The Electro-Mechanical Technologies Degree at Lakes Region Community College prepares students to enter the manufacturing work force in an entry level machine technician capacity. There is a high demand nationwide for machine maintenance technicians. Students graduating EMT will have an understanding of electrical and mechanical theory and principals as well 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, and principles of electrical motors.

 Potential Jobs/Careers

  • Maintenance Technician
  • Facilities Technician
  • Building Operator
  • Machine Maintenance Technician
  • Machine Installer
  • Machine Design & Building


First Year
Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleLectureLabCredits
ENGL100LEnglish Composition404
ETEC124LAC/DC Theory435
ELMT120LFluid Power Systems264
ESNT120LCollege Essentials101
 Humanities/Fine Arts/Foreign Language Elective303

First Year
Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleLectureLabCredits
ETEC 128LFundamentals of Electrical Controls264
ETEC 130LRotating Machinery264
MANF151LCNC Machines I202
MANF152LCNC Machines I Lab062
MATH137LTechnical Algebra & Geometry404

Second Year
Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleLectureLabCredits
PHYS125LTechnical Physics223
MANF211LCNC Machines II101
MANF212LCNC Machines II Lab062
 Social Science Elective303

Second Year
Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleLectureLabCredits
ETEC235LProgrammable Controllers344
ELMT210LMechanical Drive Systems244
ELMT270LElectro-Mechanical Capstone303
ELMT280LElectro-Mechanical Internship093
 Liberal Arts Elective303
 Open Elective303
Total Credits for First Year: 33
Total Credits for Second Year: 29
Total Credits for A.S. Degree: 62

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.


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Program Contact

Carl Daniels