About the Engineering Technology AAS

Student Projects

AET151 AutoCAD project  B. Wilson AET162 BIM-Revit project M. Lecinski AET171 SolidWorks project K. Johnson EGR151 SolidWorks project N. Wilson

If you're interested in why a system is designed in a particular fashion and how it works, earning your Engineering Technology AAS will provide you the opportunity to acquire hands-on technical skills that will enable you to solve production and system implementation problems and help you explain solutions. Learn using state-of-the-art technology like mathematical computational software, computer-aided design (CAD) and simulation technology and help fill the growing need for college-educated problem solvers who can support the engineering process.

The Engineering Technology AAS encompasses the stackable Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machining Certificate, the Advanced Manufacturing Certificate, the Industrial Maintenance Technician Certificate and the Architectural and Engineering Design Technology Certificate.

All courses in this Fast Track program are arranged in a sequence that provides optimal learning opportunities. You're required to follow the integrated program sequence.

Total Cost of Engineering Technology AAS

(in-district) Total Amount: $10,140.00

Credit Hours to Complete: 66

Weeks to Complete: 80

Engineering Technology AAS Requirements

Engineering Technology AAS Gainful Employment Disclosure Data

In addition to the Engineering Technology AAS, we offer:

What you need to know about getting your Engineering Technology AAS (CIP 15.0000 )

Total Engineering Technology AAS Costs
  in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $7,260.00 $25,553.00 $31,016.00 $31,016.00
Additional Engineering Technology AAS Costs $2,880.00 $2,880.00 $2,880.00 $2,880.00
Program Total $10,140.00 $28,433.00 $33,896.00 $33,896.00


What job opportunities are available to someone with a Engineering Technology AAS?

Occupations that Engineering Technology AAS prepares you for
Occupation and Occupational Profile Link SOC Code
Civil Engineering Technicians 17-3022
Engineering Techs, except Drafters, All other 17-3029
Industrial Engineering Technicians 17-3026
Mechanical Engineering Technicians 17-3027
Surveying and Mapping Technicians 17-3031

How will MCC's Engineering Technology AAS program prepare me for my career or connect me to opportunities?

By the Numbers:

  • The median salary for engineering technologists is $50,600 in the state of Illinois
  • In 2012, local manufacturing companies had on average 58 engineering technology job openings
  • The Occupational Employment Projections for McHenry County project 76 annual CNC openings each year from 2008 to 2018

Outside of the Classroom

Christopher Torian and Kevin Anderson, Regional Catapult Contest

Engineering Students Compete in Regional Catapult Contest;
MCC Foursome Finishes First Overall …

Hear what students have to say

“MCC is a very good place to get your bearings and get out of the high school mentality and being more independent. I made some lifelong friends at MCC,” Bello said. “MCC’s instruction was phenomenal. The instructors want you to succeed and they do everything they can to help you. They truly cared for me as a student ”
- Ariana Bello


Want more information on The Fast Track?

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