Career Opportunities

The Electro-Mechanical Technology program at College of DuPage prepares students to enter the industrial and manufacturing workplace with knowledge and skill levels in these areas:

  • Advanced multiskilled technician
  • Programmable controllers (PLCs)
  • Process control instrumentation
  • Mechanical Maintenance
  • Electrician's Preparation

Students who earn a Programmable Controllers certificate are prepared to do programming and maintenance of various programmable controllers.

The Process Control Instrumentation certificate program trains the student to inspect, calibrate, troubleshoot and repair various temperature, pressure, flow and level measurement instruments.

Students who earn the Mechanical Maintenance certificate learn skills in power trains, drive components, mechanical alignment of couplings, pumps and motors, and troubleshooting and repair of industrial components.

The Associate in Applied Science degree program consists of skills training in all three areas. This provides meaningful learning experiences that prepare students to enter the workplace as a viable part of a plant engineering group and/or a maintenance or repair technician team. This program stresses the electrical/electronic aspect, the mechanical aspect and the robotic/automation aspect of industrial and manufacturing processes. The program also is designed for individuals presently employed in industrial maintenance or plant engineering who want to upgrade their skills and/or cross train.

Program coursework includes theoretical background in fiber optics, industrial electricity, national electrical code, schematic interpretation, robotics and artificial intelligence, critical thinking for technology applications, and maintenance and repair coupled with extensive lab time spent in a "hands-on" learning environment.

Major Employment Areas in Electro-Mechanical Technology

  • Plant engineering technician
  • Industrial maintenance technician
  • Maintenance mechanic
  • Industrial electrician
  • Industrial service engineer
  • PLC technician/programmer
  • Field service repair
  • Controls technician

Gainful Employment Information

View information about this program, including estimated cost and employment opportunities.


Contact Information

Andreas Vrettos, Coordinator
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1052, (630) 942-3390

Peter Deeman, Program Advisor;
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1047, (630) 942-2548

Monica Miller, Program Support Specialist
Technical Education Center (TEC), (630) 942-3074

Business and Technology Division
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1034, (630) 942-2592

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