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Electro Mechanical Technology

Manufacturing Engineering Technology

BTC’s Associates in Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T) Degree in Engineering Technology prepares students to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers engaged in a wide variety of projects and industries. This program includes instruction and hands-on practice in various engineering support functions for research, production, and operations, as well as application to manufacturing engineering.

The manufacturing specialty includes classroom and high-tech lab practice to prepare students to troubleshoot, maintain, repair, and analyze sophisticated equipment in advanced manufacturing operations.

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  • Academic Core
  • CHEM& 161General Chemistry w/ Lab I5 credits

    For programs requiring strong backgrounds in chemistry. Atomic theory, stoichiometry, periodic table, nomenclature, reactions in aqueous solutions, gases, and thermochemistry. Lab included.

    Prerequisite:
    College Level Math score of 32 or a C grade in MATH 099 or AMATH 111.

    Future Offerings
    9/26-12/12MF 1:00p-2:45pSTAFFOpenings: 8
     W 1:00p-3:00p
    1/9-3/23MF 1:00p-2:45pSTAFFOpenings: 24
     W 1:00p-3:00pSTAFF
    1/9-3/23MF 9:00a-10:45aSTAFFOpenings: 24
     W 9:00a-11:00aSTAFF
    1/9-3/23MF 3:00p-4:45pSTAFFOpenings: 24
     W 3:00p-5:00pSTAFF
    4/10-6/22MF 1:00p-2:45pSTAFFOpenings: 24
     W 1:00p-3:00pSTAFF
  • CMST& 210Interpersonal Communications5 credits

    Designed to introduce students to the application of basic interpersonal communication theory, with a focus on achieving success in the workplace. Topics explored include self-awareness, self-disclosure, conversation skills, relationship development and maintenance, assertiveness, teamwork and group dynamics, conflict management strategies, and diversity issues.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

    Future Offerings
    9/24-12/12MWF 1:00p-2:25pOEKERMAN COpenings: 18
    9/24-12/12MWF11:00a-12:25pOEKERMAN COpenings: 8
    9/23-12/11TTh 6:00p-8:05pMUDD SOpenings: 18
    9/24-12/12MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 24
    9/23-12/12Online OEKERMAN COpenings: 8
    9/23-12/12Online OEKERMAN COpenings: 17
    1/7-3/25MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    1/7-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    4/8-6/22MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23TTh12:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 24
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  • CMST& 220Public Speaking5 credits

    Introduction to communication theory and public speaking emphasizing organization, audience analysis, oral styles, and use of visual aids. Includes presentation of various types of public speeches and analyses of contemporary speeches.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

    Future Offerings
    9/24-12/12MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 21
    9/23-12/11TTh 9:00a-11:05aSTAFFOpenings: 22
    1/7-3/25MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/8-3/26TTh 9:00a-11:05aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/8-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    4/8-6/22MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23TTh 9:00a-11:05aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 24
  • ENGL& 101English Composition I5 credits

    A composition course in which students read, analyze, and write essays using a variety of rhetorical strategies, as well as develop and verbally express ideas clearly and effectively. The critical reading of essays will provide a basis for the student's own critical writing, which will reflect a command of college-level literacy standards. Attention to writing fundamentals and stylistic techniques will also be included. Word processing, email and internet knowledge required.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100.

    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/11TTh 9:00a-11:05aLONG ROpenings: 23
    9/24-12/12MWF 9:00a-10:25aLONG ROpenings: 22
    9/24-12/12MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 19
    9/23-12/11TTh 6:00p-8:05pNEWTON DOpenings: 22
    9/23-12/12Online VANLUEVEN NOpenings: 14
    1/8-3/26TTh 9:00a-11:05aSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/8-3/26TTh12:00p-2:05pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/25MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/26Online NEWTON DOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/26Online NEWTON DOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/7-6/23Online NEWTON DOpenings: 26
    4/7-6/23Online NEWTON DOpenings: 26
  • ENGL& 235Technical Writing5 credits

    This course is designed to help students report technical information clearly, completely, and persuasively. Technical writing shares many of the same concerns of other kinds of writing, such as attention to Purpose, Readability, and most significantly, Audience. This course is designed to provide instruction and practice in creating practical and effective documents for students in medical, scientific, technical, and other professional fields.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGL& 101 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/11TTh12:00p-2:05pNEWTON DOpenings: 24
    9/23-12/12Online NEWTON DOpenings: 26
    1/8-3/26TTh12:00p-2:05pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/7-6/23TTh12:00p-2:05pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
  • MATH& 141Precalculus I5 credits

    The focus of this course will be functions. Students manipulate and graph linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and quadratic functions. The course will also cover systems of equations, matrices and determinants, and their applications.

