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Electro Mechanical Technician

Electro Mechanical Technician

Learn how to install, service and maintain electrical and mechanical equipment for today's fast paced and in-demand manufacturing environment.

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Start Date:
Typical Length:
2 Years
$3,515 (Domestic) • $11,350 (International)
Tuition is valid for the 2020-21 academic year. Program costs and fees (textbooks, supplies, etc.) are additional.
+Locations & Availability

September 2020
Campus/Location DeliveryIn-class – Complete your program through courses that are held at a campus.

Online – All program courses are delivered online.

Blended – Complete your program through a combination of online and in-class courses (some courses are delivered 100% online). In-class courses are held at a campus.

Collaborative – program is delivered virtually on campus
Pictou Campus • Stellarton Full time • In-class Seats available


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 receive training in both electrical and mechanical trades, making you a sought-after skilled worker in the construction and manufacturing industry.

Learn to:

  • apply the principles of fluid power and physics to operate modern industrial hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
  • 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.
  • design and build motor control circuits used for industrial applications.
  • understand many aspects of industrial mechanics, industrial electrical, electronic and computer controls.
  • install and maintain a wide range of equipment in modern industrial plants.

Admission requirements

  • High School Graduation Diploma or equivalent, including Academic Grade 11 Math.
    • International students – High school diploma equivalency and English language requirements vary by country. View details
  • If you do not have the required academic credits, NSCC offers a variety of credit courses through the Academic & Career Connections program.

Program requirements

  • Portfolio Development – As part of your studies at NSCC, you develop a portfolio of your work; the portfolio captures your achievements and profiles your skills to employers.
  • Standard First Aid, CPR Level A

Tuition, fees and program costs

In addition to annual tuition, there are program costs (books, tools, etc.) and student fees for college services, health and dental plans, your student association and parking.

View detailed program fees page(s). Please note that tuition values on these pages are for 2019/20 and are meant for planning purposes only. They don't represent final amounts owing.

Work experience

  • Field experience (work placement) is a mandatory course completed at the end, or throughout the duration, of your program. It provides you with the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills outside of the classroom.
  • Opportunities are typically unpaid and last approximately 5 weeks.
  • Transportation, accommodations and other costs related to work placements are your responsibility.
  • This program is eligible for an optional cooperative education (co-op) credit course between year one and two.
  • Co-op provides an opportunity for paid, full-time work placement that lasts 12 to 16 weeks.
  • Our co-op program follows Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL) guidelines.
  • For more information visit Work Experience Opportunities

Career options

  • 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.

Choose NSCC

  • You are well-trained in electro mechanical theory. Plus, you get hands-on work experience.
  • This program is a first step towards certification in the Industrial Mechanic and Industrial Electrician trades. To become certified, you must register as an apprentice with Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency (NSAA). Once registered, you can transfer credit from this program towards your apprenticeship.
  • Continue your studies at university – This program includes courses that count towards a university degree. Find out more

Other info

  • If you're chemically sensitive, it's important to note that cutting lubricants are commonly used in the Industrial Mechanic/Millwright trade.
  • Certification with a Red Seal – Industrial Mechanic and Industrial Electrician are designated trades in Nova Scotia. Graduates who complete an apprenticeship program in this trade are eligible to write the provincial certification exam, receive their certification and Red Seal. The Red Seal allows certified tradespersons to practise the trade in any province or territory in Canada – where the trade is designated – without having to write further examinations.
  • This program places a high importance on providing you with skills and knowledge to work safely in industry. You 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.
  • Many employers in this industry require a current, official Criminal Record check as part of the hiring process. A conviction on your criminal record may impact your ability to secure employment.

Courses may include

Course descriptions
Code Course
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 2010   Work Experience II
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 3006   Wiring Methods and Materials II
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 3016   Computer Aided Drafting for Electromechanical Technicians
ELMT 3017   DC and AC Machines
SAFE 1000   Introduction to WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems)
SAFE 1001   Introduction to NS OH&S Act
SAFE 1020   Introduction to Confined Space
SAFE 1021   Introduction to Hazard Identification
SAFE 1023   Introduction to Lock Out/Tag Out
SAFE 1024   Introduction to Respiratory Protection
SAFE 1025   Certified Fall Arrest and Protection
WORK 1100   Workplace Mentoring I

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