The Electromechanical Technology program prepares graduates to install, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair complex industrial equipment. There is an increased need in industry for technicians with cross-disciplinary skills in the areas of electrical and mechanical technology. The curriculum includes hands-on training in the areas of electronics, microprocessors, electrical control, industrial mechanics, hydraulics, pneumatics, programmable logic controllers, mechatronics and many other components and processes directly related to electromechanical technology.
The Electromechanical Technology program is an excellent program to give you a broad base of training that prepares you to pursue a Red Seal pathway to Industrial Electrician, Industrial Millwright or Instrumentation and Control Technician. Some of our graduates have pursued multiple Red Seal designations.
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This course is designed to allow students to develop preparatory skills for securing and retaining employment including; workplace communication, time management, critical thinking and problem-solving, and customer service. Upon successful completion of this course students are able to use oral communications techniques, and create a variety of written documents and reports used in the workplace. Methods and strategies for job search, preparation and retention are also incorporated.
Course Code: COMM-1005
In this course, students are introduced to the fundamentals of various software programs and information processing systems used in today's workplace and educational environments. Students develop the skills necessary to understand and efficiently use common workplace productivity tools. The main areas of focus include: operating systems, e-mail and groupware, word processing, spreadsheets, electronic presentation software, and the integration of these technologies.
Course Code: COMP-1000
Introduction to Canadian Electrical Code
The installation of electrical equipment requires an understanding of the Canadian Electrical Code (CEC) for proper minimal installation procedures. In this course students become familiar with basic sections of the Code which enables them to use the Code throughout the program and their career.
Course Code: ELEC-1030
Wiring Methods I
In this course students learn the practical skills required for residential installations. Students become more familiar with the Canadian Electrical Code (CEC) by ensuring that all installations are in compliance.
Course Code: ELEC-1040
Wiring Methods II
In this course students learn the practical skills required to perform commercial/industrial installations. The course focusses on the proper selection and installation of conduit, tubing and cables and the wiring methods employed with this type of installation. Compliance with the Canadian Electrical Code (CEC) is stressed for all installations.
Course Code: ELEC-1045
Occupational Health and Safety
In this course students will learn skills and knowledge to apply First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). In addition students will be able to interpret the Workplace Hazardous Material Identification System (WHMIS) and interpret provincial workplace health and safety legislation. Special attention will be given to hazard assessment, mitigation and/or elimination.
Course Code: ELMTEC-1000
This course introduces students to blueprint reading and sketching. Blueprint reading will include residential and commercial types of structures focusing on engineered drawings. The ability to read and understand blueprints is essential in the construction field. Blueprints are used to design, plan, estimate and build a project.
Course Code: ELMTEC-1010
Programmable Logic Controls I
In this course students will learn the knowledge and skills necessary to understand what a Programmable Logic Control (PLC) is, some of what it can do, and how to do basic programming and troubleshooting.
Course Code: ELMTEC-1020
Introduction to Rotating Electrical Machines and Controls
This course introduces the theory of DC and AC rotating machines and their basic control. It will focus on the proper identification of the machine as well as the wiring connections and control methods. As part of this course, students will be given the opportunity to demonstrate motor wiring skills in a practical workshop environment.
Course Code: ELMTEC-1050
Technical Math I
This course is designed to enable the student to develop technician level math skills. Students acquire competency in math skills as they relate to their industrial electrical program and future career. Emphasis is placed on developing problem solving and critical thinking skills that the student will use in troubleshooting. Students are challenged to continually make connections between math and their main program, as well as in every day applications.
Course Code: ELMTEC-1060
Technical Math II
This course is designed to enable the student to develop technician level math skills. Students acquire competency in math skills as they relate to their industrial electrical program and future career. Emphasis is placed on developing problem solving and critical thinking skills that are used in troubleshooting. Students are challenged to continually make connections between math and their main program, as well as in every day applications.
