This program emphasizes those skills required by the highly competitive field of electro-mechanical technology. At the completion of the program, graduates will be engaged in designing, manufacturing, inspecting, operating, and maintaining various types of electro-mechanical systems. Within the mechanical component, manufacturing processes such as CNC and design aspects are emphasized. Within the electrical component, skills are developed in circuits, AC/DC machinery, and industrial programmable controller applications.
Upon successful completion of the degree in electro-mechanical engineering, the graduate will be able to:
Demonstrate professional conduct and interpersonal communication skills (verbal and written) with coworkers and other technical personnel.
Demonstrate the ability to apply mathematical and geometric concepts.
Demonstrate knowledge of electrical principles and AC/DC machinery.
Demonstrate knowledge of manufacturing processes on different machines, tools and materials by operating conventional and CNC equipment.
Apply concepts of statics to analyze and compute forces on and in structures that are at rest or moving with uniform velocity.
Demonstrate knowledge of principles of physics.
Demonstrate proficiency in industrial applications of programmable logic controllers.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR BACCALAUREATE STUDIES
Students who successfully complete the electro-mechanical major may continue their studies toward a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering Technology and/or Industrial Technology at various universities. Further information regarding any of these opportunities is available through the office of the dean or transfer coordinator.
The welding degree program is designed to provide students with sufficient knowledge and skills necessary to become a successful pipe welder. Content will cover v-groove welds in flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions on both plate and pipe steel. Theory will be augmented with hands-on laboratory instructions.
Upon successful completion of the welding degree, the graduate will be able to:
• Demonstrate cutting skills required in the operations of various welding processes. • Apply industrial field safety techniques in the operation of various welding and cutting processes. • Read and interpret blueprints for welding professionals. • Prepare groove welds in the horizontal, vertical and overhead positions on both plate and pipe steel. • Non-technical courses in the program will focus on improving student’s business, communications, math and social skills.
The Mechanical Engineering Technology Program has a heavy emphasis on automated manufacturing, computer numerical control (CNC) equipment, and flexible manufacturing systems (FMS).
At the completion of the program, graduates will be engaged in designing, manufacturing, testing and developing, inspecting, operating, troubleshooting, and maintaining mechanical equipment and systems. The mechanical engineering technician can be called upon to develop and modify engineering drawings. The graduate will apply the principles of strength of materials, testing and inspecting of components in various stages of manufacturing, testing and calibrating of measuring instruments, determining material specifications, preparing lists of materials and determining cost requirements to satisfy company, government or other contract requirements. The skills acquired through this program also will enable the graduates to perform other tasks in various fields of engineering.
Upon successful completion of the degree in mechanical engineering, the graduate will be able to:
Demonstrate knowledge of manufacturing processes on different machines, tools and materials by operating a variety of manual and/or CNC (Lathe & Milling) machines.
Demonstrate proper use of drafting tools and AutoCAD to produce finished engineering drawings.
Demonstrate basic understanding of hydraulic and pneumatic concepts, components and systems used in the manufacturing environment and in manufactured products.
Apply concepts of statics to analyze and compute the forces on and in structures that are at rest or moving with uniform velocity.
Apply principles of strength and performance of materials to select and design structural components and systems.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR BACCALAUREATE STUDIES
Students who successfully complete the mechanical major may continue their studies toward a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering Technology and/or Industrial Technology at various universities. Further information regarding any of these opportunities is available through the office of the dean or transfer coordinator.
This certificate program is designed to allow the student to gain extensive knowledge about programming and troubleshooting Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) in an industrial environment. PLCs are widely used to control industrial machinery, digital displays and circuitry, and sensors. Once they are linked together, they can share resources and information. Writing, documenting, storing, printing, editing and debugging ladder logic programs are essential to the operation of factories, steel plants and other manufacturing facilities. Technicians who can utilize advanced PLC programming techniques and instructions are in demand as industry updates the control process.
Upon successful completion of the certificate in programmable logic controllers, the graduate will be able to:
Explain the basic components of DC and AC machines and their operations.
