2020-2021 College Catalog 
    Apr 20, 2024  
2020-2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Electromechanical Technology, A.A.S.

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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

Courses and Course Sequence

This sequence can be followed by students who begin college-level work in the fall semester. Prerequisites may apply to specific courses; it is the student’s responsibility to determine if prerequisites have been met. An academic advisor is provided for each student. Prior to registering each semester, the student is expected to consult with his/her assigned advisor.

Total Credit Hours Needed for Graduation: 60-61

See the General Education  section of this Catalog for electives.

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