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.
- 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.
Admission and Program Requirements
- Submit Application and $30 Application Fee
- Submit High School Transcripts, College Transcripts, and Test Scores to: Southwest Tech, Attn: Admissions, 1800 Bronson Blvd, Fennimore, WI 53809
- 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! Send test scores and/or transcripts to the address above.
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:
- 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.