Electro-Mechanical Technologies


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, into machine technician positions. Students will have an understanding of electrical and mechanical theory and principals. Students will have acquired shills 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, 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.



First Year
Fall Semester

Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
ENGL100L English Composition 4 0 4
MATH1370L Technical Algebra & Geometry 4 0 4
ETEC1240L AC/DC Theory 4 3 5
ELMT1200L Fluid Power Systems 2 6 4
ESNT1200L College Essentials 1 0 1
  Total 15 9 18

First Year
Spring Semester

Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
ENGL1220L Technical Communications 3 0 3
ENGL1230LL Business Communications 3 0 3
ETEC 1280L Fundamentals of Electrical Controls 2 6 4
ETEC 1300 Rotating Machinery 2 6 4
MANF1510L CNC Machines I 2 0 2
MANF1520L CNC Machines I Lab 0 6 2
  Humanities/Fine Arts Foreign Language Elective 3 0 3
  Total 12 18 18

Second Year
Fall Semester

Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
PHYS1250L Technical Physics 2 2 3
ELMT2100 Mechanical Drive Systems 2 4 4
MANF2300L CAD/CAM 3 0 3
MANF2110L CNC Machines II 1 0 1
MANF2120L CNC Machines II Lab 0 6 2
  Social Science Elective 3 0 3
  Total 11 12 16

Second Year
Spring Semester

Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
ETEC2350L Programmable Logic Controllers 2 3 3
ELMT2700L Electro-Mechanical Capstone 3 0 3
ELMT2800L Electro-Mechanical Internship 0 9 3
  Liberal Arts Elective 3 0 3
  Liberal Arts Elective 3 0 3
  Open Elective 3 0 3
  Total 12 3/9 15

Total Credits: 67