Electro-Mechanical Technology (Industrial Maintenance)

A Focus on Advanced Manufacturing

Electro-Mechanical Technology (Industrial Maintenance) 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. We offer the Electro-Mechanical Technology course in either a 625 Hour complete program or the Electro-Mechanical Modular option, consisting of four modules and 221 hours of learning. These programs provide you with the option to enroll in the entire sequence of modules or take the modules that meet your specific career needs or interests.

Students completing the training modules are prepared to sit for the PMMI Mechatronics Certification Tests which are based on industry-developed standards and recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor. They are also recognized by the Manufacturing Institute's Skills Certification System, which is endorsed by the National Association of Manufacturing. (Note: The cost for certification is not included in the training.)

Watch our Advanced Manufacturing short-term career training information session to learn more.

Career Opportunities

Entry-level salaries for the following positions can be as high as $47,800 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 machineries, 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 projects employment of industrial machinery mechanics and machinery maintenance workers to grow 13 percent from 2019-2029. The increased adoption of sophisticated manufacturing machinery will require more mechanics to keep machines in good working order.

Topics covered in the Electro-Mechanical Technology 625 Hour Program:

  • Power-Source & Process
    Fundamentals Modules: 461 hours
  • Technical Foundation: 100 hours
  • Industry Overview: 16 hours
  • Essential Skills: 48 hours
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
  • Intro to Robotics | Program Hours: 57

When you complete the Electro-Mechanical Technology 625 Hour program, you will gain extensive knowledge of mechanical technology, including electrical and electronic circuits, and be prepared to operate, test and maintain unmanned, automated, robotic or electro-mechanical equipment.

The Electro-Mechanical Technology 625 Hour noncredit certificate program provides academic credits that can be used towards specific credit-bearing degree programs upon completion and enrollment in the credit degree program. Students are eligible for up to 27 college credits upon completion of this program and passing the corresponding certification exams. For more details, please view our Prior Learning Assessment.

Topics covered in the Electro-Mechanical Modular 221 Hour Program:

Electro-Mechanical Module: DC/AC Electricity
This DC-AC Electricity class covers the principles and application of alternating (AC) and direct (DC) current electricity. Topics include AC and DC circuit analysis and measurement in resistive, capacitive and inductive circuits.

You will be able to apply basic safety rules for working with electricity, describe the operation and function for power supplies, connect and test circuits composed of power supplies. This includes switches (NO and NC), resistors, capacitors, inductors, motors, transformers, buzzers, solenoids, lights, fuses, circuit breakers, and rheostats.

Electro-Mechanical Module: Electrical Wiring
This Electrical Wiring class covers the principles and application of electrical wiring as found in a typical manufacturing environment. Topics include electrical wiring practices, conduit and raceways and requirements for conductors, disconnects and raceways as specified by the National Electric Code (NEC).

Students will be able to apply basic safety rules for working with electrical wiring. Learn methods used for installing electrical outlets, switches and lighting appropriate to residential or light commercial construction, sizing and installing EMT and IMT conduit systems, design and install a wiring system in conduit in compliance with NEC requirements. Students will also be able to demonstrate methods of bundling, labeling, and terminating wires to construct an electrical control panel, wire electric motors, interconnect panels and motors, and wire a complete machine.

Electro-Mechanical Module: Mechanical Systems
This Mechanical Systems class covers the principles and applications of the most commonly found mechanical drive components in an industrial manufacturing environment. Topics include mechanical power transmission devices through an intermediate level along with related construction and troubleshooting techniques. All course material is supplemented with practical hands-on exposure to the items.

Students will be able to apply basic safety rules for working with mechanical equipment; install and align electric motors; describe the construction and operation of sprockets, master links, single roller, multiple strand and silent chain drives. You will be able to perform maintenance and troubleshooting operations on chain drive and v-belt drive systems.

