulton Building, Room 310

Program Coordinator: Gary Giordano
Email: ggiordano@southwest.tn.edu
Phone: 901-333-4021
Location: Macon Cove Campus Fulton Building, Room 207

Secretary: Bernice Neal
Email: bneal@southwest.tn.edu
Phone: 901-333-4150
Fax: 901-333-4496
Location: Macon Cove Campus Fulton Building, Room 310

This program is part of the Technologies Department.