Electromechanical systems, sometimes referred to as mechatronics, is a new and rapidly growing field that integrates electronics, mechanics, pneumatics, hydraulics, and computer control systems to create new and improved automated manufacturing production systems.
The automated manufacturing field is growing as robots are being used in many manufacturing processes. Individuals
interested in the electromechanical systems field need to be trained in five areas: mechanical,
electrical, fluid power, process control/programmable logic controllers (PLC)
and computer software and hardware in order to maintain, troubleshoot and
repair highly sophisticated, automated systems.
Today’s equipment is complex and requires an understanding of electricity, electronics, pneumatics, hydraulics, mechanical devices, industrial computers, sensors, motors, drives, microprocessors, process instrumentation, automated systems and robotics.
Electromechanical systems technicians combine knowledge of mechanical technology with knowledge of electrical and electronic circuits. They test, maintain, construct, troubleshoot and repair equipment in a variety of industries and they work closely with electrical and mechanical engineers.
Program Delivery Methods
Online, traditional in-class and hands-on training in state-of-the-art lab on Saint Paul College campus, St. Paul, MN