The Electromechanical Technology degree prepares students for careers in electrical and electronic fields that require skilled technicians capable of dealing with rapid changes in technology.
Program emphasis is placed on providing a solid theoretical background in electricity and electronics balanced with industrial control technologies. The Electromechanical Technology Program works with and is approved by the State of Maine Electrician’s Examination Board to meet examination requirements. It is the responsibility of students to apply for a Helpers license at the start of the ELT program.
FIVE MAJOR CONTENT AREAS OF PROGRAM STUDY:
- Electricity and Industrial Controls
Students learn how to read schematic diagrams and follow National Electrical Code standards in connecting devices and motor controls
- Digital and Analog Electronics
Students become skilled in the use of test instruments, digital and analog circuitry, microprocessors and computers
- Process Control and Measurement
Students study pressure, temperature, level, analytical and flow measurement concepts that are implemented to produce feedback control loop systems
- Robotics and Automation
Students use personal computers to program and control industrial robotic arms and program intelligent controls such as A-C frequency drives and programmable Controllers
Students study data communication and networking.
EARNING YOUR JOURNEYMAN LICENSE:
The state allows graduates of the Electromechanical A.A.S. to sit for the Journeyman exam if they also have 45 hours in the current NEC (ELT-117). It is the intent that students do so within one year after graduation. Students will have earned 4000 hours of experience upon graduation from the ELT program, but still need additional hours of experience to apply for a license. After passing the exam, they can apply for a Journeyman in Training license when they have 2000 additional hours of licensed work experience. They can also apply for a Journeyman license after they have 4000 additional hours of licensed work experience.
GRADUATES MAY PURSUE CAREERS AS:
- Electromechanical technicians
- Electrical/electronic technicians
- Electricians assistants
- Engineering assistants
- Instrument technicians
- Maintenance technicians
- Robotic technicians
- Computer technicians