The Electro-Mechanical Technologies Degree at Lakes Region Community College consists of 11 core courses. Three of the core courses are part of the Advanced Manufacturing Degree and four of the core courses are part of the Electrical Power and Controls Technologies Degree.
Successful students should have the necessary skills to enter the manufacturing work force, or excel in current employment, in machine technician positions. Students will have an understanding of electrical and mechanical theory and principals. Students will have acquired skills in troubleshooting electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic control systems. Students will also have acquired skills in Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) machine operations, electrical controls programmable controllers, principles of electrical motors, critical thinking skills, and oral and technical communication skills.
Students successfully completing the Electro-Mechanical Technologies Degree Program will have the following skills:
- Mathematic skills necessary to solve manufacturing problems through the understanding of fractions and decimals, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, linear equations, roots, geometric figures, usage of tolerances, interpretation and usage of formulas and proportions, and practical applications of geometry and trigonometry.
- Understanding of machine tools and machine tool operations such as milling, turning, drilling, cutting, grinding, and chamfering.
- Advanced CNC machine operations skills including offsets, work offsets, G-code programming, machine zeroing, and circular interpolation, set-up, tool selection, material selection, and operator maintenance.
- Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) and CAM-Mill skills in processes such as contouring, cycle time estimating, tool selection, material specification, cutter compensation, parameter changes, contour applications, roughing, finishing, and tool paths.
- Understanding of AC/DC Electrical Theory and how it applies to CNC Machine diagnostics.
- Ability to interpret electrical control diagram, prints, and logic.
- Ability to understand electrical controls and programmable controllers.
- Understanding of motors including drive motors and drive systems.
- Troubleshooting skills for programmable controllers, motor drive units, and electrical controls.
- Mechanical CNC machine repairs and troubleshooting techniques.