Course Description

Grow Your Career with Stackable Credentials

Electro-Mechanical Technology (Industrial Maintenance/Mechatronics) is one of the technical skills training programs offered by Community College of Philadelphia. This micro-pathway program combines classroom and hands-on training to provide you with the fundamental skills needed to begin a high-paying career as an Electro-Mechanical Technician, which is an essential position in the manufacturing industry.

As an Electro-Mechanical Technician, you will be trained in a variety of skill areas, allowing companies to utilize your knowledge for a variety of technical and mechanical issues. Learn a combination of electrical and mechanical skills based in computer-aided drafting, and machine technology that creates a unique blend of technical knowledge desirable to industry. Gain the trouble-shooting and industrial maintenance skills that are needed by advanced manufacturing companies. Having a multi-skilled technician on staff that can address issues immediately allows companies to continue production at a minimal loss.

Start with the first four essential Electro-Mechanical Technology modules and 21st Century Skills training and continue your learning with Introduction to Mechatronics and Introduction to Robotics to complete the Electro-Mechanical Technology Micro-pathway program.

Course Outline

Part 1 Technical Skills

  • Electricity 1
  • Mechanisms 1
  • Applied Hydraulics, Pneumatics, and Hydrostatics
  • Machine Control & PLCs

Part 1 Non-Technical 21st Century Skills

  • Oral Communication
  • Initiative

Learner Outcomes

Technical Skills:

Upon completion of this workshop participants will be familiar with how to:

  • Disassemble machinery or equipment to remove parts and make repairs.
  • Repair or replace broken or malfunctioning components of machinery or equipment.
  • Repair or maintain the operating condition of industrial production or processing machinery or equipment
  • Examine parts for defects, such as breakage or excessive.
  • Reassemble equipment after completion of inspections, testing, or repairs.
  • Observe and test the operation of machinery or equipment to verify the adequacy of repairs.
  • Clean, lubricate, or adjust parts, equipment, or machinery.
  • Analyze test results, machine error messages, or information obtained from operators to diagnose equipment problems.
  • Record repairs and maintenance performed.
  • Read, write, and edit PLC programs.
  • Install, troubleshoot, and repair PLC I/O wiring.
  • Install, troubleshoot, and repair power distribution systems.
  • Install, troubleshoot, and repair electrical wiring and circuitry.
  • Install, troubleshoot, and replace AC, DC, and 3-phase motors.
  • Install, troubleshoot, and replace proximity sensors, photo-eyes, magnetic switches and other sensors.

21st Century Skills:
Oral Communication - Upon completion of this workshop participants will be familiar with and know how to:

  1. Adjust style and approach for different settings
  2. Build rapport with others
  3. Communicate across different levels (up and down) the organization
  4. Identify areas of learning need and interest
  5. Use initiative in "non-prescribed" learning
  6. Assume responsibility for self-learning management
  7. Demonstrate a growth mindset
  8. Anticipate issues that interfere with learning, establish time management strategies, identify techniques for sustaining motivation + perseverance, and evaluate project success.

Initiative - Upon completion of this workshop participants will be familiar with and know how to:

  1. Take ownership for tasks that need to be completed in a given situation
  2. Clearly and persuasively express an issue and need for action
  3. Evaluate and take action to manage team morale
  4. Vocalize thoughts and actively contributes to team outcomes
  5. Accurately identify own strengths and limitations
  6. Use awareness of past actions to inform future actions
  7. Recognize personal motivations and biases
  8. Identify and manage emotions in a variety of contexts
  9. Galvanize others to action
  10. Identify and acts on opportunities for change
  11. Overcome organizational inertia


Materials Required:

Handouts provided by instructor


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