The Electromechanical Technology (ELM) program provides a technical education at the certificate level. The broad-based curriculum provides instruction and practical application of a variety of technical concepts and practices. The courses include electricity, pneumatics, hydraulics, industrial controls and computer fundamentals.
Successful completion of the ELM certificate program will allow graduates to enter the workforce at the technician level, prepared to assemble, install, calibrate, troubleshoot, service and repair equipment and system components used in industry and business.
Employment opportunities for graduates include areas of plant maintenance, computer systems, programmable logic control, technical service and sales, instrumentation, and research and development.
The ELM curriculum is based on algebra and trigonometry. Additional transitional courses may be required in English, mathematics and reading. Each student's placement test scores will determine individual requirements.
Upon completion of the Electromechanical Technology certificate the graduate will be able to:
- Apply accepted safety and health practices in the workplace
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of the construction, operation and function of components and devices used in mechanical, electrical and fluid power systems
- Apply principles, knowledge and analysis skills in troubleshooting, repairing and maintaining mechanical, electrical and fluid power systems
- Use tools and instrumentation to troubleshoot and/or repair industrial equipment and systems
- Read, interpret, and design schematics and wiring diagrams for mechanical, electric and fluid power systems
- Apply effective written and oral communication skills
- Demonstrate computational skills to solve problems involving parameters contained in mechanical, electrical, electronic, and fluid power systems
- Demonstrate computer literacy
Program Implementation: 30 hours
Full-time day; part-time evening (Contact advisor for recommended course sequencing).
Students successfully completing WTT 110, Wind Safety and OSHA, will receive an OSHA Certificate of Completion for General Industry Safety (30-hour).
Note: Students enrolling in Electromechanical courses will be assessed a laboratory fee for classes having a laboratory component. This fee is used to replace expendable materials and to maintain and upgrade laboratory equipment. See schedule for details.
Students enrolled in this program may be eligible for related Skill Set Certifications. Students should contact their academic program advisor or refer to the Skill Set page for additional information.
New Program Information: Wind Energy and Turbine Technology, Associate in Applied Science and certificate programs are open for enrollment. Most courses in the Electromechanical Certificate Program will meet program requirements applicable toward the new Wind Energy and Turbine Technology programs. Students interested in these programs should contact Mr. Ward Malcolm (Lead Faculty for Wind Energy and Technology) for information prior to registration.
Technical Science: Industrial Equipment Maintenance [In Partnership with South Branch Career & Technical Center]
Developed in conjunction with the Adult Industrial Equipment Maintenance program at South Branch Career and Technical Center (SBCTC), this program offers both a certificate component as well as a 2-year Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. The SBCTC courses will serve as the technical core of the program, and Eastern will provide the required general education classes as well as additional technical courses.
The AAS option offers a business/technical foundation that will prepare students to progress into management positions in business or industry, and/or to begin their own business, if that is their goal. The certificate option emphasizes the technical courses and requires fewer general education courses.
Incorporating the technical courses at SBCTC, the program opens a pathway to higher education for students, and provides them the background to enter the technical labor market.
For a similar program, see also Wind Energy Turbine Technology