Mechanical Engineering Technology

Mechanical Engineering Technology

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Your career opportunities include working for a variety of industries designing and creating products including government agencies, contractors and private industry in addition to sales opportunities. The region’s leading employers are seeking out our graduates!
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Award Types: AAS Degree
Total Credit Required to Graduate: 67 (AAS)


Do you enjoy technology and science as well as computer design work? Are you a solutions-focused individual that can work independently as well as with a team? At Southeast Tech, get to where you want to be in just two years with a Mechanical Engineering Technology degree. As a Mechanical Engineering Technician, you’ll work to provide design process verification and facilitate manufacturing guidelines in the development of automation processes. You’ll learn to use computer-aided drafting software to create layouts of assembly processes, machines, equipment and parts as well as learn to study costs as they relate to the usefulness of designs.

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This degree requires you to purchase a laptop from the Southeast Tech Support Center.



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Award Types: AAS Degree
Total Credit Required to Graduate: 67 (AAS)


Johnnie Schroeder
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Johnnie has been teaching at Southeast tech since 2013. He has over 12 years teaching experience in the technical education field.
Johnnie has over 30 years of industry experience including:

• Tool room lead for Wil-Rich Inc.
• Shop Supervisor for Eagle Mats Inc.
• Tool Maker and Designer for Hutchinson Technology
• Shop Supervisor for Midwest Tool and Die
• Shop Supervisor for Lou-Rich Inc.
• Trade Secret Award for unique process for micro machining carbide.

Johnnie oversees the student chapter of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and sets up meetings with employers and tours of their manufacturing facilities for his students.
He believes that technical education is the best way meet the needs of both students and industry in today’s world market. Technical education is the most efficient way to prepare students for today’s careers. “Getting students into a career that they love and seeing them be successful is the best part of my job”

Education: BS, Dakota State University; AAS, North Dakota State College of Science





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