Mechanical Engineering Technology, A.S.

Please note that as of July 1, 2023, all program information should be accessed through the CT State Community College Catalog. Specific program information on this page may no longer be accurate beyond this date.
Jogaintz Ledoux - TRCC Alumni

I chose to come to TRCC for the Mechanical Engineering program and found everyone here helpful. My professor even helped me get an internship at Pratt and Whitney, where I was offered a job after graduation.

Jogaintz Ledoux, Mechanical Engineering Technology, A.S. ’19

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

Courses & Outcomes

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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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 CertifiedBusiness and Technologies Department Department Chair & Professor of Construction Technology
Office: C218
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9415
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Diba A Khan-Bureau, Ph.D.

A.S., Thames Valley State Technical College; B.S., University of Connecticut; M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic University; Ph.D., University of ConnecticutBusiness and Technologies Department Professor of Environmental Engineering Technology
Office: C264
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9443
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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., MarylandBusiness and Technologies Department Professor of Nuclear Engineering Technology
Office: C-210
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9472