    Prerequisite:
    BTC College Level Math score of 32 or a C grade in MATH 099.

    Future Offerings
    9/24-12/12MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 19
    9/24-12/12MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 17
    9/24-12/12MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 11
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • MATH& 142Precalculus II5 credits

    The majority of this course will cover trigonometry. Students will explore trigonometry functions, right and oblique triangle trigonometry, graphing, trigonometry identifies, laws of Sine and Cosine as well as trigonometric application problems. This course will also cover vectors in the plane and in space, along with parametric equations. Polar coordinates and graphs of polar equations will also be included.

    Prerequisite:
    MATH& 141 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    9/24-12/12MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/25MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • Engineering Core
  • EMTEC 133Introduction to Machinery Skills4 credits

    Studies introduce shop safety and guidelines, the use of measuring tools, basic shop equipment and a study of vertical milling machines and lathes. Supervised hands on project will be produced by the student. Utilizing dynamic lecture and discussion, and hands-on practice, students develop knowledge and skills for careers in industry. Text and basic tools required.

    Prerequisite:
    EMTEC 126
  • ENGR 175 - Introduction to Materials Science5 credits

  • ENGR& 214Statics5 credits

    Statics

  • ENGR& 215 - Dynamics5 credits

  • ENGR& 225Mechanics of Materials5 credits

    Mechanics of Materials

  • ENGT 121Drafting I6 credits

    This course is an introduction to engineering drawing and graphics technology. Topics include sketching and drafting techniques, drafting concepts and terminology, methods for improving visualization skills, standards for object views and drawing sizes, and proper usage of drafting equipment to construct geometric shapes and mechanical drawings.


    Future Offerings
    9/24-12/12MWF 3:00p-4:00pREISS JOpenings: 5
    9/24-12/12MWFSTAFFOpenings: 24
  • ENGT 122CAD I: Basics6 credits

    This course is an introduction to CAD (Computer Aided Drafting), utilizing a "cookbook" approach to instruction. Students have immediate hands-on computer usage while applying basic command concepts and terminology. Basic drawing and editing techniques are reinforced with exercises designed to help the student reach an in-depth understanding.


    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/9TTh 6:00p-9:00pGOODRICH SOpenings: 19
    9/24-12/12MWF12:00p-12:50pSTETTLER TOpenings: 4
    9/24-12/12MWFSTAFFOpenings: 22
  • ENGT 211Project Design 1- 3D Models & Working Drawings4 credits

    This is a project oriented design course in which students create a 3D solid model of an existing assembly or one of their own designs. Each student will generate a complete working drawing set for their assembly including engineering details, assembly drawings, and bill of materials in accordance with industry standards.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGT 125, ENGT 126, enrollment in or completion of ENGT 220

    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/11TTh 1:30p-3:00pREISS JOpenings: 5
  • MATH& 151Calculus I5 credits

    Study of functions, limits, continuity,limits at infinity, differentiation of algebraic,exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions and their inverses.

    Prerequisite:
    MATH& 142 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    9/24-12/12MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 27
    9/24-12/10W 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 25
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • PHYS& 221Engineering Physics I w/Lab5 credits

    Kinematics and dynamics of particles; work and energy; gravitation; collisions and conservation of momentum.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGL& 101 with a grade of C or better, Prerequisite or Co-requisite: MATH& 151 with a C grade or better.

    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/9T 1:00p-4:00pSTAFFOpenings: 25
    9/24-12/12MWF 9:00a-11:10aSTAFFOpenings: 27
    1/8-3/26TTh 1:00p-4:00pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-11:15aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23TTh 1:00p-4:05pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-11:15aSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • Manufacturing
  • EMTEC 205Programmable Logic Controllers5 credits

    This course is an introductory study of Programmable Logic Controllers, including configuring hardware and software, general construction and operation as well as programming.

