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electromechanical technology


    Video: Electromechanical Technology

    Program Number: 10-620-1
    School Year: 2017-2018
    Associate of Applied Science Degree
    Campus: Fond du Lac

    Program Description

    Electromechanical Technology integrates theories and applications in mechanical, electrical and electronic systems; fluid power; robotics and computer software to prepare students to work effectively in a variety of industrial settings. The Electromechanical Technology program teaches students a broad array of job-ready skills that involve integrating technologies and systems-thinking required to effectively problem solve, program, operate and maintain electromechanical and automated equipment. Graduates are trained to work as members of teams consisting of engineers and production workers in a variety of industrial and manufacturing settings.

    Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates

    • $50,415

    Approximate Costs

    • $132.20 per credit (resident)
    • $198.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)
    • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
    • Please refer to the MPTC Student Handbook for additional enrollment fee information.

    Program Outcomes

    • Interpret technical drawings, schematics and diagrams as they relate to automated process control systems.
    • Troubleshoot automated process control system components.
    • Design and program logic controls and Human Machine Interface (HMI) as communication devices for automated process control system.
    • Analyze the interaction between the various components of a system such as fluid power, mechanical, Servo and electrical/electronics to operate the system.
    • Program and interface robotics devices, Vision System, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology and Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) in the automated process control system.
    • Complete and maintain appropriate documentation for automated systems and processes.

    Career Opportunities

    • Controls Engineer
    • Electrical/Electronics Technician
    • Field Engineer
    • Mechatronics Technician
    • Research and Development Technician

    Career Pathways

    Career Pathways offer a guide to help you achieve your education and employment goals. With short-term education options based on stackable credits, Career Pathways allow you to build upon your education goals as you plan your career advancement. At each step of the way, your classes will stack to more advanced certificates and diplomas, earning industry recognized credentials that provide you potentially new employment opportunities.

    Admission Process

    • Submit the college admission application.   
    • Submit the $30 one-time fee.   
    • Submit high school and other official college transcripts.   
    • Take the college assessment test (ACCUPLACER, ACT or other). The ACCUPLACER assessment can be taken at MPTC.   
    • Attend a program orientation with your advisor.   

    Please visit the Admissions page for general information.

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    Term 1
    103-159**Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office1
    620-101DC Circuits3
    620-102AC Circuits3
    801-136English Composition 13
    804-113College Technical Mathematics 1A3
    804-114College Technical Mathematics 1B2
    890-101**College 1012
    Term 2
    620-103Semiconductor Devices3
    620-104Digital Electronics3
    620-115AC-DC Machinery and Motor Controls4
    804-116College Technical Mathematics 24
    809-1xxBehavioral Science Course3
    Term 3
    620-105Industrial Hydraulics and Pneumatics 12
    620-110Integrated Manufacturing Planning - Mechatronics2
    620-133Data Acquisition and Control with LabVIEW3
     - OR - 
    620-141Mechanical Drives 13
    620-135Allen-Bradley PLCs and Ladder Logic3
    620-150Data Communication and Protocols3
    Term 4
    620-111Integrated Manufacturing Production - Mechatronics2
    620-136Advanced Allen-Bradley PLCs and PanelVIEW3
    620-146Instrumentation and Process Control3
     - OR - 
    620-142Mechanical Drives 23
    620-151Fanuc Robotics and Vision Systems3
    801-197Technical Reporting3
    809-166Introduction to Ethics: Theory and Application3
    Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements64

    General Education Options

    View the Electromechanical Technology General Education Course Options.

    Institutional Requirements

    ** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation.

    Academic Planner

    Current students, please see your Advisor for your academic planner.

    Transfer Opportunities

    Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

    Additional Information

    *Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.

    Students highly recommended to obtain OSHA-10 safety certification. Course offered regularly at MPTC (consult academic advisor/instructor).

    For co-curricular activities and opportunities related to this program/certificate, click here.