Use Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) to control motors, sensors, displays and other devices and circuits.
Describe the hardware and software requirements for linking programmable logic controllers through data highway.
Use advanced programming techniques and applies shift register and sequence, as well as PID instructions to activate a variety of outputs.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR FURTHER STUDIES
Students who successfully complete the Programmable Logic Controller Certificate may seek an associate degree with additional coursework; subject to each program and/or major’s requirements.
The Electrical/Electronics Program is designed to provide a solid foundation in the principles of electricity. Beginning with basic electricity fundamentals, students move gradually to learn the theory of operations of electric machines commonly used in the industry. Students develop the practical skills needed to work with electrical machinery, electric and electronic machine control devices, and other electronic equipment. The course work includes theory and lab experience in troubleshooting, circuitry, industrial electronics, and electrical machinery practices, as well as programmable logic control (PLC). The program prepares students for positions in industry such as electrical technician, electronics technician, or field service technicians.
Upon completion of the degree in electrical/electronics, the graduate will be able to:
• Demonstrate knowledge of basic electric concepts such as Ohm’s law and Kirchhoff’s law.
• Measure or calculate electrical quantities, such as voltage, current and power in electric circuits.
• Program PLCs to control motors, relays, solenoids, or other electromechanical devices.
• Demonstrate knowledge of operation and characteristics of various types of single phase and three phase motors.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR BACCALAUREATE STUDIES
Students who successfully complete the electrical major may continue their studies toward a bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Electronics Engineering Technology and/or Industrial Technology at various universities. Further information regarding any of these opportunities is available through the office of the dean or transfer coordinator.
The drafting/design technician’s primary responsibilities are to convert technical ideas into graphic form, either manually or by computer-aided drafting (CAD). They normally prepare drawings from sketches and instructions furnished by designers, engineers and scientists for engineering concerns, manufacturers, architects and the government.
Many are employed in research and development or planning departments. The type of drawing work done can include mechanical, electrical, structural, illustration, cartography and piping.
Drafting jobs may be classified as draftsman, design draftsman and engineering designer. The drafting/design graduate is qualified as a design draftsman and is capable of assuming a leadership position.
Upon successful completion of the degree in drafting/design, the graduate will be able to:
• Develop and demonstrate the ability to read, understand and prepare technical drawings using tools and AutoCAD computer software. • Follow established engineering standards for analytical computation, design, and development. • Demonstrate professional traits such as accuracy, neatness, and organizational skills. Demonstrate the ability to read, write, and speak clearly, efficiently, and professionally. • Demonstrate the ability to draw, read, and interpret machine part drawings, electrical/electronic drawings, technical illustration drawings, structural/architectural drawings, and pipe and map drafting using manual drafting.
The Paralegal Program is designed to prepare students for employment in a law environment in both public and private sectors. The paralegal graduate will be performing legal preparations, such as closings, hearings, trials, and corporate meetings. Other duties include the gathering of relevant facts of cases, identifying appropriate laws and decisions, organizing information, and preparing legal arguments. Paralegals work in government agencies, law firms, corporations, real estate firms, as well as non-profit organizations. The demand for paralegal professionals is expected to increase by more than 50% over the next ten years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The paralegal degree program at Eastern Gateway Community College is open to any high school graduate or any person who has earned a GED certificate.
Upon successful completion of the degree in paralegal, the graduate will be able to:
• Apply their knowledge in rendering direct assistance to attorneys, law offices, judges, the government, corporations, insurance companies, banking institutions, and real estate offices. • Be proficient in the areas of preparing legal drafts and documents. • Explain the concept of paralegal ethics and law office procedure. • Be proficient in areas of legal research, drafting and writing. • Use a combination of the Internet and internal and external library sources
Internet and Interactive Digital Media Design combines the study of web design, Internet technologies, digital animation, graphics, and computer programming with written and oral communication skills, graphic arts, and business knowledge to prepare students for careers in information technology, entrepreneurial opportunities, or transfer to a bachelor’s degree. Students who complete the required coursework earn the Associate of Applied Business degree.
