Electrical Maintenance Technician Certificate

This certificate is designed for people with three years of maintenance experience who are needing certification for their craft, job advancement or short term refresher training.

All courses within this certificate will be awarded for credit toward an Associate in Applied Science degree with a major in Mechatronics Technology.


Required Courses

Courses Credit Hours
EEM 117 AC/DC Circuits I OR
EET 111 DC Circuits
EEM 118 AC/DC Circuits II OR
EET 112 AC Circuits
EEM 140 National Electrical Code 3.0
EEM 151 Motor Controls I OR
EET 231 Industrial Electronics
EEM 200 Semiconductor Devices OR
EET 131 Active Devices
EEM 251 Programmable Controllers OR
EET 235 Programmable Controllers
IMT 112 Hand Tool Operations 3.0
Subtotal 25.0
Total Credit Hours 25.0


Program Student Learning Outcomes

Purpose Statement

The purpose of the Electrical Maintenance Technician certificate is to allow technicians with previous experience to return and obtain a credential or certification for the purpose of promotion and/or salary raises. 

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a logical sequence for isolating problems within a Mechatronics process.

  2. Analyze a process control system operation and select the appropriate sensing equipment for that operation.

  3. Operate and adjust robots and automated systems equipment.

  4. Analyze the operating difficulties of an automated system and perform the corrective actions needed.

  5. Demonstrate the correct procedures in the breakdown, inspection, and repair of hydraulic and pneumatic equipment.

  6. Test, analyze, and troubleshoot an industrial machine or process using a programmable logic controller (PLC).

  7. Demonstrate an understanding of the use of PLC software and interface applications.

Advisement Information

Program notes

This certificate program requires three years of industrial work experience for enrollment.

This program requires EEM 117. EEM 117 (or its listed alternative) MUST be taken in the first semester.

Graduation Plans

2020-2021 Semester-by-semester graduation plan

Electrical Maintenance Certificate (ELM7)


You can find the name of your assigned academic advisor by reviewing Degree Works, your Class Schedule, or by visiting the Advising webpage.

Students may also contact Rusty Denning (Lex Walters Campus in Greenwood), Kevin Moore (Newberry Campus), Wayne Miles (Abbeville Campus), and Sam George (Saluda Campus) with questions about the Mechatronics program.

Please email advising@ptc.edu if this Advising Guide needs to be corrected or updated.

Advisement Information updated/reviewed 4/2020