Electro-Mechanical Technology

Certificate in Applied Science • 30 Credit Hours

With a broad-based curriculum, this program provides instruction and practical application of technical concepts and practices, including electricity, pneumatics, hydraulics, industrial controls, and computer fundamentals.

Certificate Overview

The Electromechanical Technology (ELM) program provides a technical education at the certificate level. The broad-based curriculum provides instruction and practical application of a variety of technical concepts and practices. The courses include electricity, pneumatics, hydraulics, industrial controls, and computer fundamentals. Successful completion of the ELM certificate program will allow graduates to enter the workforce at the technician level, prepared to assemble, install, calibrate, troubleshoot, service, and repair equipment and system components used in industry and business.

Program Outcomes

The ELM curriculum is based on algebra and trigonometry. Additional transitional courses may be required in English, mathematics, and reading. Each student's placement test scores will determine individual requirements. Upon completion of the Electromechanical Technology certificate the graduate will be able to:

  • Apply accepted safety and health practices in the workplace
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the construction, operation, and function of components and devices used in mechanical, electrical, and fluid power systems
  • Apply principles, knowledge, and analysis skills in troubleshooting, repairing, and maintaining mechanical, electrical, and fluid power systems
  • Use tools and instrumentation to troubleshoot and/or repair industrial equipment and systems
  • Read, interpret, and design schematics and wiring diagrams for mechanical, electric, and fluid power systems
  • Apply effective written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrate computational skills to solve problems involving parameters contained in mechanical, electrical, electronic, and fluid power systems
  • Demonstrate computer literacy

Potential Careers

Employment opportunities for graduates include:

  • areas of plant maintenance
  • computer systems
  • programmable logic control
  • technical service and sales
  • instrumentation
  • research and development


Skill Sets

  • Industrial Maintenance
  • Electricity

Program Implementation

Full-time day, part-time evening. (Students should see advisor for recommended course sequencing.)

Associate Degree Overview

Developed in conjunction with the Adult Industrial Equipment Maintenance program at South Branch Career and Technical Center (SBCTC), this program offers both a certificate component as well as a 2-year Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. The SBCTC courses will serve as the technical core of the program, and Eastern will provide the required general education classes as well as additional technical courses.

The AAS option offers a business/technical foundation that will prepare students to progress into management positions in business or industry, and/or to begin their own business, if that is their goal. The certificate option emphasizes the technical courses and requires fewer general education courses. Incorporating the technical courses at SBCTC, the program opens a pathway to higher education for students, and provides them the background to enter the technical labor market.

Note: Students enrolling in Electromechanical courses will be assessed a laboratory fee for classes having a laboratory component. This fee is used to replace expendable materials and to maintain and upgrade laboratory equipment. See schedule for details.

Estimate Your Costs

Eastern is one of the most affordable colleges in the United States!

Rates are for 2022-2023 and based on two full-time (12 credit hour) semesters. Rates are subject to change and do not include books, academic supplies, or student fees.

Tuition Rates Eastern WV 2-Year Colleges WV 4-Year Colleges
West Virginia Residents $4,128 $4,776 $12,410
Non-Residents $8,520 $10,152 $26,096

Program Is Eligible for West Virginia Invests


Admissions Requirements

Eastern adheres to an open admission policy which means applications with a high school diploma or GED are eligible for admission.

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