A diverse hands-on background in electrical and mechanical design and manufacturing gave Alumni of the Quarter, mechanical engineering technology graduate, David Spangler, the edge to get the position he currently holds as a senior process engineer at Boston Scientific.
Spangler started in a small medical company that was since acquired by Boston Scientific. According to Spangler, he was kept on board because of his experience and pursuit of further education.
“Having both mechanical and electrical knowledge is a great combination to allow an individual to not only create good design, but also to be able to effectively troubleshoot, repair and improve existing equipment,” Spangler said. “I believe Globe’s program offers a good level of introductory training in both.”
He wanted to get into the mechanical engineering technology field to improve his design and CAD skills since a large portion of his job is mechanical in nature. Spangler hopes to advance to a principle engineer position and take on more project management roles.
“Overall, I really enjoyed the flexibility of online classes combined with evening classes. Globe’s mechanical engineering technology program provided the best opportunity for me to complete a bachelor’s degree while I continued to work,” Spangler said.
Along with flexible scheduling, Globe offers students who already have an associate degree in drafting, industrial design or engineering technology the option to transfer credits toward their bachelor’s degree. Students will need to demonstrate through thorough documentation that that they have accomplished the objectives for a specific course.
About Globe’s Mechanical Engineering Technology Bachelor’s Degree:
Our Bachelor’s of Science in mechanical engineering technology program teaches students:
- Manufacturing and assembly design
- Product data management
- Statics and strength of materials
- Machine design
- Materials, electronics, fluid power and digital fabrication
- Finite element analysis
- Lean manufacturing and design