Electro-Mechanical Technician Certificate

Division: Technology and Engineering


The Electro-Mechanical Technician Certificate is designed to provide fundamental, hands-on training on industrial systems and equipment. Students will study the basic principles, applications, concepts and functions of electro-mechanical processes associated with new or modify electrical or mechanical parts for products, such as industrial machinery or equipment from various industries such as petroleum, aerospace, aircraft, medical, bio-medical, autonomous systems, robotics, ocean exploration, or waste reclamation and removal. Typical duties of an electro-mechanical technician may include operation, testing, maintaining, or calibrating tools, equipment, automated systems, servo-mechanical, or electro-mechanical equipment. This certificate requires a total of 32-34 units. A minimum grade of C is required in each course taken. At least one half of the units toward the certificate must be completed at Fullerton College.  

Required Courses (24 units):
DRAF 944 FSolidworks3
MACH 116 FMachine Tools2
MACH 180 FIntroduction to Metrology3
TECH 081 FTechnical Mathematics I3
TECH 131 F Basic Electricity and Basic Electronics2
TECH 132 F Basics of Electric Motor Controls2
TECH 135 F Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers2
TECH 136 F Computer Integrated Manufacturing and Advanced PLC3
TECH 137 F Electronic Instrumentation and Networking2
TECH 138 F Electronic Instrumentation and Networking II2
Restricted Electives (8-10 units):8-10
Quality and Regulatory Compliance in the Biosciences2
Blueprint Reading for Manufacturing (formerly DRAF 070 F)2
AutoCAD for Industry3
Advanced CAD for Industry3
Fundamentals of Drafting2
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing2
Advanced Solidworks3
Fundamentals of Metallurgy3
Introduction to Machine Tools (formerly MACH 091 F)5
Intermediate Machine Tools (formerly MACH 092 F)5
Advanced Topics in Machine Technology5
CNC Machine Set-Up and Operation (formerly MACH 086 F)3
CNC Parts Programming (formerly MACH 087 F)3
CNC Programming Using Mastercam (formerly MACH 050 F)3
Introduction to CMM Inspection and Romer Arms3
Advanced CMM and Romer Arm Inspection3
Introduction to Printing3
Industrial Safety2
Basic Drone Piloting2
Applied Drone Piloting3
Introduction to Welding (formerly WELD 121AF)3
Total Units32-34

Outcome 1: Develop the fundamental skills for electro-mechanical production technicians such as mechanics, electronic assembly, and computer skills.

Outcome 2: Identify, set up, correct and monitor gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure equipment is working properly.

Outcome 3: Illustrate how to conduct tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate qualify or performance of equipment or processes.

Outcome 4: Determine causes of operating errors through troubleshooting, logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.