Engineering Technology—Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree

The Engineering Technology Program prepares you to work in the field of engineering technology, specializing in mechanical or industrial engineering technology. The programs are designed to meet the growing need created by the technology revolution for college-educated problem solvers who can support the engineering process.

The Engineering Technology Program includes scientific and engineering principles relevant to your chosen field. You'll come to understand why a system is designed in a particular fashion and how it works.

In addition, as an engineering technology student, you’ll acquire hands-on technical skills that enable you to solve production and system implementation problems and help you explain solutions.

The Engineering Technology Program encompasses:

These certificates are the foundation of the degree utilizing the most up-to-date CAD software such as the latest versions of SolidWorks, AutoCAD, MasterCAM, and the latest in CNC technology. The Engineering Technology program provides a marketable degree pathway for your future!

Contact (815) 479-7521 with specific questions about this program.

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Total Costs of Engineering Technology AAS

(in-district) Total Amount: $8,962

Credit Hours to Complete: 60

Weeks to Complete: 64

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

Total Engineering Technology AAS Costs
Cost in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $6,690 $21,646 $28,348 $28,348
Additional Costs $2,272 $2,272 $2,272 $2,272
Program Total $8,962 $23,918 $30,620 $30,620

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

  • Ask about internships
  •  Learn about combining job-related credit courses with structured on-the-job training through an apprenticeship!

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

  • Mission

    The mission of McHenry County College’s Engineering Technology Program is to develop students who are skilled in the use of tools and technology of industry enabling them to solve production and system implementation problems and communicate solutions. MCC students shall be distinguishable by their critical thinking, effective communication, professionalism, and technical competency. Students will use current and contemporary practices to demonstrate mastery in the Program Learning Outcomes.

  • Program Learning Objectives
    1. Communicate in a manner that will ensure effective communication of technical information with supervisors, customers, and co-workers.
    2. Demonstrate proficient and competent use of engineering tools and technology.
    3. Use critical thinking skills to evaluate, improve and solve problems using engineering technology tools and techniques.
    4. Successfully complete a project by using teamwork to facilitate a solution.
    5. Demonstrate proficient and competent use of tools and technology used in the manufacturing environment.

    Certificates Stacked into the AAS in Engineering Technology

    • CNC Machining
    • Advanced Manufacturing
    • Architectural and Engineering Design Technology (Engineering Tech Option)
    • Industrial Maintenance

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Semesters to complete assumes students are taking a full-time credit load of 12 credits per semester (the minimum required for federal financial aid).

Proportion of students completing in normal time is the percentage of completers who earned the credential within the specified time of their first enrollment at the College.

Students attending part-time or changing their program of study are two common reasons why they may not complete in "normal" time.

Tuition and fees are set by the Board of Trustees. Prices for books and supplies are subject to change.

See additional information about international student costs.