Major ID: 401A
Program Start Dates: Fall or Spring Semester
Electromechanical systems, also referred to as mechatronics, is a high demand field that integrates electronics, mechanics, hydraulics, pneumatics, and computer control systems to create new and improved automated manufacturing production systems. This program is designed for people who are interested in industrial maintenance, process set up, installation, and upgrades.
Electromechanical Systems moves beyond simply cross-training employees, as the discipline recognizes that individuals need to be trained in five areas: mechanical, electrical, fluid power, process control, and industrial programming.
Students should have an interest and aptitude in math, science, and problem solving. Good eyesight and color vision are important.
The Electromechanical Systems program prepares students for careers requiring specialized skills in electricity, electronics, instrumentation, programmable logic controllers, microprocessors, automation and robotics. Students will become multi-skilled technicians capable of solving the many complex problems of manufacturing automation. Students will be prepared for a wide variety of careers including: Instrument Technician, Electrical Technician, Electromechanical Technician, Robotics Technician, Electronics Mechanic, Machine Repair & Maintenance, Motor Installer, Instrumentation Calibration Technician, Industrial Programmer, PLC Programmer, and Field Service.
These jobs are found in a wide range of fields including: electrical utilities, oil refineries, water treatment, waste water treatment, manufacturing plants, chemical, medical, electronics, agriculture, biotechnology and automotive industries.
- Demonstrate business and management skills necessary to move into a lead technician position.
- Build various systems that will harness mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic power.
- Program using multiple, industry specific, languages.
- Build various electric, pneumatic, and hydraulic circuits.
This program was designed with the nontraditional student in mind. The core technical classes are delivered in a hybrid program which means that the course work is delivered online and students coming in to complete lab work.
Additional Program Requirements/Costs
- Student must attend orientation.
- Textbooks are required the first day of class. Visit saintpaulcollegebookstore.com for textbook information.
- Students are responsible for having their own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to participate in the labs.