Manufacturing Engineering Technician - Automation Co-op Overview

Students interested in the co-op program (473) do not apply directly. Once enrolled in program 413, students who start in September can apply to the co-op stream (473) during Semester 1 and they will be admitted at the end of Semester 1 if they meet the co-op requirements. Co-op is not available to students who start their first semester in January.

Co-op Format

September to DecemberJanuary to AprilMay to August
Semester 1Semester 2Work Term 1 (Co-op)
Semester 3Work Term 2 (Co-op)Work Term 3 (Co-op)
Work Term 4 (Co-op)Semester 4 

Learn more about Manufacturing Engineering Technician - Automation (Industrial Mechanic Millwright)

Co-op Delivery and Fees

This program has an optional co-op, as part of the program of study.

The annual co-op fee structure can be found on the Tuition and Fees page.

For questions, please contact the Co-op Specialist listed at the bottom of the webpage.

Co-op Designation

This program offers four co-op work term opportunities but requires two completed co-op work terms for the co-op designation. 

Work Term Capabilities

(Which do not reflect individual work experiences and exposures)

Work Term 1

  • troubleshooting basic hydraulic/pneumatic circuits
  • identifying and sizing basic hydraulic/pneumatic components
  • using basic measuring instruments such as verniers, micrometers, etc.
  • using basic hand tools
  • basic pipe fitting
  • use various metal cutting machines such as lathes, mills, surface grinders and drills
  • rigging and hoisting
  • reading engineering drawings
    • isometric projection
    • symbols
  • familiar with AutoCAD
    • 2-dimensional aspects
    • isometric drawing generation
    • layer management
  • familiar with basic electrical circuit theory
  • PLC programming

Work Term 2, 3 and 4

  • further developed machine maintenance skills
  • welding
  • ladder logic development and applications
  • pumps
  • print reading
  • closed-loop feedback systems
  • power transmission
  • preventative maintenance
  • basic skills in planning, selecting, testing, installation and maintenance of equipment and other types of systems

Additional Information

Mohawk College students enrolled in the two year Mechanical Engineering Technician program at the Stoney Creek Campus will be earning more than a technician diploma! Graduates of this program will have taken the in-school portion of the basic, intermediate and advanced apprenticeship programming in the related trade - (433A) Industrial Mechanic - Millwright. This allows graduates to enter an apprenticeship - for which many large employers are demanding a technician diploma for entry - with the three in-school levels completed.

Co-op Pay RangeCo-op Pay Average
Range: $16.55 - $25.00Average: $22.00

For further information, please contact:

Rachel Alfano, Co-op Specialist
Phone: 905-575-1212 Ext. 5045
Email: rachel.alfano [at] (Rachel Alfano)