Microsoft Imagine

The Mohawk College Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) department is a member of the Microsoft Imagine program. This program allows ECET students to install various Microsoft software products related to their studies at no cost.

Products such as Access, Project, SQL Server, Visio, Visual Studio, Windows, Windows Servers and many more are available. The Microsoft Office suite is not part of the program.

Getting the software

  • Products are available for download at Microsoft Imagine Program
    • All currently registered ECET students have accounts that use their Mohawk College email address as their username
    • The password is not your Mohawk password, but one you set the first time you login to Imagine
    • If you forget your password, there is a recovery system


  • Some products require the use of a "Product Activation Key"
  • Students will be issued only one key per product
  • Students will obtain the key when downloading the product
  • Lost keys can be retrieved at the Microsoft Imagine Program, by clicking "Hello, email address“ and selecting "Your Account/Orders”


  • It is your responsibility to make a backup of install files and keys, you may not be able to retrieve them through the site in future, even while you are still an active member of the program
  • Software is provided on an as is basis
  • ECET makes no warranty or assurances that the software borrowed by the students will work in the manner the student expects
  • Software is installed at the student's own risk
  • If a student is uncomfortable installing software on his/her personal computer, then they should not participate in the program
  • Due to the volume of students in the program, ECET is unable to provide software support for any issues encountered

Microsoft Office

  • Microsoft Office is not part of the Imagine program

To find out more about the Imagine program in general, you may visit the Imagine website (opens new window). If you have a question related to the specifics of ECET implementation of the Imagine program, you may contact brian.minaji [at]

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft has a free-trial to its Azure service for students for available at Azure for Students.