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Electro-Mechanical Technology Program Code 106201

Associate Degree

Offered at the Green Bay campus. For information: (920) 498-5444. Toll-free: (888) 385-6982.

This program is fully eligible for financial aid.

Electro-Mechanical Technology prepares students for employment as plant-floor and field service technicians who assemble, install, troubleshoot, repair and modify mechanical, electrical systems; including programmable controllers found on industrial machinery.

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

The following certificates/technical diplomas may be applied toward this program:

. 904621, Industrial Maintenance Certificate

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.

Requirements for Program Entry

. Completed application.
. High school transcript or equivalent. (For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.)
. As a requirement for program entry, an Academic Skills Assessment (Accuplacer) with appropriate benchmark scores is necessary. Program Benchmarks are: Reading Comprehension: 80; Sentence Skills: 75; Elementary Algebra: 61. Students not meeting these benchmarks or the equivalent will be granted pre-program status and will be required to establish an individualized academic plan. Upon completion of the plan students will be eligible for all program courses. However, higher test scores will lead to greater success in core program courses. To learn more about these assessments and program benchmarks scores, please contact a counselor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.
. Beginning courses require mastery of algebra skills (real numbers, algebraic expressions, equations and inequalities, word problems, measurements).

Curriculum

Students following the study plan below will complete the Electro Mechanical Technology associate degree in the number of semesters shown.

FIRST SEMESTER

10-442-150 Machine Fabrication 1
1
10-620-100 Fluids 1: Basic Pneumatics
1
10-620-101 Fluids 2: Basic Hydraulics
1
10-620-165 Fluids 3: Inter Hydraulics
1
10-660-104 DC 1: Introduction
1
10-660-105 DC 2: Circuits
1
10-664-100 Automation 1: Control Logic
1
10-664-101 Automation 2: Motor Control
1
10-804-118 Interm Algebra w Apps
4
10-809-198 Intro to Psychology
3
* 10-890-101 College 101
1
SEMESTER TOTAL
16
SECOND SEMESTER

10-420-171 Machine Tool Processes 1
1
10-420-172 Machine Tool Processes 2
1
10-442-151 Machine Fabrication 2
1
10-620-140 Machine Wiring and Safety
1
10-660-101 Digital 1: Logic
1
10-660-107 AC 1: Properties
1
10-660-108 AC 2: Reactance
1
10-664-102 Automation 3: PLC
1
10-664-103 Automation 4: PLC
1
10-664-104 Automation 5: PLC
1
10-804-196 Trigonometry w Apps
3
10-806-143 College Physics 1
3
SEMESTER TOTAL
16
THIRD SEMESTER

10-605-157 Power Electronics 1: Devices
1
10-605-158 Power Electronics 2: Drives
1
10-620-121 Mechanics 1: Basic
1
10-620-122 Mechanics 2: Intermediate
1
10-620-123 Mechanics 3: Systems
1
10-620-159 Power Electronics 3: Drives
1
10-620-161 Power Electricity 1: Motors
1
10-620-162 Power Electricity 2: Motors
1
10-664-105 Automation 6: PLC
1
10-664-151 Automation 8: HMI
1
10-664-160 Control 1: Discrete Systems
1
10-664-161 Control 2: Process Systems
1
10-664-162 Control 3: Motion Systems
1
10-664-170 Safety Devices and Application
1
** 10-801-136 English Composition 1
3
SEMESTER TOTAL
17
FOURTH SEMESTER

10-620-105 Rigging Systems 1
1
10-620-166 Fluids 4: Advanced Hydraulics
1
10-620-170 Robotics - Introduction to
1
10-620-172 Robotic Vision Systems
1
10-620-189 Machine Integrated Techniques
3
10-664-163 Control 4: Drive Performance
1
10-664-164 Control 5: Servo Systems
1
10-664-165 Control 6: Servo Systems
1
10-801-197 Technical Reporting
3
10-809-172 Intro to Diversity Studies
3
SEMESTER TOTAL
16

TOTAL CREDITS
65

Curriculum Note
*The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is no part of the program requirements.
** Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in 10-801-136, English Composition to enroll in 10-801-197, Technical Reporting.

