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 Martin, Associate Dean, Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology        

Lab Kits for Engineering Technology Fall 2020 (Electrical, Energy Systems, Computer-Mechatronic)


*NEW* for Fall 2020

Welcome everyone!

Read all the information on this page. You should be checking your e-mails daily.

Students will receive a communication from Mohawk College for each course with instructions on how to purchase the Lab Kit.

Students will be purchasing Lab Kits for each course on-line from a distributor.

Read all e-mails with subject "IMPORTANT - Engineering Technology Lab Kits Required for Fall 2020 - Course Code Here" or a similar subject.

Lab Kits should be purchased at the earliest opportunity to ensure that you receive these in time for your lab classes.

Lab Kits are being shipped to you and this will take some time; especially for international students!


The *Updates* and Lab Kit FAQ sections are current and new updates.

Scroll down to Lab Kits section below and read that first and then come back to these.


*Updates* for Fall 2020 

Updates 2020-09-11

Everyone should have ordered there kits by now. :)

If you did NOT get the lab kit information for ordering contact me as per the Contact Information below.

Technical support is very busy. If I did not response e-mail again. I will respond.


Update 2020-09-08

Please follow the format in the Contact Information below when contacting for support.

Semester 1 Students should order the Lab Kits first! The tools and multimeter can wait. I will add additional local sources for these later this week.

Wire Stripper for 22 AWG solid wire. Digi-Key has a basic wire stripper with Part # PA1161-ND you may want to consider adding to cart.


Update 2020-09-07

Some of the Updates below were edited for clarity. Please review them.


Update 2020-09-05

REQUIRED kits should be ordered as soon as possible! 

More details in the e-mail from Mohawk College and at Orientation for Semester 1.

If you did NOT receive an E-mail from the college about your Lab Kits and how to order and purchase contact e-mail is below.


Update 2020-09-04

Semester 1  You will receive one e-mail including both of these courses:

CENG10000  Order today if you can!  This is REQUIRED. This will also be discussed at the Orientation.

ELEC10099  This is OPTIONAL. This can be added to the above order *OR* it can be ordered later.


Semester 3 You will receive a separate e-mail for each of these courses:

ELEC10103  This is REQUIRED! Order today!  This will be an order from ABRA Electronics.

CENG10004  This is REQUIRED! Order today! This will be an order from Digi-Key while stock lasts. Contact me when stock is out as per e-mail.

ELEC10148  This is OPTIONAL and it is a separate order from above! This will be an order from Digi-Key.

Multimeter from WESCO  Inform WESCO Hamilton that you are a Mohawk College student from Fennell campus for special pricing!


Lab Kit FAQ (Frequently Asked Question)

  • Q What do I do when I see this error opening a Digi-Key cart?  
  • A Don't worry! Select Submit button again and wait patiently. Thanks L.M.!

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  • I will add to this list as questions come in!


Lab Kits

Students are required to purchase Lab Kits for courses in their programs each semester.

Lab Kits refers to tools, hardware, software and electronic components and other items that are REQUIRED or OPTIONAL for your lab courses.

Students will be purchasing Lab Kits on-line from various distributors for each lab course.

Some examples of our suppliers are ABRA, Digikey and Mouser.

Lab Kit definitions:

REQUIRED - It is a mandatory to purchase these for your course.

OPTIONAL - These are optional which means "left to one's choice; not required or mandatory":

It is highly recommended that students purchase the OPTIONAL Lab Kits to gain hands on skills and experience in the on-line lab course.


Lab Kits are required for Fall 2020 for these programs:


ELEC  Energy Systems Engineering Technology - 360

ELEC  Electrical Engineering Technology - 582

CENG Computer Engineering Technician - Mechatronic Systems - 563

CENG  Computer Engineering Technology – Mechatronic Systems - 562


Lab Kits for Fall 2020


Read the section *NEW* for Fall 2020 above!

The table below is a summary of Lab Kit requirements for your courses.

  • Prices are estimates only and subject to distributor pricing and what you chose to purchase.

  • Prices do not include shipping, taxes, duties, exchange rates, etc.






 Lab Kits by required by Course




Semester 1

Program  360

Program  582

Program  562

Program  563


CENG10000 Applied Programming

REQUIRED (a mandatory purchase):

- Arduino UNO R3

- breadboard

- jumper wires

- electronic components

- additional items

ELEC10099 Electricity I

OPTIONAL (a recommended purchase):

- tools

- breadboard

- batteries and clips

- hookup wire

- electronic components

- additional items

- DMM Digital MultiMeter (see below)



Digital Multimeter Student Discount Price

OPTIONAL (a recommended purchase):

Ideal 61-340 MultiMeter distributed by Wesco Hamilton








$ 100













Semester 3

Program  360

Program  582



ELEC10103 Digital Systems

REQUIRED (a mandatory purchase):

- Arduino UNO R3

- electronic component kit

- hardware kit

- additional items

ELEC10148 Electronic Devices and Circuits

OPTIONAL (a recommended purchase):

- electronic components

- breadboard

- batteries and clips

- hookup wire

- additional items










Semester 3

Program  562

Program  563



CENG10004  Programmable Logic

REQUIRED (a mandatory purchase):

- DEO Nano Development Board

- jumper wires (from Sem 2)

- dip switch tool

- electronic components

- additional items

ELEC10148 Electronic Devices and Circuits

OPTIONAL (a recommended purchase):

- electronic components

- breadboard

- batteries and clips

- hookup wire

- additional items










Safety Glasses

You will be advised in the lab classes about safety requirements.

Safety Glasses are required as per Electrotechnology Eyewear Safety Requirements.

Safety Glasses are personal protective equipment and you are responsible for sourcing a suitable pair.



Contact Information


This contact is for kit related inquires only.

You must follow the required format below to get a response.

If your course is not listed above contact your instructor for course specific requirements.



George Voros

Mohawk College e-mail:




Above should be one line!

Use only your Mohawk College e-mail.


Subject must contain:

"LAB KITS F20  + semester + course code(s)".


"Lab Kits F20 S5 CENG10017"


E-mail content must include in a list:

1) Full Name

2) Student number

3) Program name and program number

4) Semester

5) Course number(s) and name.

6) Name of your instructor for course.

7) Details of your inquiry.




Jane Doe


Energy Systems Engineering Technology - 360

Semester 5

ENRG 100002 Solar Energy




Where can I buy the multimeter? I no longer have mine.



Jane Doe


Lab Kits and Student Responsibilities for Fall 2020

  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. Students will be ordering kits on-line. This should be done at the earliest opportunity to ensure that you receive these on time.

Electrotechnology Open Lab

Electrotechnology Open Lab

Fall 2020 Schedule


There are no open labs schedule at this time.


Semester Breaks? 

What is the Open Lab?

It is an opportunity for students in related programs 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.