This associate's degree in Electromechanical Maintenance Technology prepares students for a wide variety of employment opportunities in commercial and industrial settings. The major emphasizes skills and knowledge in troubleshooting and repair of electrical/electronic and mechanical equipment. Specialized course work will include programmable logic control and its use in commercial and industrial applications.
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About the curriculum
View the classes you will be attending in the College Catalog.
Graduates of the Electromechanical Maintenance Technology (MT) major can elect to continue their education in the four-year Building Automation Technology (BBT) major without loss of credits. Electromechanical Maintenance Technology (MT) grads can also elect to begin employment while working on course requirements for the four-year degree.
Electrical maintenance technician in commercial and industrial settings such as utilities, hospitals, schools, and manufacturing facilities; building superintendent and maintenance supervisory positions.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for electrical and electronics repairers, commercial and industrial equipment was $57,190 in May 2017. The top 10 percent earned more than $82,080.
Industries with the highest published employment for this occupation are:
|Industry||Employment||Hourly mean wage||Annual mean wage|
|Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)||8,810||$30.34||$63,100|
|Building Equipment Contractors||4,150||$25.08||$52,160|
|Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only)||3,500||$26.55||$55,230|
|Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing||3,190||$29.23||$60,800|
|Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance||2,990||$26.27||$54,650|
Statistics reported in May 2017
This major is subject to the transfer standards established by the College. Exceptions must be approved by the school dean.
Tools, Uniforms & Supplies
Students in the Electromechanical Maintenance Technology (MT) major are required to purchase their own personal tools. Not all tools are necessary initially, faculty will identify what tools are required the first day of class. Therefore students are advised not to purchase new tools before meeting with faculty. Please direct any tool list questions to the School office.
Uniforms and tools are available for purchase through The College Store.
Clubs & Activities
Construction Management Association (CMA)
Penn College Construction Association (PCCA)
Sigma Lambda Chi
SkillsUSA Champions at Work
Electrical Technology Advisory Committee
- Mr. James E Beamer, Business Manager, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
- Jayce Bell, Senior Controls Engineering Manager, First Quality Products
- Mr. John M DuBois, Lead Maintenance Specialist/Project Leader, General Electric Power & Water
- Adam Feather, Project Engineer, Trane
- Mr. Gary Gable, President, Paul Gable & Sons Electric, Inc.
- Mr. Jay Gable, Vice President, Paul Gable & Sons Electrical Contractors
- Mr. David Kranz, Owner/Electrical Inspector, Kranz Inspection Service
- Mr. Ken Kryder, Electronics Instructor, Keystone Central School District
- Mr. Randy Schreckengast, CME, Energy Performance Engineer, Johnson Controls
- Mr. Adam J Yoder, Account Executive, Johnson Controls
Advisory committees, which act as recommending bodies to the faculty and administration, consist of in-field professionals who act as partners in the development of curriculum. Their curricular and equipment advice as well as their industry connections and internship opportunities are invaluable to our students and to the growth of our institution.