Degree: Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
Accreditation: Accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), 701 Exposition Place Suite 206, Raleigh, NC 27615, (919) 635-8335, www.atmae.org.
Program description. The Electromechanical Technology program is a blend of mechanical, electrical and computerized technologies that together form a complex system used by the manufacturing industry. The program prepares students to work in an integrated, multidisciplinary industrial environment. Skills emphasized include troubleshooting techniques, system preventative maintenance and safety with respect to electrical components, mechanical components and electric motors, pneumatic and hydraulic controls, and PLCs used in mechatronics systems. Students successfully completing this program will have the knowledge and training to manage, investigate, repair and troubleshoot mechatronics systems with the aim of operational efficiency and cost and process controls. In addition, courses place emphasis on safety, teamwork, communications skills and efficient work practices.
Typical job opportunities: Industrial machinery maintenance, industrial machinery repair, plant maintenance, commercial maintenance, and machinery installation and testing
Program goals. Upon completion of the Electromechanical Technology program, the graduate will have developed the skills, knowledge and abilities to accomplish the following:
I. Demonstrate safe and proficient use of electrical and mechanical equipment.
II. Identify and present effective solutions to technical problems within the Electromechanical Technology field.
III. Demonstrate competency with computer applications common to modern industry.
IV. Communicate effectively using technical writing and oral presentations.
V. Demonstrate the ability to work in a team-based environment.
Contact(s): Engineering and Media Technologies Department, (865) 694-6483, or program coordinator, (865) 694-6513