Is This Program for You?
Are you mechanically inclined and comfortable with computers? Do you have good math skills? Answering “yes” could mean that a rewarding career awaits you in the Electro-Mechanical field.
Students entering the Electro-Mechanical Technology program should:
- Have an interest in math and science.
- Enjoy problem solving.
- Think creatively.
- Enjoy working with their hands.
- Have good hand-eye coordination.
- Enjoy working with people.
- Have good communication skills.
- Are detail-oriented.
- Be interested in becoming an electrician.
- Associate degree, requiring a minimum of two years to complete.
- Classes are offered, daytime, face to face, and on campus.
- High school articulation courses accepted.
- Financial aid available.
- Classes start in January and August.
Admission and Program Requirements
- Submit Application and $30 Application Fee
- To make sure your classes are the right fit, we consider any previous college credit you've earned, Compass or ACT scores, high school GPA, or an assessment at your registration session. Submit High School Transcripts, College Transcripts, and Test Scores to: Southwest Tech, Attn: Admissions, 1800 Bronson Blvd, Fennimore, WI 53809
Helpful Academic Background
- Math and science
- Written and oral communications
- Electricity, electronics or mechanics
- This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
- Estimated cost for each semester can be found under the Curriculum tab. Please note that costs are approximate and are based on the current academic year.
- Please discuss additional fee questions with the program advisor or instructor.
Students must have eye wear protection (safety glasses with side shields or wrap around safety glasses over prescription glasses) and must meet OSHA Z87.1 or greater while they are conducting operations that are deemed hazardous in nature. These glasses can be purchased at the College Bookstore.
At the completion of the program, students are expected to be able to:
- Perform work safely
- Troubleshoot electrical and mechanical systems and devices
- Repair electrical and mechanical systems
- Communicate Technical Information
- Setup, Install, and Integrate electrical and mechanical systems and devices
Technical Skill Attainment (TSA)
This TSA scoring guide
will be used to document your attainment of technical program outcomes for the Electro-Mechanical Technology Degree.
To meet the requirements on the scoring guide, you will be asked to draw upon the skills and concepts that have been developed
throughout the program and are necessary for successful employment in your field. Results will be used to inspire continual
improvement of teaching and learning in Wisconsin Technical College System. In addition, this assessment will provide feedback to
you about your performance.
Recent graduates of the Electro-Mechanical Technology program are employed in a diverse range of industries and occupations. The list below contains just a few examples of opportunities in one of the fastest growing career fields.
Southwest Tech's Career Connections Center offers Services to assist students looking for job placement.
Credit for Prior Learning
Experience Pays! You've Been There... You've Done That... Let's See If You Can Get Credit For It!
Credit for prior learning gives you opportunities to earn credit for college-level knowledge that you have already acquired. This may be the result of work or volunteer experiences, certifications, apprenticeships, military training, extensive self-instruction, or professional development. Credit for Prior Learning affords you the opportunity to accelerate the completion of your educational goals.
For more information or to request Credit for Prior Learning see our Credit for Prior Learning page.
Electro-Mechanical Technology Courses that may have Credit for Prior Learning options: