Program Description

Learners will develop a wide variety of technical skills in electronics, fluid power, mechanical systems, computers and computer-controlled machines. Programmable logic controllers, robotics, motors and drives, servo hydraulic systems and closed loop positioning will be studied. A comprehensive understanding of how these technical skill areas are linked together to create automated systems is developed through a hands-on project course that allows the learner to put together the various technologies into an automated control system. Potential occupations include: Electromechanical Technician, Industrial Automation Technician, Engineering Technician, Research and Development Technician, Robotics Technician, Industrial Maintenance Technician, Field Service Technician and related sales positions. The Electromechanical Technology Associate Degree program is broken down into one-credit classes to allow students to take short courses on specific topics to meet their needs.

Approximate Cost

$14,180
Tuition: $11047 , Books: $3133

Starting Salary

$57,200
Average, based on the annual Graduate Outcomes Report

Financial Aid

Available

Students Enjoy…

Availability

Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

100%
at Wausau
90+ %
at Antigo
60-70 %
at Medford
90+ %
at Phillips
60-70 %
at Spencer
60-70 %
at Wittenberg
60-70 %
at Online

* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.

Outcomes

Graduates will be able to…

  • Integrate electrical and mechanical systems and devices
  • Communicate technical information
  • Repair electrical and mechanical systems
  • Troubleshoot electrical and mechanical systems and devices
  • Perform work safely

Careers

Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:

  • Related Sales Positions
  • Field Service Technician
  • Industrial Maintenance Technician
  • Robotics Technician
  • Research and Development Technician
  • Engineering Technician
  • Industrial Automation Technician
  • Electromechanical Technician

Courses

The Electromechanical Technology Associate Degree is a 63–64 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

FLUID POWER SYSTEMS 1: FUNDAMENTALS 1.00
FLUID POWER SYSTEMS 2: FUNDAMENTALS OF PNEUMATICS 1.00
FLUID POWER SYSTEMS 3: DESIGN AND MAINTENANCE 1.00
AUTOCAD FOR TECHNICIANS 1.00
INDUSTRY WORKPLACE SAFETY 1.00
INTERPRETING ENGINEERING DRAWINGS 1.00
ELECTRICAL FABRICATION 1.00
INTRO TO MICROCONTROLLERS 1.00
INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY 1 - DIRECT CURRENT ELECTRICAL CHARACTERISTICS 1.00
INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY 2 - ALTERNATING CURRENT ELECTRICAL CHARACTERISTICS 1.00
GENERAL PHYSICS 1 4.00
COLLEGE ALGEBRA W/APPS 3.00
INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA W/APPS 4.00

Second Term

SOLIDWORKS 1 1.00
MACHINE CONTROL 1: LADDER LOGIC FUNDAMENTALS 1.00
MACHINE CONTROL 2: MOTOR AND ACTUATOR CONTROL 1.00
MACHINE CONTROL 3: SENSORS AND MACHINE SAFETY 1.00
MECHANICAL SYSTEMS 1: BASIC MACHINE COMPONENTS 1.00
MECHANICAL SYSTEMS 2: POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS 1.00
INDUSTRIAL MOTORS 1: ELECTRIC MOTORS 1.00
INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY 3 - ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS AND DEVICES 1.00
INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY 4 - ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS 1.00
COLLEGE PHYSICS 2 3.00
INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY 3.00
PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS 3.00

Third Term

INTRODUCTION TO MACHINE SHOP 2.00
ROBOT APPLICATIONS 1: FUNDAMENTALS OF ROBOTIC CONTROL 1.00
ROBOTIC APPLICATIONS 2: ROBOTIC SYSTEM COMPONENTS AND SOFTWARE 1.00
ROBOTIC APPLICATIONS 3: AUTOMATED ROBOT CONTROL SYSTEMS INTERFACING 1.00
INDUSTRIAL MOTORS 2: DC/AC VARIABLE SPEED MOTOR DRIVES 1.00
SERVO SYSTEMS 1: FUNDAMENTALS OF INDUSTRIAL CONTROL SYSTEMS 1.00
SERVO SYSTEMS 2: MOTION CONTROL SYSTEMS 1.00
SERVO SYSTEMS 3: ADVANCED POSITION CONTROL AND INTEGRATION 1.00
PLC 1: PLC FUNDAMENTALS AND BIT BASED INSTRUCTIONS 1.00
PLC 2: TIMERS, COUNTERS AND PROGRAM CONTROL 1.00
PLC 3: DATA, MATH, SEQUENCER AND SHIFT INSTRUCTIONS 1.00
INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY 5 - ADVANCED ELECTRICAL CHARACTERISTICS 1.00
INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY 6 - ADVANCED DIGITAL CONCEPTS 1.00
ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION 3.00

Fourth Term

INTRODUCTION TO WELDING 2.00
ELECTROMECHANICAL PROJECTS 3.00
PLC 4: ADVANCED INSTRUCTIONS AND PROGRAMMING 1.00
PLC 5: INDUSTRIAL NETWORKING 1.00
PLC 6: PLC, PAC AND PC AUTOMATION INTEGRATION 1.00
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION 3.00
ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 3.00
INTRODUCTION TO DIVERSITY STUDIES 3.00
INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY 3.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Transfer Information

The following transfer guides executed in partnership with post-secondary institutions are based on articulation agreements and are a guide to provide an easy way to understand how credits transfer.

School Name Degree Name
Colorado State University-Global Campus B.S. in Project Management
Colorado State University-Global Campus B.S. in Business Management
Minnesota State University-Moorhead B.S. in Operations Management
Siena Heights University Bachelor of Applied Science
UW Oshkosh BS in Electrical Engineering Technology
University of Phoenix B.S. in Management/Manufacturing Sector
UW Green Bay Electrical Engineering Technology
UW Stout Engineering Technology Electrical
Marian University Technology Education

Admissions Process

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Documentation can be sent via email to admissions@ntc.edu, via mail, addressed to: Northcentral Technical College, ATTN: Admissions, 1000 W. Campus Drive, Wausau, WI 54401, or delivered in person to any NTC campus.

  • High school transcript indicating a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above. Contact the high school you attended if you do not have a copy of your transcript.
  • ACT composite score of 18 or above. Request an ACT College Report from ACT or contact the high school you graduated from if you do not have a copy on hand.
  • Accuplacer scores of 47 or above in math, 74 or above in reading, and 79 or above in sentence skills. If you did not take the Accuplacer at NTC, contact the college at which you took it to obtain a copy of your scores.
  • College transcript indicating a cumulative GPA of 2.5 over a minimum of 12 credits, earned at a single college.

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