Nicolet offering new Electromechanical Technology degree
December 23, 2013
From wjjq.com: “Nicolet offering new Electromechanical Technology Degree” — Continuing to work with area manufacturers, Nicolet College has announced a new degree in Electromechanical Technology.
The new associate degree focuses on the electronics and computers that control the systems to operate a production line. The college surveyed area employers such as Printpack, Foster and Smith and PCA to gauge demand for the skill set.
Brigette Kumbier, dean of Trade and Industry at Nicolet says the manufactures were excited to hear the college was looking at starting the program and strongly supported Nicolet in the effort.
Graduates with the degree are able to install, troubleshoot, repair and upgrade electronic and computer-controlled mechanical systems.
This raises the number of manufacturing credentials at Nicolet to 12, ranging from certificates to associate degrees. Often credits earned in the certificate programs can also be applied to the degree programs.
Classes in the new Electromechanical Technology program are expected to start in the Fall Semester of 2014.