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Catalog 2023-2024 
Catalog 2023-2024

Electromechanical Automation Systems Associate of Applied Science Degree

Location(s): In Person

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Program Overview

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.

Career Opportunities

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.

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate business and management skills necessary to move into a lead technician position.
  2. Build various systems that will harness mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic power.
  3. Program using multiple, industry specific, languages.
  4. Build various electric, pneumatic, and hydraulic circuits.

Program Faculty

Travis Schachtner 651.403.4163

Cory Stammer 651.403.4163

Program Delivery

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 for textbook information.
  • Students are responsible for having their own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to participate in the labs.

Program Requirements

Certain classes must be taken concurrently and certain classes are prerequisites to other classes.

Subtotal: 44 Credits

General Education/MnTC Requirements

Refer to the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) Course List  for each Goal Area

  • Goal 1: Communication 7 Credits

ENGL 1711 - Composition 1  4 Credits
COMM 17XX  - 3 Credits

  • Goal 3 or Goal 4 3 Credits

Goal 3: Natural Sciences
Goal 4: Mathematical/Logical Reasoning

  • Goal 5: History, Social Science, and Behavioral Sciences 3 Credits
  • Goal 6: Humanities and Fine Arts 3 Credits

General Education Requirements: 16 Credits

Course Sequence

This course sequence is recommended for a full-time student; however, this sequence is not required. Students should consult with the Program Advisor each semester.

Not all courses are offered each semester.

Total Semester Credits: 16

Total Semester Credits: 16

Total Semester Credits: 12

Fourth Semester

  • 4 Credits
  • Goal 1: COMM 17XX 3 Credits
  • Goal 3 or Goal 4 3 Credits
  • Goal Area 5 3 Credits
  • Goal Area 6 3 Credits

Total Semester Credits: 16

Any Semester

General Education requirement courses may be taken before, after or concurrently with the EMEC courses.

General Education Requirements: 16 Credits

Total Program Credits: 60

Information is subject to change. This Program Requirements Guide is not a contract.

Minimum Program Entry Requirements
Students entering this program must meet the following minimum program entry requirements:

Reading: Score of 240+ or grade of “C” or better in READ 0721  or READ 0724  or EAPP 0860  

Writing: Score of 240+ or grade of “C” or better in ENGL 0921  or EAPP 0870  

Arithmetic: Score of 237+ or grade of “C” or better in MATH 0745  

Assessment Results and Prerequisites: Students admitted into Saint Paul College programs may need to complete additional courses based on assessment results and course prerequisite requirements. Certain MATH, READ, and ENGL courses have additional prerequisites.

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