- Academic Departments
- Engineering Technologies
- Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology
Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology
The Electro-Mechanical Technology program is a marriage of Columbus State’s Mechanical Engineering Technology and Electronics Engineering Technology programs. The skills Electro-Mechanical Engineering technicians possess are used in virtually every industry–from manufacturing, to environmental control, to food and pharmaceutical production, to power plants. Electro-Mechanical Engineering technicians are immediately able to contribute to the companies that hire them.
Electro-Mechanical Engineering 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 aiding 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 come up with creative solutions daily
Intel & Semiconductor Manufacturing
The Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology AAS has been identified as a prime training opportunity for jobs at Intel and other semiconductor manufacturing facilities. As Intel gears up to open a chip fabrication facility in 2025, it will need around 3,000 new workers. Most of these will be manufacturing technicians, who operate and maintain specialized processing equipment inside a clean room environment.
Intel has told us that most of these jobs will require just an associate degree, and we're hard at work adapting our courses for semiconductor manufacturing.
Programs and Certificates
Engineering Technology vs Engineering
In the engineering world, people with hands-on associate degrees in Engineering Technology are referred to as "engineering technicians." People with a hands-on focused bachelor's degree are referred to as "engineering technologists" and those with more theory-focused bacehlor's degrees in engineering are referred to as "engineers."
Our associate degree in Engineering Technology can be applied toward a bachelor's degree in Engineering Technology at several partner schools. Visit the Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology catalog page and scroll down for transfer programs.