Full-Time Adult Classes
30 Hours of Training Per Week
Components of the Electromechanical Technology program at the James Rumsey Technical Institute include theory, hands-on skills, and applications that qualify the student for entry-level employment in their certification level. Each day, students spend approximately 2 hours in the classroom studying electromechanical theory, and 4 hours in the shop and lab. An additional 2 hours are spent each night working on electromechanical theory homework.
In addition to a lab fee of $200 each semester, students are required to provide their own hand tools, scientific calculator, safety glasses, hard hat, gloves, and electric meter. Access to a computer is required for completing homework assignments, tests, and classwork.
Opportunities in the Field
There is an increased demand for skilled electromechanical technicians who have knowledge and ability to meet the licensing requirements. Industry is experiencing a shortage of qualified electromechanical maintenance technicians; these positions are among the highest paying and most secure in today’s industry.
Tooling U Training Curriculum
1873 Fundamentals of Industrial Equipment Maintenance
Safety, Measurement, Fasteners, Tools, Bearings, Gaskets and Lubrication, Machining and Welding
1875 Hydraulic and Pneumatic
Hydraulic Systems, Pneumatic Systems
1871 Electrical Maintenance
Electrical Basics, Electrical Theory, Industrial Power, Electrical Motors, PLCs, VFM Drives, PWM Motor Control
1763 Fundamentals of Electricity
Electrical Safety, Electrical Math Concepts, Basic Circuits, Transistor Logic, SCR & Triac Logic
1765 Industrial and Commercial Wiring
Conduit and Raceways, Commercial Load
Calculations and Configurations
1767 National Electric Code
1769 Residential Wiring
Wiring Data, Service Entrance Equipment, Protective Devices, Appliance and Special Circuits, Low-Voltage Systems , HVAC/R systems, Micro Controllers, Boilers
Applicant must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent. Must have completed High School Electrical, Electrical Technician or HVAC/R first year program or have an Apprentice license.
Electricians are required to work from ladders and scaffolding, lift loads of up to 40 pounds, and stand for long periods of time on concrete floors. Students are required to have the strength and have the physical endurance to accomplish these tasks.
Tuition is paid on a semester basis. There are 2 semesters.
There is no refund for the registration fee. No refunds are issued after the 10th day of class. No refund is given for textbooks or tools.
Student Financial Aid
Vocational Rehabilitation, Workforce Development Board, TAA,
VA Rehab., and Pell Grant. Contact Coordinator of Student Services for information
Career Placement Services
The instructor provides tools on interviewing skills, resume writing. A full time Job Placement Coordinator provides assistance with job leads and placement. An articulation agreement is available with Blue Ridge Community and Technical College.