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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 degree in 2 years
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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.

    Get Started

    For more information regarding the Electro-Mechanical 2-year program, please contact program director Peter Dettmer at or 608.246.5264 to begin exploring your future.

    Program Details

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

    Electro-Mechanical Technology classes are offered at the Madison College Truax campus.


    Earning your two-year associate degree 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


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    Learn what Madison College electromechanical students have to say about the program.
  • Curriculum and Experience

    Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2024-2025 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.

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    Second Semester
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    Third Semester
    2 credits
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    Fourth Semester
    3 credits
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  • 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.

    Application Dates

    Fall 2024

    • Application open
    • Application completion deadline is August 31, 2024

    Spring 2025

    • Application open
    • Application completion deadline is January 15, 2025

    Admission Requirements

    All materials must be submitted by the application deadline.

    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
    Official transcripts must be sent from the institutions you attended and indicate one of the following:

    • High school transcript (current high school seniors may submit an in-progress transcript)
    • GED/HSED transcript
    • College transcript(s) showing:
      • Completion of an associate degree or higher, or
      • At least 30 credits completed with a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4-point scale
        • The credits must be completed at a single college and cannot be combined with other transcripts
        • Any transfer credit listed on a transcript does not count toward the 30-credit minimum

    All high school and/or college transcripts are recommended to be submitted for Credit for Prior Learning evaluation.

    Additional Notes

    • Class capacity is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis.
    • 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.

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    Apply to Madison College and take the first step towards your Electro-Mechanical Technology career.

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  • Transfer Opportunities

    UW System Schools

    Students with an AAS transfer in with articulated general education transfer credit, 12 credits of 1000T Industrial Studies credits, and 15 credits of 3000T Industrial Studies credits. 27 credits of Industrial Studies electives can apply to the ITM.

    Wisconsin Private Schools

    Completion of an A.A.S. Degree at Madison College after 2015, and meeting admission requirements for the Rader School of Business (RSOB) at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) can earn a B.B.A degree in Technical Sales at MSOE.
  • 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
    • Graduate Summary

      Graduate Report Summary Overview

      Number of Program Graduates35
      Number of Surveys Sent35
      Number of Surveys Returned34
      Percent of Surveys Returned
      Available for Employment33
      Percent Available for Employment100.0%75.0%
      Not in Labor Market
      Percent Not in Labor Market0.0%25.0%
      Available for Employment

      Graduates Employed33
      Percent of Graduates Employed100.0%100.0%
      Employed in Related Occupation33
      Percent Employed in Related Occupation100.0%100.0%
      Employed in Unrelated Occupation00
      Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation0.0%0.0%
      Employed - No Response00
      Percent Employed - No Response0.0%0.0%
      Seeking Employment00
      Percent Seeking Employment0.0%0.0%
      Reaction To Training at Madison College

      Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)3.34
      Number of Satisfaction Responses34
      Very Satisfied (4)14
      Percent Very Satisfied33.3%100.0%
      Satisfied (3)20
      Percent Satisfied66.7%0.0%
      Unsatisfied (2)00
      Percent Unsatisfied0.0%0.0%
      Very Unsatisfed (1)00
      Percent Very Unsatisfied0.0%0.0%
      Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

      Number of Primary Reason Responses34
      Preparation for Getting a Job
      Percent Preparation for Getting a Job
      Career Change
      Percent Career Change
      Improvement of Existing Skills
      Percent Improvement of Existing Skills
      Preparation for Further Education
      Percent Preparation for Further Education
      Personal Interest
      Percent Personal Interest
      Percent Other0.0%0.0%
      When Employment was Obtained

      Number of When Employment Obtained Responses33
      Before Enrollment01
      Percent Before Enrollment0.0%33.3%
      While Attending the College21
      Percent While Attending the College66.7%33.3%
      After Training at the College11
      Percent After Training at the College33.3%33.3%
      Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

      Number of Employment Location Responses33
      In College District23
      Percent In College District66.7%100.0%
      In Wisconsin, Not in District10
      Percent of In Wisconsin33.3%0.0%
      Outside of Wisconsin00
      Percent Outside Wisconsin0.0%0.0%
      Employer Location Unknown00
      Percent Location Unknown0.0%0.0%
      Salary Trend
      Salary Trend20222023
      Full Time Employment (Related Job)Full Time Salary Count32
      Average Monthly Wage$4,979$5,230
      Average Hourly Wage$28.95$30.41
      Average Work Hours per Week43.340.0
      Part Time Employment (Related Job)Part Time Salary Count
      Average Hourly Wage
      Average Work Hours per Week
    • Graduate Employers

      Graduate Employers for academic year: 2023
      Employer(s)Job TitleCity*State**Positions
      Big Sky Engineering IncMachine Builder/DebuggerVerona
      Sub-Zero Freezer Co, IncMaintenance MechanicFitchburg
      Sub-Zero Freezer Co, IncMechanicFitchburg

      * - Only cities outside of Madison will display.

      ** - Only states outside of Wisconsin will display.

      *** - If you have a position to post, please contact Career and Employment Services at

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