    Prerequisite:
    EMTEC 211 or Permission of Instructor
  • EMTEC 211Electrical Controls I5 credits

    This course introduces the student to the components used in today’s control systems. Control schematics are introduced with hands-on use of various multi meters in troubleshooting relay logic circuits. Utilizing state-of-the-art computer interactive software, dynamic lecture and discussion, and hands-on practice, students develop knowledge and skills for careers in industry. Text and basic tools required.

    Prerequisite:
    EMTEC 210
  • EMTEC 215Programmable Logic Controllers II5 credits

    In this course Students build on the foundation set in EMTEC 205. This course addresses advanced PLC topics including math and logic functions.

    Prerequisite:
    EMTEC 205
  • EMTEC 217Instrumentation & Controls4 credits

    This course introduces the student to sensor indicators and transmitters. Measurement, gages, flow sensors and other industrial sensing devices will be studied in this class. Utilizing state-of-the-art computer interactive software, dynamic lecture and discussion, and hands-on practice, students develop knowledge and skills for careers in industry. Text and basic tools required.

    Prerequisite:
    EMTEC 215
  • EMTEC 220Micro-Controllers5 credits

    This course focuses on the application of microprocessors in industry, with emphasis on understanding basic operation, interfacing, and programming. Study includes basic architecture, memory structure, programming language, interfacing with peripheral devices, input/output devices, and diagnostics. Prerequisite: EMTEC 210

    Prerequisite:
    EMTEC 210
  • EMTEC 237Computerized Maintenance & Management Systems3 credits

    In this course, the student will examine the components and functions of a CMMS. Work orders, scheduling, spares and stores controls, equipment histories, back logs, asset management practices will be covered. Utilizing state-of-the-art computer interactive software, dynamic lecture and discussion, and hands-on practice, students develop knowledge and skills for careers in industry. Text and basic tools required


    Future Offerings
    11/13-12/12DAILY10:00a-12:50pKEFOVER JOpenings: 12
    11/13-12/12DAILY12:00p-2:55pSTAFFOpenings: 24
  • EMTEC 260Automated Manufacturing Systems4 credits

    The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of robotics and automation technology. Students will explore the basic principles of manipulator, actuator, and control systems. The course requires an understanding of simple mathematics and the basic use of computers. The laboratory will be used to perform real-time exercises in programming applications and techniques through the use of various training robots and systems.

    Prerequisite:
    EMTEC 210 & EMTEC 220
  • Capstone Project4 credits

  • Lean Manufacturing5 credits

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS120 credits

Program Entry Information

Program Start

  • This program accepts students quarterly.

Testing Requirements

  • Admissions application and assessment testing in Reading, Math and Sentence Skills is required. Your score on the test and/or your previous transcripts will determine where you begin your course sequence. Contact Admissions at 360-752-8345 or at admissions@btc.ctc.edu for assistance with academic planning.

Program Outcomes

Associate of Applied Science Degree

BTC’s EMTEC program places graduates in solid careers as industrial electricians, millwrights or instrument technicians. Demand for skilled workers is strong in high-growth industries such as refining, water treatment, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, and power generation.

As an EMTEC graduate, you’ll possess a broad range of highly-sought skills and knowledge. BTC’s program will teach you to troubleshoot, maintain, repair, and analyze sophisticated equipment in advanced manufacturing operations. Electro-Mechanical is a great program choice if you want a high-wage career with local employers.

Program Facts

Average annual income $68,201

Wage potential $76,378 annually

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Jobs & Employment

The employment outlook for electro mechanical technicians is strong. Due to the escalating sophistication of equipment and retirements, employers are in need of trained technicians. The average annual wage in this field is $68,201, with an earning potential of about $76,378 per year.*

Criminal convictions may restrict or prevent student participation with internships and employment in this industry.

Potential Positions

Potential positions include: Millwright, assembler, maintenance mechanic, maintenance millwright, manufacturers service representative, automated equipment engineer-technician, machine erector, installer, mover, and dismantler.

