Find accredited local trade schools and online technical colleges with mechanical engineering degree programs.
“To have a career as a mechanical engineer, you must have, at the very least, a bachelor’s degree. So, you’ll need first to graduate high school or get your GED. In high school, your focus should be on math and science, as well as humanities and computers. Take a heavy math load including geometry, trigonometry, algebra, calculus, physics, chemistry, and biology.”
Colleges with Engineering Programs
All listed colleges are accredited and offer financial aid assistance to those who qualify.
- Southern Technical Institute
- New England Institute of Technology
- Rockford Career College
- Iowa Central Community College
- Sullivan Tech
“For most entry level positions, a bachelor’s degree in engineering from a program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) is required.
Bachelor degree coursework can include:
- intermediate and advanced mathematics
- life and physical sciences
- computer lab
- computer-aided design (CAD) software
Online, accelerated and hybrid (classroom and online mix) mechanical engineering class options are available at some schools.