42-Credit Career Pathway Certificate
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.
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.