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Who's keeping the world running? Who made it possible for you to automatically brew your morning cup of coffee, or climb into your car and drive away? Who ensured that the morning newspaper would be printed and ready to pick up on your way to work or school, or that when you flip the switch on your thermostat, your heat turns on?

Mechanical Technology plays a critical role in keeping the world's most complex systems running smoothly, so that we can continue to enjoy the ease with which we choose and use our favorite places and things. Without the mechanical, manufacturing, and quality assurance technicians and drafter/designers that are integral to this important profession, we would not be able to implement, analyze or improve the technologies we've come to rely on in our every day lives.

What You Will Learn:

Our Mechanical Technology degree prepares you for technical and/or management oriented professions in business, industry, education, and government. Students learn about the latest technological advancements in computer drafting, computer-aided design, and manufacturing, and gain hands-on experience in using computer software to analyze and design mechanical systems and automated manufacturing systems.

The program is accredited by the State University of New York and the Middle States Association of College and Schools.

What It Is Like:

State-of-the-art equipment and software. Night-time classes taught by full-time faculty. Onondaga's Mechanical Technology program offers a student-focused, application-oriented education that prepares you for immediate entry into the workforce, or for transfer to a 4-year college without penalty.

At Onondaga, you get more than just technical training. You're exposed to a true college education that provides you with the problem-solving and critical thinking skills that help set you apart as a well-rounded employee, not just a technician. Our students regard our faculty for their industry expertise and their personable approach to teaching.

The best part? Onondaga's tuition is a fraction of what area technical schools charge, so our graduates enter the workforce with a better education and less debt, helping them achieve an immediately higher quality of lifestyle. We don't believe you can engineer a better plan for yourself than that.

Where It Can Take You:

Many area employers prefer our graduates to those of area technical schools, so if you're looking to enter the workforce upon graduation, you'll have gained a true competitive edge. Plus, we work closely with you to ensure immediate placement in jobs such as mechanical, manufacturing, and quality assurance technicians and drafter/designers.

It is important that students who plan to transfer after completing their studies at Onondaga consult from the beginning of their academic program with an OCC advisor and a contact at the transfer college to make sure both OCC's degree requirements and transfer requirements are being meet. You can view current information regarding  transfer agreements on our Transfer Services page. 

If you still have questions, your academic advisor is the best source of information for the program most suited to your goals.