Machine Repair - Automated Systems, Specialized Diploma



Northampton's Machine Repair specialized diploma is designed to prepare you to enter a manufacturing position in a short time frame or advance your current skills to the next level. Your studies will include mechanical and electrical maintenance and repair practices as they apply to a wide range of industrial machinery and plant equipment. As you progress through the program, you'll gain critical thinking and decision-making skills with a strong emphasis on the development of professional attitudes, values, and ethics which are required in today's quality-oriented business environment. Graduates of this specialized diploma program can gain employment and then pursue NCC's Instrumentation Process Control certificate or Electromechanical Technology Automated Systems associate degree programs. This program will be of benefit to those who are seeking an entry level position in industrial maintenance or those who are seeking to change careers. It is also useful for those in need of updated mechanical troubleshooting skills.


This program prepares you for the responsibilities and challenges expected of a skilled tradesperson in a manufacturing setting. Responsibilities of an industrial mechanic include the ability to read and interpret blueprints, demonstrate an understanding of electrical principles, the application of troubleshooting principles, and OSHA guidelines. The program may be completed in as little as two semesters of full time study or on a part-time basis on the College's Main Campus. Courses for the Machine Repair program include Electrical Fundamentals, OSHA, Introduction to Fluid Power, Mechanical Systems, and Sensors, Wiring and Troubleshooting. Most of the courses in the specialized diploma can be applied to the Electromechanical Technology Automated Systems associate degree program. 

Endorsed by Local Employers

Potential employers for those following this machine repair pathway include:

  • Manufacturers
  • Construction Companies
  • Gas Line Companies
  • Production Plants

This program can be completed in the day or evening, on a full or part-time basis.

Please contact Gary George, at 610.861.4126 or ggeorge@northampton.edu or the Admissions Office at 610.861.5500 for more information.

Career Potential: Machine Repairer, Industrial Machinery Mechanic, Maintenance Mechanic, Field Service Technician.


Graduates of the Machine Repair specialized diploma program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of electrical principles and practices.
  • Analyze and present data in an acceptable and standardized manner.
  • Demonstrate a basic framework of technical vocabulary.
  • Demonstrate the proper use and care of common hand and mechanical tools.
  • Analyze and troubleshoot mechanical and electrical problems.


First Semester

COLS101College Success

1 credits

EMEC101Electrical Fundamentals

3 credits

EMEC105Introduction to Fluid Power

3 credits

EMEC114Mechanical Skills for the Trades

2 credits

ENGG117Technical Drawings & Specifications

3 credits

OSAH100Industry Outreach Safety Education

1 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Second Semester

EMEC110Mechanical Components

4 credits

EMEC135Electrical Motors and Controls

4 credits

EMEC140Sensors, Wiring and Troubleshooting

1 credits

EMEC251Mechanical Systems

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:12

Total Credit Hours: 25