What Is Electromechanical Technology?

Learn More About NCC's Electromechanical Program

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Who Should Consider a Career in Electromechanical Technology?

A career in electromechanical engineering isn’t for everyone. The best candidates will possess both a highly technical mind and an aptitude for doing detail-oriented physical work. Electromechanical technology students should be skilled problem-solvers who can apply theoretical concepts to practical challenges and develop innovative, efficient solutions.

One of the most rewarding things about electromechanical technology is that you see the results of your work right away. It is unique among other engineering fields in its focus on results — the systems and equipment you’ll be working on will play a fundamental role in maintaining productivity in industries such as energy, food processing, manufacturing, automotive technology and more.

Possible Career Paths

An electromechanical technology degree can open doors to several potential careers. Graduates often go on to work in roles such as:

  • Maintenance and industrial machinery mechanics
  • Industrial machine repairers
  • Field service technicians
  • Milling machine operators
  • Commercial and industrial equipment installers
  • Electronic drafters

Most positions require a combination of, at minimum, an associate degree as well as on-the-job work experience typically gained through an internship or apprenticeship. Specialized roles may require additional training.

The Electromechanical Technology Program at Northampton Community College

NCC offers a well-regarded associate in applied science degree in electromechanical technology as well as certificate and specialist programs in machine repair and instrumentation process control. We developed our AAS program in collaboration with leading local manufacturers and engineering firms with the goal of producing graduates who possess the real-world technical skills necessary for success in this demanding field.

Students will gain a strong understanding of basic electrical, mechanical and computer concepts before gaining hands-on exposure to programmable equipment such as motor controls, logic controllers and industrial networks. An internship provides students with direct experience in a maintenance or plant engineering role while the General Education component teaches the basic communication skills required for success.

After Graduation

Students who complete the NCC AAS in Electromechanical Technology go on to work in a variety of interesting careers. Alternatively, our credit transfer arrangements allow students to put their completed coursework towards a BS in Applied Management from Franklin University, a BS in Industrial Management from California University of Pennsylvania or any of several other programs offered by prominent local institutions.

Want to learn more about electromechanical technology at NCC or about the general career prospects offered by this exciting field? Contact the NCC Admissions Office directly for more information.