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Mechanical Engineering Degree at Palo Alto College (PAC)

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  • FAFSA School Code: 023413
  • Phone: (210) 486-3000

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  • Phone: (210) 921-5270

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  • Phone: (210) 921-5316

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Mechanical Engineering Degree

The mechanical engineering program at Palo Alto College prepares students for careers in design, implementation, and operation and maintenance of equipment and machinery. The program focuses on applying mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development, and operational evaluation of physical systems used in manufacturing and end-product systems. Program courses include: stationary power units and appliances, engines, self-propped vehicles, housing and containers, hydraulic and electric systems for controlling movement, and integration of computers and remote control operating systems. Get more details below including other Texas colleges that offer mechanical engineering degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Mechanical Engineering Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Palo Alto College offers an associate's degree program in mechanical engineering.

Students by Gender (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Male3
Female1

Students by Race (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Hispanic3
Unknown1

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Mechanical Engineering program at Palo Alto College, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Engineering Managers

  • Description:

    Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, engineering managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 8.6% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
      • Total Employment: 610
      • Average Hourly Rate: $63.33
      • Average Annual Salary: $131,730

Cost Estimators

  • Description:

    Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.

Mechanical Engineers

  • Description:

    Perform engineering duties in planning and designing tools, engines, machines, and other mechanically functioning equipment. Oversee installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment such as centralized heat, gas, water, and steam systems.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, mechanical engineers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 8.8% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
      • Total Employment: 600
      • Average Hourly Rate: $37.97
      • Average Annual Salary: $78,980

Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary

  • Description:

    Teach courses pertaining to the application of physical laws and principles of engineering for the development of machines, materials, instruments, processes, and services. Includes teachers of subjects such as chemical, civil, electrical, industrial, mechanical, mineral, and petroleum engineering. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Mechanical Engineering Programs in Texas

Mechanical Engineering programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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The University of Texas at San Antonio

San Antonio, TX
Type: 4-Year Public College

96 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Mechanical Engineering (B,M,D)
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The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX
Type: 4-Year Public College

310 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Mechanical Engineering (B,M,D)
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Del Mar College

Corpus Christi, TX
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Mechanical Engineering (A)
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Texas A&M University - Kingsville

Kingsville, TX
Type: 4-Year Public College

88 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Mechanical Engineering (B,M)
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Texas A&M University

College Station, TX
Type: 4-Year Public College

360 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Mechanical Engineering (B,M,D)
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Prairie View A&M University

Prairie View, TX
Type: 4-Year Public College

20 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Mechanical Engineering (B)
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Baylor University

Waco, TX
Type: 4-Year Private College

67 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Mechanical Engineering (B,M)
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University of Houston

Houston, TX
Type: 4-Year Public College

110 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Mechanical Engineering (B,M,D)
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Rice University

Houston, TX
Type: 4-Year Private College

75 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Mechanical Engineering (B,M,D)
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The University of Texas - Pan American

Edinburg, TX
Type: 4-Year Public College

65 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Mechanical Engineering (B,M)