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Electro-Mechanical Technology
Program Number: 106201
Your Degree:
Associate Degree
Area of Study:
Construction, Manufacturing and Maintenance
Delivery Method:
Some Online / Some In Person
Estimated Time to Complete:
64 Credits | Finish in 2 years (full-time attendance)
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  • Program Overview

    Electro-Mechanical Technology, an associate degree in applied science, will prepare you to work as a technician or engineer. As a student in the Electro-Mechanical Technology program, you will:        

    • Develop solid technical knowledge of automation technologies including sensors, controllers, actuators, industrial networks and robotics. 
    • Design, build, program, maintain, repair automated manufacturing systems and equipment. 
    • Understand the applications of fluid power, electrical and mechanical technologies, programmable logic controllers and robotics.  
    • Know the theory and application of electromechanical systems.
    • Apply critical thinking.
    • Develop extensive use of problem solving and the troubleshooting skills. 
    • Gain hands-on training culminating in building a capstone project that integrates the broad knowledge of automated systems.
    • Use a variety of computer and electronically controlled systems in both manufacturing and facilities environments.
    • Learn skills necessary to program, assemble, install, troubleshoot, repair and modify machinery.

    Be prepared to work in a challenging environment and compete for a well-paying career.

    Program Details

    Students in the Electro-Mechanical Technology program can attend full or part-time.

    Electro-Mechanical Technology classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

    • Madison - Truax
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    Earning your two-year technical diploma in Electro-Mechanical at Madison Area Technical College prepares you for valuable work as:  

    • Electro-Mechanical Technician
    • Maintenance Mechanic 
    • Automation Technician
    • Field Service Technician
    • Manufacturing Engineering Technician

  • Curriculum and Experience

    Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2021-2022 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

    Current and newly admitted program students, go directly to your Degree Progress Report to view:

    • Progress toward your specific requirements
    • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

    If you have questions after reviewing your degree progress report (advisement report), please see Advising Services.

    First Semester
    1 credit
    2 credits
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    2 credits
    3 credits
    Second Semester
    1 credit
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    2 credits
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    Third Semester
    Fourth Semester
    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
  • Admission

    To Apply

    Earning a degree is a great way to advance your career development opportunities, so apply today!

    International students who wish to apply for, maintain, or transfer their F-1 student visa status to Madison College are required to complete the International Admission Process.

    Spring 2022 Application Dates

    • Application open
    • Application completion deadline is January 15, 2022

    Fall 2022 Application Dates

    • Application open
    • Application completion deadline is August 31, 2022

    Spring 2023 Application Dates

    • Application available on February 1, 2022
    • Application completion deadline is January 15, 2023

    1. Admission Application

    The online application allows you to save your work as you complete it and ensures fast, secure delivery to our office.

    2. Education Completion
    Graduation from high school, completion of GED/HSED/GED02, or completion of an associate degree or higher is required; submit official transcripts for one of the following:

    • High school or charter school transcript (current high school seniors may submit an in-progress transcript) or GED02 transcript
    • GED/HSED score report
    • College transcript showing an associate degree or higher

    3. Residency Requirement
    Based on historical trends at Madison College a waitlist is not expected to form for these programs. Therefore all applicants, regardless of residency status, are eligible for application review.
    Learn more about residency determination and program availability.

    Additional Notes

    Course prerequisites differ from admission requirements; admission into a program does not guarantee eligibility to enroll in courses or success in the program. Refer to program curriculum for details.

    After Acceptance

    Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at Madison College. 


    Contact the Enrollment Center at or 608.246.6210.

  • Career Outcomes

    Perform work safely

    • Follow Lock-out Tag-out safety procedures and practices to ensure proper start-up and shutdown of equipment
    • Follow Personal Protective Equipment requirement
    • Follow established safety policies and practices (e.g. OSHA, site specific)

    Troubleshoot electrical and mechanical systems and devices 

    • Verify proper operation or problem
    • Identify the cause of the problem: mechanical, electrical
    • Determine corrective action
    • Utilize appropriate test equipment

    Repair electrical and mechanical systems

    • Utilize tools appropriate to the electro-mechanical field
    • Select replacement components
    • Configure replacement components
    • Install replacement components
    • Validate systems performance

    Communicate Technical Information

    • Interpret documentation of electro-mechanical devices and systems
    • Use field specific technical terminology in speaking and writing
    • Create electro-mechanical diagrams
    • Document problems and solutions
    • Interpret electro-mechanical diagrams

    Integrate electrical and mechanical systems and devices

    • Identify required communication protocols
    • Configure electronic equipment for data communication compatibility
    • Configure sensors, controls and actuators for system compatibility
    • Install required communications infrastructure
    • Verify communications between systems and devices
Ready to get started?
Your first step is to apply to Madison College. It's easy and free to apply, so get started today!
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Madison Truax Campus
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1701 Wright Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53704


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