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Electro-Mechanical Technology Associate Degree

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.

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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).

Program Availability

FULL TIMESummer 2018Fall 2018Spring 2019
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Marinette
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Application Checklist

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Curriculum
Students following the study plan below will complete the Electro Mechanical Technology associate degree in the number of semesters shown.
FIRST SEMESTER
10442150 INDUSTRIAL WELDING SKILL DEVELOPMENT ...Industry defined competency/skill development facilitation adhering to current standards, facilities and equipment as required by the defined process involved.
10-620-100 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 air flow control and hydraulic cylinder circuits.
10-620-101 BASIC HYDRAULICS ...hydraulic pumps, basic hydraulic actuator circuits, hydraulic schematics, apply Pascal's law, summarize the effects of fluid friction, define properties of hydraulic energy, design hydraulic circuits with directional control valves.
10-620-144 BASIC MECHANICS ...Introduction to basic mechanical devices and tools used for assembly, disassembly and adjustment.
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)
10-660-104 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 10-804-113, College Tech Math 1A; 10-660-104, DC 1: Intro)
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)
10-801-196 ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION ...the communication process, perception and self-concept, language, listening, nonverbal communication, interpersonal relationships, communication in groups and public communication; prepare and deliver an oral presentation. (Prerequisite: One of the following or the equivalent: Cumulative GPA of 2.6 or greater; satisfactory reading and writing assessment scores; 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better)
10-804-113 COLLEGE TECHNICAL MATH 1A ...topics include solving linear, quadratic, and rational equations; graphing; formula rearrangement; solving systems of equations; percent; proportions; and operations on polynomials. Emphasis will be on the application of skills to technical problems. (Prerequisites: One of the following or the equivalent: Cumulative GPA of 2.6 or greater; satisfactory math and reading assessment scores; 10-834-110, Elementary Algebra or 10-834-109, Pre-Algebra with a “C” or better; 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 or Intro to College Writing with "B" or better)
10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...presents learners with exposure to the language of responsibility with an emphasis on two tracks-soft (employability) and learning skills to enhance lifelong learning in academic, career, and personal settings. Course curriculum provides application and reflection of On Course strategies and vocabulary emphasizing the value of a growth mindset. Students should take this course during the first semester of college.
SEMESTER TOTAL
16
SECOND SEMESTER
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. (Corequisite: 10-420-171, Machine Tool Processes 1)
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)
10-620-140 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.
10-660-107 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 OR 10-804-114, College Tech Math 1B)
10-664-102 CONTROLOGIX OVERVIEW ..Contrologix PLC, setup and programming RSLogix 5000 software, setup ControlNet communication, and change parameters of PowerFlex 700 drive.
10-664-103 AUTOMATION 4: PLC 2 OF 2 ...troubleshooting a PLC system, applying event sequencing, developing PLC applications, applying timer instructions and counter instructions.
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)
10-801-136 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: One of the following or the equivalent: Cumulative GPA of 2.6 or greater; satisfactory reading and writing assessment scores; 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better)
10-804-114 COLLEGE TECHNICAL MATH 1B ...this course is a continuation of College Technical Mathematics 1A. Topics include: measurement systems; computational geometry; right and oblique triangle trigonometry; and trigonometric functions on the unit circle. Emphasis will be on the application of skills to technical problems. (Prerequisite: 10-804-113, Tech Math 1A with grade C or better)
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: One of the following or equivalent: Cumulative GPA of 2.6 or greater; satisfactory math and reading assessment scores; 10-834-109, Pre-Algebra or 10-804-113, College Technical Math 1A with "C" or better; 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better)
SEMESTER TOTAL
16
THIRD SEMESTER
10-605-157 POWER ELECTRONICS 1: DEVICES ...the device characteristics and applications of thyristors, power transistors, and switching devices.
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. (Corequisite: 10-605-157, Power Electronics 1: Devices)
10-620-121 BASIC MECHANICS 1 ...basic knowledge of steam safety, belts, chains, gears, bearing/lubrication, alignment, pumps and visual inspection to assist in reducing the occurrences of calling in maintenance off-shift.
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)
10-620-159 POWER ELECTRONICS 3: DRIVES ...power circuitry of AC drives and application of industrial AC drives to AC motors. (Prerequisite: 10-664-104, Automation 5:PLC. 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)
10-620-220 PUMPS: INTRO TO FLUID MOVING DEVICES ...this course provides the opportunity for the learner to develop the knowledge, skills, and understanding of pumps, the different classifications of pumps, the inner workings, general maintenance and pumping theory.
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. (Corequisite: 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 digital input and output devices through connection to and programming of PLC's. (Prerequisite: 10-664-101, Automation 2; 10-664-102, Automation 3: PLC)
10-664-181 PID LOOP DEVELOPMENT & TUNING ...Open-loop versus Closed-Loop systems and PID control and its applications
10-664-162 CONTROL 3: SERVO MOTION SYSTEMS ...creation of PLC programming to complete basic motion tasks. (Corequisite: 10-664-161, Control 2: Servo Systems-Intro)
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. (Prerequisite: 10-664-101, Automation 1: Control Logic)
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)
SEMESTER TOTAL
17
FOURTH SEMESTER
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.
10-620-145 INTRO TO BEARINGS ...Introduction to four main classifications of bearings. Proper installation, lubrication and removal of bearings. Property of bearings and estimation of life span. Proper bearing selection. (Prerequisite: 10-620-122, Mechanics 2:Intermediate)
10-620-146 INTRO TO LASER ALIGNMENT ...introduction to laser alignment equipment. Laser alignment of motors, fans or shafts. (Corequisite: 10-620-145, Intro to Bearings)
10-620-147 INTRO TO PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE ...introduction to different predictive maintenance practices including vibration analysis, thermal imaging, and precision balancing of flywheels or fans. (Corequisite: 10-620-146, Intro to Laser Alignment)
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. (Co-requisite: 10-620-170, Robotics-Intro to)
10-620-189 PDQ DISTRIBUTOR TECHNICAL ...understanding of the technical support, design and maintenance of Tandem Systems, M5 Systems, G5 Systems and Customer Management Systems.
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: One of the following or the equivalent: Cumulative GPA of 2.6 or greater; satisfactory reading and writing assessment scores; 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better)
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: One of the following or the equivalent: Cumulative GPA of 2.6 or greater; satisfactory reading and writing assessment scores; 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better)
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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Study Abroad Opportunities

The International Studies 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.

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