Edinsson Pena


Eng 1101

Nov 8, 2015                      

Electromechanical Engineering Technology


In life is much easier to settle for less, since difficult task requires more effort or as result of fear we limit ourselves. As humans we have the desire to explore, learn and to better ourselves. I go by the name my parents gave me, Edinsson Peña and currently I am in enroll the NYC College of Technology or NYCCT. I am pursuing the major of Electromechanical Engineering Technology or EMT in the school of science and design at the College I am currently enrolled in. This is the perfect career for me, since I always had the desire to work with computers, the thrill of success after fixing an electronic item and the knowledge I gain after every opening up a new laptop or cellphone encourage me to engage in learning about technological device. I will explain my reasons for selecting this specific major, and go more in depth how I plan to succeed in this major and future career. I choose this major for constant change in the world of technology and great paid/job availability.  As a EMT student I will be taught wonderful skills that I can apply in my future career or job.

Electro-mechanical Engineering Technology is a program that brings technical work with a combination of different elements. This is very challenging major because it combines math and science in large part of the major. In addition, to some writing, since students often would need to able to write a clear report on laboratory assignments. In the student College catalog it tell us, “It is multidisciplinary in
nature in that students are taught the fundamentals of electrical
and mechanical technology, computer hardware, software, data communications and networking” (College Catalog, 218). In other words, the EMT program focuses on a great amount of technical work taught by professor here at the college. Furthermore, students who major in the EMT program at NYCCT have the chance of becoming technicians at, “Verizon, Cablevision, Apple, Logic Control, Lutron Electronics, JetBlue, MTA, NYC Transit, NYPD, and the elevator industry” (College catalogue). These are all companies that hire highly skilled prepare electromechanical engineers to improve and Innovate the world of technology. After graduating from NYCCT I would like work as a technician in my field. However, in my field, technicians are prepared to deal with software and hardware problems. I want to specialize in hardware problem solving, since I understand hardware more. However, in this field technician do no just deal with hardware, but “Technician also set up computer equipment, schedule maintenance, perform repairs, and teach clients to use programs. Technicians need strong knowledge of computers and how they operate, including a broad understanding of hardware and software, operating systems, and basic computer programming” (A Technician Shortage, PR 1). Computer technician deal various jobs, in where they have to applied calculations and diagnose other electrical machines besides computer. EMT technicians design and plan schematics for potential plan for products for the companies I mentions earlier in this essay. In addition , they Test the performance of electro-mechanical assemblies, using test instruments like the multi-meter or create circuits on using software programs like multisim to test to potential builds. Technician also Install electronic parts and hardware, using soldering equipment, screwdrivers and other tools. Technicians perform contents  maintenance, but they “upgrade, and test electronic and computer-controlled mechanical systems” (oohb). Technician need to innovate and learning the different components that various companies manufacture. This is because technology is constantly advancing forward. Everyone has their own reasons for pursuing a major that draws their interest.

I choose to enroll in Electro-mechanical engineering technology, since the work field it is just perfect for me. I would not feel comfortable sitting on a desk for eight hours a day, for five days a week. This is because I dislike sitting for a long time not doing anything interesting. “Electro-mechanical technicians work closely with electrical and mechanical engineers. They work primarily in manufacturing, engineering services, and research and development. Their job tasks involve both engineering theory and assembly line production work. Consequently, they often work both at production sites and in offices”(oohb). Technicians are frequently engage in problem solving and learning how to deal with new technical malfunctions everyday in computers or others electronics. I did like to be to be satisfy with myself, since this my dream career and I live by the quote once said by someone “Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life”. Technology is my passion, every time I am able to fix a laptop or cell phone, I get this euphoric feeling. I can recall when took apart an Apple macbook pro model A1260 to swap the bottom housing and change the battery. This macbook pro is old, so it is unibody design. This means that some the components can be interchange, as oppose to the newer and latest macbook pro models. This was a long processes and but I did. I would have done a more professional if had thermal tape and thermal paste for the chips. My only response to this feeling is never ending curiosity and a drive that keeps me  interested in this major. The technology in this era is not perfect because is made by mankind, therefore new problems will show up there will be there will always be the need for a technician. I want to live a comfortable life after sacrificing money and time in college.

     Technology is ubiquitous in today’s society. Without a doubt big cities depend on the different types of electronic devices or other types of technologies like trains. Nevertheless, when they of this things start having issues is best to call a technician. This is because a large part surveillance cameras, Banks and other places in cities like New York or others are under different computer networks. Important information in many countries are in data banks. “An example of a technician shortage can be seen in the cyber operator category. Cyber operators manage networks and provide for network security The U.S. Department of Defense has been looking for 6,000 cyber professionals since 2012”(technician shortage). All this important information needs to be kept away from the wrongs hands. However, to do this great complicated software needs to be install in some of this places. Electro-mechanical Technicians get paid $51820 per year and $24.91according to Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. This is because technicians are constantly working longer shift than most carriers, hey need to make sure to make repairs so that manufacturing operations can continue. I remember when I took classes in phone repair shop. The head technician showed two other students and I how to tear down a phone and how to properly assemble it back together. The most time consuming part his job was waiting on the parts to fix the phones. He told us he takes on multiple projects at a time because of this delays. The product of this was that he could sit around wasting time, since customers are very demanding. Technicians are always need in society, so that system and  manufacture run smoothly.

I am pursing the major Electro-mechanical engineer technology to deal with malfunction or other issues in technological world. I have the desire of becoming a great Electro-mechanical technician in a big company. The reason I’m pursuing this career  is it’s a well paying job and the love I have for technology. I plan to excel in my major by learning and understanding the concepts of my classes. I do not wish to rush through my education and have future misunderstanding in my career so I must do exceptionally well in order to get the job . The milestones I have set for myself for the next 5 is  to applied to Apple to get some work experience and later when I finish my bachelors in Computer Engineering Technology I did like to start a career there.


Work Cited

Denning, Peter J., and Edward E. Gordon. “A Technician         Shortage.”Communications Of The ACM 58.3 (2015): 28-30. Academic Search Complete. Web. 6 Nov. 2015.(Technician shortage)

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook     Handbook, 2014-15 Edition. “Electro-mechanical Technicians.”on the Internet Wednesday.8 Jan.2014.(oohb)

New York City College of Technology College catalog 2015-2016(City Tech) New York: New York City technology,2015.PDF

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