About this course
Electrical and Automation Technology prepares students for exciting and well‐paying career paths in the field of industrial control and automation. All manufacturing processes rely on electricity, electronics, sensors, communications, networks, motors, hydraulics and pneumatics, and computer control. The program providessound theory reinforced by laboratory applications which reflect the expectations and responsibilities of graduates in the workplace. Students receive a solid foundation in DC/AC theory, electrical machines and transformers, power distribution, basic wiring techniques, motor controls, programmable automation controllers, industrial electronics, digital electronics, data communications, hydraulics and pneumatics.
Graduates are eligible to sit forthe State of Maine Journeyman Electrician Exam. After having passed it, as well as having met the on‐the‐job experience requirements of the State Electrician Examining Board, they will receive their Journeyman Electrician license. Graduates assume employment in positions including industrial electrical and instrument technician, maintenance technician, engineering assistant, construction electrician, field representative, and many others.
The Electrical and Automation Technology program is an active partner with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Collegiate Training Initiative (CTI) providing an internship and allowing graduates to apply directly to the FAA as a technician or specialist. EMCC is also a Certified Training and Education Site for FANUC Robotics Material Handling Program Software.