Courses

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  • Quarter 1
  • AMATH 111 *Applied Technical Math5 credits

    This course introduces concepts of plane geometry and right triangle trigonometry, and develops further the elements of algebra in applications for technical professions. Unit conversions in Metric and English systems, Scientific notations, fractions, decimals, perdents, ratios, and proportions are extensively reviewed. Textbook and Scientific or Graphing calculator required.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Algebra score of 75 or a C grade in MATH 098

    Future Offerings
    9/24-12/12MWF 9:00a-10:25aMOYLE VOpenings: 23
    9/24-12/12MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTETTLER TOpenings: 21
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • CMST& 210 *Interpersonal Communications5 credits

    Designed to introduce students to the application of basic interpersonal communication theory, with a focus on achieving success in the workplace. Topics explored include self-awareness, self-disclosure, conversation skills, relationship development and maintenance, assertiveness, teamwork and group dynamics, conflict management strategies, and diversity issues.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

    Future Offerings
    9/24-12/12MWF 1:00p-2:25pOEKERMAN COpenings: 18
    9/24-12/12MWF11:00a-12:25pOEKERMAN COpenings: 8
    9/23-12/11TTh 6:00p-8:05pMUDD SOpenings: 18
    9/24-12/12MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 24
    9/23-12/12Online OEKERMAN COpenings: 8
    9/23-12/12Online OEKERMAN COpenings: 17
    1/7-3/25MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    1/7-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    4/8-6/22MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23TTh12:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 24
  • EMTEC 105Trade Safety3 credits

    The topics will be on health and safety core rules, material safety data sheets, fall protection, confined spaces, Lock out/Tag out requirements, ladder, scaffolding and portable power tools as well as navigating the Washington State Labor and Industries website. Utilizing dynamic lecture and discussion, and hands-on practice, students develop knowledge and skills for careers in industry.


    Future Offerings
    9/23-10/10DAILY 8:45a-10:50aKEFOVER JOpenings: 12
     DAILY10:00a-12:50pKEFOVER J
    9/23-10/10DAILY12:00p-1:55pSTAFFOpenings: 24
  • EMTEC 125Applied Mechanics5 credits

    This course introduces the student to fundamental mechanical concepts necessary for the installation, operation, and maintenance of industrial machinery.

    Prerequisite:
    EMTEC 105 or concurrent

    Future Offerings
    10/13-11/12DAILY 9:00a-12:50pKEFOVER JOpenings: 12
     DAILY10:00a-12:50pKEFOVER J
    10/13-11/12DAILY12:00p-3:55pSTAFFOpenings: 24
  • EMTEC 237Computerized Maintenance & Management Systems3 credits

    In this course, the student will examine the components and functions of a CMMS. Work orders, scheduling, spares and stores controls, equipment histories, back logs, asset management practices will be covered. Utilizing state-of-the-art computer interactive software, dynamic lecture and discussion, and hands-on practice, students develop knowledge and skills for careers in industry. Text and basic tools required


    Future Offerings
    11/13-12/12DAILY10:00a-12:50pKEFOVER JOpenings: 12
    11/13-12/12DAILY12:00p-2:55pSTAFFOpenings: 24
  • Quarter 2
  • AENGL 100 *Applied English5 credits

    This applied English course focuses on the workplace communication skills needed to send, receive, and process oral and written information. Along with a review of writing fundamentals, learners will use principles of clear communication, professionalism, and cultural awareness in occupational contexts. Learners will sharpen their reading, writing, and presentation skills.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/11TTh12:00p-2:05pLONG ROpenings: 17
    9/24-12/12MWF 9:00a-10:25aKONGSHAUG COpenings: 10
    9/24-12/12MWF 3:00p-4:25pKONGSHAUG COpenings: 21
    9/24-12/12MWF11:00a-12:25pWISE JOpenings: 21
    9/24-12/12MWF 1:00p-2:25pBURNS JOpenings: 24
    9/23-12/12Online DONNELLY ROpenings: 14
    1/8-3/26TTh12:00p-2:05pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/25MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/25MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/25MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/8-3/26TTh 6:00p-8:05pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/23TTh12:00p-2:05pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 24
  • EMTEC 121Fundamentals Of Hydraulic & Pneumatics5 credits

    This is the first course in a series designed to prepare the industrial millwright, electrician and maintenance technician with the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain, diagnose, and repair hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Instructional material is computer "on-line" with selected modules emphasizing hydraulic pumps, safety, compressed air basics and types of gauges.

    Prerequisite:
    EMTEC 105

    Future Offerings
    2/11-3/4DAILY 8:00a-1:50pKEFOVER JOpenings: 24
  • EMTEC 126Engineering Graphics4 credits

    The student will discover print reading format and dimension with types and symbols. A study of thread specifications and building drawings will be presented. Utilizing state-of-the-art computer interactive software, dynamic lecture and discussion, and hands-on practice, students develop knowledge and skills for careers in industry. Text and basic tools required.

