2024-2025 College Catalog 
    May 27, 2024  
2024-2025 College 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), (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 outcomes. Upon completion of the Electromechanical Technology program, the graduate will have developed the skills, knowledge and abilities to accomplish the following:

  1. Identify, analyze, install, and troubleshoot electronic circuit parameters for the operation and control of general electrical components, motors, alternators, generators, and transformers.
  2. Calculate and measure electrical parameters using test instruments and troubleshoot common electrical problems likely to be encountered in a typical DC or AC circuit.
  3. Install, repair, maintain, and troubleshoot industrial control systems.
  4. Demonstrate and adhere to industry standard safety practices.
  5. Demonstrate effective communication skills as in a team-working environment, as well as critical thinking skills for inquiry and analysis, assimilation of facts and knowledge, and problem solving.

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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