Current Electrotechnology Students


Welcome to the Electrotechnology web site for current students.


Electrotechnology Lab Procedures

Electrotechnology Lab Procedures and Requirements

These lab procedures and requirements apply to all persons using the labs in Electrotechnology:

Familiarize yourself with these procedures to ensure that you have a safe and positive learning experience in our laboratories.

Lab Safety

  1. All persons must comply with the policies and procedures listed on the Occupational Health and Safety (opens new window) website for Mohawk College.
  2. All persons must comply with the Electrotechnology Eyewear Policy including the use of Safety Glasses.
  3. The instructor must ensure that the relevant WHMIS and College requirements have been met for all labs.
  4. Students will not be allowed into any Electrotechnology labs without direct supervision from an instructor or technologist. Students are asked to wait in the hall until their instructor arrives.
  5. Students must not use any equipment or materials in the lab until they have received appropriate training and instruction on the correct and safe use of laboratory equipment, instrumentation and materials.
  6. Students will be advised of the use and location of the Emergency Power Off (EPO) buttons. These buttons cut off power to the benches in an emergency.
  7. Headphones or earplugs must not be worn in the laboratory.
  8. Long hair must be tied back, loose clothing secured, and neckties removed.
  9. Walkways must be clear of bags, tool boxes, personal belongings, chairs, etc.
  10. Self-closing doors must not be propped open as per the Fire Code.
  11. All equipment must be turned off whenever emergency evacuation is required.

Lab Rules

  1. Cameras are present in all the Electrotechnology labs.
  2. Food or drink is not permitted in any lab.
  3. Lab PC network connections must not be disconnected.
  4. Students must only use the bench equipment available at their station. If additional or replacement equipment is required they must have the permission of the instructor. Equipment must not be borrowed from other labs.
  5. Students must check the instruments at their bench and report any deficiencies or damage to the instructor.
  6. Instruments must not be removed from the lab.
  7. Equipment on bench shelves must not be rearranged, modified or moved.
  8. Power bars on each bench are for lab equipment only.
  9. Turn off battery powered college equipment when not in use.

End of Lab Checklist

For Students:

  • Power down the lab equipment as instructed by the instructor or technologist.
  • Return lab equipment to its home location.
  • Arrange instruments neatly on the bench.
  • Clean the bench. Brushes are provided at each bench.
  • Discard waste appropriately.
  • Tuck in chairs before leaving the bench.


For Instructors and Technologists:

  • Walk around the lab and ensure that it was left in good order.
  • Tag and report any faulty or damaged equipment to technical support.
  • Turn off lights.
  • Ensure all doors are locked.

Printable version of Electrotechnology Lab Procedures (opens PDF, 49kb)

Updated May 5, 2015 Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept., Mohawk College


Electrotechnology Eyewear Safety Requirements

Significant eye hazards with the potential for serious injury have been identified in the Electrotechnology lab classes (see the document “Electrotechnology Department Eye Hazard Risk Assessment – 2004”). The risks range from relatively low to very high and there is an additional degree of uncertainty or unpredictability introduced by the learning environment. These hazards exist all the time the lab classes are occupied and protective eyewear is mandatory at all times to ensure everyone exposed to these hazards is adequately protected.

  1. Everyone is required to wear CSA Class 1A spectacles protective eyewear (spectacles with side shields) while in a class or lab where exposed circuits are present and being used or where anyone present is interfacing, testing/measuring, soldering, using hand/power tools, cutting wire or performing other similar tasks. Inconsistent application and/or disregard for this basic safety requirement are unacceptable. Consistent application and enforcement for wearing protective eyewear is required.
  2. There are two options for obtaining the required degree of protection for those who already wear prescription glasses:
    1. Purchase customized prescriptive industrial safety glasses (from your optometrist or ophthalmologist) and request “industrial protection” lenses, frames and side shields. (Recommended.)
    2. Wear CSA approved “over-the-glass” eyewear. (Not recommended. For short term use only. )
  3. Protective eyewear must always be in safe, working and usable condition; scratched or damaged eyewear is not acceptable for use. Store eyewear in a suitable protective case.
  4. Class 1A spectacles must be worn for machining operations performed in room E229C and E229D.
  5. Class 2B non-vented goggles for chemical splashes and Class 6A face shield for must be worn for protection from chemical splashes in the PCB lab (E229A).

Wearing protective glasses and enforcing this requirement brings the following benefits:

  1. Protects College employees from serious eye injury.
  2. Protects students from serious eye injury
  3. Instills a sense of safety responsibility and awareness for students that will serve to protect them once they enter the workforce population.
  4. Conforms to standard industry practices.
  5. Demonstrates “due diligence” by the College as an employer and educator.
  6. Complies with the requirements of the Occupational Health & Safety Act and applicable regulations.
  7. Note: There may be limited occasions in a class/lab in which the activities or conditions that create the eye hazard(s) have been eliminated (perhaps only temporarily) and the need for eye protection would be over-protective and not required. This determination would have to be made on a case by case basis that is appropriately left to the discretion of the instructor. Such determinations must be made responsibly and with extreme caution to ensure the hazard has truly been eliminated and nobody is left at risk and unprotected.

Elizabeth Pietrantonio, Associate Dean, Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology


Lab Kits for Engineering Technology Students (Electrical, Computer, Mechanical and Pre-Technology)

Last scheduled time to get kits:

Tues. May 14, 2019  8 to 8:15 a.m.

After this date contact us as per "Lab Kit Sale Schedule" further down this page.

Students are required to purchase Lab Kits for their courses.

Read this page to learn more about the Lab Kits.

