The automated manufacturing field is growing as robots are being used in many manufacturing processes. Skilled technicians are in demand as they are responsible for keeping automated systems running smoothly and efficiently. If you have an interest in robots and how they work an associate degree in electro-mechanical technology is for you. Electromechanical technicians repair and maintain robotics and automation systems. They also help program automated systems as well as perform basic setup and repair of wired lines to various pieces of equipment. Gateway provides hands-on training with up-to-date technology in all core classes. Course topics covered during lecture and hands-on labs include troubleshooting manufacturing processes with programmable logic controllers (PLC), robotics, industrial electrical and hydraulic systems, mechanical power transfer systems and process control systems.
Gateway’s program is designed around the changing skills and training demanded by area manufacturers. Electromechanical technicians use their knowledge of mechanical technology and electrical circuits to repair, troubleshoot, and install electronic and computer-controlled systems that include robotic assembly machines.
Graduates can find careers as electromechanical technicians, maintenance technicians, service engineers, Robot/CNC/PLC programmers and maintenance engineers. Internships may be available through area industry partners. Students are often able to turn these internships into permanent positions.