Electromechanical Engineering Technician - Robotics | St. Clair College
Program Code: T974
Status: Open
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Two Year - Ontario College Diploma
Starts: September

Emergency Alternate Delivery Plan:
Fall 2021 Emergency Alternate Delivery

Contact:
Thomas Forget
519-972-2727 ext. 4127

Program Overview

Students in the Electromechanical Engineering Technician - Robotics program will gain a solid foundation in programmable logic controllers, electronics, computer-aided design, mechanical systems, computer and robot programming, sensors and actuators. Graduates will be prepared to program, troubleshoot and maintain robots and automated production systems along with mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic equipment. Graduates will also be equipped to assist in the application and design of robotic systems, their manufacture and testing.

Program Highlights

  • New ABB robot / machine vision lab with eight new robots with integrated vision cameras
  • Upgraded PLC lab for teaching Rockwell Studio 5000 programming
  • Students graduate with a diverse skill set that prepares them for in-demand, high paying careers in our local area.

Career Opportunities

The labour market condition for Robotics Technicians in Canada is forecast to be good for some time to come. Graduates will find employment with system integrators, machine builders, automotive manufacturers, or other manufacturing environments.

Admission Requirements

OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level plus:

  • Grade 12 English (C), (U) or (M)
  • Grade 12 Math (C) or (U)

Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.

Courses

The curriculum below is for incoming students:

Semester 1
Code Title Credits
MTH128
Technical Mathematics I
5
ELT103
DC Fundamentals
4
ERT201
Digital Fundamentals
4
EET134
Computer Applications For EE
3
ERT110
Introduction To Engineering Technology
1
COM204
Technical Workplace Writing & Presentation Skills
2
Semester 2
Code Title Credits
ELEC1030
Choose 1 Elective Course
3
ERT207
Introductory Programming
3
ERT208
Industrial Robotics I
4
ERT210
Fluid Power I
2
ERT204
Introductory Statics
3
ELT210
AC Fundamentals
4
ERT221
Introduction To Industrial Robotic Technologies And Workshop Practices
3
Semester 3
Code Title Credits
ERT306
Fluid Power II
3
ERT401
Robotic Vision Systems
4
ERT308
Industrial Robotics II
5
ELEC1030
Choose 1 Elective Course
3
ERT303
Introduction To Programmable Controllers
4
ERT309
Quality Processes For Manufacturing
2
Semester 4
Code Title Credits
ERT407
Electrical Prints And Troubleshooting
4
ERT406
Industrial Project Management
2
ERT409
Welding And Materials For Robotics
4
ERT403
Industrial Robotics III
5
ELEC1030
Choose 1 Elective Course
3

Past Cohorts:

Semester 1
Code Title Credits
MTH128 Technical Mathematics I 5
ELT103 DC Fundamentals 4
ERT201 Digital Fundamentals 4
ERT105 Computer Applications For Robotics 2
ERT309 Quality Processes for Manufacturing 2
COM204 Technical Workplace Writing & Presentation Skills 2
Semester 2
Code Title Credits
ELEC1030 Choose 1 Elective Course 3
ERT207 Introductory Programming 3
ELEC1030 Choose 1 Elective Course 3
ERT406 Industrial Project Management 2
ERT204 Introductory Statics 3
ELT204 AC Fundamentals 5
Semester 3
Code Title Credits
ERT208 Industrial Robotics I 4
ERT107 Introduction to Industrial Robotic Technologies and Workshop Practices 4
ERT210 Fluid Power I 2
ELEC1030 Choose 1 Elective Course 3
ERT303 Introduction To Programmable Controllers 4
ERT309 Quality Processes For Manufacturing 2
Semester 4
Code Title Credits
ERT305 Industrial Control Systems 4
ERT308 Industrial Robotics II 5
ERT405 Advanced Programmable Controllers 4
ERT401 Robotic Vision Systems 4
ERT306 Fluid Power II 3
Semester 1
Code Title Credits
MTH128 Technical Mathematics I 5
ELT103 DC Fundamentals 4
ERT201 Digital Fundamentals 4
ERT105 Computer Applications For Robotics 2
ERT107 Introduction To Industrial Robotic Technologies And Workshop Practices 4
COM204 Technical Workplace Writing & Presentation Skills 2
Semester 2
Code Title Credits
ELEC1030 Choose 1 Elective Course 3
ERT207 Introductory Programming 3
ERT208 Industrial Robotics I 4
ERT210 Fluid Power I 2
ERT204 Introductory Statics 3
ELT204 AC Fundamentals 5
Semester 3
Code Title Credits
ERT306 Fluid Power II 3
ERT401 Robotic Vision Systems 4
ERT308 Industrial Robotics II 5
ELEC1030 Choose 1 Elective Course 3
ERT303 Introduction To Programmable Controllers 4
ERT309 Quality Processes For Manufacturing 2
Semester 4
Code Title Credits
ERT305 Industrial Control Systems 4
ERT406 Industrial Project Management 2
ERT405 Advanced Programmable Controllers 4
ERT403 Industrial Robotics III 5
ELEC1030 Choose 1 Elective Course 3

Your Investment

The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:

For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.

Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.

Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.

Program Physical Demands Analysis

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

Electromechanical Engineering Technician (Ontario College Diploma) (MTCU Code 51021)

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Fabricate and build electrical, electronic, and mechanical components and assemblies in accordance with operating standards, job requirements, and specifications.
  2. Interpret and produce electrical, electronic, and mechanical drawings and other related technical documents and graphics for a variety of stakeholders in compliance with industry standards.
  3. Select and use a variety of troubleshooting techniques and equipment to assess, maintain, and repair electromechanical circuits, equipment, processes, systems, and subsystems.
  4. Maintain and repair electrical, electronic, and mechanical components, equipment, and systems to ensure that they function according to specifications and to optimize production.
  5. Support the design and production of mechanical components by assisting in the specification of manufacturing materials and processes.
  6. Apply, analyze, build, install, commission, and troubleshoot a variety of mechanical, electrical, and electronic control systems, logic and digital circuits, passive AC and DC circuits, and active circuits.
  7. Install and troubleshoot basic computer hardware and programming to support the electromechanical engineering environment.
  8. Maintain and troubleshoot automated equipment including robotic systems.
  9. Establish and maintain inventory, records, and documentation systems to meet organizational and industry standards and requirements.
  10. Select and purchase electromechanical equipment, components, and systems that fulfill job requirements and functional specifications.
  11. Assist in applying quality control and quality assurance program procedures to meet organizational standards and requirements.
  12. Work in compliance with relevant industry standards, laws and regulations, codes, policies, and procedures.
  13. Develop strategies for ongoing personal and professional development to enhance work performance and to remain current in the field and responsive to emergent technologies and national and international standards.
  14. Contribute as an individual and a member of an electromechanical engineering team to the effective completion of tasks and projects.
  15. Support project management activities such as planning, implementation and evaluation of projects, and monitoring of resources, timelines, and expenditures as required.