Electromechanics, also referred to as mechatronics, is a new and rapidly growing field that integrates electronics, mechanics, pneumatics, hydraulics, and computer control systems to create new and improved automated manufacturing production systems. This program is designed for people who are interested in plant maintenance (troubleshooting & repair), process set up, installation, and commissioning.
Electromechanical Systems move beyond simply cross-training employees, as the discipline recognizes that individuals need to be equally trained in five areas: mechanical, electrical, fluid power, process control/programmable logic controllers (PLC) and computer software and hardware to maintain, troubleshoot and repair highly sophisticated, automated systems.
Students/electricians that previously acquired a diploma/AAS degree in the study of electricity may transfer in credits toward the Electromechanical Systems diploma. Students should have an interest and aptitude in applied algebra, trigonometry, drawing and science. Good eyesight and color vision are important.
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