Program Description

The Electromechanical Technology Associate Degree program provides the learner with 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.

Approximate Cost

$12,272
Tuition: $10276 , Books: $1996

Starting Salary

$33,280–$46,654
Average, based on the NTC Graduate Outcomes Report

Financial Aid

Available

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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
70-80%
at Antigo
70-80%
at Medford
70-80%
at Phillips
20-30%
at Spencer
20-30%
at Wittenberg
20-30%
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:

  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician
  • Electrical and Instrumentation Technician
  • Electrical Maintenance Technician
  • Electrical Sales

Courses

The Electromechanical Technology Associate Degree is a 60-61 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
INDUSTRY WORKPLACE SAFETY 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 101 1.00
AUTOCAD FOR TECHNICIANS 1.00
AUTOCAD ELECTRICAL 1.00
INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA W/APPS 4.00
COLLEGE ALGEBRA W/APPS 3.00

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
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION 3.00
ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 3.00

Third Term

INTRODUCTION TO MACHINE SHOP 2.00
ROBOTIC APPLICATIONS 1: FUNDAMENTALS OF ROBOTIC CONTROL 1.00
ROBOTIC APPLICATIONS 2: ROBOTIC SYSTEM COMPONENTS AND SOFTWARE 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
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
ELECTROMECHANICAL TROUBLESHOOTING 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 1.00
ELECTROMECHANICAL PROJECTS 3.00
SERVO SYSTEMS 3: ADVANCED POSITION CONTROL AND INTEGRATION 1.00
PLC 4: ADVANCED INSTRUCTIONS AND PROGRAMMING 1.00
PLC 5: INDUSTRIAL NETWORKING 1.00
PLC 6: PLC, PAC AND PC AUTOMATION INTEGRATION 1.00
INTRODUCTION TO DIVERSITY STUDIES 3.00
INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY 3.00
PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS 3.00
INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY 3.00

* College 101 (10-890-165) is not part of the program credit requirements but is a College Requirement for graduation that must be passed with a “C” or better. This requirement is effective for students beginning the program in Spring 2021 and beyond.

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Pathways

Pathways are a series of connected programs that enable you to advance over time to better jobs and higher levels of education and training. By earning one degree, you could also be completing several courses of a related program in a pathway, bringing you one step closer to an advanced degree.

If you begin with one of the following programs, you will earn significant credit towards this Electromechanical Technology Associate Degree:

Transfer Information

You can continue your education to earn a four-year degree in a variety of ways.

Program Transfer

The following transfer guides, executed in partnership with post-secondary institutions, are based on agreements that allow you to continue your program at another college.

School Name Degree Name
Michigan Tech University Electrical Engineering Technology
Minnesota State University - Moorhead B.S. in Operations Management
Northern Michigan University Electrical Engineering Technology
Siena Heights University Bachelor of Applied Science
UW Green Bay Electrical Engineering Technology
UW Oshkosh BS in Electrical Engineering Technology
UW Platteville Industrial Technology Management
UW Stout Engineering Technology Electrical

General Transfer

All associate degrees transfer to a variety of programs at other partner colleges to give you the opportunity to continue your education in other areas of study.

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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. Score requirements vary by program and version of the Accuplacer test that was taken. For more details, please contact Admissions. 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.

If you do not meet any one of the above criteria, don’t worry, complete the application anyway and we will contact you to discuss your options.

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