Electromechanical Technology - Instrumentation

Graduates of the one-year Electromechanical Technology program desiring to receive advanced training may continue their studies by enrolling in the second year program, Electromechanical Technology-Instrumentation, which leads to an Advanced Technical Certificate.  With the successful completion of five additional courses beyond the advanced technical certificate, a student can earn an Associate of Science in Industrial Technology degree.

The advanced Electromechanical Technology-Instrumentation (ETI) program is designed to provide students with advanced industrial electromechanical skills with an emphasis in electrical motors, AC drives, DC controls, programmable logic controllers, instrumentation, and precision maintenance. Graduates of the ETI program should possess the solid foundational knowledge and maintenance skills necessary to successfully compete for high-demand, high-wage jobs in advanced technological workplace settings.  Examples of such maintenance jobs includes electrical and instrumentation technicians (E & I), electrical and mechanical technicians (E & M), industrial mechanics, millwrights and other related jobs.  It should be noted, however, that work experience is necessary to becoming a journeyman technician in this career field. 

The course prerequisites for enrolling in the Electromechanical Technology-Instrumentation (ETI) program are satisfactory completion of all the courses required for the one-year Electromechanical Technology Technical Certificate.  Additionally, all the credits earned in ETI program will apply toward an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Industrial Technology. 

We offer four levels of certification in the Electromechanical Technology program:

Student Learning Outcomes:

Successful completers of this program will be able to:

  • Promote a safe working environment.
  • Troubleshoot and wire electrical equipment.
  • Perform mechanical adjustments and repairs.
  • Calibrate instrument devices.
  • Describe industrial process control loops.
  • Wire and program programmable logic controllers (PLCs).

Graduation Requirements (Suggested Schedule)

Dept Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
Fall Semester
EIT 2104 Industrial Electrical Motors/AC Drives 4
EIT 2175 Industrial Automation/Robotics Concepts 5
EIT 2612 DC Controls 2
EIT 1122 Industrial Safety 2
Spring Semester
EIT 2155 Programmable Logic Controls 5
EIT 2145 Instrumentation 5
EIT 1112 Precision Maintenance 2
    Summer I Term  
EIT 2163 Advanced Instrumentation/Troubleshooting 3
    EXIT:  Advanced Technical Certificate in
Electromechanical Technology

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