The most advanced machine is nothing with out an adequate power system and proper controls. Students studying at MTC to become Electro-Mechanical Technicians learn how to design and test basic power and control systems, as well as troubleshoot and repair failed systems and mechanical components.
This particular training option is referred to as an Associate of Technical Study degree, or ATS. ATS plans are created when a student has a unique employment objective that isn’t a ‘‘perfect match’’ for an existing MTC academic program. ATS programs combine courses and training from two or more programs to meet students’ specific needs.
The Electro-Mechanical Technology is an established amalgam of engineering, business, and IT training. Established ATS programs are called OPTION I. Students requiring a truly unique career pathway may choose to develop an OPTION II program. This option requires a separate application and meeting with your advisor and/or appropriate academic personnel. Guidelines and a worksheet for selecting your courses, and an application form for the program, are available from the Office of Admission.
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- analyze, interpret and troubleshoot DC and AC electric circuits
- analyze and troubleshoot electro-mechanical circuits used in automation
- interpret electrical and mechanical diagrams and apply engineering principles to actual mechanical design situations
- use the appropriate tools and instruments to analyze electrical and mechanical systems
- select, construct, install, analyze and troubleshoot various DC and AC motor and power and control circuits used for various applications in industry
- create, update, and interpret mechanical and electrical drawings and details using appropriate CAD software
- program, interface and troubleshoot systems controlled by programmable logic controllers
- utilize data analysis techniques for process analysis and improvement
- demonstrate fundamental knowledge of CNC programming
- follow required mechanical, electrical and environmental safety procedures
- practice the 5S approach for visual order, organization, cleanliness and standardization
- work both independently and as an integral part of a technical team
- produce concise correspondence, reports, instructions, and proposals that will be effective in a technical work setting
- independently maintain and improve upon both technical skill level and knowledge of current technology
- communicate effectively with customers, suppliers, and co-workers
To apply for acceptance into the Electro-Mechanical Technology ATS program at MTC, applicants must have:
- Completed and submitted the MTC Application for Admission and nonrefundable application fee.
- Provided official final high school transcript (or GED results) and college transcripts (if applicable) with posted graduation date or passing GED results.
- Completed the MTC Application for Financial Aid and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (optional).
- Successful completion of the Basic Skills Assessment (COMPASS) and Technology Skills Test is required. Any college foundation courses recommended by COMPASS results are also required.
- COMPASS math score of 41 or above is required to take the first algebra course in the engineering program.
Transfer students to MTC must qualify in accordance with current admission criteria.
If required, Foundation Courses are available to help you meet any specialized program admission requirements.