Suggested Electives
Automation CAD 1, 10-606-109
Automation CAD 2, 10-606-110

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

These courses provide an opportunity for students to develop the knowledge, skills, and understanding required for employment in this field.

10-420-171 MACHINE TOOL PROCESSES 1 ...will expose learners to equipment used in manufacturing for repair and maintenance. Learners will safely demonstrate the operations performed on presses, lathes and mills. Instruction on inspection techniques using semi-precision and precision measuring tools.

10-420-172 MACHINE TOOL PROCESSES 2 ...equipment in manufacturing for repair and maintenance. Learn safe operation on presses, lathes, grinders and mills. Identify strategies and sequencing and material selection for machining. (Co-requisite: 10-420-171, Machine Tool Processes 1)

10-442-150 MACHINE FABRICATION 1 ...a study of joining processes including welding, brazing, soldering, mechanical fasteners and adhesives.

10-442-151 MACHINE FABRICATION 2 ...a study of fabrication processes including shears, saws, rolls, braces and benders. (Corequisite: 10-442-150, Machine Fabrication 1)

10-605-157 POWER ELECTRONICS 1: DEVICES ...the device characteristics and applications of thyristors, power transistors, and switching devices. (Prerequisite: 10-660-107, AC 1: Properties)

10-605-158 POWER ELECTRONICS 2: DRIVES ...power circuitry of AC and DC drives and basic setup and application of an industrial DC and AC drives to DC and AC motors.

10-620-100 FLUIDS 1: BASIC PNEUMATICS ...what fluid power is, differentiate between hydraulics and pneumatics, implement basic pneumatic circuits, utilize schematics, apply Pascal's Law, define properties of fluids, implement airflow control and hydraulics cylinder circuits.

10-620-101 FLUIDS 2: BASIC HYDRAULICS ...hydraulic pumps, basic hydraulics actuator circuits, hydraulic schematics, apply Pascal's Law, summarize the effects of fluids friction, define properties of hydraulic energy, design hydraulic circuits with directional control valves. (Corequisite: 10-620-100, Fluids 1: Basic Pneumatics)

10-620-105 RIGGING SYSTEMS 1 ...the basic skills of rigging, employment of hoists, slings, lifts, wire rope, and chain slings as part of rigging system.

10-620-121 MECHANICS 1: BASIC ...mechanical drive system components related to V-belt drives, chain drives, and gear drives.

10-620-122 MECHANICS 2: INTERMEDIATE ...mechanical drive system components related to multiple shaft drives, heavy-duty V-belt drives, synchronous belt drives, lubrication, and alignment. (Corequisite: 10-620-121, Mechanics 1: Basic)

10-620-123 MECHANICS 3: SYSTEMS ...application of correct couplings to mechanical systems, heavy-duty chain drives, maintenance of brakes and clutches, selection of brake/clutch mechanisms, and specification of linear ball bushings and ball screw drives. (Prerequisite: 10-620-122, Mechanics 2: Intermediate)

10-620-140 MACHINE WIRING AND SAFETY ...introduction to machine wiring, including basic documentation, labeling, and wiring practices; an overview of NFPA 70 machinery, safety and installation standards.

10-620-159 POWER ELECTRONICS 3: DRIVES ...power circuitry of AC drives and application of industrial AC drives to AC motors. (Corequisite: 10-605-158, Power Electronics 2: Drives)

10-620-161 POWER ELECTRICITY 1: MOTORS ...DC motors and generator configuration, shunt, compound, and permanent magnet DC motor performance and characteristics.

10-620-162 POWER ELECTRICITY 2: MOTORS ...single and 3-phase AC Induction motors, specialty motor performance and characteristics, and three-phase power systems.. (Corequisite: 10-620-161, Power Electricity 1: Motors)

10-620-165 FLUIDS 3: INTERMEDIATE HYDRAULICS ...design of cylinder actuating circuits with pressure-compensated flow control valves, how to control pressure, pilot-operated check valve applications, accumulator operation and application, hydraulic motor types and applications. (Corequisite: 10-620-101, Fluids 2: Basic Hydraulics)

10-620-166 FLUIDS 4: ADVANCED HYDRAULICS ...components of hydraulic pump power, characteristics of fluid conductors, issues of hydraulic system maintenance, basics of hydraulic flow and pressure in pipelines, design a hydraulic system from a specification.

