Electromechanical Technology

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:

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)

Dept Course
Number
Course Title Credit Hours

 

  Fall Semester  
MAT 2214 Advanced Industrial Mathematics OR
MATH 0143 College Algebra (ACTS # Math 1103 or higher level math course)
3-4
ELM 1064 Industrial Electricity 4
ELM 1074 Industrial Mechanics 4
ELM 1033 Industrial Diagrams 3
ELM 1012 Maintenance Welding 2
 

 

EXIT:  Certificate of Proficiency – Industrial Equipment Repair (16-17)
 

 

Spring Semester

 

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)
3
CFA 1103 Tech Computer Fundamentals OR CIS 1013 Introduction to Computer-Based Systems
(ACTS equiv # CPSI 1003 or higher-level computer course) 
3
    Summer I Term  
ELM 1023 Basic Machine Shop 3
COM 1102 Employability Skills/Ethics 2
    EXIT:  Technical Certificate – Electromechanical Technology   38-39

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