Published or Revised September 13, 2012
Today’s manufacturing industry relies increasingly on electrical control systems, automation and robotics. Programmable logic controls are the heart of automation, displaying the entire manufacturing process on a screen. In modern processes, an electronic brain tells a solenoid to pump hydraulics to increase pressure to move a mechanical arm. Modern manufacturing jobs increasingly need the specialized training provided by this program.
PJC's electromechanical technology program is designed to prepare students to work in industrial maintenance or other related areas. The student will study electricity, electronics, hydraulics, electrical control systems, automation and robotics. The program teaches students how to maintain, repair and install equipment, as well as the theory of why equipment responds the way it does. Students are encouraged to become strong problem solvers so they can troubleshoot and debug equipment issues.
Today’s systems give an alert when something goes wrong, and PJC’s program teaches system level analysis through a hybrid method. Students study theory online and have open lab for hands-on experiments at flexible times under instructor supervision.
This method of training better accommodates adult schedules, and paces for better content understanding. It allows students to continue working, and business owners have more options for workforce training.
The training focuses on electrical, mechanical and fluid systems and their integration.
Technology now provides control over the entire process involving hydraulic and pneumatic systems (fluid and air) and the entire process.
PJC offers the following electromechanical technology program options: