Apr 01, 2023  
2021-2022 SLCC General Catalog 

Electromechanical Assembly Technician: CA (Competency-Based)(CTE)

Certificate of Achievement | 467 Clock Hours

SAT Instruction Division
Westpointe Center
SSB 224, 201A-D
General Information 801-957-7522
Program Information 801-957-2155
Program Website
Academic and Career Advising

Program Faculty
Professor − Gilbert Ulibarri

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-610G standard. The IPC-620-C 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 J-Std-001G 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.

Career Opportunities
For state and national occupation information, visit O*Net Online and enter the following O*Net code(s):

  • 17-3024.00 Electromechanical Technicians
  • 51-2023.00 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees: Costs and Financial Aid http://www.slcc.edu/satts/cost-financial-aid.aspx

Estimated Time to Completion
467 hours divided by 16 hours per week is 29 weeks.

Program Entry Requirements
TABE Test Required:

  • Reading: 8.0
  • Math: 8.0

Recommended Ability to apply Basic Computer Literacy and to distinguish differences in colors, as these are abilities used in electronics technologies.

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

Demonstrate proficiency in the knowledge of Basic Computer Literacy concepts.

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Demonstrate proficiency in the knowledge of the national electrical code, the structure and logic of the NEC, and NEMA industry standards.


Demonstrate proficiency in the knowledge of the IPC-A-610G workmanship standard to electronics assemblies.


Demonstrate proficiency in knowledge of Universal Thru-Hole Assembly & Repair Technology to electronic assemblies, and ability to perform applicable techniques and procedures.


Demonstrate proficiency in knowledge of Surface Mount Technology to electronic assemblies and ability to perform applicable techniques and procedures.


Demonstrate proficiency in knowledge of IPC-JSTD-001G standard and workmanship criteria, and application to assemblies.


Demonstrate proficiency in knowledge of IPC/WHMA-A-620C cabling and harnessing quality standards and application to assemblies.


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.


Demonstrate proficiency in knowledge of manufacturing processes, and the different types of processes and materials used.


Demonstrate ability to complete a job application, utilize networking skills for job search, produce a resume and demonstration of interviewing skills.

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