Is This Occupation 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.
- Associate degree, requiring a minimum of two years to complete.
- Day and evening classes.
- High school articulation courses accepted.
- Financial aid available.
- Classes start in January and August.
At the completion of the program, students are expected to be able to:
- Set up and operate equipment or systems to ensure reliable performance.
- Install, remove, and relocate equipment and systems as directed.
- Troubleshoot, repair, and update manufacturing equipment.
- Perform preventative maintenance.
- Perform safety inspection.
- Select and order required parts and materials using parts list, catalogs, and standard books
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.
Because of industry's continuing expansion of and reliance on automation and computerization, Electro-Mechanical Technology continues to be one of the fastest growing career fields of the decade. Graduates can choose from a variety of interesting, challenging and financially rewarding career opportunities in virtually any industry that you can name. Recent graduates of the Electro-Mechanical Technology program are employed in a diverse range of industries and occupations including: field service technician, residential and industrial electrician, industrial maintenance mechanic, wind turbine technician, technical sales representative, research and development technician, dairy automation technician, and public utilities technician.