Electromechanical Technology | Western Technical College

Electromechanical Technology

Associate of Applied Science

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With the mechanical and technical skills developed through our Electromechanical Technology program, you’ll be well prepared for a rewarding career in manufacturing. A combination of theory and hands–on experience, as well as general education courses, will give you the skills needed to enter a high-demand field working with automated control systems that integrate with computers, hydraulics, pneumatics, and mechanical control systems. You’ll be exposed to the latest technology in the field and graduate with an up-to-date skill set.

The program emphasizes programmable logic controls, motor controls, circuit operations, and digital and analog systems. Graduates may work with computer-controlled machine tools, programmable logic controllers, fluid power systems, mechanical drives and mechanisms, automated systems, and robotics, to name a few of the many options.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Electromechanical Technology

This program will cost about $10,800* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, visit the Tuition Page.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation Employment Stats

Electromechanical Technology 2016-2017 Graduation Employment Stats

Graduates Responding5
Employed in Related Occupation4
Employed in Non-related Occupations0
Seeking Employment0
Continuing Education0
Not in Labor Market1

Salary Data - Related Employment

Part TimeFull Time
Average Hours Per Week45
Median Hourly Wage$22.04
Hourly Wage Range$15.00 - $24.00
Median Annual Salary$54,202

Respondents in Related Occupations

  • Electromechanical Maintenance Technician; Kwik Trip Inc., La Crosse, WI
  • Maintenance Tech; D&S Manufacturing, Black River Falls, WI
  • Production Maintenance; Kwik Trip Inc., La Crosse, WI
  • Service Technician; Tri-State Business Machines, La Crosse, WI

Career Opportunities

Electro-Mechanical Technicians
Electromechanical Engineering Technologists
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door
Mechanical Engineering Technologists
Electronics Engineering Technicians
Electronics Engineering Technologists
Electrical Engineering Technicians
Mechanical Engineering Technicians
Signal and Track Switch Repairers
Manufacturing Production Technicians
Robotics Technicians

Program Outcomes

  • Use effective communication skills
  • Apply mathematical concepts
  • Transfer social and natural science theories into practical applications
  • Demonstrate ability to think critically
  • Demonstrate ability to value self and work ethically with others in a diverse population
  • Use technology effectively
  • Make decisions that incorporate the importance of sustainability
  • Build or assemble electromechanical hardware
  • Adhere to proper safety practices and procedures
  • Troubleshoot and repair electromechanical and electronic equipment and systems
  • Perform preventative maintenance
  • Maintain parts and equipment inventory including service documentation
  • Install, modify and program industrial network systems on the devices and control levels
  • Modify, install, and maintain hydraulic and pneumatic systems
  • Modify, install, maintain, and program electronic and electromechanical systems
  • Perform work safely
  • Troubleshoot electrical and mechanical systems and devices
  • Repair electrical and mechanical systems
  • Communicate Technical Information
  • Integrate electrical and mechanical systems and devices
  • Adhere to all personal and professional rules, guidelines, and industry standards when in class or on the Western campus.

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

$30 Application Fee
High School Transcript or GED/HSED

Program Requirements

Western Technical College uses ACCUPLACER, a computer-based, online assessment that measures your abilities in reading, sentence skills, and arithmetic. This information will be used to place you in courses that best fit your academic goals. Based on your scores, you may need to take additional general studies course(s) along with the general studies courses required for your program.

Several options for waiving the ACCUPLACER test are available; view the waivers here.

Learn more about placement tests and how they are used at Western: Placement Testing.

Additional Requirements:

To enroll in the Electromechanical Technology program, first apply for admission to the College. Once your application is processed, you will be asked to set up a meeting with an instructor to go over the expectations of the program. 

Transfer Agreements

University of Wisconsin-Platteville
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Career Pathways

This program is part of a career pathway, a laddered approach to career education. It allows you to earn employer-recognized credentials that lead to job and career advancement.

Electromechanical Technology

Career Pathways

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