Electromechanical Technology

Electromechanical Technology

Associates of Applied Science

About the Electromechanical Technology Program

Develop a wide variety of technical skills in electronics, fluid power, mechanical systems, computers and computer-controlled machines. Programmable logic controllers, robotics, motors and drives, servo hydraulic systems and closed loop positioning will be studied. A comprehensive understanding of how these technical skill areas are linked together to create automated systems is developed through a hands-on project course that allows the student to put together the various technologies in an integrated manufacturing system.

Program Outline

Semester: 1
Course # Course Title Credits
1010311500 MS Word Beginning
Description

Provides practice in using basic word processing functions and features of MS Word.

1.00
1010312600 MS Excel Beginning
Description

Develops skills in using basic spreadsheet functions of MS Excel for business users.

1.00
1044910000 Industrial Safety Fundamentals
Description

Introduces general safety for a manufacturing environment while raising the awareness of the worker to the hazards around them, and how to best protect themselves while working safely. Students will earn an OSHA 30 card and confined space certificate upon completion.

2.00
1046212600 Industrial Electronic Concepts
Description

Introduces the student to basics of electricity needs by the industrial mechanic. Included are basic electrical theory, operation and use of the Volt-Ohm meter, AC and DC electric motors, motor controls and wiring, and applications as needed to install, operate, and control industrial machines.

3.00
1062010500 Hydraulics and Pneumatics for Electromech
Description

Overview of basic components, applications, and circuitry involved in hydraulics and pneumatics systems. Lecture and lab experiences involving pumps, valves, cylinders, fluids, and conditioners; basic theory and circuitry.

2.00
1062011500 PLC Systems I
Description

Principles of programmable logic controllers (PLCs) including programming the PLCs, creating basic ladder logic circuits containing basic logic functions, timers, counters, and sequencers. Emphasis is on basic PLC functions to assist one in servicing and troubleshooting PLC controlled equipment.

3.00
1080119500 Written Communication
Description

Develops writing skills which include prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing. A variety of writing assignments is designed to help the learner analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Also develops critical reading and thinking skills through the analysis of a variety of written documents.

3.00
1080916600 Intro to Ethics Theory and Application
Description

Provides a basic understanding of the theoretical foundations of ethical thought. Diverse ethical perspectives will be used to analyze and compare relevant issues. Students will critically evaluate individual, social and/or professional standards of behavior, and apply a systematic decision-making process to these situations.

3.00
Semester: 2
Course # Course Title Credits
1046211000 Mechanical Concepts 1
Description

This course is designed to give the student a basic understanding of the mechanical concepts that are found on industrial equipment. Since all industrial machinery is equipped with some type of mechanical drive, a firm understanding of these drives is necessary for both the industrial mechanical technician and the electro-mechanical technician.

2.00
1062010700 Electronic Devices and Digital Concepts
Description

Electronic circuits and digital electronics from an electromechanical perspective. Topics covered include electronic switching devices, operational amplifiers, D-A and A-D conversions and basic digital circuits and systems. Emphasis will be placed on installation considerations, compatibility with other devices and troubleshooting. Prerequisite(s): 1046212600 Industrial Electronic Concepts (C or better).

3.00
1062012200 Industrial Motor Control
Description

This course will lead you through the fundamentals of electric motor control and power circuits. You will learn to recognize and draw the basic symbols, the language of motor control, and how to apply these symbols, into current industrial format. Forward and reversing motor starters, contractors and frequency drives. 3-phase AC motors, single-phase, split-phase AC motors, and DC motors, motor starters and motor controls. Mounting and wiring of control systems for easy maintenance. You will also learn to draw and read ladder and wiring diagrams. You will be introduced to the logic used in motor control and be required to apply this logic in order to correctly interpret, design, and wire control circuits. Prerequisite(s): 1046212600 Industrial Electronic Concepts (C or better).

3.00
1062013000 PLC Systems II
Description

Design and add documentation to ladder logic programs to solve application problems. PLC applications examples as used in industry will be programmed on real industry equipment utilizing a wide variety of various sensors, photoelectric, proximity, motor drives, and control devices creating working automated systems. Prerequisite(s): 1062011500 PLC Systems I (C or better).

2.00
1080413400 Mathematical Reasoning
Description

An activity based approach is used to explore numerical relationships, graphs, proportional relationships, algebraic reasoning, and problem solving using linear, exponential and other mathematical models. Students will develop conceptual and procedural tools that support the use of key mathematical concepts in a variety of contexts. This course is not designed for Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) students and/or others who require calculus. Prerequisite(s): 7785478000 Principles of College Math (C or better) or Accuplacer Algebra score >= 35 or UW Math Placement Basic Math score >= 250 or ACT Math score >= 18 or Tailwind Math CMath Fund score >= 16.

3.00
1080919900 Psychology of Human Relations
Description

Focuses on improving personal and job-related relationships through understanding and applying sound psychological principles. Topics include self-concept, motivation, emotions, stress management, conflict resolution, and human relation processes.

