(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). Math placement requirement: level 3 or higher.

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.

Curriculum

First Semester Credits
FYE101 First Year Experience 1  
ELT111 Direct Current Fundamentals 5  
ELT116 Construction Lab I - Residential 5  
ELT113 Accident Prevention 2  
or
SAF110 Occupational Health and Safety 2  
MTH180 College Algebra and Trigonometry I 3  
ENL111 English Composition I 3  
TOTAL CREDITS 19
Second Semester Credits
ELT122 Alternating Current Fundamentals 5  
MTT104 Manufacturing Processes and Toolmaking Survey 3  
or
MTT211 Manufacturing Materials and Processes 3  
ELT130 Electrical Drawing and Print Reading 2  
ENL201 Technical and Professional Communication 3  
CSC124 Information, Technology, and Society 3  
or
EET124 Engineering, Technology, and Society 3  
FIT Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 1  
TOTAL CREDITS 17
Third Semester Credits
ELT234 Electrical Motor Control 4  
PLH214 Piping and Mechanical Applications 3  
PHS114 Physics with Technological Applications 4  
WEL100 Introduction to Welding Processes 3  
CIM227 Material Handling/Fluid Power 3  
TOTAL CREDITS 17
Fourth Semester Credits
IMT221 Commercial/Industrial Equipment Installation and Troubleshooting 3  
ELT245 Introduction to Programmable Logic Control 4  
ELT246 Electrical Machinery Analysis 3  
ELT229 Process Control Basics 3  
HUM Humanities Elective 3  
or
SSE Social Science Elective 3  
or
ART Art Elective 3  
or
FOR Foreign Language Elective 3  
or
AAE Applied Arts Elective 3  
or
IFE International Field Experience Elective 3  
TOTAL CREDITS 16