Course Code: ELMTEC-1070
This course is a combination of oral and written communication as well as several essential skills required for transition from school to the workplace. Included in the formal technical writing is business correspondence, informal and formal report writing, proper citation techniques, report formatting, and oral presentation skills utilizing PowerPoint and SmartBoard technology.
Course Code: ELMTEC-1090
This course is designed to introduce students to mechanical physics. Topics in this course include kinematics, statics, energy, states of matter and waves. Emphasis will be placed on developing problem-solving and critical thinking skills as the students relate the physics' concepts to their program of study and their future career.
Course Code: ELMTEC-1120
This course is an introduction to basic terminology, concepts and functions of AutoCAD software. Students will acquire the skills and knowledge to produce technical drawings using this software. They will set up and manage an electronic filing system for drawing storage and archiving. Additionally, they will acquire the skills to specify hardware and peripheral equipment required to operate the software and generate drawings.
Course Code: ELMTEC-1130
This course introduces the theory of three-phase circuits and systems and their use in commercial and industrial wiring. The advantages of using three-phase circuits is that motors, generators and transformers are cheaper and more efficient, three-phase transmission lines can deliver more power for a given weight and cost, and the voltage regulation of a three transmission system is superior to that of a single-phase circuit. The course has a lab component to aid in reinforcement of theory.
Course Code: ELMTEC-1141
This course will cover single-phase and three-phase transformers. A transformer is an AC machine that transfers energy from one circuit to another circuit. They are sometimes called voltage changers. This course has a lab component to aid in reinforcement of theory. The Canadian Electrical Code will be used for the sizing of conductors and overcurrent devices used in transformer circuits.
Course Code: ELMTEC-1150
Magnetism and electricity are inseparable forces. You cannot have one without the other. Electricity may be used to produce magnetism or visa versa. These forces may be harnessed in thousands of useful applications. But at the same time one must be aware of the others presence when only one is being utilized. Electricity may be in the form of a Direct Current or an Alternating Current. This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand the operating concepts of alternating current.
Course Code: ELMTEC-1160
This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand the basic concepts of electricity, to determine absolute values of devices and to determine absolute values of devices within complex circuits.
Course Code: ELMTEC-1170
This course is designed to provide the technician with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand the terminology, units of measure, and operating principles of measuring devices and instruments commonly found in processing facilities.
Course Code: ELMTEC-1180
Process and Servo Control Systems
In this course students will learn the theoretical concepts of automatic control systems used in many manufacturing and processing systems.
Course Code: ELMTEC-1190
Electronic devices are the fundamental building blocks from which all useful electronic equipment is constructed. This course covers the theory and operation of electronic devices and circuits. Diodes, Bipolar Junction Transistors, Field Effect Transistors, Operational Amplifiers, Thyristors, and Photoelectric devices are studied. Rectifier, amplifier, switching and control circuit configurations are explored. Theory is reinforced through lab activities and projects.
Course Code: ELMTEC-1220
Rotating Electrical Machines and Controls II
This course will build on the knowledge and skills gained in Introduction to Electrical Rotating Machines and Controls. In this course students will study non-traditional motors that are commonly referred to as Servo Motors. Advanced control methods used for traditional and non-traditional motors will be discussed and students will be required to design and apply some commonly used control schemes used in industry.
Course Code: ELMTEC-1241
This course gives students a basic understanding of the function and operation of common machine shop equipment. The machine theory is reinforced as students build projects using lathes, milling machines, drills, saws and punches.
Course Code: ELMTEC-1270
Cutting and Welding
In this course, students acquire the theory and practical skills necessary to perform basic welding and cutting operations. Students gain experience performing basic oxyacetylene cutting and welding, and electric arc welding.
Course Code: ELMTEC-1290
Industrial Mechanics I
This course begins the study of industrial mechanics and systems. You will learn how to select, install, adjust, troubleshoot and repair belt drive, chain drive, and gear drive systems. Theory is reinforced through lab activities.
