Electromechanical Maintenance Technology (MT)

(Effective Fall 2016)

This major 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 includes programmable logic control and its use in commercial and industrial applications.

Career Opportunities

Electrical maintenance technician in commercial and industrial settings such as utilities, hospitals, schools, and manufacturing facilities; building superintendent and maintenance supervisory positions.

Recommended High School Subjects

Students entering this major should complete secondary courses in algebra, trigonometry, and science (physics recommended).

Special Equipment Needs

See the Tool List on the Electromechanical Maintenance Technology major web page.

Remediation Strategies

All entering students will be tested for English, math, and reading deficiencies. Students are expected to remediate any deficiencies as explained in the College Catalog (www.pct.edu/catalog/PlacementTesting.htm). Math placement requirement: level 3 or higher.

Transfer Procedures

This major is subject to the transfer standards established by the College (see http://www.pct.edu/catalog/TransferringCredits.htm ). Exceptions must be approved by the school dean.

Program Goals

A graduate of this major should be able to:

  • demonstrate safe work habits in performance of maintenance tasks.
  • use knowledge of troubleshooting techniques to identify and solve problems with electromechanical devices found in industry.
  • read blueprints, electrical and mechanical drawings; interpret related specifications.
  • demonstrate knowledge of electrical principles and laws; apply mathematical formulas to solve electrical problems in both direct and alternating current equipment and systems.
  • apply knowledge of electrical codes.
  • demonstrate knowledge of general and OSHA safety practices.
  • demonstrate basic skills in arc welding; oxy-acetylene welding and cutting; gas tungsten arc welding; gas metal arc welding.
  • communicate in both written and verbal forms to successfully interact with peers and subordinates.
  • write clear, concise, accurate technical reports.
  • work with others in a cooperative and team effort in the solution of maintenance problems.
  • use basic diagnostic and test equipment and measuring devices to analyze and problem solve.
  • demonstrate knowledge in programmable logic control (PLC) and motor control.
  • apply algebra and physics in the analysis and solution of maintenance problems.


First SemesterCredits
FYE101First Year Experience 1 
ELT111Direct Current Fundamentals 5 
ELT116Construction Lab I - Residential 5 
ELT113Accident Prevention 2 
SAF110Occupational Health and Safety 2 
MTH180College Algebra and Trigonometry I 3 
ENL111English Composition I 3 
Second SemesterCredits
ELT122Alternating Current Fundamentals 5 
MTT104Manufacturing Processes and Toolmaking Survey 3 
MTT211Manufacturing Materials and Processes 3 
ELT130Electrical Drawing and Print Reading 2 
ENL201Technical and Professional Communication 3 
CSC124Information, Technology, and Society 3 
EET124Engineering, Technology, and Society 3 
FITFitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 1 
Third SemesterCredits
ELT234Electrical Motor Control 4 
PLH214Piping and Mechanical Applications 3 
PHS114Physics with Technological Applications 4 
WEL100Introduction to Welding Processes 3 
CIM227Material Handling/Fluid Power 3 
Fourth SemesterCredits
IMT221Commercial/Industrial Equipment Installation and Troubleshooting 3 
ELT245Introduction to Programmable Logic Control 4 
ELT246Electrical Machinery Analysis 3 
ELT229Process Control Basics 3 
HUMHumanities Elective 3 
SSESocial Science Elective 3 
ARTArt Elective 3 
FORForeign Language Elective 3 
AAEApplied Arts Elective 3 
IFEInternational Field Experience Elective 3