Electro-Mechanical Technology

Associate Degree
10-620-1

The study of ElectroMechanical Technology (Automated Systems) gives graduates the ability and skills to work with today’s computer integrated systems and robotics. The student will acquire knowledge and the ability to build and service equipment that is in high demand. The student will learn problem-solving skills to build and repair equipment.

The demand for automated systems technicians is high and many area companies are hiring technicians to design, construct, and support their computer systems. Graduates from this program fill positions in companies that use computer-driven control systems and mechanisms. This program emphasizes programming, design, updating, servicing, and operation of automated equipment and robotics systems. The technician is involved with many stages and aspects of an automation system.

Program Outcomes

  • Perform work safely (TSA)
  • Troubleshoot electrical and mechanical systems and devices Integrates safety protocol. (TSA)
  • Repair electrical and mechanical systems (TSA)
  • Communicate Technical Information (TSA)
  • Integrate electrical and mechanical systems and devices (TSA)
  • Operate power and hand tools and standard test equipment
  • Diagnose a fault condition in a component or system
  • Modify systems and components.
  • Interpret specifications of schematics and procedure documentation

Graduates Have Found Employment As

  • Automation Engineering Technician
  • Medical Electronics Technician
  • Pharmaceutical Process Technician
  • Electronics Process Technician
  • Robotics Technician
  • Programmable Controller Program/Technician
  • Vision Systems Specialist
  • Field Service Technician
  • Electronic Service Technician
  • Maintenance Service Technician
  • Network Technician
  • Fluid Power Technician
  • Machine Repair Technician
  • CNC Service Technician

View the entire course listing.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
620-101 Fundamentals of DC circuits 1 1
620-102 Fundamentals of DC Circuits 2 1
620-103 Fundamentals of DC Circuits 3 1
620-104 Digital Logic 1
620-109 Relay Logic 1
620-116 Fluid Power 1: Basic Pneumatics 1
620-117 Fluid Power 2: Basic Hydraulics 1
620-118 Fluid Power 3: Intermediate Pneumatics 1
620-124 Programmable Logic Controllers - PLCs 1
620-134 Sensors 1
620-146 Mechanics 1 1
620-147 Mechanics 2 1
804-115 College Technical Mathematics 1 5
 Credits17
Semester 2
620-106 Motors and Drives 1 1
620-107 Motors and Drives 2 1
620-111 Programming Fundamentals 1 1
620-112 Programming Fundamentals 2 1
620-113 Fundamentals of AC circuits 1 1
620-114 Fundamentals of AC Circuits 2 1
620-121 Programmable Automation Controllers (PACs) 1 1
620-122 Programmable Automation Controllers (PACs) 2 1
620-123 Programmable Automation Controllers (PACs) 3 1
620-126 Robotics 1 1
620-131 Solid State Devices 1 1
801-195 Written Communication 3
 Credits14
Semester 3
620-118 Fluid Power 3: Intermediate Pneumatics 1
620-119 Fluid Power 4: Intermediate Hydraulics 1
620-127 Robotics 2 1
620-128 Servo systems Introduction 1
620-132 Solid State Devices 2 1
620-133 Solid State Devices 3 1
620-136 Automation 1 1
620-139 Machine Vision Systems 1
620-144 Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) 1
620-148 Industrial Integration 1
620-152 Circuit Connection Techniques 1
631-108 Manufacturing Communication Protocols 3
801-197 Technical Reporting 3
 Credits17
Semester 4
620-129 Servo Motion Programming 1
620-137 Automation 2 1
620-138 Automation 3 1
620-141 Process Control 1 1
620-142 Process Control 2 1
620-143 Process Control 3 1
620-149 Project Planning 1
620-151 Automation Capstone 4
809-196 Introduction to Sociology 3
809-198 Introduction to Psychology 3
 Credits17
 Total Credits65

General Education Courses Within Program

801-195Written Communication3
801-197Technical Reporting3
804-115College Technical Mathematics 15
809-196Introduction to Sociology3
809-198Introduction to Psychology3

Associate Degrees and Technical Diplomas are part of a larger model of BTC’s Career Pathways which link related academic programs in sequence.  Each program within a career pathway offers direct job preparation and a path to the next level of academic programming.  To view the connected program model, visit the Electro-Mechanical Technology Career Path (PDF).