3.00
Semester: 3
Course # Course Title Credits
1015011000 Networking Fundamentals
Description

Gives the student a basic understanding of a network. The student will gain an understanding of basic networking terminology, and OSI model, network cabling practices, TCP/IP addressing, and subnet masking. The student will investigate communication on a LAN environment.

3.00
1044216600 Fund of Welding Machine Tool Operations
Description

Introduces students to basic shielded metal arc welding, oxy-fuel arc cutting, and pipe welding operations. The students will also work with basic machine tools used in manufacturing and maintenance to develop skills using the lathe, drill press, band saw, and grinders.

2.00
1062013500 Industrial Robotics Systems
Description

Terminology, concepts, and components of robots, robot-type machines, and automation. Emphasis will be on interfacing automated machinery.

3.00
1062014100 PLC Systems III
Description

Determine the operation of PLC circuits using ladder diagrams, wiring diagrams, input/output schematics, and data sheets then develop a variety of specific techniques for diagnosing malfunctions in circuits containing PLC’s. Prerequisite(s): 1062013000 PLC Systems II (C or better).

3.00
1062014500 Motion Control Applications
Description

This course explains the fundamentals of stepper motors including; testing, operation, drivers, indexers, and computer control of motion for use in applications to control X Y motion such as lathes, and X Y Z motion such as control of milling machines. This course will also cover fundamentals of servo control including; testing motors, optical encoders, servo drivers, and computer control of motion for use in applications to control X Y motion such as lathes, and X Y Z motion such as control milling machines.

3.00
1080613900 Survey of Physics
Description

Emphasizes understanding basic physics concepts through laboratory investigation and applications. Topics include kinematics, dynamics, work, energy, power, temperature, heat, waves, electricity, magnetism, electromagnetic waves, optics, and atomic and nuclear physics.

3.00
Semester: 4
Course # Course Title Credits
1046216000 Industrial Fluid Process Control Systems
Description

Provides a hands-on approach to the study of fluid handling systems in industry. A wide variety of system components, including pumps, piping, flow control devices, flow measuring devices, level control, and related industrial instrumentation will be studied. Prerequisite(s): 1062012200 Industrial Motor Control (C or better).

3.00
1062015000 SCADA Concepts
Description

SCADA stands for Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition. This course will focus on industrial applications of acquiring data from PLC based equipment using industrial and ethernet networks. Display of data will use industrial display terminals such as the Allen-Bradley Panel View and Microsoft Excel spreadsheet using DDE technology. Additional applications utilizing ASCII text strings and HyperTerminal will be investigated.

2.00
1062015500 Automated Processes
Description

This course is designed to give the student understanding and experience with various types of automated equipment, including proper lock-out, tag-out, and troubleshooting motors and motor drives. Learning activities include occupational or project experience demonstrating functionality, troubleshooting, and repair. Prerequisite(s): 1062013500 Industrial Robotics Systems (C or better).

2.00
1062016500 EM System Interfacing
Description

Hands-on interfacing of PLC's, operator interfaces, sensors, and various automated equipment to create a work cell level of automation. Students gain experience in programming, wiring, and configuration. Learn the troubleshooting and programming of a more complex process. Prerequisite(s): 1062013000 PLC Systems II (C or better) and 1062013500 Industrial Robotics Systems (C or better).

2.00
1062017500 Electromechanical Capstone
Description

Offers electromechanical technology students the opportunity to incorporate content from the first three semesters while focusing on personal interests within the field of electromechanics. Students will begin projects as preliminary proposals, further refine them through the design phase, and then develop them into a final project. This course culminates assessment of program outcomes for the Electromechanical Technology program.

2.00
1080119600 Oral Interpersonal Communication
Description

Focuses upon developing speaking, verbal and nonverbal communications, and listening skills through individual presentations, groups activities, and other projects.

3.00

At A Glance

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Approximate Cost

$8,723*

Financial Aid Eligible

*Based on 10-level courses - materials, books, and fees may be additional

What You'll Learn

  • Practice industry recognized safety practices and guidelines, including the use of personal protective equipment in an industrial operating environment.
  • Work as part of a maintenance team to assemble/disassemble, troubleshoot, diagnose and repair industrial equipment and systems using appropriate tools, materials, and methods
  • Interpret drawings, schematics, and specifications for industrial equipment.
  • Document technical information through descriptive writing, sketches/diagrams, mathematical expression, computation, and graphs.
  • Use precision measuring equipment.
  • Apply knowledge of electricity, electronics, hydraulics, and electric motors and mechanics.
  • Perform electrical, mechanical, and fluid measurements by properly selecting tools and test equipment.
  • Operate and control robotic machines, motors and other industrial equipment components.
  • Apply electrical skills to troubleshoot control and operator panels.
  • Apply programming languages to the control of single programmable controllers and industrial networks.

Your Potential Careers

  • Electromechanical Technician
  • Industrial Automation Technician
  • Research and Development Technician
  • Robotics Technician
  • Industrial Maintenance Technician
  • Field Service Technician

Median Annual Salary

$43,347 $47,632 $51,085
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