Program Description

The Electromechanical Technology (ET) program is designed to prepare individuals for entry-level jobs in industrial settings 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 schools, hospitals, banks, government agencies and independent contractors.

Upon satisfactory completion of the first semester of the ET program, students will 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 ET program will earn a technical certificate. Graduates of the ET 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 advance training (at least two years) and/or maintenance work experience.

Graduates of the ET 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 three to five additional courses beyond the advanced technical certificate, a student can earn an Associate of Applied Science in Industrial Technology degree.

The length of the Electromechanical Technology program for a student attending full-time is two (2) semesters and one (1) summer term. The program costs are approximately $5,900 for tuition and fees and approximately $1,550 for books and supplies.

    Fall Semester Credit Hours
MAT 2213 **Advanced Industrial Math 3
ELM 1064 Industrial Electricity 4
ELM 1074 Industrial Mechanics 4
ELM 1033 Industrial Diagrams 3
ELM 1012 Maintenance Welding 2
    Exit: Industrial Equipment Repair Certificate of Proficiency 16
    Spring Semester Credit Hours
ELM 1054 Industrial Circuits & Controls 4
ELM 2084 Advanced Industrial Mechanics
ELM 1043 Pneumatics & Hydraulics 3





Tech Communications OR

**Composition I






Tech Computer Fundamentals OR

**Introduction to Computer-based Systems

    Summer I Term Credit Hours
ELM 1023 Basic Machine Shop 3
COM 1102 Employability Skills/Ethics 2
    Exit: Electromechanical Technology Technical Certificate 38

**Required for Associate Degree

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
  • 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
  • Read and understand components of hydraulic circuits, and demonstrate troubleshooting techniques through trainer exercises.

contact information

Linda Rushing
Vice Chancellor 
M. Ed., University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
B.S., Business Administration, University of Arkansas at Monticello
Office: Main Bldg. Adm A-1 Phone: 870-460-2001