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2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog

Electromechanical Engineering Technology AAS

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Modern life is very dependent on electromechanical technology; nearly every aspect of living is dependent on electricity. This program prepares you to become a competent electromechanical technician capable of working and communicating with engineers, scientists, and production personnel.

The job market is almost unlimited for graduates of our program. Examples of positions in which our graduates are employed include:

  • Computer development technician
  • Automation service technician
  • Design technician
  • Electrician
  • Electronic assembler
  • Electronic assembly foreman
  • Instrumentation technician
  • Maintenance foreman
  • PLC system technician
  • Robotics technician

Miami Articulation Agreement

Individuals who have completed this degree at Shawnee State may continue their education in the electromechanical technology completion program from Miami University and earn a bachelor of science in applied science at Shawnee State.  For additional information, contact Brad Teeters at Shawnee State, 740.351.3562, e-mail bteeters@ shawnee.edu, or visit the Miami website, www.eas.muohio.edu/ent/.

Math Placement

Effective the summer 2014 term, the co-requisite course for ETEM 1110 Electrical Fundamentals 1 (DC) and ETCO 1310 Fluid Power is MATH 1200 College Algebra (ACT Math Sub-score of 22 or higher; SAT Math Sub-score of 520 or higher).  Your freshman course sequence will be:

  Fall Term Spring Term
  ETEM 1110  Electrical Fundamentals 1 (DC) ETEM1111  Electrical Fundamentals 2 (AC)
  MATH 1250 Trigonometry ETEM 1216  Electronics
  ENGL 1102  Discourse & Composition ETEM 1514  E M Devices
  ETCO 1310  Fluid Power MATH 2110 Calculus 1
  ETCO 1120 STEM Computer Programming ENGL 1105 Comp and Argumentation
  ETCA 1201 Intro to CADD or ETCA 1301 Parametric Modeling  
  UNIV1100 Freshman Year Experience  

Students placing below MATH 1200 based on either their ACT or SAT Math Sub-score do not meet the co-requisite to enroll in ETEM 1110 or ETCO 1310.  Should this be your situation, below is a schedule of courses that can apply to the A.A.S. in Electromechanical Engineering Technology as fulfilling general education program (GEP) academic requirements or technical elective requirements and bring you to the MATH 1200 level.  This schedule prepares you to begin the A.A.S. in Electromechanical Engineering Technology program the fall term of your second year at SSU.

  Fall Term Spring Term
  ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1102  Discourse and Composition ENGL 1105 Composition and Argumentation
  MATH 0102 Intermediate Algebra MATH 1200 College Algebra
  ETCA 1201 Intro to CADD GEP Social Science Elective
  ETEM 1510  Intro to Electricity/Electronics ETCO 1120 Introduction to STEM Computer Programming

If an entering student’s math placement is below MATH 1200, remediation to get to this level is below the content of this program, and does not count as academic credit toward earning this degree.

Computer Requirement

All students in the B.S. in Computer Engineering Technology, B.S. in Digital Simulation and Gaming Engineering Technology, and A.A.S. in Electromechanical Engineering Technology degree programs are required to purchase a laptop computer for use in class.

Many vendors offer academic discounts to university students.  See the respective vendors’ websites for more information on how to take advantage of these discounts.


  • CPU:  Almost any relatively recent CPU will be adequate (where “recent” means “no more than two years old).
  • Recommended: Intel Core i3, i5, i7 families, or any currently shipping AMD CPU with the exception of AMD Sempron or AMD Turion K8-E.
  • Memory (RAM):  Minimum of 2GB.  Recommended: 4GB.
  • Hard Drive:  At least 250GB recommended.
  • Video:  For CET students, either integrated (Intel) or discrete (nVidia or AMD/ATI) will suffice.  For Digital Simulation and Gaming students, some classes will require discrete video.  A DirectX 11/OpenGL 4 class GPU is recommended.
  • Networking:  The Advanced Technology Center provides 802.11b/g wireless networking.  For maximum flexibility, the availability of wired (Ethernet) networking is recommended.

General Education Requirements

Total Credit Hours 67

* Required by Miami Articulation Agreement

Sample Schedule

Total Program Hours: 67

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