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Previous courses Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology (EMEC)

The Electro-Mechanical program is a marriage of Columbus State’s Mechanical Engineering Technology and Electronics Engineering Technology programs. The skills electro-mechanical technicians possess are used in virtually every industry–from manufacturing, to environmental control, to food and pharmaceutical production, to power plants. Electro-mechanical technicians are able to contribute immediately to the companies that hire them.

Electro-mechanical technicians are in great demand. Any industry that uses electrical components and/or has any level of automation and process control needs and will always need EMEC technicians. Electro-mechanical engineering technicians perform both preventive and corrective maintenance on electro-mechanical systems as well as assist in the design of such systems. The most rewarding part of this field is the variety and creativity it affords. EMEC technicians use their knowledge and skills to solve problems and to come up with creative solutions daily.

Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology also shares related courses with the Electronic Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, and Quality Assurance Technology. For additional information refer to those sections of the College Catalog.

Upon completion of the Associate Degree in Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology the graduate will be able to:

  • Read and interpret engineering drawings
  • Select an appropriate electric motor and control based on known functional requirements
  • Identify and troubleshoot components in hydraulic and pneumatic systems
  • Troubleshoot electric motors
  • Identify and select electro-mechanical components for typical industrial requirements
  • Select and use appropriate power control devices, timers, and sensors
  • Identify closed-loop and open-loop systems and select the type of control required to achieve a given system response
  • Demonstrate skill in applying programmable logic controllers to control simple processes
  • Perform preventive and corrective maintenance on electro-mechanical systems.

Information Technology Support Technician Major

Students interested in a computer technology systems career path should consider the Information Technology Support Technician Major. This program prepares the student to enter career fields related to computer technology systems and support.

  • Career fields associated with this program major are:
  • Information Technology Technician
  • Field PC Technician
  • Enterprise Technician
  • IT Support
  • PC Support Specialist
  • Computer Technician
  • Information Technology Administrator
  • Help Desk Technician
  • Remote Support Technician
  • Service Desk Technician
  • Call Center Technician
  • Depot Technician
  • Bench Technician

The program focus of the ITST Major includes:

  • Preparing the student for the CompTIA A+ Certification Exam, as well as CompTIA Network + and Linux + operations/testing
  • Preparing the student for the CISCO CCNA Certification Exam
  • Demonstrating and applying effective tools and strategies for supporting and troubleshooting hardware and software
  • Analyzing strategies for troubleshooting and debugging networks and network devices
  • Developing expertise in supporting both proprietary and Open Source software and operating systems
  • Applying effective interpersonal skills and communication.

 

Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology Associate Degree

Quarter 1

Course Name Credits
MATH 111 Technical Mathematics I  4
EET 105 Basic Electronic Systems  5
MECH 112 Computer Applications in Manufacturing  3
ENGT 100 Introduction to Engineering Technology  4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 16

Quarter 2

Course Name Credits
ENGL 101 Beginning Composition  3
MATH 112 Technical Math II  4
EET 115 Basic Digital Systems  5
MECH 115 Engineering Graphics  4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 16

Quarter 3

Course Name Credits
ENGL 102 Essay and Research  3
MECH 145 2D CAD  4
EET 125 Electronic Switching Systems  5
PHYS 117 College Physics (Mechanics and Heat)  5
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 17

Quarter 4

Course Name Credits
EET 255 Instrumentation and Process Controls  4
MECH 243 Robotics  4
EMEC 250 Motors and Controls   4
COMM 105 Speech 3
. or .
COMM 110 Conference and Group Discussion  3
HUM XXX Humanities 111,112,113,151, 152 (or) 224  5
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 20

Quarter 5

Course Name Credits
ENGT 131 Hydraulics and Pneumatics  4
COMM 204 Technical Writing  3
EMEC 251 Controls and Control Logic  4
MECH 270 Engineering Statistics  4
MECH 260 Basic Mechanisms  4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 19

Quarter 6

Course Name Credits
SSCI XXX Social Sciences 100, 101, 102, SOC 239 (or) GEOG 240 5
MECH 240 Machine Tools  4
EMEC 260 PLC Programming   4
QUAL 240 Total Quality Management  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 16
TOTAL DEGREE CREDIT HOURS . 104

Information Technology Support Technician Major

Quarter 1

Course Name Credits
MATH 103 Beginning Algebra II  4
PHYS 100 Introduction to Physics  4
ENGL 101 Beginning Composition  3
COMM 105 Speech 3
. or .
COMM 110 Conference and Group Discussion  3
MECH 112 Computer Applications in Manufacturing  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 17

Quarter 2

Course Name Credits
EET 105 Basic Electronic Systems  5
CIT 150 Networking for Home and Small Business  4
ENGL 102 Essay and Research  3
ITST 123 PC Tech Essentials 1  4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 16

Quarter 3

Course Name Credits
EET 115 Basic Digital Systems  5
CIT 152 Working at a Small-to-Medium Business  4
ITST 136 Introduction to Open Source  4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 13

Quarter 4

Course Name Credits
EET 125 Electronic Switching Systems  5
ITST 143 PC Tech Essentials II  4
CIT 154 Introducing Routing and Switching in the Enterprise  4
ITST 246 Open Source II  4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 17

Quarter 5

Course Name Credits
CIT 156 Designing and Supporting Communications Technology  4
ITST 146 Computer Network Communications Systems  3
MECH 252 Computer Programming for Technicians  3
COMM 204 Technical Writing  3
ITST 256 Technical Support Fundamentals  4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 17

Quarter 6

Course Name Credits
ITST 266 Capstone in Information Technology Support Technician 4
HUM XXX Humanities 111,112,113,151 (or) 224  5
SSCI XXX Social Science 100, 101, 102, SOC 239 (or) GEOG 240  5
ITST 137 E-mail for Tech Support  4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 18
TOTAL DEGREE CREDIT HOURS . .98