Second, students study writing, statistics, public speaking, and art to foster skills vital for career or continued educational advancement. Students learn to express critical ideas both written and verbally in a logical and concise manner so their creativity can effectively contribute to their further success. Finally, students choose from a variety of electives based upon their interests and desired goals.
Upon successful completion of the AAB Degree in Internet and Interactive Digital Media Design, students will:
• Develop a portfolio exhibiting a body of work including websites, digital images and graphics, digital animations, electronic and print publications, games and simulations, programs, and traditional art. • Design websites using industry standard tools; demonstrate a professional level understanding of Internet technologies, web languages, and emerging technologies. • Create original and edit existing digital images, graphics, publications, animations, and other digital media applications using industry standard tools and apply fundamental theoretical knowledge necessary for digital media professionals. • Write original and edit existing programs and scripts in languages commonly used in digital media at a professional level. • Demonstrate professionalism by working in teams as well as individually, understanding client needs, giving presentations, writing reports, conducting research, meeting deadlines, and employing critical problem solving skills.
To achieve these outcomes, most courses in the program of study combine theoretical concepts with hands-on, project-based learning. Student must demonstrate a high level of competency in each area to gain an edge in the highly competitive field of Internet and Interactive Digital Media.
In addition to transfer opportunities, graduates are prepared for careers as web developers, web programmers, Internet/Intranet application developer, independent designer or programmer, freelance digital artist, positions in advertising, graphic design and layout, instructional design, or as an assistant at regional software/game development companies.
The Business Management Program is designed to provide the educational background to enable graduates to pursue careers in management. Employment forecasters predict that a shortage of supervisors will exist during the next decade. Business management technicians will be needed to fill these openings.
As a result of analyzing the business world, the business management courses have been developed so that the business management technician will understand all the interdependent aspects of business activities. This knowledge will make the business management technician a valuable member of the management team.
Areas of concentration in this program are leadership, human resources, finance, marketing, total quality management, accounting, and computer information.
Graduates are employed in career areas such as credit, real estate, purchasing, public relations, retailing, operations, account representatives, and banking. Numerous graduates are self-employed. The technical business training provided at Eastern Gateway Community College lends itself to employment in a wide variety of business positions.
Upon successful completion of the degree in business management, the graduate will be able to:
• Work in and lead work teams. • Understand and prepare a business plan. • Understand and prepare a marketing plan. • Identify and utilize the four functions of management.
The Professional Office Management Program will prepare students for the continuously changing roles and responsibilities of the office professional. This program emphasizes administrative skills essential to any professional office, with a strong emphasis on current software packages and administrative communication. POM program skills will enable a graduate to assume responsibility without direct supervision, display initiative, exercise judgement and prepare professional business documents.
Individuals will develop competencies in office procedures, software application, accounting skills, organizational skills, supervisory skills, office management skills, time management and project management, as well as “soft” skills employers demand. Individuals in this capacity may also be required to train and supervise lower-level office staff. In addition to the required studies, the POM completer will participate in a Capstone Course focusing on employment preparation by incorporating learning objectives.
This program is designed to prepare the Professional Office Management student to professionally manage an office for small or corporate businesses.
Upon completion of the degree in professional office management, the graduate will be able to:
Work independently and/or collaboratively as a team in providing support to key management personnel to meet the needs of the organization.
Utilize industry tools, resources, technology, and software to facilitate, create, access, report and analyze business information.
Plan, implement and manage business data and information by applying and adhering to standard office policies, procedures, and practices.
Exhibit professional and ethical conduct in both personal and professional relationships according to office protocol.
Develop, read and provide verbal, written and electronic instructions, directions and procedures; responding appropriately to co-workers, clients and other professionals.
Create, input, edit, organize, and print various data/business documents accurately and according to business industry standards using available office technology.
Manage personnel, projects, and information processes.
Demonstrate effective and appropriate formal and informal communication (verbal and written) in diverse work environments.
Employ critical thinking, analytical problem-solving skills, and ethical decision-making techniques to address work-related issues.
Research information using a variety of resources to accomplish tasks in the workplace environment.