Holland College | Electromechanical Technology



Electromechanical Technology

Start Date: September
Length: 2 Years
Location: Summerside Waterfront Campus
Credential: Diploma, Electromechanical Technician
  • Grade 12 academic*
  • 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.

*If you do not meet the academic requirements, you can still apply. Contact Admissions about the Test of Workplace Essential Skills (TOWES).

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.

Fees for the academic year 2019/2020. Please note: Tuition and Fees are listed in Canadian dollars.

International Student fee is an additional $4000 per year (includes International Health Fee).
International Student fee is due on first day of class.

Tuition and Other Fees 1st Year 2nd Year
Tuition $ 4,129 $ 4,129
Student Union $ 168 $ 168
Health Insurance Fee $ 410 $ 410
First Aid/WHMIS $ 100 $ –
Graduation fee $ – $ 100
Total $ 4,807 $ 4,807
1stinstallment due upon first day of class $ 3,155 $ 3,155
2ndinstallment due January 6 $ 1,652 $ 1,652
Other Program Costs 1st Year 2nd Year
Books $ 665 $665
Uniforms/Safety Shoes $ 200 $ –
Equipment/Tools $ 400 $ –
Total $ 1,265 $ 665

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

Degree Pathways

Many Holland College programs have degree pathways. For more information, see our Degree Pathways section.

Program Overview

Many industrial and manufacturing processes involve computers, robots, and automated systems. Skilled technicians install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair this complex equipment. You will study mechanical, electrical and electronic computer systems, preparing you 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.

View a detailed list of courses for this program.

Red Seal

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.

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


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