Career Description

The Electro-Mechanical Technology program provides a solid foundation in automated electronic technologies preparing students to work as technicians in a broad range of industries: wind, solar, hydropower, avionics manufacturing, food and beverage manufacturing, engineering, and others. Electro-mechanical technicians perform a variety of job duties:

  • operate and maintain equipment
  • perform mechanical and electrical component repair to correct malfunctions following manufacturing requirements
  • comply with project environmental health and safety programs
  • perform preventative maintenance in accordance with OEM maintenance manuals

Electro-mechanical technicians use electrical and electronic theory to design, build, repair, calibrate, and modify components, circuitry controls, and machinery.

Course of Study

This program prepares students for employment in electro-mechanical technology fields. This industry seeks employees with skills in electrical engineering, electronics, mechanics, and motor controls. The Electro-Mechanical Technology career pathway certificate is fully contained in the Associate of Applied Science: Electro-Mechanical Technology degree, and, as such, all coursework in the certificate may be applied to completion of the AAS degree. Dual-credit alignment exists at Hood River Valley High School for MEC 123.

Students must also meet general certificate requirements.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

  • Qualify for employment in the electro-mechanical field as entry-level operators.
  • Assist technicians with the repair, servicing, and manufacturing of electro-mechanical systems by applying basic knowledge of electrical, electronic, mechanical, and hydraulic/pneumatic concepts.
  • Communicate effectively both at the individual level and within team settings.
  • Qualify for employment in the high-tech field as electronics technicians.