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Take your love of machines to the next level

Mechanical Technology plays a critical role in keeping the world's most complex systems running smoothly. Explore concepts in manufacturing, machining, computer-aided design, and materials while earning your degree.  A Mechanical Technology degree from OCC prepares graduates for a career as a mechanical, manufacturing, or quality assurance technician. 

What You'll Learn

Our Mechanical Technology degree prepares you for a wide array of technical positions in manufacturing. Students learn about computer-aided design, conventional and CNC machining techniques, and advanced manufacturing methods and processes.

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

Where You'll Go

Graduates of the Mechanical Technology program are qualified for immediate placement in mechanical, manufacturing, and quality assurance fields. You can begin your career as an engineering lab technician, computer-aided design operator (CAD), or a sales engineer. 

Typical Salary

5 years after graduating


Popular careers, growth potential, and regional demand for the past 12 months.
Career 10-year growth potential Regional Demand
Mechanical Engineering Technologist 8% Average

Real Data from Central New York

  • Data reflect previous twelve-month period in the Syracuse Metropolitan Area and surrounding five-county Central New York region.
  • Salary gathered from SUNY Graduate Wages (data source: NYS Unemployment Insurance) unless otherwise indicated. 
  • Demand is determined by the number of job postings in the region over the past twelve months. 
  • Occupational growth potential gathered from Burning Glass.   
Micron Technology, Inc. is building the largest semiconductor fabrication facility in the history of the United States, right here in CNY!  This project will create nearly 50,000 NY jobs, including approximately 9,000 high-paying Micron jobs

This degree program provides you with the training you'll need to start a successful career at Micron!

Transfer Paths

4-year School Bachelor's Degree
Lincoln University
Johnson C. Smith University