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The Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology program at Rhodes State is designed specifically to prepare students for technician-level employment in the field of automated systems. The curriculum combines course offerings from the Electronic Engineering Technology and Mechanical Engineering Technology programs and includes manufacturing-specific technical electives depending on the individual areas of interest. 

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Career Opportunities

Technicians employed in electro-mechanical systems within flexible manufacturing systems. Potential occupations include Manufacturing, Maintenance, and Engineering. An Associate Degree is a pathway to a Electro/Mechanical Bachelor Degree. 

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Scholarship Opportunity 

Rhodes State has been awarded a Choose Ohio First (COF) Scholarship grant by the Ohio Department of Higher Education. The grant provides scholarships to students majoring in disciplines that significantly strengthen Ohio’s competitiveness in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Medicine (STEMM) education and industry.

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Q & A

  • What is the difference between the four engineering technology degrees?
    • They are all related engineering technologies, aimed at understanding and working with Manufacturing Automation. Electronics focuses on electrical circuits, motors, and programming.  Mechanical focuses on materials, structure, fluids, and computer graphics. Manufacturing includes some of electronics and mechanical in addition to robots, computer numerical control, and manufacturing processes. Electro-mechanical combines the core Electronic Engineering Technology and Mechanical Engineering Technology courses that are required by accreditation.
  • Is there a relation with a four year degree? 
    • The two-year electro-mechanical degree is a pathway to a four-year electro-mechanical degree.  Rhodes has an agreement with Miami University for a 2+2 program.

Program Highlights

  • Basic Mechanical and Electrical Technology applicable to Manufacturing: Electrical Circuits, Digital Circuits, Electronics, Graphics, Material Science, Statics,  and Manufacturing Processes.
  • Technical Electives for Fluid Power, Programmable Logic Controllers, Robots, motors, drives, wiring, codes, safety, and welding.
  • According the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of industrial engineers is projected to grow 14% by 2030, which is faster than the average of all occupations.
  • Industrial automation continues to grow. Along with this growth is the need for trained technicians in the area of Manufacturing Engineering Technology. Companies are not only hiring plant-ready technicians, many offer apprenticeships that enable the student to start on the ground floor. 
  • Automation skills are transferable. Education and continued experience enable the graduate to pursue openings available with many companies.

Real-World Experience

During the program, students will demonstrate field experience in a related job and culminate their work with a CAPSTONE project to demonstrate the skills they have attained. Many of the topic-specific labs have real-world application, for example robot paths, programmable logic controller programs, electrical motor labs, digital circuits, fluid labs, and process equipment.

Rhodes College is preparing students with the know-how of this in-demand technology that is sought in the manufacturing industry.  Manufacturing Engineering Technologies students are ready to enter the world of robots, programmable logic controller, motors and drives, computer-aided drafting and design (CAD), and navigate the total flexible manufacturing network. 

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