Electro-Mechanical Technology 

Career Pathway Certificate: 42 credits. Advising Guide

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.

Program Outcomes

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

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


  • MTH 65 Beginning Algebra (4 credits) completed with a “B” or better or equivalent placement
  • WR 115 Introduction to Expository Writing (4 credits) or IRW 115 Critical Reading and Writing (5 credits) or equivalent placement. 

Course Map

Sequence shown is a recommended plan for full-time enrollment. Scheduling requirements may prevent all courses from being offered every term. Students must meet with an academic advisor to map their specific degree plan.

Course  Credits
EET 111 Electrical Circuit Analysis 1 5 credits
MEC 123 Industrial Mechanical Systems  5 credits
SAF 188 Industrial Safety and OSHA 10 1 credit
WR 121 or WR 121Z Composition I 4 credits
Total  15 credits

Course  Credits
EET 112 Electrical Circuit Analysis 2 5 credits
EET 180 Industrical Computing  3 credits
MEC 120 Hydraulics and Pneumatics 5 credits
CG 209 Job Finding Skills  1 credit
Total  14 credits

Course  Credits
EET 113 Electrical Circuit Analysis 3 5 credits
EET 141 Motor Control  5 credits
MEC 124 Mechatronic Systems in Advanced Manufacturing  3 credits
Total 13 credits

Credit Summary  
Requirements Credits
Electronics Engineering Technology (EET) 23
Mechanical Systems (MEC) 13
College Guidance & Success (CG) 1
Safety (SAF) 1
Writing (WR) 4