Electro-Mechanical Module: Motor Controls
This Motor Controls class covers the principles and application of industrial sequential control and electrical controls construction as found in a typical manufacturing environment. Topics include AC fixed speed motor control, control transformers, relays, timers, and counters; mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic input and output devices; sequencing and logic functions; introduction to component and systems troubleshooting.

Students will be able to apply basic safety rules for working with electrical equipment under 600 volts; describe the operation and function for 3 phase motors; manual, magnetic and reversing motor starters. Learn the operation and function for typical input and output devices that would be used for motor, electro-pneumatic, and electro-hydraulic control operations. You will be able to combine these control components with relays, timers and counters to create logic and sequential control circuits and develop the elementary ladder diagram. Students will also be exposed to demonstrating methods of troubleshooting and testing electrical components and systems.

When you complete this Electro-Mechanical Modular 221 Hour program, you will have knowledge of mechanical technology, including electrical and electronic circuits, and be prepared to operate, test and maintain unmanned, automated, and electro-mechanical equipment.

For comprehensive certification training, you should complete all four (4) modules. However, each module may be taken independently.

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.

Financial Aid

Can I Receive Financial Aid for this program?
Only the Electro-Mechanical Technology 625 Hour program is eligible for financial aid. Students who wish to apply for financial aid at Community College of Philadelphia need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA form is free, so there's no reason not to apply. 

FAFSA is the required application for state, federal and institutional financial aid. This includes grants, scholarships, and loans. 

When do I need to submit my FAFSA?
If you are interested in the Electro-Mechanical Technology 625 Hour program Fall 2021 class, please submit your 2021-22 FAFSA application now. Visit the college’s Financial Aid page for additional steps to apply for financial aid.

Noncredit Program Refund Policy

Refunds for noncredit programs will be granted if the class is canceled or if you withdraw no later than the day before the first class. Refunds are not available after class begins. 

Course Dates and Times

Course Name Date and Times Location Course Cost/Fees Register

Electro-Mechanical Module:
DC/AC Electricity



Course Hours: 44 Hours

Mon. - Thurs.,
May 17 – June 1, 2021
4 – 9 p.m.

(No class May 31, 2021)
(Last day of class ends at 8 p.m.)

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

$880 (Tuition: $780, Material: $100)

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Electro-Mechanical Module:
Electrical Wiring

 

Course Hours: 57 Hours

Mon. - Thurs.,
June 2 – June 22, 2021
4 – 9 p.m.


(Last day of class ends at 6 p.m.)

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

 

$1,140 (Tuition: $1,040, Material: $100)

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Electro-Mechanical Module:
Mechanical Systems

 


Course Hours: 57 Hours

Mon. - Thurs.,
June 23 – July 14, 2021
4 – 9 p.m.


(No class July 5, 2021)
(Last day of class ends at 6 p.m.)

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

 

$1,140 (Tuition: $1,040, Material: $100)

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Electro-Mechanical Module:
Motor Controls


Course Hours: 63 Hours

Mon. - Thurs.,
July 15 – Aug. 5, 2021
4 – 9 p.m.


(Last day of class ends at 7 p.m.)

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

 

$1,260 (Tuition: $1,160, Material: $100)

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Electro-Mechanical Technology (Industrial Maintenance) 625 Hour Program

 

 

 

 

Course Hours: 625 Hours

Mon. – Thurs& select Fri.

Mon. – Thurs
Sept. 7, 2021 – Apr. 12*, 2022

And (1) Friday 
Dec. 17

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
(1 hour lunch break)

(No class Nov. 25 - 26, Thanksgiving; Dec. 20 - Jan 17, Winter Break)

(*Last 2 class dates end at 4:30 p.m.)

Main Campus,
Center for Business and Industry
Room C2-18
$9,520 (Tuition: $9,220; Material: $300)


*Eligible for Financial Aid
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Course Hours:

  • 221 Hours to complete the Electro-Mechanical Modular program. For comprehensive certification training, you should complete all four (4) modules. Each module may also be taken independently.

  • 625 Hours to complete the Electro-Mechanical Technology (Industrial Maintenance) 625 Hour program.