There are compelling reasons employers are attracted to TSTC graduates:
- More than 60 percent of your class time is spent on actual hands-on work in lab settings.
- Your internship opportunities in actual working environments provide on-the-job experience that is valued in the industry.
- Mechanical Engineering Technology students use many types of equipment and software to gain the competitive edge, including:
• Solid Edge 3-D CAD Modeling/Design software.
• Esprit CAM software.
• Iscar Carbide Inserted Tooling.
• Destructive and non-destructive material testing equipment.
• Coordinate Measuring Machines.
• HAAS CNC Turning and Machining Centers.
MET students are exposed to established professionals through the program's industry partners and advisory committees. Professional organizations like the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers offer networking opportunities.
MET graduates hold job titles such as mechanical engineering technician, engineering technician, CAD/CAM technician or materials research and development technician. Although wages vary by experience, location and company, the more experience you gain, the higher you can rise within a company and the more you can earn. Opportunities will be best for individuals with an associate degree or other postsecondary training in engineering technology. As technology becomes more sophisticated, employers will continue to look for technicians who are skilled in new technology and who require little additional training—like TSTC graduates!