Electro – Mechanical Technology
The Electro – Mechanical Technology Program is designed to provide graduates with the necessary competencies in electrical, diesel, welding, and machine shop technology to become successful employees. In non-technical areas, graduates will complete a 12-credit hour general education requirement with selected courses in written and oral communication, math/science, and social science.
- Understand the hazards of working with electricity, diesel engines, welders, and other shop equipment.
- Perform basic tasks involving electricity, diesel engines, welding, and machine shop equipment.
- Demonstrate an understanding of personal and work characteristics that contribute to effective job performance.
- Use effective communication skills appropriate to these electro-mechanical trades.
- Apply the theory of electro-mechanical technology to specific jobs using critical thinking/reasoning and the ability to work independently.
- Use mathematical data and reasoning to compute as required.
- Have the ability to interpret electrical diagrams and prepare for appropriate licensing.
Employment opportunities exist in the railroad, mining, power plant, trucking, drilling, and timber industries to name a few. The Union Pacific Railroad has indicated it will extend 50 offers of employment per year to graduates earning the AAS in Electro-Mechnical Technology, business conditions and union contracts permitting, at their facilities in the 23 states where they operate.
Additional coursework in electrical technology, diesel technology, or welding/machine shop technology would be appropriate. Supervisory Management, Human Relations, Leadership and Team Development, and computer classes may be considered.
Areas of program specific courses for the AAS Degree in Electro-Mechanical Technology include electrical, diesel, welding, and machine shop technology. A minimum of 12-credit hours of general education courses can be taken before, during, or after the program specific courses. Students should check the class schedules to determine when the required classes are offered.