Electromechanical Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree

2012-2013 academic year

You can earn an associate of applied science degree in electromechanical technology. Note that not all courses for each program can be offered every semester.

You will need to successfully complete a minimum of 78 Credit Hours.


Required Core Courses

Core 65 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ELMC 1010 Fundamentals of Electricity
This course covers the fundamentals of electrical theory, including electrical components and their effects on AC and DC circuits. The students will study electrical measurements with emphasis on circuit analysis using Ohm's law, circuit testing equipment, and the use of other instruments.
3
ELMC 1020 Fundamentals of Electricity Lab
Practical application of safely testing components and circuitry, proper use of electrical test equipment, and diagnosing circuitry using circuit diagrams.
2
ELMC 1030 Orientation and Safety
This course covers the basic lockout-tagout, electrical hazards such as arc flash and arc blast and an individual's role in safety programs.
2
ELMC 1050 Introduction to Machining and Welding
This course covers machining operations in the use of lathes, milling, surface grinding, cutting, drilling, and tapping. Welding and cutting operations include set up, safety habits, and the use of various welding and cutting equipment.
1
ELMC 1060 Introduction to Machining and Welding Lab
Experience in industrial welding and machining processes. Includes milling, grinding, cutting, drilling and tapping procedures. Welding, cutting and safe equipment practices are also included.
2
ELMC 1070 Automation Fundamentals
The coverage of fundamental personal computer system, terminology, operation, and the introduction of computer software applications. Software applications cover the basics of word processing, spreadsheet, and computer-aided drawing.
3
ELMC 1090 Mechanical Matter and Energy
This course will provide the student with a comprehensive presentation of the basic concepts and principles of general algebra based physics. The student will achieve a generalized understanding of the concepts and principles that form the basis of manufacturing. The student will also develop skills in formulating and applying physical principles based on data and use scientific reasoning to solve real-world problems.
3
ELMC 1110 Motor Control
The study of various circuits and controls commonly used to control electrical motors and the techniques used to troubleshoot these circuits and controls.
2
ELMC 1120 Motor Control Lab
Construct and troubleshoot various motor control circuits utilizing different switch and relay components.
2
ELMC 1150 Introduction to Mechanics
This course is an introduction to the form and function of mechanical systems. The emphasis for this course will be on power transmission, lubrication, safety procedures, maintenance, and repair of mechanical equipment and systems.
3
ELMC 1160 Introduction to Mechanics Lab
Practical application of power transmission devices, lubrication practices, safety, maintenance, and repair of mechanical equipment.
3
ELMC 1170 Total Quality Management
This course examines concepts, tools, and techniques used in the management and measurement of quality, productivity, and competitiveness in an industrial environment. Topics include total quality control and management, employee involvement in quality, team building for quality, quality circles, relation between quality, productivity and competitiveness, and statistical process control. The course also emphasizes the development of decision-making skills through consultation with local organizations and industry personnel.
2
ELMC 1290 Job Search and Employment
A basic course in the study of the qualifications and operations of the cooperative internship program. Also includes the location and research of a prospective business or company, the developing of a cover letter and resume for a position and preparing for an interview with an employer.
1
ELMC 1300 Cooperative Internship I
Work-study program for in-depth instruction on the job in industry. The college provides both vocational and related instruction before and during this work-study period, including seminars directly related to the work experience. These experiences are planned and supervised by the college and employers so that each contributes to the student's education and employability.
8
ELMC 2010 Introduction to Automated Controls
The student shall study various machine control systems that utilize a programmable logic controller as the system controller. The student will write numerous ladder programs to be used with these PLC's.
2
ELMC 2020 Introduction to Automated Controls Lab
The student shall construct and program various industrial control systems utilizing various programmable logic controllers.
2
ELMC 2030 Motor Repair
A practical course on the theory, operation, and construction of electric motors and generators including repair of AC and DC motors.
2
ELMC 2040 Motor Repair Lab
Practical application of safety practices used in motor repair. Experience in motor repair and trouble-shooting procedures on AC and DC motors using proper tools and testing equipment.
1
ELMC 2050 Fluid Fundamentals
The study of fluid characteristics, the operations of valves, pumps and cylinders, and the basic steps in hydraulic troubleshooting.
2
ELMC 2060 Fluid Fundamentals Lab
Practical application in the safe use of high pressure hydraulic fluids. Students will also work as a team to draw and construct a simple hydraulic circuit, analyze a hydraulic system and demonstrate the use of flow control components.
2
ELMC 2070 Machine Repair
This course will focus on machines used as part of industrial manufacturing processes and in materials handling. It will provide the student an overview of machine operation and maintenance. The student will study continuous, intermittent, and custom systems.
2
ELMC 2080 Machine Repair Lab
This course will focus on building and automating simple machines. The students will automate machines using control relays and then replace control relays with PLCs and sensors to increase machine efficiency. Students will demonstrate trouble-shooting techniques for fault isolation.
2.5
ELMC 2110 Control Systems
The student will study various industrial control systems that utilize advanced electrical components and devices such as sensors, relays, switches and controllers.
3
ELMC 2120 Control Systems Lab
Demonstrate safe working habits when installing system controllers and remote sensing devices in control systems, as well as program and trouble-shooting PLC systems design.
2.5
ELMC 2150 Solid State Fundamentals
The basic study of the use of solid state devices in the control and measurement of electricity.
4
ELMC 2170 Electromechanical Systems
The study of manufacturing systems and how each system interacts with various connecting systems.
1
ELMC 2190 Electromechanical Systems Lab
Student will identify which computer protocol to use in setting up network communications, follow trouble-shooting procedures using a computer, and demonstrate set-up of a variable frequency drive for network communications and motor controls in a safe work environment.
2

Required General Education Courses

Behavioral Science 2 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
PSYC 1000 Human Relations
Exposure to practical information from psychology for use in everyday human relations and to improve communication skills.
2

Combination of Oral and Written Communication 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ENGL 1050 Career Composition
Development of both oral and written communicative skills essential to career areas. Includes business letters, job applications, and analyzing and writing of technical reports.
3

Mathematics 6 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
MATH 1020 Applied Mathematics I
Begins development of math skills for success in specific vocational and technical fields with major emphasis on problem solving through numerical methods using a scientific calculator and graphing. The major topics include numeration and operations, measurement, number representation, and formulas. Designed for students in building construction, drafting, electrician, industrial maintenance, utility line, and welding or machinist.
3
MATH 1060 Applied Mathematics II
Continuation of MATH 1020 developing skills in algebra, geometry, and trigonometry for success in specific vocational and technical fields. Numerical methods presented in MATH 1020 are supplemented by geometric methods. Use of a scientific calculator still plays a prominent role in the course. The topics to be covered include algebraic operations and properties, equations and formulas, graphing, geometry and constructions, and trigonometry.
3

Social Science 2 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ECON 1010 Personal and Business Finance
Covers the basic principles needed for effective personal and business finance management, including the practical applications of budgeting, credit, insurance, taxes, along with business overhead, break-even analysis, and return on investment.
2

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