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 Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
ENGL100L English Composition 4 0 4
MATH137L Technical Algebra & Geometry 4 0 4
ETEC124L AC/DC Theory 4 3 5
ELMT120L Fluid Power Systems 2 6 4
ESNT120L College Essentials 1 0 1
Total 15 9 18

First Year Spring Semester

Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
ENGL122L Technical Communications 3 0 3
ENGL124L Business Communications 3 0 3
ETEC 128L Fundamentals of Electrical Controls 2 6 4
ETEC 130L Rotating Machinery 2 6 4
MANF151L CNC Machines I 2 0 2
MANF152L 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
PHYS125L Technical Physics 2 2 3
MANF230L CAD/CAM 3 0 3
MANF211L CNC Machines II 1 0 1
MANF212L CNC Machines II Lab 0 6 2
Social Science Elective 3 0 3
Total 12 8 15

Second Year Spring Semester

Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
ETEC235L Programmable Logic Controllers 2 3 3
ELMT210L Mechanical Drive Systems 2 4 4
ELMT270L Electro-Mechanical Capstone 3 0 3
ELMT280L Electro-Mechanical Internship 0 9 3
Liberal Arts Elective 3 0 3
Open Elective 3 0 3
Total 13 7/16 16
Total Credits for First Year: 36
Total Credits for Second Year: 31
Total Credits for A.S. Degree: 67

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