Steven Toews
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Class of 2010

"The small class sizes and one-on-one interaction with our instructors ensures a clear understanding of all concepts."

Richard Porritt
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Class of 2006

"The skills you develop throughout the program are essential to being successful in the workforce.  I had worked for a couple of years after graduating then decided to continue on by obtaining my degree in Mechanical Engineering.  The knowledge I had received in the Okanagan College program has put me at a level far higher than the students I attend class with."

Tom Chivers
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Class of 1997

“Mechanical Engineering is great because you’re not just sitting at a computer all day crunching numbers. My job allows me to explore all aspects of the field, from the initial research to product concept to hands-on production to marketing the product. I would highly recommend this field to others. Its practical nature provides a great deal of job satisfaction and there are an incredible number of job opportunities waiting for you once you graduate. I love it!”

Lance Fisher
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Class of 2004

“The Mechanical Engineering Technology program prepared me well for my career as a Design Engineering Technologist.  The course content was interesting, especially when it was combined with hands-on learning.  I had the opportunity to gain practical experience through my co-op placement at Formashape and was offered a job at the end of the program."

john-grain John-Erik Grain
Mechanical Engineering Technology,
Class of 1998

”The Mechanical Engineering Technology Program combines academics with hands on training. It provided me with the knowledge and experience I needed to be a company asset in the Mechanical Engineering field.”
RI Rueben Ilyin
Mechanical Engineering Technology,
Class of 2002

”As a Mechanical Designer, I am using approximately 80 per cent of the material I learned on a daily basis at a work place equivalent to mid-term exams.  There is no time for boring workdays as each day presents new design challenges.  I am thankful for the material that I learned from the program and if I had the opportunity would have learned more."
ken-kantymir Ken Kantymir
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Class of 1999

“The Mech program at OC did a good job equipping me with the various skills demanded by a modern industrial workplace”
JL Jeremy Loewen
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Class of 2002

“Completing the Mechanical Engineering Technology diploma prepared me well for a career in engineering.  The program was challenging with realistic expectations.  I learned how to prioritize my work and create a time-management system that allowed me to become efficient in the classroom and in the working world.  The rapid growth experienced by this industry created options for me as I moved from an entry-level position to my current placement as manager.  I would recommend this program to anyone considering a career in Mechanical Engineering."
alexis-poirier Alexis Poirier
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Class of 1998

“Working in the Powertrain Integration group for Western Star Trucks, I use many of the skills I learned at school, such as dynamics, materials, thermodynamics, drafting and even electronics! The program definitely helped prepare me for my career.”
ivan-sexsmith Ivan Sexsmith
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Class of 1998

“This job has been interesting for me mainly due to diversification. I have applied a large amount of knowledge gained such as robot programming, robotic welding, machine design, machine repair, machine troubleshooting, computer aided drafting and design.”
TW Trevor Waaga
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Class of 2003

“Completing the Mechanical Engineering Technology program allowed me to acquire a vast amount of knowledge while studying different areas of the discipline.  The co-op experience I gained has made a big difference in my current ability to read blueprints.  The length and depth of the program gave me time to focus on many important skills from machine design to CNC programming to robotics and math proficiency.  I would definitely recommend the program for anyone considering a career in this field."
News and Events

Fall Semester 2017
  • Classes start Wed Sept 6 and end Tues Dec 5, 2017
  • Final exam period is Thurs Dec 7 to Mon Dec 18, 2017

1st Year Students

Textbook List for Semester One
Class Schedule for Semester One

2nd Year Students

Textbook List for Semester Four
Class Schedule for Semester Four