Electrical Mechanic: Diploma Coursework Description

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An electrical mechanic diploma is your first step toward a career working in electronics and electronic equipment repair. Typical coursework includes electronics devices, fluid hydraulics and pneumatics and industry wiring methods. Read on about this exciting diploma opportunity.
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What is an Electrical Mechanic Diploma?

A diploma program in electrical mechanics will focus on the basics of electrical systems and methods of electronics repair. Theory instruction will teach you about the installation and repair of electrical systems, while laboratory work will give you hands-on experience with electronics. Upon graduation, you will be prepared for work as an electrician or electronics mechanic.

Skills You Will Learn

Throughout the course of the program, you will be taught about AC and DC machines and equipment, digital circuits, the fundamentals of microprocessors, and programming controllers.

Courses

In a typical electrical mechanic diploma program you will encounter the following courses:

  • AC & DC Fundamentals
  • Electronics Devices
  • Microprocessor Fundamentals
  • Industrial Circuits and Equipment
  • Fluid Hydraulics and Pneumatics
  • Industry Wiring Methods

Why get an Electrical Mechanic Diploma?

Because of the specialized nature of electronics work, electrical mechanics need specific training in the field to become qualified professionals. A diploma is the best way to prove to employers that you have the necessary skills and knowledge to work in electronics.

What Can I do with an Electrical Mechanic Diploma?

With this diploma you can find work in the field of electronics as an electrician, electrical mechanic, electronics systems mechanic, or electrical equipment repair technician.

Job Outlook and Salary

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov), the job outlook for electrical mechanics in the coming years is favorable. The BLS predicts that the demand for electrical mechanics will grow at least as fast as the national average until the year 2014. The median hourly income for electrical mechanics in 2004 was around $20.

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