The Mechanical Engineering Technology program (9440) had 152 majors, 45 total students enrolled (duplicated headcount), and three graduates in 2012-13.
Graduates of the mechanical engineering technology program have gone on to hold jobs as technologists, designers and technicians in local companies such as Parker Hannifin, Allen Bradley and STERIS. Centrally located, Lakeland is in the heart of an industrial based area which offers graduates a variety of employment opportunities.
Employment in this field should increase 10 to 20 percent as the demand for improved machinery and tools grows. Currently, there is an increasing need for students with technology based training, as well as experience in solid modeling, data acquisition and real-time programming. Lakeland's mechanical engineering technology program is geared to keep students informed and trained with regard to new trends in the industry.