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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

ElectroMechanical Maintenance Technician

Technical Diploma  |  31-620-3

Start Dates: August and January

Effective: August 2023

First Semester

Course #Course TitleCreditsPrerequisites/Comments

605-118Basic Electronics with Digital2Program studentDC and AC circuit analysis from an Automation Engineering perspective. Topics covered include Ohm's Law, Watt's Law, series and parallel circuits. Fundamentals of digital circuits. Emphasis will be placed on troubleshooting and measurement of circuit parameters.

606-185Blueprint Reading1This course is designed with an emphasis on electromechanical technology related to automation, design, and manufacturing technology. Topics include orthographic projection and sketching, pictorial drawings, standard line types, title blocks, dimensioning, tolerancing, surface texture, threads, gearing design, section views, materials of the trade, computer-aided drafting (CAD), and computer automation used in manufacturing.

612-101Related Fluid Power2Overview of basic components, applications, and circuitry involved in hydraulics and pneumatics. Lecture and lab experiences involving pumps, valves, cylinders, fluids, and conditioners; basic theory and circuitry.

620-101Automated Processes2Electromechanical systems and processes used in modern manufacturing facilities. An overview of the manufacturing environment and the role of the electromechanical technician in that environment.

620-155Industrial Electronics I2Concepts of basic industrial control electronics. Fundamentals of ladder logic and control wiring. Reading and interpreting ladder logic, wiring diagrams, and one-line diagrams used in industry. Using Actrix Technical by Auto Desk to create ladder logic for applications. The importance of using wire numbers and wire color codes in accordance with NFPA 79 (National Fire Protection Association) standards. The students will work with and gain knowledge of the following components: transformers, power supplies, fuses, disconnect switches, circuit breakers, relays, solenoids, pressure switches, limit switches, timers, latching relays, push buttons, and selector switches.

620-193Electronic Software Applic2Consists of an introduction to computer software applications used in the Automation Engineering field. Topics include an introduction to the following software: AutoCAD Electrical, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.

804-113College Technical Math 1A3Designed for the students who are preparing for a technical career, this course covers a variety of algebraic topics. These include solving linear, quadratic, and rational equations; measurement systems; formula rearrangement; solving systems of equations; percent; proportions; and operations on polynomials. Emphasis will be on the application of skills to technical problems. Successful completion of College Technical Math 1A and College Technical Math 1B is the equivalent of College Technical Math 1.


Second Semester

Course #Course TitleCreditsPrerequisites/Comments

605-136Electronic Control Devices2Program student; 605-107 or 605-118Electronic circuits and digital electronics from an Automation Engineering perspective. Topics covered include electronic switching and isolation devices. Emphasis will be placed on installation considerations, compatibility with other devices and troubleshooting.

620-135PLC Introduction2620-155Principles of programmable logic controllers (PLCs) including programming the PLCs, creating basic ladder logic circuits containing basic logic functions, timers, counters, and sequencers. Emphasis is on basic PLC functions to assist one in servicing and troubleshooting PLC controlled equipment. The Allen Bradley PLC 5/03 and Micrologix family of PLCs are used. May get instructor approval instead of taking prerequisite(s).

620-144Applied EM Machine Principles2Basics of power transmission equipment operation, maintenance, and repair as applied to industrial machines, robots, and manufacturing line systems.

620-156Industrial Electronics II2620-155In-depth concepts of industrial control and power circuits. Counters, temperature controllers, forward and reversing motor starters, contactors and frequency drives. 3-phase AC motors, single-phase, split-phase AC motors, and DC motors. Mounting and wiring of PLCs, designing control systems for easy maintenance, industrial data communication, and quality control. Design, wire, and document control and power circuits to solve application problems.

631-109Industrial Internet of Things2620-193 or concurrentThis course examines the personal computer and associated networks as it applies to the industrial environment. Computer architecture, hardware requirements and limitations, and troubleshooting are emphasized, as are the networking requirements to maintain information flow between the production floor and the business administrative functions.

801-136English Composition 13This course is designed for learners to develop knowledge and skills in all aspects of the writing process. Planning, organizing, writing, editing, and revising are applied through a variety of activities. Students will analyze audience and purpose, use elements of research and format documents using standard guidelines. Individuals will develop critical reading skills through analysis of various written documents.



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Minimum Program Credits Required: 27

2.0 Minimum Program Cumulative GPA Required for Graduation
If a student does not enroll in any courses at CVTC for two or more consecutive semesters, the student will be required to reapply with Admissions. Students must abide by any changes in admission requirements and degree requirements.

Updated: 10/18/2023 12:08 p.m.  |  Printed: 12/8/2023 3:00 a.m.

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