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Electro-Mechanical Technology Program

Study robotics and industrial automation at COD in the Electro-Mechanical Technology program. This high-quality program emphasizes hands-on learning and exposes students to the latest equipment in state-of-the-art facilities. 

Students will enjoy small classes with faculty members who are experts in the field. Depending on the field of study, electro-mechanical courses include robotics, industrial electricity, national electrical code, critical thinking and maintenance.

The program offers two associate degrees in Electro-Mechanical Technology and as an Electrician Apprenticeship and several certificates.

Paid internships are widely available to prepare our students for real-world challenges. Students also benefit from a comprehensive job placement service when they are ready to seek employment. Through COD's articulation agreements with several universities, credits can be transferred easily and earned at a lower cost.

Demand for graduates is high and salaries are climbing. Graduates of COD are frequently offered full-time positions before completing their degrees.

Determine Your Path

The electronics mechanical industry remains an exciting area to seek employment and the College’s practical program meets the needs of the 21st century workforce and industry.

Whether you are preparing for a career in electronics, planning to transfer to a four-year baccalaureate-granting institution, or updating your skills, College of DuPage has the right program for you. We offer:

  • Dedicated instructors with years of practical industry experience, certification, and licensing.
  • Instruction in top-notch facilities and on cutting-edge equipment.
  • Flexible schedules with day, evening, weekend and online learning.
  • Practical, hands-on experience as well as classroom-based studies.
  • Affordable programs that get you on the fast track to success without breaking the bank.
  • Partnerships with area firms prepare students and workers for employment and advancement through industry-led projects.
  • An Advisory Committee made up of industry professionals ensures that College of DuPage’s Electronics program offers up-to-date training on equipment and in skills that are relevant and in demand by today’s employers.
  • Dual credit agreements offer high school students a head start on their higher education and career goals.

Electro-Mechanical Technology

The Electro-Mechanical Technology Associate in Applied Science degree program prepares students to enter the industrial and manufacturing workplace with knowledge and skill levels in three areas: programmable controllers, process control instrumentation and mechanical maintenance.

Electrician Apprenticeship

The Electrician Apprenticeship Associate in Applied Science degree program in partnership with the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local Union, is open only to individuals admitted into the Electrician Apprenticeship Program of the IBEW. 

Advanced Mechatronics

The Advanced Mechatronics certificate provides students with multidisciplinary skills in the areas of mechanics, electricity, electronics, instrumentation, robotics, and manufacturing. This certificate prepares students for careers in industrial mechatronics.

Electrician’s Preparation

The Electrician’s Preparation certificate provides knowledge, skills, and competencies to students for work in the area of residential, commercial, and industrial wiring. National Electric Code, residential, commercial and industrial wiring are studied. 

Mechanical Maintenance

Students earning 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.

Mechatronics Technology

Mechatronics Technology (MET) is designed to meet industry needs for multi-functional technicians competent in mechanics, computers, and electrical/electronic technology.

Process Control Instrumentation

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

Programmable Logic Controllers in Automation

The Programmable Logic Controllers in Automation certificate involves programming and maintenance of various programmable controllers in automation applications. 

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"COD helped me meet my goal by giving me everything I could have asked for in a maintenance certificate and allowing me to learn using expensive machines that otherwise I would have no access to." - Matthew McGovern

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Electro-Mechanical Technology Program

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The Electro-Mechanical Technology program offers fundamental and advanced training in the areas of mechanical maintenance, process control instrumentation, and programmable controllers.

Get Started Today

The first step to getting started in electro-mechanical technology is to apply for admission.

Academic and Career Pathways give you a roadmap to achieving your career goals. Follow a pathway based on your degree that outlines which classes you need to take and when so you graduate on time or move on to the next phase in your career.

Electro-mechanical Technology Program graduates will:

  • Install and fabricate mechanical and electrical/electronic components and assemblies, by applying workshop skills and knowledge of basic shop practices in accordance with applicable codes and safety practices.
  • Analyze, interpret, and produce electrical, electronic, and mechanical drawings and related documents necessary for electromechanical design.
  • Select and use troubleshooting techniques and test equipment to assess electromechanical systems, circuits, equipment, processes, and subsystems.
  • Modify, maintain, and repair electrical, electronic, and mechanical components, equipment.
  • Apply the principles of engineering, mathematics, and science to analyze and solve design and other complex technical problems and to complete work related to electromechanical engineering.
  • Design and analyze mechanical components, processes, and systems through the application of engineering principles and practices.
  • Apply principles of mechanics and fluid mechanics to the design and analysis of electromechanical systems.
  • Design, select, apply, integrate, and troubleshoot a variety of industrial motor controls and data acquisition devices and systems.
  • Install and troubleshoot computer hardware to support the electromechanical engineering systems.
  • Analyze, program, install, integrate, and troubleshoot automated systems.
  • Establish and maintain inventory, records, and documentation systems. Assist in project management by applying business principles to the electromechanical engineering environment.
  • Specify, and conduct quality-control and quality-assurance programs and procedures.

College of DuPage has several electronics technology in place with four-year colleges and universities to save you time, money and make the transfer process easier.

Many of these agreements with other colleges and universities have specific course requirements and a pre-determined course plan that needs to be followed to be eligible to transfer. Contact a program faculty member or academic advisor to learn more as course requirements vary by institution.


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