10-620-170 ROBOTICS - INTRODUCTION TO ...introductory study of the application, operation, programming and troubleshooting of industrial robots.

10-620-172 ROBOTIC VISION SYSTEMS ...setting up user frames, calibrating robot camera, identifying objects with robotic vision systems, creating programs using object identification.

10-620-189 MACHINE INTEGRATED TECHNIQUES ...application of machine fabrication techniques, automation products to manufacturing processes including PLC, drives, motors (Electric and Hydraulics), Sensors. (Prerequisites: 10-620-159, Power Electronics 3: Drives; 10-620-123, Mechanical 3: Systems; 10-620-162, Power Electricity 2: Motors; 10-664-151, Automation 8: HMI; 10-664-162, Control 3: Motion Systems)

10-660-101 DIGITAL 1: LOGIC ...AND, OR, NOT, NAND, NOR, logic operation using switch logic, ladder logic, and gate logic. Simplification methods using Boolean theorems and Karnaugh Maps, and timing diagram analysis.

10-660-104 DC 1: INTRODUCTION ...introduction to the concepts of DC electricity and simple series circuits. Voltage, current, resistance, Ohm's Law, power and Kirchoff's Voltage Law are defined.

10-660-105 DC 2: CIRCUITS ...analysis of parallel and series-parallel circuits. Application of Kirchoff's Current Law to parallel circuit combinations. Introduction of current sources and source conversions. (Corequisites: 10-804-118, Interim Algebra w Apps OR equivalent; 10-660-104, DC 1: Intro)

10-660-107 AC 1: PROPERTIES ...introduction to the properties of capacitors and inductors including types and behavior in switching circuits. Inductor basics include a study of magnetic fields. (Prerequisite: 10-660-105, DC 2: Circuits; Corequisite: 10-804-196, Trigonometry w Apps)

10-660-108 AC 2: REACTANCE ...study of the way inductive, capacitive and resistive components behave in a circuit excited by a sine waveform. Effective and average values of the sinewave are derived. (Corequisite: 10-660-107, AC 1: Properties)

10-664-100 AUTOMATION 1: CONTROL LOGIC ...electric motor control components such as switches, relays, starters, transformers; and safely mount and install motor and motor control components and perform related wiring and troubleshooting of motor control circuits.

10-664-101 AUTOMATION 2: MOTOR CONTROL ...electric motor control components such as sensors, timers and counters. (Corequisite: 10-664-100, Automation 1: Control Logic)

10-664-102 AUTOMATION 3: PLC ...basic programmable logic controller programming and troubleshooting.

10-664-103 AUTOMATION 4: PLC ...troubleshooting a PLC system, applying Event Sequencing, developing PLC applications, applying timer instructions and counter instructions. (Corequisite: 10-664-102, Automation 3: PLC)

10-664-104 AUTOMATION 5: PLC ...application, troubleshooting, and implementation of program control, math and data move instructions, analog I/O modules, and producing a PLC program from specification. (Corequisite: 10-664-103, Automation 4: PLC)

10-664-105 AUTOMATION 6: PLC ...programming a PLC system to operate a discrete and analog process adhering to a functional specification or timing diagram. (Prerequisite: 10-664-104, Automation 5: PLC)

10-664-151 AUTOMATION 8: HMI ...the functions of Human Machine Interface, Operator Interface Terminal software and generation of PLC program and screens adhering to written specification using Operator Interface Terminal and PLC software. (Corequisite: 10-664-105, Automation 6: PLC)

10-664-160 CONTROL 1: DISCRETE SYSTEMS ...applications and utilization of motion feedback devices, force measurement devices, temperature sensors, and fluid measurement devices. (Prerequisite:10-664-102, Automation 3: PLC OR 10-664-104, Automation 5: PLC)

10-664-161 CONTROL 2: PROCESS SYSTEMS ...Open-loop versus closed-loop systems, industrial control systems, two-position control and its applications, PID control and its applications, and relationship between process response and proper mode of control. (Corequisite: 10-664-160, Control 1: Discrete Systems)

