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Electro-Mechanical/Mechatronics Technology

A Focus on Advanced Manufacturing

Electro-Mechanical/Mechatronics Technology is one of the technical skills training programs offered by Community College of Philadelphia. It 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.

This program provides you with the option to enroll in the entire sequence of modules or take the modules that meet your specific needs or interests. Classes will be offered during the evening, Monday through Thursday, or during the day on Saturday.

Students who complete the entire seven modules (404 program hours) will earn the Advanced Manufacturing Integrated Systems Technology (AMIST) certification.

Power–source Fundamentals include:

  • DC-AC Electricity (power transferred by electricity) | Program Hours: 44
  • Electrical Wiring | Program Hours: 57
  • Hydraulics 1 (power transferred by fluid) | Program Hours: 57
  • Pneumatics 1 (power transferred by air) | Program Hours: 57

Process Fundamentals include:

  • Mechanical Systems | Program Hours: 57
  • Motor & Motor Controls | Program Hours: 63
  • Intro to Programmable Logic Controllers | Program Hours: 69

When you complete this program, you will have knowledge of mechanical technology, including electrical and electronic circuits, and be prepared to operate, test and maintain unmanned, automated, robotic or electro-mechanical equipment.

Career Opportunities

Entry-level salaries for the following positions can be as high as $23 per hour, depending on the industry. Examples of jobs include, but are not limited to:

  • Electro-Mechanical Technicians
  • Industrial Machinery Mechanics
  • Machinery Maintenance Workers

Electro-mechanical technicians combine knowledge of mechanical technology with knowledge of electrical and electronic circuits. They operate, test and maintain unmanned,
automated, robotic or electro-mechanical equipment. These technicians also install, maintain and repair automated machinery and equipment in industrial settings.

Industrial machinery mechanics and machinery maintenance workers maintain and repair factory equipment and other industrial machinery, such as conveying systems, production machinery and packaging equipment. Millwrights install, dismantle, repair, reassemble and move machinery in factories, power plants and construction sites.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics also projects employment of industrial machinery mechanics and machinery maintenance workers to grow 16 percent from 2014 to 2024. The increased adoption of sophisticated manufacturing machinery will require more mechanics to keep machines in good working order.

Program Qualifications

Successful applicants will have math skills, mechanical aptitude; and good hand-eye coordination. A math skills assessment is required for entry into the program.

Location

Training is conveniently located at the College’s Main Campus. The high school is accessible via the Broad Street Line’s Spring Garden subway stop.

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Electro-Mechanical Classes

* Classes are offered during the evening Monday through Thursday, or during the day on Saturday. Note, the Saturday section will complete in November 2017.

DC/AC Electricity

Date and Hours Location Cost

Mon. through Thurs.
Feb. 28 - March 20, 2017
4 – 9 p.m.
and March 21, 2017
 4  - 8 p.m. (44 hours)

Main Campus, Center for Business and Industry, Room C2-18 $880
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Electrical Wiring

Date and Hours Location Cost

Mon. through Thurs.
March 22 - April 10, 2017
and April 11, 4 – 9 p.m. (57 hours)

Main Campus, Center for Business and Industry, Room C2-18 $1,140
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Hydraulics 1

Date and Hours Location Cost

Mon. through Thurs.
April 12 - May 1, 2017, 4 – 9 p.m.
and May 2, 4 - 6 p.m. (57 hours)

Main Campus, Center for Business and Industry, Room C2-18 $1,140
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Pneumatics 1

Date and Hours Location Cost

Mon. through Thurs.
May 3 - May 22, 2017, (4 - 9 p.m.)
and May 23, 4 – 10 p.m. (57 hours)

Main Campus, Center for Business and Industry, Room C2-18 $1,140
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Mechanical Systems

Date and Hours Location Cost

Mon. through Thurs.
May 24 - June 13, 2017, 4 – 9 p.m.
and June 14, 4 - 6 p.m. (57 hours)
(No class May 29, 2017)

Main Campus, Center for Business and Industry, Room C2-18 $1,140
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Motor Controls

Date and Hours Location Cost

Mon. through Thurs.
June 15 - July 6, 2017, 4 – 9 p.m.
and July 10, 2017, 4 - 7 p.m. (63 hours)
(No class July 4, 2017)

 Main Campus, Center for Business and Industry, Room C2-18  $1,260

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Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers

Date and Hours Location Cost

Mon. through Thurs.
July 12 - Aug. 2, 2017, 4 – 9 p.m.
and Aug. 3, 4 - 8 p.m. (69 hours)

 Main Campus, Center for Business and Industry, Room C2-18  $1,380

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