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 with a major in Industrial Electronics Technology and may also be used as the secondary specialty for an Associate Degree in Occupational Technology with a major in General Technology.


Required Courses

Courses Credit Hours
EEM 117 AC/DC Circuits I 4.0
EEM 118 AC/DC Circuits II 4.0
EEM 140 National Electrical Code 3.0
EEM 151 Motor Controls I 4.0
EEM 200 Semiconductor Devices 4.0
EEM 251 Programmable Controllers 3.0
IMT 112 Hand Tool Operations 3.0
Subtotal 25.0
Total Credit Hours 25.0

Updated 4/3/2017


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. All courses related to this certificate comprise approximately one half of the required core courses for the Industrial Electronics Technology Associate Degree which may be an incentive for this student to continue a life-long learning process.

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.

Gainful Employment Information

Gainful Employment Disclosures

Advisement Information

Program notes

  • This certificate program requires three years of industrial work experience for enrollment.
  • Fall is the best time to start.  Students entering fall term must take EEM 117; all other courses will work around that course. DO NOT OMIT EEM 117 for any reason:  it is offered only in the fall. Missing this course can result in a delay of graduation up to one year.

Notes about individual classes

  • This program requires EEM 107, but CPT 169 or CPT 101 can substitute for EEM 107.
  • CPT 101 will use Office 2016. All CPT 101 students will purchase a textbook that is packaged with an access code for MyLabsPlus, an online course management system. Each access code is valid for 6 months from the date it is first used. RDG 100 or RWR 100 is the prerequisite for CPT 101.

Semester-by-semester graduation plan


  • Contact Industrial Electronics faculty member during the advisement process. If not available during advisement appointment, send an e-mail with advisement details as soon as possible.
  • Please contact Charles Dixon for more information about this program.
  • Please e-mail advising@ptc.edu to submit advising information updates and corrections.


Advisement information updated/reviewed 9/18/2017.