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Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technician - Automation and Robotics

Program Overview

Build a rewarding career in the field of automation and robotics with the expertise you will gain in this comprehensive program. The program focuses on automated systems which are at the heart of virtually all advanced manufacturing industries.


The emphasis is on the basic technology used in building and operating automated industrial systems: Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's), hydraulics, pneumatics, electronics and robotics. The program will give you a thorough understanding of theory, along with practical, hands-on laboratory experience.


This program allows you to either graduate as a technician after two years, or continue for additional study and co-op work experience.




  • In-depth study is provided from fundamentals to advanced systems

  • You will gain hands-on experience in Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's), robotics, hydraulics, pneumatics and electronics

  • Strong on-campus Automation and Robotics Student Society organizes events such as career nights and industrial visits

  • Program is accredited by Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB)

  • Key-school status with the U.S.-based Fluid Power Education Foundation (FPEF)

  • Widely-used technologies are applicable to many different industries



Knowledge is highly portable, qualifying graduates for openings in a variety of different industries throughout the world. Graduates are in high demand throughout the manufacturing sector, including:

  • Automotive

  • Food

  • Pharmaceuticals

  • Packaging

  • Aircraft

  • Communications


At A Glance

Graduates are prepared for jobs in industrial areas such as:

  • Technical sales and service

  • Manufacturing and maintenance

  • Inegration (Automation houses)




Semester 1

   College Communications 1

   Ethics in Technology and the Environment

   Technology Mathematics 2


   Electric Circuits

   Computer Aided Drafting


Semester 2

   College Communications 2

   Technology Mathematics 3

   Hydraulic Systems 1

   Pneumatic Components


  Electronic Devices


Semester 3

   Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to                                          Social Action

   Machine Shop

   Digital Electronics

   Hydraulic Systems 2

   Pneumatic Circuits

   Robotic Devices


Semester 4

   Report Writing in a Technical Environment

   General Education Elective

   Mechanics and Materials

   Hydraulic Systems 3

   PLC/Pneumatic Interfacing

   Maintenance and Troubleshooting

   Robotic Applications


Note: Students will be placed in the appropriate English and math level based on skills assessment results.


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