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Electro-Mechanical Maintenance Technician Certificate Engineering and Applied Technology Total Units: 17
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Term Effective: Fall 2013


The Electro-Mechanical Maintenance Technician Skills Certificate prepares individuals for employment as electro-mechanical maintenance technicians in high tech manufacturing. Instruction is provided in the fundamentals of electronics, programmable logic controllers, rotating machinery, and mathematics.

This program was created in cooperation with local high tech manufacturing companies that have a need for trained maintenance technicians. Currently, the demand for these technicians is on the rise. Possible job titles include: technician, electronic technician, machine technician/specialist, machine operator, maintenance worker, maintenance mechanic.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this certificate, the student will be able to:
1. Write complex programs for Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) for at least two manufacturers' systems.
2. Identify and troubleshoot PLC program problems.
3. Operate and maintain AC and DC motors, generators and controllers.
4. Implement safety procedures in the workplace.
5. Perform mathematical computations related to voltage, current, power and duty cycle.
6. Understand safety codes and regulations applied to usage of industrial equipment and industrial working environment.

Recommended Sequence of Courses
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Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Electro-Mechanical Maintenance Technician Certificate program are:

  • Complete 17 units from
    • Electro-Mechanical Maintenance Technician Requirements

Electro-Mechanical Maintenance Technician Requirements - complete 17.00 units
ELEC 60A Direct & Alternating Current Theory6.00
ELEC 153 Programmable Logic Controllers3.00
ELEC 154 Rotating Machinery3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
APTECH 90A Applied Mathematics4.00
CSKLS 372 Pre-Algebra3.50
MATH 150A Elementary Algebra 13.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 2.00 units from the following:
DET 84 Mobile Hydraulics3.00
MACH 51A Beginning Machine Tool Technology2.00
WELD 70 Beginning Welding: Fundamentals2.00
WEOC 99 Occupational Work Experience0.50-8.00
WEOC 99I Occupational Work Experience Internship0.50-8.00

Term Effective: Fall 2013

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Fall 2017

Previous Versions:

Electro-Mechanical Maintenance Technician - effective Spring 2002

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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