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Electro-Mechanical Skills: Mechanisms, Motors and Controls

MEC 3138

This hybrid 11-week class meets in person and has online coursework. Learn to install, use, maintain, and troubleshoot electro-mechanical drive components and systems. Students complete hands-on labs focusing on the operation of individual system components and the construction of complete electro-mechanical systems. Students build industrial motor control circuits to control electro-mechanical systems. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to install, commission, and troubleshoot the most common electro-mechanical systems consisting of motor controllers, contactors, relays, linkages, belt drives, gear drives, and pulley drives while under the moderate supervision of experienced technicians. The learning is based on practical, hands-on tasks in operating and maintaining these systems.
Successful students will pass 3 industry-recognized credential exams:

  • Fundamentals of Mechanical Systems
  • Advanced-Applied Mechanical Systems
  • Applied Industrial Motor Controls

Access to the exams, digital badges, and verification of credentials is available through RCC’s partnership with the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3).

Estimated Fees

  • Registration: $190
  • Printed Course Materials: $35
  • Total Estimated Cost: $225
Instructor: Pendleton
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
MEC-3138-01 59928 MW 04/1/24-06/12/24 5:30PM-9:00PM IT1 104

Students who receive the $180 Eagle Train and Gain Scholarship will need to pay the remaining $10 course fees.


Rockingham Community College
PO Box 38
215 Wrenn Memorial Rd.
Wentworth, NC 27375


Monday to Thursday:
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm


336-349-9986 (fax)