Electro Mechanical Technician

Learn the industrial mechanics and electrical, electronic, and computer controls required to install and maintain modern industrial plant equipment.

Start Date:
September
Duration:
2 Years
Credential:
Diploma
Delivery:
Full-time (In-class)
Locations:
+Locations & Availability
September 2016 Pictou Campus • Stellarton • Waitlist New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}.

Program Overview

Today's industrial machinery integrates mechanical, electrical, and electronic/computer systems. It's the kind of work that requires a variety of skills — from welding and blueprint reading to computer-aided drafting. In this program, you learn many aspects of industrial mechanics, industrial electrical, electronic and computer controls. When you graduate, you have the knowledge and skills to install and maintain a wide range of equipment in modern industrial plants.

You apply the principles of fluid power, and physics to correctly operate modern industrial hydraulic and pneumatic systems. You also learn to correctly use welding equipment for oxy-acetylene and arc welding, install wiring for residential, commercial, and industrial installations using engineering and architectural drawings to the standards of the Canadian Electrical Code Regulations, and connect and test various configurations of transformers used in power distribution.

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Student Highlights

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    Highlight"Learning about apprenticeship and the steps it involves."
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    Favourite"When there is a problem presented and I am able to troubleshoot and solve it."
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    Cool Activity"Working in the labs proved rewarding – wiring a circuit and creating a good weld."

Admission Requirements

  • High School Graduation Diploma or equivalent, including Academic Grade 12 Math.
  • If you do not have the required academic credits, NSCC offers a variety of credit courses through the Academic & Career Connections program.

Choose NSCC

  • You are well-trained in electro mechanical theory. Plus you get hands-on work experience.
  • This program is a first step towards Journeyperson Certification in the Industrial Mechanic, Industrial Electrician, and Construction Electrician trades. Graduates of this program are eligible for transfer credit upon registration in the Provincial Apprenticeship Program.

Employment Opportunities

  • Graduates may find employment in many occupations related to the industrial, commercial, and construction trades, such as Industrial Electrician, Construction Electrician, Industrial Mechanic/Millwright, Industrial Sales, and Plant Maintenance.
  • Learn more about labour market information – visit Career Options.

Student Success

Other Info

  • Co-operative Education (Co-op) – This program is eligible for an optional Co-op credit course. Co-op provides an opportunity for paid employment (of at least 12 weeks) – in a field related to your program – between your first and second year.
  • Chemical Use – If you are chemically sensitive, it is important to note that cutting lubricants are commonly used in the Industrial Mechanic/Millwright trade.
  • Safety Training – This program places a high importance on providing you with skills and knowledge to work safely in industry. You will participate in a number of introductory safety awareness courses to prepare for employment.
  • Industrial safety standards require that you have adequate vision and colour perception to operate safely, in the shop and in the field, while performing tasks of this trade.

Courses May Include

Course descriptions
Code Course
CADD 1000   AutoCAD Level I
COMM 1245   Technical Communications I
COMM 2245   Technical Communications II
ELMT 1000   Wiring Methods and Materials I
ELMT 1001   Mechanical Fittings
ELMT 1002   Direct Current Fundamentals
ELMT 1003   Alternating Current Fundamentals
ELMT 1004   Rotating Machine Operations
ELMT 1005   Welding Principles
ELMT 1006   Mechanical Blueprint Reading
ELMT 1010   Work Experience
ELMT 3000   Machine Design
ELMT 3001   Introduction to Drive Systems
ELMT 3002   Programmable Logic Controllers
ELMT 3003   Fluid Power
ELMT 3004   Transformers and Power Distribution
ELMT 3005   DC Machines
ELMT 3006   Wiring Methods and Materials II
ELMT 3007   AC Machines
ELMT 3008   AC Motor Control
ELMT 3011   Metallurgy
ELMT 3012   Applied Math I
ELMT 3013   Applied Physics
ELMT 3014   Rigging
ELMT 3015   Applied Math II
ELMT 4100   Basic Electronics for Electricians
SAFE 1000   Introduction to WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems)
SAFE 1001   Introduction to NS OH&S Act

Additional Graduation Requirements

Milestone
Certified Fall Arrest and Protection
Introduction to Confined Space
Introduction to Hazard Identification
Introduction to Lock Out / Tag Out
Introduction to Respiratory Protection
Portfolio Development
Standard First Aid, CPR Level A
Workplace Mentoring I

Next Steps

  1. 1

    Visit NSCC

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  2. 2

    Application Process

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