    Prerequisite:
    EMTEC 105

    Future Offerings
    1/26-2/10DAILY 8:30a-1:50pKEFOVER JOpenings: 24
  • EMTEC 131Rigging4 credits

    The student will study and apply industry standard principals to safely plan and facilitate controlled lifting of equipment. Utilizing state-of-the-art computer interactive software, dynamic lecture and discussion, and hands-on practice, students develop knowledge and skills for careers in industry. Text and basic tools required.

    Prerequisite:
    EMTEC 105

    Future Offerings
    1/7-1/23DAILY 8:30a-1:50pKEFOVER JOpenings: 24
  • EMTEC 231Bearings & Drives5 credits

    The student will learn the application and theory of bearing technology with emphasis on storing, installing, and maintenance. The course will include an examination of different drive types with emphasis on theory, maintenance and repair. Utilizing state-of-the-art computer interactive software, dynamic lecture and discussion, and hands-on practice, students develop knowledge and skills for careers in industry. Text and basic tools required.

    Prerequisite:
    EMTEC 105

    Future Offerings
    3/5-3/25DAILY 8:00a-1:50pKEFOVER JOpenings: 24
  • Quarter 3
  • EMTEC 123Hydraulics & Pneumatics Circuits5 credits

    This course covers principles and operating characteristics of hydraulic and pneumatic systems, and components. Utilizing state-of-the-art computer interactive software, dynamic lecture and discussion, and hands-on practice, students develop knowledge and skills for the fluid power industry. Text and basic tools required.

    Prerequisite:
    EMTEC 121

    Future Offerings
    4/7-4/28DAILY 8:00a-1:50pKEFOVER JOpenings: 24
  • EMTEC 180Manufacturing Computer Applications4 credits

    In this course Students are introduced to Microsoft applications such as Access, PowerPoint, Word, and Excel. Students will learn how to use these programs in an industrial setting.


    Future Offerings
    4/29-5/14DAILY 8:30a-1:50pKEFOVER JOpenings: 24
  • EMTEC 232Drive Alignment-Conveyors & Machining Systems4 credits

    Principals and devices used for joining and aligning shafts are presented in this course. Conveying equipment and other automatic transfer machinery will be discussed. Troubleshooting and repair of drives and conveyors will be covered. Utilizing state-of-the-art computer interactive software, dynamic lecture and discussion, and hands-on practice, students develop knowledge and skills for careers in industry. Text and basic tools required.

    Prerequisite:
    EMTEC 231

    Future Offerings
    6/8-6/23DAILY 8:30a-1:50pKEFOVER JOpenings: 24
  • EMTEC 234Valves, Pumps & Traps5 credits

    The student will examine the principals of pumps, valves, and steam traps. Students will apply mechanical skills in the rebuilding of basic pump types along with diagnosing problems. Utilizing state-of-the-art computer interactive software, dynamic lecture and discussion, and hands-on practice, students develop knowledge and skills for careers in industry. Text and basic tools required.

    Prerequisite:
    EMTEC 125

    Future Offerings
    5/15-6/5DAILY 8:00a-1:50pKEFOVER JOpenings: 24
  • Quarter 4
  • EMTEC 110DC Circuits6 credits

    The purpose of this course is to give students a firm foundation in electrical theory. The course covers DC circuit theory with an emphasis on circuit analysis, practical application, and troubleshooting. The course requires an understanding of simple mathematics.

  • EMTEC 210AC Circuits6 credits

    The AC Circuits class builds on the concepts that are covered in EMTEC 110. The course covers AC circuit theory with an emphasis on circuit analysis, practical application, and troubleshooting. The course requires an understanding of simple mathematics.

    Prerequisite:
    EMTEC 110
  • EMTEC 218Introduction to National Electrical Code2 credits

    The student is introduced to some of the common industrial applications of the National Electrical Codes such as grounding, bonding, wire sizing, conduit selection, junction box selection, motor overload protection and current protection selection. Utilizing state-of-the-art computer interactive software, dynamic lecture and discussion, and hands-on practice, students develop knowledge and skills for careers in industry. Text and basic tools required.

