Cayuga Community College’s degree program will quickly prepare students for industrial and manufacturing openings

Cayuga Community College offers a new credentialing program to prepare students for entry-level positions in industrial and manufacturing facilities.

Excerpt from the college press release:

New for the Spring 2022 semester, micro-courses in the basics of electromechanical systems enrolled students in entry-level positions in manufacturing and industrial facilities. Students must complete six courses in the non-credit program to earn the micro credential.

“The Electro-Mechanical System Fundamentals micro-certificate provides foundational training in basic manufacturing skills, preparing students to start or resume their careers,” said Dr. Keiko Kimura, VP of Hand Development -work and partnerships at Cayuga. “We have developed this program with significant input from local industry leaders, which ensures that our students have access to top-level training in the skills preferred by regional manufacturing employers.”

The micro-certificate certifies the training and knowledge of beneficiaries in multiple skills and fields. Students who earn the microcredit will be prepared to interpret basic electrical and mechanical schematics, troubleshoot equipment malfunctions, and perform trade-based workplace calculations.

Courses will focus on the practical operation, maintenance, problem diagnosis and repair of electric motor controls, hydraulic and pneumatic equipment, as well as the proper use of precision measuring instruments. Other courses examine the use of blueprints for mechanical and electrical systems, and how variables such as temperature and pressure controls are taken into account in diagrams and functional systems.

Several courses are offered in an online learning environment to allow students who are currently employed to enroll. Other courses are offered in a combined online and in-person learning environment. Most courses can be completed in two weeks.

The course start dates are:

  • Introduction to electromechanical control diagrams: February 11
  • Measuring instruments: February 16
  • Workplace Communications: March 2
  • Introduction to Electric Motor Controls: March 18
  • Introduction to basic pneumatics: April 1
  • Introduction to basic hydraulics: April 15

For more information on the fundamentals of the electromechanical system and other micro-credentials in Cayuga, email Assistant Director of Community Education and Workforce Development Emily Cameron at [email protected] or visit

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Ryan H. Bowman