Engineering: Mechanical - Associate of Science

The Associate of Science in Engineering: Mechanical Program is designed to prepare students who plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree in engineering and seek work as a mechanical engineer. Mechanical engineers design and test machinery such as engines, turbines and power tools. The required courses give students a foundational understanding of physics, dynamics, computer programming and the mechanical design process. While most graduates pursue advanced studies, this degree can qualify job seekers for certain positions such as engineering technician. Students should consult with their faculty advisor and the institution to which they intend to transfer to make sure their courses transfer properly.

Program At a Glance

For those who want to:

Design and build mechanical tools and devices
Diagnose faulty machines and plan how to fix them

Program Snapshot

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Average Length: Not Available
Credits: Not Available

Possible Careers

Mechanical engineer
Engineering technician
Product engineer
Project engineer

*Costs are estimates and are subject to change. Please visit the tuition and fees details page for precise details or call 417-447-7500. Degree time/credits vary with students' enrollment and course completion. Graduation retention varies by case. For program enrollment, retention, exam/certification, and employment rates visit Student Outcomes/Student Right-to-Know. Salary information is provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some careers on this list may require additional education and training. For program-specific accreditation visit OTC Accreditation.

Degree Requirements

credit hours
General Education
credit hours
Program Required Courses

For the full program requirements, see curriculum. For the full list of courses, see the catalog.

Program Details

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Program Contact

Dana Sherman
Physical Sciences Department Chair


Admission to Ozarks Technical Community College is open to all individuals who can benefit from its educational programs. A focus of the college mission is on the academic, career and personal goals of the student. OTC may admit you as a First-Time student just completing their high school, GED or HiSET requirements or as a Transfer student coming from another institution finishing up a certificate or degree. For more information, visit OTC Admissions.

Wondering how you’re going to pay for college? At OTC, we believe that cost shouldn’t be a barrier to earning a degree. Our staff will work with you to make a financial plan. To browse the resources available to you, see paying for college.