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Electro-Mechanical Technology Associate Degree

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Program Code: 106201

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.

Follow Your Path

All credits from the following certificate(s) apply toward this associate degree:

Industrial Maintenance, 904621

Ask your advisor about 2+2 transfer opportunities.

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
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Requirements for Program Entry

  • Completed application.
  • High school transcript or equivalent. (For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.)
  • To be admitted to this program, learners must achieve a prior cumulative high school or college grade point average of 2.6 or higher OR a satisfactory academic skills assessment score. College grade point average must be based on 15 credits or more. To learn more about starting this program, please contact an academic advisor 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).
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Curriculum
Curriculum: Students following the study plan below will complete the Electro Mechanical Technology associate degree in the number of semesters shown.
First Semester
Semester Total
16
Second Semester
Semester Total
16
Third Semester
Semester Total
17
Fourth Semester
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 not part of the program requirements, but must be passed with a "C' or better.

Students must pass 10-801-136, English Composition 1 with a "C" or better to take 10-801-197, Technical Reporting.

If a student is considering pursuing a 4-year degree, Intermediate Algebra w/Apps, 10-804-118, should be taken in place of 10-804-113, College Tech Math 1A and 10-804-196, Trigonometry w/Apps should be taken in place of 10-804-114, College Tech Math 1B.

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.
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Start here. Finish at a four-year.

NWTC transfer programs are offered through collaborative agreements with our four-year college and university partners. See where your associate degree credits will transfer >> EXCLUDEEND

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Study Abroad Opportunities

The International Programs staff continually seeks opportunities for students to travel abroad for educational experiences that may be offered in association with program courses. To find out more about which of your program courses may offer an opportunity during this academic year, contact your academic advisor or visit nwtc.edu/studyabroad.

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