Electromechanical Technology

Associate Degree in Applied Science

Program number: 106201


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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All courses for this program are offered only in person.


To Apply

  • Visit MATC to learn more about the Madison College experience including campus tours and program open houses.

After Acceptance

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


Contact the Enrollment Center at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 246-6210.



Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2020-2021 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

Current program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:

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

If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.


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 mechanicals 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




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

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