    Prerequisite:
    EMTEC 218
  • EMTEC 225Solid State Components4 credits

    This course builds on EMTEC 110 and EMTEC 210; introducing the student to circuits involving diodes, transistors, SCRs, and other solid state devices.

    Prerequisite:
    EMTEC 210
  • Quarter 5
  • EMTEC 205Programmable Logic Controllers5 credits

    This course is an introductory study of Programmable Logic Controllers, including configuring hardware and software, general construction and operation as well as programming.

    Prerequisite:
    EMTEC 211 or Permission of Instructor
  • EMTEC 211Electrical Controls I5 credits

    This course introduces the student to the components used in today’s control systems. Control schematics are introduced with hands-on use of various multi meters in troubleshooting relay logic circuits. Utilizing state-of-the-art computer interactive software, dynamic lecture and discussion, and hands-on practice, students develop knowledge and skills for careers in industry. Text and basic tools required.

    Prerequisite:
    EMTEC 210
  • EMTEC 217Instrumentation & Controls4 credits

    This course introduces the student to sensor indicators and transmitters. Measurement, gages, flow sensors and other industrial sensing devices will be studied in this class. Utilizing state-of-the-art computer interactive software, dynamic lecture and discussion, and hands-on practice, students develop knowledge and skills for careers in industry. Text and basic tools required.

    Prerequisite:
    EMTEC 215
  • EMTEC 260Automated Manufacturing Systems4 credits

    The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of robotics and automation technology. Students will explore the basic principles of manipulator, actuator, and control systems. The course requires an understanding of simple mathematics and the basic use of computers. The laboratory will be used to perform real-time exercises in programming applications and techniques through the use of various training robots and systems.

    Prerequisite:
    EMTEC 210 & EMTEC 220
  • Quarter 6
  • EMTEC 133Introduction to Machinery Skills4 credits

    Studies introduce shop safety and guidelines, the use of measuring tools, basic shop equipment and a study of vertical milling machines and lathes. Supervised hands on project will be produced by the student. Utilizing dynamic lecture and discussion, and hands-on practice, students develop knowledge and skills for careers in industry. Text and basic tools required.

    Prerequisite:
    EMTEC 126
  • EMTEC 215Programmable Logic Controllers II5 credits

    In this course Students build on the foundation set in EMTEC 205. This course addresses advanced PLC topics including math and logic functions.

    Prerequisite:
    EMTEC 205
  • EMTEC 220Micro-Controllers5 credits

    This course focuses on the application of microprocessors in industry, with emphasis on understanding basic operation, interfacing, and programming. Study includes basic architecture, memory structure, programming language, interfacing with peripheral devices, input/output devices, and diagnostics. Prerequisite: EMTEC 210

    Prerequisite:
    EMTEC 210
  • EMTEC 230Problem Solving for Manufacturing & the Trades3 credits

    This class addresses technical problem solving skills including reading and interpreting technical documents and instrctions.

    Prerequisite:
    EMTEC 210
  • WLD 173Basic Welding2 credits

    This course covers basic industrial welding techniques and safety. From beginning competencies in SMAW and oxy/fuel cutting, through GMAW and plasma cutting processes. Basic fabricating principles will cover lap, fillet, and butt weld joint set-up.

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS117 credits

* Minimum requirement. List of other AAS General Education class options

Program Entry Information

Program Start

  • This program admits students once a year, in the fall quarter.

Testing Requirements

These requirements are for the AAS degree.

  • Accuplacer Algebra score of 75 or a C grade in Math 098.
  • Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

Program Outcomes

  • Design, analyze, and diagnose basic electrical systems through the application of electrical theory fundamentals.
  • Design, analyze, and diagnose basic industrial mechanical systems through the application of hydraulic, pneumatic, lever and pulley theory fundamentals.
  • Ensure safe work practices and installations through compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and industry standards including the National Electrical Code, WAC Chapter 296 and related RCW.
  • Use proper tools and test equipment to construct and maintain power, lighting, signaling, and control systems in industrial settings.
  • Use proper tools and test equipment to construct and maintain mechanical systems in industrial settings.
  • Install new and modify existing process systems and components utilizing appropriate electrical and millwright/mechanical skills and materials
  • Communicate clearly with team members, supervisor, and others in the workplace, effectively using oral communication as well as drawings, blueprints, and other documents.
  • Exhibit professional personal conduct and appearance appropriate to the workplace.

