The Electromechanical Technology (ET) program is designed to prepare individuals for entry-level jobs with companies that require electrical and mechanical skills. While the program focuses primarily on industrial settings, graduates of the program are prepared for maintenance jobs in a variety of workplaces such as electrical and mechanical contractors, hospitals, schools, government agencies, and other employers responsible for maintain building/plant facilities.
Upon satisfactory completion of the first semester of the Electromechanical Technology program, students earn a Certificate of Proficiency in Industrial Equipment Repair. This certificate of proficiency acknowledges that the student has developed basic competencies in industrial electricity and mechanics for limited entry-level maintenance jobs (usually outside of the industrial setting unless the student has multiple years of maintenance work experience).
Students continuing on to satisfactorily complete the one-year Electromechanical Technology program will earn a Technical Certificate. Graduates of the Electromechanical Technology program should possess those skills necessary to compete for entry-level maintenance jobs in a variety of workplace settings and apprentice/trainee positions in the industrial setting. Students pursuing high-demand, high-wage maintenance jobs in the industrial setting should note that these jobs usually require advanced training (at least two years) and/or maintenance work experience.
We offer four program exit levels in the Electromechanical Technology program:
- Certificate of Proficiency – Industrial Equipment Repair
- Technical Certificate – Electromechanical Technology
- Advanced Technical Certificate – Electromechanical Technology - Instrumentation
- Associate of Applied Science Degree – Industrial Technology
Student Learning Outcomes:
Successful completers of this program will be able to:
- Perform reading for the purpose of machining, quality checks, or assembly of components for assembly and will have an understanding as to how tolerances affect equipment’s ability to run.
- Safely work with machine shop, hand and power tools and perform precise measurements with layout tools.
- Demonstrate an understanding of power components to include: bearings and seals, chains and sprockets, speed reducers and pumps.
- Understand and utilize precision maintenance practices and be able to perform equipment shaft alignment by straight edge, dial indicator and laser alignment methods. Also demonstrate the importance of balancing and vibration analysis and its effect on the facility’s return on investment.
- Read and understand components of hydraulic circuits, and demonstrate troubleshooting techniques through trainer exercises.
Graduation Requirements (Suggested Schedule)
|Course Title||Credit Hours|
|MAT||2213||Advanced Industrial Mathematics||2|
|EXIT: Certificate of Proficiency – Industrial Equipment Repair||16|
|ELM||1054||Industrial Circuits & Controls||4|
|ELM||2084||Advanced Industrial Mechanics||4|
|ELM||1043||Pneumatics & Hydraulics||3|
|COM||1203||Technical Communications OR ENGL 1013 Composition I
(ACTS Equiv # ENGL 1013)
|CFA||1103||Tech Computer Fundamentals OR CIS 1013 Introduction to Computer-Based Systems
(ACTS equiv # CPSI 1003 or higher-level computer course)
|Summer I Term|
|ELM||1023||Basic Machine Shop||3|
|EXIT: Technical Certificate – Electromechanical Technology||38|