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2023-2024 College Catalog 
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Mechanical Major Information

This major encompasses a variety of courses in the industrial/mechanical environment. Students are instructed in drafting, machine design and repair and machining principles, which may include tool and die design and detailing, fluid power applications and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) applications. In addition to the theory and hands-on instruction received in the mechanical technology areas, the student’s education will be greatly enhanced through courses such as communications, industrial psychology, management and applied statistical process control.

Department of Skilled Trades


Toledo Campus



Baqer Aljabr, Assistant Dean, Advanced Manufacturing, Skilled Trades, and Transportation Technologies  Industrial & Engineering Technologies 117  (567) 661-7063  baqer_aljabr@owens.edu


Career Interests

Students interested in working in the areas of foremanship and supervision in a manufacturing setting should take this concentration. Students interested in a specific area within an industrial mechanic, pipefitting/plumbing or machining concentration without earning an associate degree should explore the Industrial Mechanic Certificate (Owens Code: ZINM) , Pipefitting/Plumbing Certificate (Owens Code: ZPPC)  or the Machining Certificate (Owens Code: ZMCC) .


In conjunction with the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship, apprentices have classroom, laboratory and shop theory experience in such trades as: Toolmaker, Electrician, Building Maintenance, Heating and Air Conditioning, Machine Repair, Patternmaker, Pipefitting and Plumbing, Machinist, Millwright, Maintenance Mechanic, Die Design, Die Maker and Moldmaker. Programs are tailored to meet the needs of individual companies.