Electro-Mechanical Technology

Associate Degree
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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.

General Education Courses Within Program

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
620-164 Safety 1 1
620-165 Safety 2 1
620-146 Mechanics 1 1
620-147 Mechanics 2 1
620-116 Fluid Power 1: Basic Pneumatics 1
620-117 Fluid Power 2: Basic Hydraulics 1
620-173 Blueprint Reading for Machine Prints 1
620-101 Fundamentals of DC circuits 1 1
620-102 Fundamentals of DC Circuits 2 1
620-109 Relay Logic 1
442-318 Introduction to Welding 1
804-115 College Technical Mathematics 1 5
620-171 Human Relations in the Industrial Setting 2
 Credits18
Semester 2
442-336 Shielded Metal Arc Welding 1 1
620-170 Valves, Gaskets and Seals 1
620-106 Electric Motors 1
620-168 Lathes 1
620-113 Fundamentals of AC circuits 1 1
620-166 Conveyor Systems 1 1
620-174 Mechanical Power Transmission 1
620-107 Variable Speed Drives 1
620-118 Fluid Power Applications 1
620-167 Conveyor Systems 2 1
620-124 Programmable Logic Controllers - PLCs 1
620-172 Machine Setup & Installation 1
620-169 Mills 1
620-134 Sensors 1
801-195 Written Communication 3
 Credits17
Semester 3
620-103 Fundamentals of DC Circuits 3 1
801-197 Technical Reporting 3
620-111 Programming Fundamentals 1 1
620-121 Programmable Automation Controllers (PACs) 1 1
620-114 Fundamentals of AC Circuits 2 1
620-112 Programming Fundamentals 2 1
620-122 Programmable Automation Controllers (PACs) 2 1
620-175 Servomechanisms 1
620-131 Solid State Devices 1 1
620-126 Robotics 1 1
 Credits12
Semester 4
809-196 Introduction to Sociology 3
809-198 Introduction to Psychology 3
620-141 Process Control 1 1
620-142 Process Control 2 1
620-143 Process Control 3 1
620-132 Solid State Devices 2 1
620-127 Robotics 2 1
620-144 Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) 1
620-148 Industrial Integration 1
 Credits13
 Total Credits60

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).