Electro-mechanical technicians maintain and repair electro-mechanical equipment including drive systems, position sensors, cabling, and automatic production equipment; work with mechanical and/or electrical engineers to install and evaluate electro-mechanical systems, and build mock-ups of production equipment. As a graduate of the two-year Electro-Mechanical Technology associate degree, you're prepared for the electro-mechanical technician career as well as a number of other related professions - automated equipment technician, electronics technician, field service technician, fluid power technician, and installation technician.

Employment Potential

A graduate of this program will have the potential for employment in the following areas:

  • Automated Equipment Technician: maintains and repairs electronically-controlled automatic production equipment including servo hydraulics equipment, programmable controllers, motor controllers, and robotic equipment.
  • Electro-Mechanical Technician: maintains and repairs electro-mechanical equipment including drive systems, position sensors, cabling, and automatic production equipment; works with mechanical and/or electrical engineers to install and evaluate electro-mechanical systems, and builds mock-ups of production equipment.
  • Electronics Technician: maintains and repairs electronic equipment including cables, communication equipment, computers, security systems, and CNC equipment; works with electronics engineers in building breadboard and prototype devices; and evaluates and tests electronic devices and systems.
  • Field Service Technician: services, repairs, and overhauls equipment in the customer’s facility; works with sales personnel; and demonstrates new equipment to potential customers.
  • Fluid Power Technician: maintains and repairs industrial hydraulic/pneumatic production equipment, hydraulic/pneumatic control systems, hydraulic/pneumatic robots, and servo and proportional hydraulic systems.
  • Installation Technician: installs and sets up automated production equipment, robotic systems, and production control systems.

With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find other opportunities for employment.

  • Electro-Mechanical Service Supervisor
  • Electro-Mechanical Shop Supervisor
  • Electro-Mechanical Systems Test Engineer
  • Field Service Supervisor
  • Maintenance Group Manager
  • Service Control Technician

Requirements for Program Entry

  • Completed application.
  • High school transcript or equivalent.
  • Beginning courses require mastery of algebra skills (real numbers, algebraic expressions, equations and inequalities, word problems, measurements).

Curriculum

  • 10-890-101 College 101
  • 10-442-150 Machine Fabrication 1
  • 10-620-144 Basic Mechanics
  • 10-620-100 Fluids 1: Basic Pneumatics
  • 10-620-101 Fluids 2: Basic Hydraulics
  • 10-620-165 Fluids 3: Inter Hydraulics
  • 10-660-104 DC 1: Introduction
  • 10-804-113 College Technical Math 1A
  • 10-660-105 DC 2: Circuits
  • 10-664-100 Automation 1: Control Logic
  • 10-664-101 Automation 2: Motor Control
  • 10-801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Comm
  • 10-420-171 Machine Tool Processes 1
  • 10-420-172 Machine Tool Processes 2
  • 10-442-151 Machine Fabrication 2
  • 10-620-140 Machine Wiring and Safety
  • 10-804-114 College Technical Math 1B
  • 10-660-107 AC 1: Properties
  • 10-664-102 Automation 3: PLC
  • 10-664-103 Automation 4: PLC
  • 10-664-104 Automation 5: PLC
  • 10-806-143 College Physics 1
  • 10-801-136 English Composition 1
  • 10-605-157 Power Electronics 1: Devices
  • 10-605-158 Power Electronics 2: Drives
  • 10-620-121 Mechanics 1: Basic
  • 10-620-122 Mechanics 2: Intermediate
  • 10-620-220 Pumps: Fluid Moving Devices
  • 10-620-159 Power Electronics 3: Drives
  • 10-620-161 Power Electricity 1: Motors
  • 10-620-162 Power Electricity 2: Motors
  • 10-664-105 Automation 6: PLC
  • 10-664-151 Automation 8: HMI
  • 10-664-160 Control 1: Discrete Systems
  • 10-664-161 Control 2: Servo Systems-Intro
  • 10-664-162 Control 3: Servo Motion Prog
  • 10-664-170 Safety Devices and Application
  • 10-801-197 Technical Reporting
  • 10-620-105 Rigging Systems 1
  • 10-620-166 Fluids 4: Advanced Hydraulics
  • 10-620-170 Robotics - Introduction to
  • 10-620-172 Robotic Vision Systems
  • 10-620-189 Machine Integrated Techniques
  • 10-620-145 Intro to Bearings
  • 10-620-146 Intro to Laser Alignment
  • 10-620-147 Intro to Predictive Maintenance
  • 10-809-172 Intro to Diversity Studies
  • 10-809-198 Intro to Psychology

Program Outcomes

  • Understand and apply knowledge of electricity, electronics, hydraulics, and electric motors and mechanics.
  • Read technical drawings, schematics, and diagrams.
  • Document technical information through descriptive writing, sketches/diagrams, mathematical expression, computation, and graphs.
  • Perform electrical, mechanical, and fluid measurements by properly selecting tools and test equipment.
  • Perform electrical/mechanical assembly/disassembly, repair, or calibrate components by properly selecting tools and equipment and following procedures.
  • Understand the overall operation and control of machines.
  • Understand the basic fastening skills related to machine fabrication and assembly requirements.
  • Apply electrical skills to troubleshoot control and operator panels.
  • Apply programming languages to the control of single programmable controllers and industrial networks.
  • Apply critical thinking skills to solving problems.
  • Effectively communicate and perform in a team environment.
  • Perform safe work practices.
Program taught in:
  • English

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Fields of Interest: Manufacturing