School of Applied Technology

Electromechanical Assembly Technician (KEMA)

Certificate of Proficiency
454 Hours

Program Description

Students learn to use the latest techniques and tools to ensure high reliability soldering and electromechanical assembly in this multiple part, hands-on program. The Universal Assembly and Repair module covers all aspects of both single and double-sided through-hole circuit board technology, including: high reliability soldering, solder theory, assembly and rework techniques of wire connections, terminals, axial lead, DIPS, flat packs, and multi-leaded components. The surface mount technology assembly and repair module stresses the safe installation and removal of surface mount components, chip, SOT’s, MELF, SOICs, QFPs, and PLCC, using the latest equipment and techniques. Upon satisfactory completion of this program, students will be able to make “accept” or “reject” decisions for the appropriate class/classes of electronic assembly production, based on the acceptability requirements of the IPC-A-610E standard. The IPC-620-A course will train students in modern cabling and harnessing techniques and acceptability requirements of that standard. Students will prepare for the IPC 620 Industry certification. The J-Std-001 course will prepare students to pass the IPC JStd- 001 exam which include both a written and practical element.

The Electromechanical Project Assembly course ties all of the program elements together resulting in a project with soldering, mechanical, cabling, safety, cleaning, and handling elements.

Occupations in this Area

For state and national occupation information, visit http://online.onetcenter.org/find/and enter the following O*Net code(s):
  • 17-3024.00 Electromechanical Technicians
  • 51-2023.00 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers

Tuition and Fees

  • Application Fee: $40.00
  • Tuition: $917.08
  • Student Fees: $55.50
  • Lab Fees: $95.00
  • Books: $597.00 - Required the first day of class

Total Estimated Cost: $1,704.58
(subject to change without notice)

Financial Aid

Veteran's Affairs Benefits

Requirements

TABE Test Required

  • Reading: 8.0
  • Math: 7.0
  • Ability to distinguish differences in color

Available Class Schedules

Taylorsville Redwood Campus

4600 South Redwood Road
Salt Lake City, Utah 84130-0808

Mon-Thu 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Mon-Thu 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

 

Required Courses: (454 Clock Hours)

Course

Title

Clock Hours

Semester

Prerequisite

KET2 0111

Basic Computer Literacy

36

A

None

KAIT 0100

National Electrical Code

12

A

None

KELA 0172

IPC-A-610E Cert Specialist

36

A

None

KELA 0151

Univ. Assembly & Repair

72

A

IPCA610E or equivalent Industry Experience.

KELA 0161

Surface Mount Technology

72

A

IPCA 610E, and KELA0151 or equivalent Industry Experience.

KEMA 0167

IPC-J-STD-001E Cert

36

A

IPC-J-STD-001, or equivalent Industry Experience(KELA 151/161)

KEMA 0169

IPC/WHMA-A-620B Cert

60

A

None

KEMA 0180

Electromechanical Project

70

A

IPC/WHMA-A-620 Certification and equivalent Industry Experience(KELA 151/161)

KEMA 0172

Introduction to Manufacturing Processes

60

A

None


Advising Notes

Stand-alone or specific needs, all courses need to have their prerequisites confirmed by the Electronics department. Students must e-mail transcripts, etc., to department before registration/scheduling is approved.

Other

Stand-alone or specific needs - All courses need to have their prerequisites confirmed by the Electronics department. Students must e-mail transcripts, etc., to dept. before registration/scheduling is approved.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

 

  1. Acquire Substantive Knowledge
  2. Communicate Effectively
  3. Develop Quantitative Literacy
  4. Think Critically and Creatively
  5. Civic Engagement
  6. Work Professionally and Constructively
  7. Develop Computer and Information Literacy

The student will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the knowledge of Basic Computer Literacy concepts, such as How the Computer Works, how to operate it, external device usage, Windows 7 Basics, Start a Program, Understanding Dialog Box Options, settings, Personalizing Windows 7, Create a New User Account, Managing Files and Folders, Securing Windows 7, Working with Software, Wireless Computing, Using Multimedia, connecting to the Internet. Communicating Online, and Performing Computer Maintenance.

1,2,3,4,5,6,7

The student will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the knowledge of the national electrical code, the structure and logic of the NEC, including the index, annexes, and Article 90.

1,2,3,4,5,6,7

The student will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the knowledge of the IPC-A-610E workmanship standard to electronics assemblies.

1,2,3,4,5,6,7

The student will be able to demonstrate proficiency in knowledge of Universal Thru-Hole Assembly & Repair Technology to electronic assemblies, and ability to perform applicable techniques and procedures.

1,2,3,4,5,6,7

The student will be able to demonstrate proficiency in knowledge of Surface Mount Technology to electronic assemblies and ability to perform applicable techniques and procedures.

1,2,3,4,5,6,7

The student will be able to demonstrate proficiency in knowledge of IPC-J-STD-001E standard and workmanship criteria, and application to assemblies.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

The student will be able to demonstrate proficiency in knowledge of IPC/WHMA-A-620B cabling and harnessing quality standards and application to assemblies.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

The student will be able to demonstrate proficiency in knowledge of Electromechanical Projects, demonstrate proficiency in mechanical assembly, blue prints, schematic diagrams, soldering, cabling, safety, cleaning, hardware torque requirements and handling.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

The student will be able to demonstrate proficiency in knowledge of manufacturing processes, and the different types of processes and materials used.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Department Contact Info

Electronics Department

Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Technology Building (TB)
TB517, TB-517A, and TB524

General Information
801-957-7522

Program Information
801-957-3354

Academic Advisor
Lynda Gray
Taylorsville Redwood Campus,
ATC 219
801-957-5127

Program Faculty

Associate Professors
Gilbert Ulibarri

Assistant Professors
Richard Hemingway