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.
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 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.)
- 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 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.
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.
Successful applicants will have math skills, mechanical aptitude; and good hand-eye coordination. A math skills assessment is required for entry into the program.
Can I Receive Financial Aid for this program?
The Electro-Mechanical Technology 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 Spring 2021 class, please submit your 2020-21 FAFSA application now. Visit the college’s Financial Aid page for additional steps to apply for financial aid.
Training is conveniently located at the College’s Main Campus.
Course Dates and Times
|Date and Times||Location||Course Cost/Fees|
Mon. - Thurs.,
Center for Business and Industry
|$9,520 (Tuition: $9,220; Material: $300)|
Course Hours: 625 Hours