Program Coordinator: Joe Mitchell, ISC 142A, Ext. 2557
Length: Four semesters (two years)
Purpose: The Diploma program in Electro-Mechanical Maintenance is designed to prepare the graduate for employment in industry/business as an Electro-Mechanical Maintenance Technician. The graduate will be knowledgeable in the theory and practical applications of the field.
Electrical/ Electronics Systems Installer
Industrial Maintenance Technician
Industrial Technical Sales Person
Industrial Field Service Person
Admission Requirements: See appropriate section of college catalog. A student eligible for admission to the college can normally be considered for admission to this program.
Program Requirements: The program will require the student to complete courses (theory-shop) in the technical areas as well as certain basic related courses (math, general education requirements). This program may be adjusted and course substitutions made in related areas to meet the needs of the student and college offerings. Advanced placement may be given on approval of the Instructor and Dean.
Virginia Tradesman Certification Program: Students who seek the Journeyman or Master levels of certification may, with appropriate documentation, help meet the practical experience requirement through the Cooperative Education Program.
First Semester (Fall)
Orientation to College Success
Home Electric Power I
College Composition I
Blueprint Reading I
Second Semester (Spring)
DC & AC Machines
Home Electric Power II
National Electrical Code-Residential
Applied Technical Mathematics I
Third Semester (Fall)
Programmable Logic Controllers I
Industrial Solid State Devices & Circuits
Hydraulics & Pneumatics
1*General Elective or
Fourth Semester (Spring)
Programmable Logic Controllers II
Electrical Control Systems
National Electrical Code – Industrial
Total Minimum Credits for the Diploma......................................................................61
Cooperative Education - ELE 197 may be taken after satisfactory completion of the second semester with Faculty Curriculum Advisor and Faculty Co-op Advisor approvals to help meet the practical experience requirement for certification.