Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technician

Algonquin College
2 years
Diploma / certificate
Algonquin College

About this program

Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technician

The two-year Electromechanical Engineering Technician Ontario College Diploma program prepares you for many different career pathways. Industry professionals teach you the skills to repair and modify automated equipment in many different sectors.

In this program, you experience both classroom and lab-based, hands-on learning. You develop team building skills and collaborate on class projects.

As a student in this program, you learn about:

  • electronic circuits
  • industrial pneumatics
  • computer-aided design
  • microcontrollers
  • digital logic
  • programmable logic controllers (PLCs)
  • motor controls and machine tool operations
  • industrial robots
  • mechatronics

In your last semester, you complete an electromechanical project that solves an industrial automation problem. Your project incorporates the knowledge and skills that you learn in the program and demonstrates a fully-functional automated task.

Admission requirements

This program is well suited for students who:

  • Have knowledge of the career opportunities and study expectations of the program.
  • Are self-motivated.
  • Enjoy working with their hands.
  • Like problem solving through troubleshooting.
  • Have good oral and written communication skills and work well with others.
  • Are inquisitive and want to explore how things are made using automation.
  • Are interested in a comprehensive and challenging career.

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Program content

Level: 01

  • Computer Aided Design/Drafting (CAD/D)
  • DC and AC Electronics
  • Communications I
  • Strategies for Learning
  • Math for Engineering Technicians
  • Manufacturing and Metrology

Level: 02

  • Basic Electronic Assembly
  • Circuit Applications
  • Mechanisms
  • DC and AC Motor Controls
  • Cooperative Education Readiness
  • Machine Shop I
  • Industrial Pneumatics

Level: 03

  • Digital Logic Analysis
  • Microcontrollers
  • Introduction to Quality Assurance
  • Statics and Mechanics of Materials
  • Technical Communication for Technicians
  • Project Planning

Level: 04

  • Computer-Aided Manufacturing I
  • Microcontroller Interfacing and Programming
  • Programmable Logic Controllers I
  • Programmable Logic Controllers II
  • Becoming an Entrepreneur: Is It for Me?
  • Final Project
  • Industrial Robots

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the college website for more information.


For more information about tuition fees, please visit the college website. 


Credential: Ontario College Diploma

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Fabricate and build electrical, electronic, and mechanical components and assemblies in accordance with operating standards, job requirements, and specifications.
  • Interpret and produce electrical, electronic, and mechanical drawings and other related technical documents and graphics for a variety of stakeholders, in compliance with industry standards.
  • Select and use a variety of troubleshooting techniques and equipment to assess, maintain, and repair electromechanical circuits, equipment, processes, systems, and subsystems.
  • Maintain and repair electrical, electronic, and mechanical components, equipment, and systems to ensure that they function according to specifications and to optimize production.
  • Support the design and production of mechanical components by assisting in the specification of manufacturing materials and processes.
  • Apply, analyze, build, install, commission, and troubleshoot a variety of mechanical, electrical, and electronic control systems, logic and digital circuits, passive AC and DC circuits, and active circuits.
  • Install and troubleshoot basic computer hardware and programming to support the electromechanical engineering environment.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot automated equipment including robotic systems.
  • Establish and maintain inventory, records, and documentation systems, to meet organizational and industry standards and requirements.
  • Select and purchase electromechanical equipment, components, and systems that fulfill job requirements and functional specifications.
  • Assist in applying quality control and quality assurance program procedures to meet organizational standards and requirements.
  • Work in compliance with relevant industry standards, laws and regulations, codes, policies, and procedures.
  • Develop strategies for ongoing personal and professional development to enhance work performance and to remain current in the field and responsive to emergent technologies and national and international standards.

Career paths

A wide selection of diverse industry employment opportunities may be available. Graduates may be found repairing, adapting and performing preventative maintenance in the manufacturing and service industry.

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Algonquin College

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Algonquin College

1385 Woodroffe Avenue
K2G 1V8 Ottawa Ontario

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