Columbia Gorge Community College's technician training program has undergone a progression of transformations over the last sixteen years as the college responds to workforce training needs in the region. What started as the Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) program in 2001, evolved into the Renewable Energy Technology (RET) program in 2007 and now to the Electro-Mechanical (EM-Tech) program in 2017.
The Electro-Mechanical Technology (EM-Tech) program offers premier workforce training through a 9-month Certificate and/or a 2-year Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. This nationally-recognized program prepares students to work with automated electronic technologies in a variety of industries, including renewable energy, advanced manufacturing, unmanned aircraft systems and engineering.
Students continue to practice tower climbing, working in a confined space, and rescue techniques in the program for jobs in wind energy and other technician jobs that require climbing. The climbing tower on the The Dalles Campus is an essential part of the first-year curriculum.
The Electro-Mechanical field is seeing rapid growth in technology, creating jobs which will require highly skilled workers over the next two decades. Building on a solid foundation in math, our students learn in a rigorous, hands-on environment and are well-prepared to tackle the challenges of technology-focused industries. EM-Tech graduates work for a variety of agencies and companies such as Bonneville Power Administration, Portland General Electric, Cloudcap Technology, Insitu, Cardinal Glass, Intel, Hewlett Packard and many different wind farm companies.
|EET 111||DC Circuits||5|
|EET 112||AC Circuits||5|
|EET 113||AC Power||5|
|EET 141||Motor Control||5|
|EET 219||Programmable Logic Controllers||3|
|EET 221||Semiconductor Devices and Circuits||5|
|EET 222||Operational Amplifier Circuits||5|
|EET 242||Microcontroller Systems||5|
|EET 251||Digital Electronics 1: Programmable Logic Devices||5|
|EET 252||Digital Electronics 2: Programmable Logic Devices||5|
|EET 273||Electronic Control Systems||3|
|MEC 120||Fluid Power and Electrical Control of Fluid Power Systems||5|
|MEC 123||Industrial Mechanical Systems||5|
|RET 101||Introduction to Wind Turbine Operations||2|
|RET 223||Power Generation||5|
|SAF 188||Industrial Safety and OSHA 10||2|
|UAS 101||Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems||4|
|Suzanne Burd||Community Education Coordinator/EM-Tech Program Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org||(541) 506-6123|
|Mike Davis||EM-Tech Adjunct Facultyemail@example.com|
|Mary Kramer||Dean of Career and Technical Education & Pre-Collegefirstname.lastname@example.org||(541) 506-6033|
|Tom Lieurance||Electro-Mechanical Technology Instructoremail@example.com||(541) 506-6175|
|Jim Pytel||Electro-Mechanical Technology Instructorfirstname.lastname@example.org||(541) 506-6000|
|Chris Spengler||Electro-Mechanical Technology Instructoremail@example.com||(541) 506-6181|