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Electro-Mechanical Technology
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 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 2023-2024 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
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    Second Semester
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    Third Semester
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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 2023

    • Application open
    • Application completion deadline is August 31, 2023

    Spring 2024

    • Application open
    • Application completion deadline is January 15, 2024

    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
    Students must submit official transcripts for one of the following:

    • High school transcript (current high school seniors may submit an in-progress transcript)
    • GED/HSED transcript
    • College transcript(s) showing:
      • At least 30 credits completed with a minimum GPA of 2.0, or
      • Completion of an associate degree or higher

    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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    Get Started!

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

    It's Free to Apply

  • Transfer Opportunities

    UW System Schools

    Madison College students with an associate of applied science in this program who transfer to UW-Platteville will transfer in with articulated general education transfer credit, 12 credits of 1000T Industrial Studies credits, and 15 credits of 3000T Industrial Studies credits. The 27 credits of Industrial Studies electives will be applied to the Industrial Technology Management (ITM) major. Students will then complete the baccalaureate degree requirements at UW-Platteville including all remaining general education requirements and major requirements.

    Wisconsin Private Schools

    Students who complete the Associate Degree of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering Technology, Civil Engineering Technology, Mechanical Design Technology, Electromechanical Technology or Automated Manufacturing Systems Technology at Madison College will be guaranteed admission to Edgewood College when students transfer directly from Madison College to Edgewood College within 5 years of completing the Associate Degree.
    Any Madison College student who has successfully completed an associate degree in applied science after 2015, and meets admission requirements for the Rader School of Business (RSOB) at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) can earn a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Technical Sales at MSOE by successfully completing the AAS to BBA Technical Sales Transfer Track in the Business Administration program. --- In particular, any Madison College student who successfully completes all technical courses and general education courses in their AAS program with a grade of C or better (not C-) in each course; successfully completes all other specified courses, as defined in this transfer agreement, with a grade of C or better (not C-) in each course; and meets the MSOE admission requirements for transfer students into the BBA Program at MSOE, minimum 2.75/4.0 cumulative GPA from the last regionally accredited school will be admitted into the AAS to BBA Technical Sales Transfer Track in the Bachelor of Business Administration program 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
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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