Many industrial and manufacturing processes now involve computers, robots, and automated systems, and require skilled technicians to install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair this complex equipment. In this program you’ll study mechanical, electrical and electronic computer systems, giving you the training you’ll need to work on a variety of automated equipment. You will learn a range of skills from welding, blueprint reading, and computer-aided drafting to understanding hydraulics, pneumatics, programmable logic controllers, electronics, microprocessors and more.
In this program you’ll study mechanical, electrical and electronic computer systems, giving you the training you’ll need to work on a variety of automated equipment. You will learn a range of skills from welding, blueprint reading, and computer-aided drafting to understanding hydraulics, pneumatics, programmable logic controllers, electronics, microprocessors and more.
In this program, you will get plenty of hands-on training that counts toward your Red Seal designation as an industrial electrician, industrial millwright or instrumentation and control technician. Many of our graduates have pursued multiple Red Seal designations, discovering that one of the great advantages of having a broad set of skills is that you’ll have more opportunities for employment and career paths. You could also consider furthering your education: this program counts as two years of credit toward your Bachelor of Applied Management degree.
This YouTube video shows the mechatronics stations designed by students Nick Rommens and Jeffery Richard in preparation for the Skills Canada National Competition.
|Location:||Summerside Waterfront Campus|
|Credential:||Diploma, Electromechanical Technician|
|Minimum passing grade per course:
- Academic Grade 12*
- Résumé 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
NOTE: Preference will be given to applicants with academic Grade 12 math and Grade 11 or 12 physics.
*Applicants who do not meet the academic requirements for this program are encouraged to apply. Successful completion of TOWES (Test of Workplace Essential Skills) may be used as a consideration of acceptance.
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.
Graduates from this program may find employment with:
- Manufacturing and automated process control equipment maintenance
- Hydraulic/pneumatic equipment maintenance
- Programmable logic controllers (PLC) programming
- Robotic and motion control systems industry
- Instrumentation technician
- Research and development technician
- Electronic technician
- Technical sales
- Field service technician
- Wind energy 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 30 hours of apprenticeship time per week of training and write the first block exam towards a Red Seal as an Industrial Electrician and the first block exam for a Red Seal Industrial Mechanic (Millwright). Holland College is actively pursuing credit recognition with PEI apprenticeship for these two Red Seal trades. 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.
Tuition & Fees
If you have any questions concerning the Electromechanical Technology program, contact:
- General Inquiries: (902) 888-6448