Mechanical Engineering Technology, A.S.

Overview

The Mechanical Engineering Technology program will prepare you to be technicians and designers for employment in industry through specialized training and education in statics, machine design, fluid dynamics, and thermodynamics, with an emphasis on the design, manufacturing, testing and development of various products, machines and systems. You will have hands-on education and training in state-of-the-art laboratories, on the most sophisticated equipment available. You will be prepared to work alongside engineers in research, sales, or manufacturing industries, and be highly marketable for many different types of industries.  Currently nationwide trends indicate that the number of mechanical job openings far exceeds the number of graduates. This program will prepare you for transfer to four-year institutions, especially four-year engineering technology programs.

Special Opportunities

The Mechanical Engineering Technology program has a co-op option that allows the student to work while substituting the work experience for a technical elective. Many local industries are actively seeking and obtaining the Mechanical co-op student.

Career Options

CAD Operators
Quality Control Specialists
Robotic Technicians
Sales Representatives
Design Technicians
Testing Technicians

Easy Transfer Options

Bismark State College
Central Connecticut State University
Eastern Connecticut State University
Fairfield University
Sacred Heart University
Southern Connecticut State University
University of Bridgeport
University of Connecticut
University of New Haven
University of Saint Joseph
Western Connecticut State University

Related Degrees & Certificates

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Faculty

See below for a list of all full-time Department Faculty. Please note that not all listed faculty may teach courses related to this specific degree or certificate program.

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Allan A Anderson

B.S., Mankato State College; M.S., Purdue UniversityTechnologies Department Department Chair & Professor of Computer Science
Office: C106 (860) 215-9403
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Mark Comeau

A.S., Thames Valley State Technical College; B.S., B.Arch., Roger Williams University; M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Licensed-Registered Architect, CT, RI, NY NCARB Board CertifiedTechnologies Department Professor of Architectural Design Technology
Office: C218 (860) 215-9415

Daniel P Courtney

A.S.E.T., Springfield Technical Community College; M.S.E.E., University of MassachusettsTechnologies Department Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering Technology
Office: C134 (860) 215-9417

Thomas Dobkowski

A.S., Hartford State Technical College; B.S., Central Connecticut State UniversityTechnologies Department Lab Technician
B105 (860) 215-9449

Michael Gentry

B.S., M.S., Cornell UniversityTechnologies Department Assistant Professor of Engineering
Office: C154 (860) 215-9428
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Joseph Johnson

B.S., University of Connecticut; M.S. Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTechnologies Department Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Office: C162 (860) 215-9440
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James A Rhoades

B.S.E.E., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; M.S.E.E., Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTechnologies Department Professor of Electrical Engineering Technology
Office: C232 (860) 215-9464
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James R Sherrard

B.S., U.S. Coast Guard Academy; M.S.N.E., M.S.N.A., Nav. E., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.S.M.E., University of Connecticut; M.S.N.S., Catholic University of America; P.E., MarylandTechnologies Department Professor of Nuclear Engineering Technology
Office: C-210 (860) 215-9472

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Mike Gentry