Check back often for updates!

Come prepared and purchase lab kits before your first lab class! 
  • Know which program (name and number) and semester you are in.
  • Have your timetable ready to know which classes you are taking.
  • Have sufficient funds on your ONE Card to purchase lab kits.
  • See details below.

More Information about Lab Kits

  • Lab Kits can be purchased at room E207B during Lab Kit Sales Schedule (see below) or as advised.
  • Lab Kit information and prices will be posted here and at the E207B door.
  • You will be advised on eLearn about this website.
  • Come prepared with sufficient funds on your ONE Card to purchase Lab Kits.
  • ONE Card is the ONLY method of transaction that is accepted.
  • The table below summarizes Lab Kits required for Winter 2019 by Program.
  • Prices are subject to change.


Lab Kit Prices for Summer 2019 (Computer and Electrical)

Lab Kits in this section are for programs:

Energy Systems Engineering Technology - 360

Electrical Engineering Technology - 582

Computer Engineering Technology - 552

Computer Engineering Technician - 583


Lab Kits Required for Summer 2019 

Total Price

(includes taxes)

Program  360

Program  582

ELEC10095  Digital Principles




Total:  $140


Program  552

Program  583

ELEC10095  Digital Principles

(does NOT include Logic Board Cables)





Total:  $123


Lab Kit Prices for Summer 2019 (Mechanical and Pre-Tech)

Lab Kits in this section are for programs:

Pre-Technology - 168

Mechanical Engineering Technology - 529


    Lab Kits Required for Summer 2019 

Service Courses    

Total Price



ELEC10086 Electricity Laboratory



ELECET024 Introductory Electricity



Safety Glasses (required for ALL lab classes)



  • Prices are subject to change.

  • Total Price is the total amount you pay with ONE Card and includes taxes.

  • Direct entry students and students requiring specific parts can meet with technical support for their requirements.

Lab Kit Sale Schedule for Summer 2019 

Where?  Room E207B

When?   Lab Kits will be sold as per the schedule below 

TBD = To Be Determined





Week 1 Mon. May 6 No Sales  
  Tues. May 7

9 to 10 a.m.

11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

  Wed. May 8

8 to 9 a.m.

12 to 1 p.m.

  Thurs. May 9 9 to 10 a.m.  
  Fri. May 10 10 to 11 a.m.  
Week 2 May 14

8 to 8:15 a.m.

Last scheduled day!


Week 2

May 13 to end of semester. 

No Sales!

Students were responsible for getting kits in Week 1.

Service charges will apply.

Schedule an appointment (see below)

Come prepared with sufficient funds on your ONE Card

Week 2

May 13 and later... 


George Voros

Mini Thomas

College e-mail format:


Make appointment by e-mail.

We only accept e-mails from Mohawk College accounts.

Subject must contain  "LAB KIT".

Content must include:

1) Your name and student number.

2) Course number and course name (see above)

3) Name of your instructor.


  • Hours are subject to change.

ONE Card

  • Visit the ONE Card website for information about your ONE Card.

  • ONE Card is the ONLY method of transaction that is accepted.

Lab Kits and Student Responsibilities

  1. Read all the lab kit information on the this website before purchasing kits.

  2. It is the responsibility of the student to be prepared for laboratory classes at all times.

  3. Lab Kits will only be sold to a student that is the owner of a valid ONE Card.

  4. ONE Card is the ONLY method of transaction that is accepted. << Please read again.

  5. You may only purchase one kit per course for courses that you are registered in.

  6. You must verify that you have received all the packaged kits and materials that you purchased when you receive them:

    • A checklist will be provided.

    • You MUST report missing items immediately.

  7. Students MUST check the contents of packaged kits (electronic components, etc.) within 2 weeks of purchase and report any missing parts to their instructor.

  8. Technical Support is NOT responsible for missing components after 2 weeks from the date of purchase.

  9. Students may only purchase Lab Kits or individual parts at the scheduled hours or by appointment with Tech Support (see e-mails below).

  10. E207B Lab Kit sales by technical support is a service provided to students.

    • We are not a store and have limited hours at semester start.

    • We reserve the right to limit the sale of individual components to students.

    • The sale of individual components are to support current semester kits only for lost, damaged parts, etc.

    • Technical Report purchases may not be made from Technical Support; exceptions will be discussed with your instructor.

  11. Do you have a concern about a Lab Kit that you have purchased?

    • Bring the kit to Technical Support with proof of purchase (account summary on MyMohawk).

  12. Refunds will only be issued to the original purchaser within 2 weeks of purchase.

    • You must present a valid student ID and proof of purchase (account summary on MyMohawk).

    • Lab Kits must be unopened and in resale-able condition.

  13. Refunds may take up to 6 weeks or more to process.


Electrotechnology Open Lab

Electrotechnology Open Lab

Winter 2019 Schedule

When?  Monday 8 to 9:45 a.m.

Where? E205

 Breaks? No Open Lab during Winter Break

Also see Notice Board across from E238 for Open Lab times and locations.

What is the Open Lab?

It is an opportunity for students of Electrotechnology to come and use the equipment in our labs for independent learning and to gain experience in use of basic lab equipment.

A lab supervisor is there to ensure you have a safe experience and to provide general assistance.

Student tutors may be available for general tutoring and assistance.

Students who require dedicated instruction must seek a peer tutor.

Students must complete the Open Lab Sign In attendance sheet.

Only your instructor can grade or evaluate your work. The Open Lab supervisor will not sign lab work or validate gradable experimental data for submission to instructors.

The Electrotechnology Lab Procedures apply to the Open Lab.