Programs And Courses


Mechanical Technology - Certificate (4350)

Are you interested in creating prototypes and designing vehicles? Do you want to learn more about computer-aided-drafting or machinery? Our Mechanical Technology Certificate Program can teach you the skills you need to succeed in this type of career.

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After graduating from our program, you will be ready to join the workforce as an entry-level drafter or technical assistant in government or industry-related settings.

Many individuals with this type of interest describe themselves as individuals who:

  • Think technically
  • Enjoy the challenge of solving complex problems with creative thinking
  • Have strong math and geometry skills
  • Can easily visualize 3-D images in your mind
  • Possess excellent computer skills



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With our innovative Mechanical Technology Program, you will learn solid modeling as well as two-dimensional and 3-D drafting techniques. You also will work with sophisticated computer numerical controls (CNC) and programmable logic controls (PLC) systems for computer-assisted manufacturing.

By the time you graduate from our program, you will be able to: 

  • Draft design details and production drawings for mechanical components using a CAD system
  • Serve as entry-level programmers for computer numerical control (CNC) equipment
  • Install and test mechanical equipment
  • Serve as aides to engineers and scientists
  • Serve as apprentice machinists



  • View summaries of every course at HACC by browsing our class schedules database.
  • Review our program guide (pdf) to view a list of required courses, recommended course sequencing and program competencies.

Our certificate program is designed to lead directly to employment. However, you may transfer credits from your required coursework into our associate degree in mechanical engineering technology.

You may complete our certificate at our Harrisburg Campus through on-campus/in-person instruction.


Yes! Through the HACC Foundation, there are scholarships available. Please visit for details and deadlines.



We offer courses in the spring, summer and fall, and you can visit our website to apply anytime. When you submit your application, please include the unique program code 4350, which ensures you apply to the correct one.

Future students, we are excited to connect with you and answer your questions. Please choose the option that works best for you to meet with us.

Current HACC students, please contact our Advising Department with any questions.

Earn your mechanical tech certificate in just two semesters.

Continue at HACC to earn your Mechanical engineering associate degree

Earn up to 99,185 per year.