Electro-Mechanical Automation Technology

A rewarding career awaits you

Change is constant. Change is rapid. In the world of manufacturing technology change brings more complex systems of assembly, control measurement, and material processing of manufactured products. If you’re good at problem solving, like working with automated manufacturing equipment, and you’re looking forward to work that continuously challenges you to keep growing your knowledge and skills—consider an always-evolving career in electro-mechanical technology.

Career Area
Associate Degree
Program Number
  • Associate Degree
  • 4 Terms
  • 67 Credits
  • Financial Aid Eligible
  • Starts Fall

Career Outlook

Electro-Mechanical Automation Technology

Median Income: $58,435.00*


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Apply electrical and electronic theory and related knowledge, usually under the direction of engineering staff, to design, build, repair, adjust, and modify electrical components, circuitry, controls, and machinery for subsequent evaluation and use by engineering staff in making engineering design decisions.


Repair, test, adjust, or install electronic equipment, such as industrial controls, transmitters, and antennas.


Operate, test, maintain, or adjust unmanned, automated, servomechanical, or electromechanical equipment. May operate unmanned submarines, aircraft, or other equipment to observe or record visual information at sites such as oil rigs, crop fields, buildings, or for similar infrastructure, deep ocean exploration, or hazardous waste removal. May assist engineers in testing and designing robotics equipment.


Apply theory and principles of mechanical engineering to modify, develop, test, or adjust machinery and equipment under direction of engineering staff or physical scientists.



*Lightcast/EMSI data is a hybrid dataset derived from official government sources such as the US Census Bureau, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and Bureau of Labor Statistics. This salary data is from the Lakeshore District.


Work with Admissions Advisor to:

  • Submit Application
  • Complete the Student Success Questionnaire.
  • Schedule your First Time Program Counseling/Registration Session with your assigned program counselor to plan your first semester schedule, review your entire plan of study and discuss the results of the Student Success Questionnaire.

*Submit transcripts and test scores (optional, highly recommended): College transcripts, along with high school transcripts and test scores from within the last five years, used for course registration. Official transcripts needed for transferring college credit(s) and for financial aid purposes.

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General education courses are offered online. All program courses are offered in person due to the heavy lab component.

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Andrew Thelen

Teaching at Lakeshore allows me to offer more than just  technical content. It allows me to share my experience and insight, which students find valuable.

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Brenden Olds

Building a knowledge base in electro-mechanical technology is to build a knowledge base in the very infrastructure that facilitates our modern way of life. 

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Wade Wittmus

I enjoy helping people attain their career ambitions by giving them the knowledge they need in the ever-changing world of industrial automation.

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Matthew J Roskopf

I feel it's important to stay current with industry leaders and I like to emulate real life experience in the classroom. I enjoy working at Lakeshore because they provide the materials and equipment necessary to really create that experience.

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