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Automation, robotics, programmable logic controllers, and computers: these are a few of the technologies increasingly relied on by industry to remain competitive in a global marketplace. Virtually every modern product and convenience from the vehicles we drive, to the utilities that light and heat our homes, to the food and drink on our tables relies on a complex mix of computerized and automated electrical, mechanical, and fluid power systems from production through packaging and distribution. Electromechanical technicians are the highly skilled workers responsible for installing, programming, monitoring, and maintaining these complex technologies and systems.
Because of industry's continuing expansion of and reliance on automation and computerization. Electromechanical Technology continues to be one of the fastest growing career fields of the decade. Graduates can choose from a variety of interesting, challenging and financially rewarding career opportunities in virtually any industry that you can name. Recent graduates of the Electromechanical Technology program are employed in a diverse range of industries and occupations including: field service technician, residential and industrial electrician, industrial maintenance mechanic, wind turbine technician, technical sales representative, research and development technician, dairy automation technician, and public utilities technician.
Is This Program for You?
Students entering the Electromechanical Technology program should:
- Successful students in this program usually
- Have an interest in math and science
- Enjoy problem solving
- Think creatively
- Enjoy working with their hands
- Have good hand-eye coordination
- Enjoy working with people
- Have good communication skills
- Are detail-oriented
Helpful Academic Background
- Math and science
- Written and oral communications
- Electricity, electronics or mechanics
At the completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
- Set up and operate equipment or systems to ensure reliable performance.
- Install, remove, and relocate equipment and systems as directed.
- Troubleshoot, repair, and update manufacturing equipment.
- Perform preventative maintenance.
- Perform safety inspection.
- Select and order required parts and materials using parts list, catalogs, and standard books
- Associate degree, requiring a minimum of two years to complete.
- Day and evening classes.
- High school articulation courses accepted.
- Financial aid available.
- Classes start in August and January.
Program Admission Requirements
- Complete required assessment testing.
- Complete the application form.
- Interview with counselor.
- Pay a $30 nonrefundable application fee.
- Submit high school and any post-secondary transcripts.
- Students may re-apply to be admitted to a program for which they initially do not meet the Student Academic Achievement Plan (SAAP) criteria after they follow the additional courses and alternate program sequence prescibed for them.
Technical Skill Attainment
This TSA (Technical Skill Attainment) scoring guide will be used to document your attainment of technical program outcomes for the Electromechanical Technology Degree. To meet the requirements on the scoring guide, you will be asked to draw upon the skills and concepts that have been developed throughout the program and are necessary for successful employment in your field. Results will be used to inspire continual improvement of teaching and learning in Wisconsin Technical College System. In addition, this assessment will provide feedback to you about your performance.
Please contact Student Services at 800.362.3322, Ext. 2354, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for current fee information.
A Program Fee list is provided (please note the costs are approximate and based on the current academic year).
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