Mechanical Maintenance Electrical and Instrumentation


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The Mechanical Maintenance Electrical and Instrumentation Department
of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Athens is to meet more adequately the Mechanical
Maintenance Electrical and Instrumentation training needs of citizens and residents of the five-county service delivery area (SDA) including employees of existing and prospective industries and businesses.

The program has been designed to assist students in the following:

  • Provide entry-level job skills in the following areas:
  • Plant Maintenance
  • New Construction
  • Machine Building
  • Develop habits in punctuality and attendance, which would carry over to future employment.
  • Develop a safe Apprentice.
  • Become independent and self-reliant so she or he does not need constant supervision in future employment.
  • Develop problem formulation, solving and trouble shooting.
  •  Integrate into current curriculum understanding of technology changes and the advantages ofmulti-dimensional thinking.

Today’s industrial machinery integrates mechanical and electrical systems. The electro-mechanical technician is equipped with the skills and knowledge to install and maintain a wide range of equipment in the modern industrial world. In this innovative educational program, students learn various aspects of industrial electricity, industrial mechanics, and automated control systems.

This multi-craft training opportunity is designed to meet the occupational needs of the advanced manufacturing sector. Electro-mechanical technicians install, maintain, and repair industrial equipment, such as conveying systems, production machinery, and packaging equipment. Graduates may find employment in manufacturing, power plants, and construction.

Many industries support the learning process by sponsoring qualified students in a paid cooperative program which allows the students opportunities to put into practice what they have learned in the classroom.

This program follows the NCCER curriculum. 

• Commercial and Industrial Wiring

• AC/DC theory and National Electrical Code

• Arc Flash Training

• Servos

• Motor Controls

• Transformers

• Hydraulics and Pneumatics

• Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

• Welding: Arc, MIG, TIG, Oxy-Acetylene • Bearings, Couplings, Gears, and Roller Chains • V-Belts, Brakes, and Clutches

• Pumps

• Lubrication


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 20 Months
Clock Hours 2,160
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $8,140.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $3,648.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Electrician Helper432Certificate
Maintenance Associate Helper864Certificate
Maintenance Electrician1296Diploma
Electro-Mechanical Technician1728Diploma
Electrical & Instrumentation Technician2160Diploma

Campus Locations

McMinn Higher Education Center
2345 Denso Dr
Athens, TN 37303


First Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic 6
Safety and Orientation and Arc Flash and Meter Reading 24
Technology Foundations 24
NCCER Core 72.5
OSHA 10 10
Intro to AC and DC Power 7.5
Intro to Elec. Motor Control 7.5
4 Phase Power 70.5
Motor Controls Wiring Troubleshooting 2
Second Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic 6
Orientation to the Trade 2.5
Tools of the Trade 5
Fasteners and Anchors 5
Oxyfuel Cutting 15.5
Gaskets and Packing 10
Craft-Related Math 15
Pumps and Drives 10
Valves 11.5
Intro to Test Instruments 7.5
Material Handling and Hand Rigging 15
Mobile and Support Equipment 10
Lubrication 12.5
Thread Making Helicoils 24
Pipe Measurements 24
Hydraulics 123
Pneumatics 123
Third Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic 6
Industrial Safety for E&I Technicians 10.5
Electrical Theory 15
Alternating Current 16
E&I Test Equipment 10
Flow Pressure Level and Temperature 15
Process Mathematics 15
Hand Bending 10
Tubing 15
Clean Purge and Test Tubing and Piping 7.5
Instrument Drawings and Documents 15
Conductors and Cables 10
Conductor Terminations and Splices 10
National Electric Code 277
Fourth Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic 6
Safety Topics 6
Welding 210
Introduction to Machine Tool Technology 210
Fifth Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic 6
Hazardous Locations 10
Electronic Components 10
E&I Drawings 10
Motor Controls 15
Distribution Equipment 18
Transformer Applications 8
Conductor Selection and Calculations 15
Temporary Grounding 15
Layout and Installation of Tubing and Piping Systems 23
Machine Bending of Conduit 15
Hydraulic Controls 15
Pneumatic Controls 15
Motor-Operated Valves 15
Standby and Emergency Systems 13
Basic Process Control Elements Transducers and Transmitters 15
Instrumentation Calibration and Configuration 44
Pneumatic Control Valves Actuators and Positioners 39
Performing Loop Checks 8
Troubleshooting and Commissioning a Loop 8
Process Control Loops and Tuning 20
Data Networks 15
Programmable Logic Controls 60
Distributed Control Systems 20


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