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Electromechanical Technology

Many industrial and manufacturing processes now involve computers, robots, and automated systems. But that doesn’t mean humans are no longer needed. Someone needs to install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair this complex equipment. As an electromechanical technician, that could be you.

An electromechanical technician needs to be multi-skilled, because today’s industrial and manufacturing equipment integrates mechanical, electrical, and electronic/computer systems. Those skills range from welding, blueprint reading, and computer-aided drafting to understanding hydraulics, pneumatics, programmable logic controllers, electronics, microprocessors and more.

In this two-year program you’ll build them all, and 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.

Are you ready to keep the future running smoothly? Call us today and find out more about this program.

This YouTube video shows the mechatronics stations designed by students Nick Rommens and Jeffery Richard in preparation for the Skills Canada National Competition.

Program Facts

Start Date: September
Length: 2 years
Location: Summerside Waterfront Campus
Credential Issued: Diploma, Electromechanical Technician
Minimum passing grade per course:

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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.

 Graduate Opportunities

Graduates from this program may find employment with:

  • 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

The National Occupational Classification (NOC) is the nationally accepted reference on occupations in Canada. It organizes over 40,000 job titles into 500 occupational group descriptions. It is used daily by thousands of people to compile, analyze and communicate information about occupations, and to understand the jobs found throughout Canada’s labour market. This program provides skills training that falls within the duties described in the following: NOC 2241NOC 7311, NOC 2243, NOC 7242.

Admission Requirements

  • Academic Grade 12*
  • 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

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.

Open Academic Studies program

Feeling like you’re not quite ready for college? Check out the Open Academic Studies program.

Credit Courses

Interested in taking a credit course but don’t want to register for an entire program? Credit courses provide credit toward a diploma or certificate program. Holland College has a variety of options for studying part time during the day, or, in some instances, in the evening or on the weekend.

Tuition & Fees

View a full breakdown of costs for this program.

If you have any questions concerning the Electromechanical Technology program, contact:

  • General Inquiries: (902) 888-6448

Degree Pathways

For more information, see our Degree Pathways section.

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