Course Code: ELMTEC-1305
Pneumatics is used on most industrial sites to transfer power and to control processes. The course begins with an introduction to pneumatics and the laws relating to pressure, force, volume and flow. Air compression and air distribution systems are analyzed. The study and application of control valves, pressure regulators, actuators, filters and auxiliary components are covered. The theory is reinforced through lab work that involves design, testing and troubleshooting of pneumatic circuits.
Course Code: ELMTEC-1320
The study of hydraulics looks at how compressed fluids and fluids in motion can be used to transfer force and to do work. This course covers the laws of hydraulics, types of hydraulic fluid, conductors and seals, reservoirs, hydraulic actuators, control valves, and pumps. The learner will focus on the fundamentals of hydraulic systems and theory will be reinforced through laboratory work.
Course Code: ELMTEC-1330
Digital Logic Circuits
Digital Technology forms the foundation for computers, automobile electronics, industrial control systems, consumer electronics, wireless communication, television and radio. This course will cover the core fundamentals of digital technology. Topics explored include logic gates, adders, encoders, decoders, comparators, multiplexers, demultiplexers, latches, flip-flops, timers, counters, shift registers, memory devices and data conversion. Theory is reinforced through lab activities and projects.
Course Code: ELMTEC-2000
Industrial Communication Systems
This course will provide students with an overview of the control and information networks used today in many industrial plants and factories. Networking principles, categories, and topologies are analyzed. The common industrial communication networks and protocols are examined.
Course Code: ELMTEC-2010
Mechatronics is a discipline that combines mechanical systems, electronic systems, control systems, and computers. This course involves the installation and set up of mechanical components, pneumatic components, electrical components, and sensors. The programming and application of a programmable logic device (PLC) is used to control processes.
Course Code: ELMTEC-2020
Industrial Mechanics II
This course explores lubrication concepts, plain bearings, ball bearings, roller bearings, precision shaft alignment, laser shaft alignment, and vibration analysis. Lab activities are used to reinforce the theory.
Course Code: ELMTEC-2030
Programmable Logic Controls II
In this course students will learn the knowledge and skills necessary to take advantage of some of the more advanced features of PLCs.
Course Code: ELMTEC-2040
|Location:||Summerside Waterfront Campus|
|Credential(s) Issued:||Diploma, Electromechanical Technician|
Red Seal Information
The Electromechanical Technology program is an excellent program to give you a broad base of training that can lead to several Red Seal trades. This program currently enables you to earn 1,360 hours and write one block exam towards a Red Seal an an Industrial Electrician. This program will also give you the necessary training to pursue a Red Seal as an apprentice Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) or Instrumentation and Control Technician. Holland College is actively pursuing credit recognition with PEI apprenticeship for these two Red Seal trades. Please inquire when you register as to the status of this credit. Upon graduation, once you are working with a suitable employer and have chosen which Red Seal you wish to pursue, you will register as an apprentice to complete your journey to challenge the Interprovincial Exam. When you register, Apprenticeship PEI will give you credit for any hours earned and block exams passed while you were at Holland College relating to your chosen trade.
The Interprovincial Red Seal gives you the ability to work anywhere in Canada without further testing or certification. The Red Seal is recognized as the Interprovincial standard of excellence for your chosen trade and is the designation most employers will ask for.
- Manufacturing and automated process control equipment maintenance
- Hydraulic/pneumatic equipment maintenance
- PLC programming
- Robotic and motion control systems industry
- Instrumentation technician
- Research and development technician
- Electronic technician
- Technical sales
- Field service technician
- Wind energy technician
- Academic Grade 12
- Preference will be given to applicants with academic Grade 12 math and Grade 11 or 12 physics
- Resumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program
Credit may be given in other disciplines such as Industrial Electrical Technology, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology and Computer Engineering Technology.