10-664-162 CONTROL 3: MOTION SYSTEMS ...hydraulic and pneumatic proportional/servo valves, servo motors, configuration and programming of an analog motion control system. (Corequisite: 10-664-161, Control 2: Process Systems)

10-664-163 CONTROL 4: DRIVE PERFORMANCE ...DC and AC drive system performance, specification of AC and DC drive control methods for given application, and integration of a drive system into a control network. (Prerequisite: 10-664-161, Control 2: Process Systems)

10-664-164 CONTROL 5: SERVO SYSTEMS ...motion control troubleshooting and fault recovery, advanced motion control programming, integration of motion control system and motion control network. (Corequisite: 10-664-163, Control 4: Drive Performance)

10-664-165 CONTROL 6: SERVO SYSTEMS ...development and verification of motion control components and programming given description of operation, and leading technologies for advanced motion control. (Corequisite: 10-664-164, Control 5: Servo Systems)

10-664-170 SAFETY DEVICES AND APPLICATIONS ...introduction to the function of commonly used machinery safety devices, wiring of these devices to complete safety circuits, overview of safety system design. (Prerequisites: 10-664-101, Automation 1: Control Logic)

10-804-118 INTERM ALGEBRA WITH APPLICATIONS ...algebra content with applications. Topics include properties of real numbers, order of operations, algebraic solution for linear equations and inequalities, operations with polynomial and rational expressions, operations with rational exponents and radicals, algebra of inverse, logarithmic and exponential functions. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer-Algebra=61 or ACT-Math 21 or 10-834-110, Elem Alg w/ Apps with "C" or better or equivalent AND Accuplacer-Reading=55 or ACT Reading=15 or 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills with "C" or better OR equivalent) 4 cr.

10-809-198 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY ...survey of theoretical foundations of human behavior such as sensation and perception, motivation, emotions, learning, personality, psychological disorders, therapy, stress, and human diversity in personal, social and vocational settings. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills= 60 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing w/ a "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.

10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...develops tools and strategies that support success in college. Focuses on study skills, college resources, goal setting, time management, and learning styles. Introduces concepts for self assessing learning and completing an Exit Assessment that provides evidence that learning took place. Students should take this course prior to or during the first semester of their programs. 1 cr.

10-804-196 TRIGONOMETRY WITH APPLICATIONS ...topics include circular functions, graphing of trigonometry functions, identities, equations, trigonometric functions of angles, inverse functions, solutions of triangles complex numbers, DeMoivre's Theorem, polar coordinates, and vectors. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer-CM=63 or ACT-Math 24 or 10-804-118, Intermediate Alg w/ Apps with "C" or better AND Accuplacer Reading=55 or ACT Reading=15 or 10-838-105, Introduction to Reading & Study Skills with "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.

10-806-143 COLLEGE PHYSICS 1 ...presents the applications and theory of basic physics principles. This course emphasizes problem solving, laboratory investigation and applications. Topics include laboratory safety, unit conversions and analysis, kinematics, dynamics, work, energy, power, temperature, and heat. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer-Reading = 80 OR ACT-Reading = 17 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading and Study Skills AND Accuplacer Arithmetic=65 OR ACT Math=15 OR 10-834-109, Pre-Algebra w “C” or better or equivalent) 3 cr.

10-801-136 ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 ...learners develop knowledge/skills in planning, organizing, writing, editing. Students will also analyze audience/purpose, use elements of research, format documents using standard guidelines, and develop critical reading skills. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills =75 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-838-105, Intro to Reading and Study Skills with "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.

10-801-197 TECHNICAL REPORTING ...principles of report writing and correspondence, proposals, feasibility reports, progress reports, investigation reports, evaluation reports, meeting reports, memos, and correspondence. (Prerequisite: 10-801-136, English Composition I OR 10-801-195, Written Communication with “C” or better) 3 cr.

10-809-172 INTRO TO DIVERSITY STUDIES...basic American values of justice and equality by teaching vocabulary, history of immigration/conquest, transcultural communication, legal liability, multicultural majority/minority relations, ageism, sexism, gender, sexual orientation, the disabled/ADA. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills= 60 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing w/ a "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.

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