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Jason Kefover

360 752-8568

jkefover@btc.ctc.edu


Instructor Information

    • Degrees and Certifications

      WA Professional Technical Certification

      M.S., Manufacturing Systems, East Carolina University

      B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Penn State University

      B.A., Physics, Mansfield University of Pennsylvania



Machine Maintenance Certificate

BTC’s EMTEC program places graduates in solid careers as industrial electricians, millwrights or instrument technicians. Demand for skilled workers is strong in high-growth industries such as refining, water treatment, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, and power generation.

As an EMTEC graduate, you’ll possess a broad range of highly-sought skills and knowledge. BTC’s program will teach you to troubleshoot, maintain, repair, and analyze sophisticated equipment in advanced manufacturing operations. Electro-Mechanical is a great program choice if you want a high-wage career with local employers.

Program Facts

Average annual income $68,201

Wage potential $76,378 annually

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Gainful Employment

Program Costs, Financing, and Outcomes

Jobs & Employment

The employment outlook for electro mechanical technicians is strong. Due to the escalating sophistication of equipment and retirements, employers are in need of trained technicians. The average annual wage in this field is $68,201, with an earning potential of about $76,378 per year.*

Criminal convictions may restrict or prevent student participation with internships and employment in this industry.

Potential Positions

Potential positions include: Millwright, assembler, maintenance mechanic, maintenance millwright, manufacturers service representative, automated equipment engineer-technician, machine erector, installer, mover, and dismantler.

Courses

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  • Quarter 1
  • AMATH 111Applied Technical Math5 credits

    This course introduces concepts of plane geometry and right triangle trigonometry, and develops further the elements of algebra in applications for technical professions. Unit conversions in Metric and English systems, Scientific notations, fractions, decimals, perdents, ratios, and proportions are extensively reviewed. Textbook and Scientific or Graphing calculator required.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Algebra score of 75 or a C grade in MATH 098

    Future Offerings
    9/24-12/12MWF 9:00a-10:25aMOYLE VOpenings: 23
    9/24-12/12MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTETTLER TOpenings: 21
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • CMST& 210Interpersonal Communications5 credits

    Designed to introduce students to the application of basic interpersonal communication theory, with a focus on achieving success in the workplace. Topics explored include self-awareness, self-disclosure, conversation skills, relationship development and maintenance, assertiveness, teamwork and group dynamics, conflict management strategies, and diversity issues.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

    Future Offerings
    9/24-12/12MWF 1:00p-2:25pOEKERMAN COpenings: 18
    9/24-12/12MWF11:00a-12:25pOEKERMAN COpenings: 8
    9/23-12/11TTh 6:00p-8:05pMUDD SOpenings: 18
    9/24-12/12MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 24
    9/23-12/12Online OEKERMAN COpenings: 8
    9/23-12/12Online OEKERMAN COpenings: 17
    1/7-3/25MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    1/7-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    4/8-6/22MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23TTh12:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 24
  • EMTEC 105Trade Safety3 credits

    The topics will be on health and safety core rules, material safety data sheets, fall protection, confined spaces, Lock out/Tag out requirements, ladder, scaffolding and portable power tools as well as navigating the Washington State Labor and Industries website. Utilizing dynamic lecture and discussion, and hands-on practice, students develop knowledge and skills for careers in industry.


    Future Offerings
    9/23-10/10DAILY 8:45a-10:50aKEFOVER JOpenings: 12
     DAILY10:00a-12:50pKEFOVER J
    9/23-10/10DAILY12:00p-1:55pSTAFFOpenings: 24
  • EMTEC 125Applied Mechanics5 credits

    This course introduces the student to fundamental mechanical concepts necessary for the installation, operation, and maintenance of industrial machinery.

