Associate of Applied Science Degree in
Program of Study Summary
Academic Program Inventory Title/s:
A.A.S. in Electromechanical Technology
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The Electromechanical Technology A.A.S. prepares students for careers in manufacturing companies as multi-craft, industrial facility, machinery maintenance, and repair technicians. The curriculum integrates electrical and mechanical elements, including print reading, fluid power applications, mechanical power transmission, industrial electricity, AC and DC motors, and programmable logic controllers (PLCs). In addition, courses place emphasis on safety, teamwork, communication skills, and efficient work practices as well as critical thinking skills for inquiry and analysis, assimilation of facts and knowledge, and problem solving.
This is a technical degree designed for immediate employment in advanced manufacturing and is not designed for transfer although some 4-year institutions may accept part of the coursework toward the bachelor degree.
- Identify, analyze, install, and troubleshoot electronic circuit parameters for the operation and control of general electrical components, motors, alternators, generators, and transformers.
- Calculate and measure electrical parameters using test instruments and troubleshoot common electrical problems likely to be encountered in a typical DC or AC circuit.
- Install, repair, maintain, and troubleshoot industrial control systems.
- The ability to demonstrate and adhere to industry standard safety practices
- Upon completion of the program, all students will demonstrate effective communication and presentation techniques, as well as critical thinking skills for inquiry and analysis, assimilation of facts and knowledge, and problem solving.
Professional Accrediting Bodies:
The Association for Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)
State Agency/Entity Oversight: None
Applicable Certification/License or Industry-recognized Certificates to be Awarded: None
Articulation with Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology (TCAT):
It is projected that credit through prior learning assessment can be earned from the following TCAT programs: Industrial Electricity, Industrial Maintenance, and Electromechanical (New proposed name: Mechanical Maintenance Electrical and Instrumentation–Athens TCAT).
Curriculum: 60 - 63 standard semester credit hours (which may include a mandatory freshman orientation course).