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Engineering Technology - Mechanical

Engineering Technology - Mechanical - Certificate - SolidWorks

Prepare for your engineering and design career through this program. Then, work in an engineering office environment at structural engineering companies, architectural firms, refineries, construction companies, or manufacturing firms.

Learn computer-aided drawing and design skills to use as a mechanical engineering technician, mechanical drafter, engineering technician, or production planner.

 

Employment Information

Data are provided on a program (not credential) level

82% BTC graduate placement rate1

$50,741 starting annual wage2
$61,244 average annual wage2
$76,672 potential annual wage2

  • Employment and Wage Data Sources

    1Employment data come from the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) and reflect WA/OR employment for students enrolled at BTC between 2017-18 and 2019-20. Students are included in the employment rate if they left with a credential. Rates are not shown for programs with fewer than 10 students meeting the above criteria.

    2Whatcom County and WA State wage data come from Washington State Employment Security Department (ESD) 2021 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates and reflect 2018-21 employment. Wage data represent occupations that BTC faculty have identified as the most relevant career paths for program graduates. Note that these wages reflect employees with varying educational levels/credentials. For cases in which multiple occupations have been identified by faculty, a weighted percentile is calculated using each occupation’s percentile wage and employment size estimate. Wages are not shown for programs for which occupations do not meet the ESD’s minimum thresholds for publishing. If the program has wage data from the Washington SBCTC that involves shift work, these ESD wages reflect the same number of hours used in the annual wage calculation. Starting wage = 25th percentile, median wage = 50th percentile, wage potential = 75th percentile.

  • Estimated Program Costs

Tuition Fees and Rates overview page

Entry Information

When Can I Start?

Students may begin working toward this certificate quarterly.

What are the Minimum Entry Requirements?

Admissions application and assessment testing in Reading, Math and Writing is required. Your score on the test and/or your previous transcripts will determine where you begin your course sequence. Contact Admissions at 360.752.8345 or at admissions@btc.edu for assistance with academic planning.

What are My Next Steps?

Classes

Total Program Credits: 15

  • Current Students: Learn how to use this page to register for classes

  • Engineering

  • ENGR 115Graphics5 CR
  • ENGR 180Parametric Modeling5 CR
  • ENGT 222Advanced Parametric Modeling5 CR
  • View past class requirements for this program.

Program Outcomes

Employment Outlook

Faculty & Support

  • Degrees and Credentials

    BS, Industrial Tech-CAD/CAM Spec, Western Washington University

    Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State

Contacts

If you have questions about this program or want help with the admissions steps to Bellingham Technical College, please email outreach@btc.edu.

Current students wanting academic planning and support, can connect with the program Instructor(s) or email EngineeringNav@btc.edu