    Prerequisite:
    EMTEC 105 or concurrent

    Future Offerings
    10/13-11/12DAILY 9:00a-12:50pKEFOVER JOpenings: 12
     DAILY10:00a-12:50pKEFOVER J
    10/13-11/12DAILY12:00p-3:55pSTAFFOpenings: 24
  • EMTEC 237Computerized Maintenance & Management Systems3 credits

    In this course, the student will examine the components and functions of a CMMS. Work orders, scheduling, spares and stores controls, equipment histories, back logs, asset management practices will be covered. Utilizing state-of-the-art computer interactive software, dynamic lecture and discussion, and hands-on practice, students develop knowledge and skills for careers in industry. Text and basic tools required


    Future Offerings
    11/13-12/12DAILY10:00a-12:50pKEFOVER JOpenings: 12
    11/13-12/12DAILY12:00p-2:55pSTAFFOpenings: 24
  • Quarter 2
  • AENGL 100Applied English5 credits

    This applied English course focuses on the workplace communication skills needed to send, receive, and process oral and written information. Along with a review of writing fundamentals, learners will use principles of clear communication, professionalism, and cultural awareness in occupational contexts. Learners will sharpen their reading, writing, and presentation skills.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/11TTh12:00p-2:05pLONG ROpenings: 17
    9/24-12/12MWF 9:00a-10:25aKONGSHAUG COpenings: 10
    9/24-12/12MWF 3:00p-4:25pKONGSHAUG COpenings: 21
    9/24-12/12MWF11:00a-12:25pWISE JOpenings: 21
    9/24-12/12MWF 1:00p-2:25pBURNS JOpenings: 24
    9/23-12/12Online DONNELLY ROpenings: 14
    1/8-3/26TTh12:00p-2:05pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/25MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/25MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/25MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/8-3/26TTh 6:00p-8:05pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/23TTh12:00p-2:05pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 24
  • EMTEC 121Fundamentals Of Hydraulic & Pneumatics5 credits

    This is the first course in a series designed to prepare the industrial millwright, electrician and maintenance technician with the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain, diagnose, and repair hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Instructional material is computer "on-line" with selected modules emphasizing hydraulic pumps, safety, compressed air basics and types of gauges.

    Prerequisite:
    EMTEC 105

    Future Offerings
    2/11-3/4DAILY 8:00a-1:50pKEFOVER JOpenings: 24
  • EMTEC 126Engineering Graphics4 credits

    The student will discover print reading format and dimension with types and symbols. A study of thread specifications and building drawings will be presented. Utilizing state-of-the-art computer interactive software, dynamic lecture and discussion, and hands-on practice, students develop knowledge and skills for careers in industry. Text and basic tools required.

    Prerequisite:
    EMTEC 105

    Future Offerings
    1/26-2/10DAILY 8:30a-1:50pKEFOVER JOpenings: 24
  • EMTEC 131Rigging4 credits

    The student will study and apply industry standard principals to safely plan and facilitate controlled lifting of equipment. Utilizing state-of-the-art computer interactive software, dynamic lecture and discussion, and hands-on practice, students develop knowledge and skills for careers in industry. Text and basic tools required.

    Prerequisite:
    EMTEC 105

    Future Offerings
    1/7-1/23DAILY 8:30a-1:50pKEFOVER JOpenings: 24
  • EMTEC 231Bearings & Drives5 credits

    The student will learn the application and theory of bearing technology with emphasis on storing, installing, and maintenance. The course will include an examination of different drive types with emphasis on theory, maintenance and repair. Utilizing state-of-the-art computer interactive software, dynamic lecture and discussion, and hands-on practice, students develop knowledge and skills for careers in industry. Text and basic tools required.

    Prerequisite:
    EMTEC 105

    Future Offerings
    3/5-3/25DAILY 8:00a-1:50pKEFOVER JOpenings: 24
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS44 credits

Program Entry Information

Program Start

  • This program admits students once a year, in the fall quarter.

Testing Requirements

These requirements are for the Certificate and are lower than those for the AAS-T degree. Please see the AAS-T Entry Page for AAS-T requirements.

  • Accuplacer Algebra score of 75 or a C grade in Math 098
  • Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

Program Outcomes

  • Certificate graduates will apply mechanical knowledge and skills to effectively perform basic machine maintenance.
  • Certificate graduates will perform basic machine maintenance tasks adhering to all appropriate safety practices and procedural guidelines.
  • Certificate graduates will work with others as part of a team, giving and receiving feedback and assisting others in completion of tasks.

Jason Kefover - Instructor image

Jason Kefover

360 752-8568

jkefover@btc.ctc.edu


Instructor Information

    • Degrees and Certifications

      WA Professional Technical Certification

      M.S., Manufacturing Systems, East Carolina University

      B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Penn State University

      B.A., Physics, Mansfield University of Pennsylvania