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.

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.

NOTE: If your first language is not English please review our English Language Requirements page.

Fees for the academic year 2020/2021. Please note: Tuition and Fees are listed in Canadian dollars.

First-year international students pay an additional $4,000 CAD student fee, second-year international students pay an additional $3,250 CAD student fee (2020/2021 only).
International Health Fee is an additional $750 per year.
International Student Fees are due on the first day of class.

Tuition and Other Fees 1st Year 2nd Year
Tuition $ 4,212 $ 4,212
Student Union $ 168 $ 168
Health Insurance Fee $ 420 $ 420
First Aid/WHMIS $ 100 $ –
Graduation fee $ – $ 100
Total $ 4,900 $ 4,900
1stinstallment due upon first day of class $ 3,215 $ 3,215
2ndinstallment due January 6 $ 1,685 $ 1,685
Other Program Costs 1st Year 2nd Year
Books $ 715 $ 735
Uniforms/Safety Shoes $ 200 $ –
Equipment/Tools $ 400 $ –
Total $ 1,315 $ 735

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.

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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.


Industrial Electrical Technology

The two-year Industrial Electrical Technology program will show you how to plan, install, test, inspect, troubleshoot, and service all types of industrial electrical equipment in this two-year program. Our on-site electrical labs give you hands-on training and exposure to real-life working conditions to prepare you for a career as an industrial electrician.

Precision Machinist

In the one-year Precision Machinist program, you will learn how to take a mechanical blueprint and physically produce the part it describes. Learn to operate lathes, drill presses, vices, micrometers, and milling machines to create the precise component required by technical drawings.

Welding Fabrication

Learn essential welding processes and refine your skills by crafting and fabricating a variety of metal structures in this two-year program. You will build a solid foundation of knowledge and skills in welding processes, including oxy-fuel, shielded metal arc, gas metal arc, and gas tungsten arc welding.


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