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 Mohawk College COVID-19 (Coronavirus) requirements.
  2. All persons must comply with the policies and procedures listed on the Occupational Health and Safety website for Mohawk College.
  3. All persons must comply with the Electrotechnology Eyewear Policy including the use of Safety Glasses.
  4. The instructor must ensure that the relevant WHMIS and College requirements have been met for all labs.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Headphones or earplugs must not be worn in the laboratory.
  9. Long hair must be tied back, loose clothing secured, and neckties removed.
  10. Walkways must be clear of bags, tool boxes, personal belongings, chairs, etc.
  11. Self-closing doors must not be propped open as per the Fire Code.
  12. 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, 49 kB)

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.   


Lab Kits for Engineering Technology Winter 2021 (Electrical, Energy Systems, Computer-Mechatronic)


*NEW* for Winter 2021


Welcome everyone!  Read all the information on this page.

Students will receive an e-mail from Mohawk College with instructions on how to purchase the required Lab Kits.

Read all e-mails with subject "Lab Kits Required for Winter 2021" or a similar subject.

Check your Mohawk e-mails and this web page daily! The Lab Kit Updates will have important updates.

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

There are no sales or pickup at the campus.

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

Lab Kits that are being shipped to you will take some time; especially for international students! Order early.


* Important* Lab Kit Updates for Winter 2021 


Check these Updates before ordering kits and before contacting Tech Support.


Important Lab Kit updates will be posted here for status, corrections, backorder parts, etc. Check daily!

Also see the Lab Kit FAQ section (below) for Frequently Asked Questions.

You MUST use the format in the Contact Information section to contact tech support with questions.

Continue below to Lab Kits for Winter 2021 if you are visiting for the first time.



ELEC10149 Kit Offer is now EXPIRED. You must order your kit from DigiKey.



1) Semester 2 Digi-Key Backorder notice:

1189-1742-ND (capacitor) is a Backorder. Remove from DigiKey cart! Do not order this!

1189-3687-ND  (capacitor) is a Replacement part. Order a quantity of 3 of this one!



1) Semester 2 Digi-Key Backorder \ Out of Stock notice:

N4001-TPMSCT-ND (general purpose diode) is a Backorder. Remove from DigiKey cart! Do not order this!

641-2010-ND (general purpose diode) is a substitute part. Order a quantity of 10 of this one!

2) Semester 2 Digi-Key Part No450D252-6-ND is in stock and you can order this.

It is a "Value Added Item" that they assemble first and it may show up as "Backordered". 

Order this and it should ship to you.



The recommended multimeter is the IDEAL 61-340 for Semester 1 and is required for future semesters. More details further down the page.

The KLEIN MM400 is a suitable alternative for Semester 1 international students taking ELEC10099 Electricity 1:

  • KLEIN MM400 Digi-Key Part No is 1742-1187-ND
  • Fuse for MM400 Digi-Key Part No. is F2363-ND You will need spare fuses! This fuse is for 250V AC/DC and suitable for Semester 1.



  • The Mohawk College Bookstore may show  Item Unavailable.PNG ; stock will be updated each day starting Jan. 4, 2021. Check in daily!
  • The IDEAL 61-340 multimeter is NOT available at the Bookstore yet. Check back on Jan. 4, 2021 or later. 
  • A multimeter update will be posted Jan. 4, 2021. Alternatives will be provided to students to order from other suppliers such as Digi-Key.


2020-12-23 Update:

Contact Tech Support as per the Contact Information on this page if you did not receive an e-mail about Lab Kits. 

  • Semester 1 Students have been sent an e-mail about lab kit requirements.
  • Semester 2 Students have been sent an e-mail about lab kit requirements.
  • Semester 4 CENG10013 Students have been sent an e-mail about lab kit requirements
  • Semester 4 ELEC10149 Students will be advised in Week 1


Lab Kits for Winter 2021


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 for your lab courses.

Students will be purchasing Lab Kits on-line from various distributors for each lab course or other distribution (bookstore or on campus).

Some examples of our suppliers are ABRA, Digikey and Mouser and the Mohawk College Bookstore (see Course Supplies and Required Kits).

The Mohawk College Bookstore Required Kits section will have your Lab Kits by course code. Scroll down to see the entire list. 


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 not mandatory".

Winter 2021 Programs Requiring Lab Kits


These links are for program information only! Continue on this page for Lab Kit information.

Energy Systems Engineering Technology - 360

Electrical Engineering Technology - 582

Computer Engineering Technician - Mechatronic Systems - 563

Computer Engineering Technology – Mechatronic Systems - 562


Lab Kits for Winter 2021


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

  • Prices are estimates only and subject to change.

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

  • TBD is To Be Determined


The Mohawk College Bookstore only ships to Canada!






 Lab Kits Required for Winter 2021




Semester 1


360, 582



562, 563


CENG10000 Applied Programming



- Arduino UNO R3

- breadboard

- jumper wires

- electronic components

- additional items


- safety glasses (see below)


ELEC10099 Electricity I



- breadboard

- electronic components

- batteries and clips

- hookup wire

- tools

- additional items


- safety glasses (see below)


- DMM digital multimeter is REQUIRED (see below for details)

- the IDEAL 61-340 multimeter is recommended and used in later semesters

- any good quality digital multimeter is acceptable for Semester 1






Safety Glasses







$ 70




& Safety Glasses














Semester 2


360, 582



562, 563




ELEC10199 Fundamentals of Digital Circuits



- Mohawk Logic Interface Board

- breadboard (dedicated to this course)

- hookup wire

- electronic components

- additional items


- safety glasses (see below)

- digital multimeter Ideal 61-340 (see below)



Some items are required from a previous semester.

You will be advised.

ELEC10198 Engineering Skills and Systems



- power supply kit (construction project)

- systems kit (sensors and hardware) 

- additional items


- safety glasses (see below)

- digital multimeter Ideal 61-340 (see below)



Some items are required from a previous semester.

You will be advised.


Additional items will be provided in lab and charged to ONE Card:

You will be advised later in semester.


ELEC10137 AC Electricity




- safety glasses (see below)

- digital multimeter Ideal 61-340 (see below)









& Safety Glasses








Digi-Key Order:





& Safety Glasses







ONE Card:








Semester 4


360, 582



ELEC10149  Industrial Electronics 1



- electronic component kit

- hardware kit


You are expected to have all of your lab supplies from previous semesters.









Semester 4


562, 563


Was Program

552, 583



CENG10013 Embedded Microcontrollers



- Mohawk Mechatronics Development Board

- electronic components

- additional items


You are expected to have all of your lab supplies from previous semesters.


















Digital Multimeter Ideal 61-340


Mohawk College Bookstore < It is in the Course Supplies section at the bottom!

This is shipped to you (Canada only at this time).


Wesco Hamilton Student Discount Price

This is a pickup item only. CALL WESCO FIRST!

The showroom entrance is closed. 

Go to the back of the building where the double doors are and wait to be served.

Tell them you are from Mohawk College! 

WESCO direct pickup price is $83.95 + tax


You must wear an appropriate mask for service:


See Lab Kit Updates for an alternative multimeter and fuse.













Safety Glasses 

You may purchase these from any supplier of your choice.



These are required in all lab classes at Mohawk College. 

These should be worn when required for labs done at home.


Safety Glasses are required as per Electrotechnology Eyewear Safety Requirements.


Safety Glasses are personal protective equipment and you are responsible for obtaining a suitable pair and bringing them to every lab class.


A clear and flat lens is recommended. A curved lens may cause distortion and eyestrain.










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:




E-mail is one line and no spaces!

Use only your Mohawk College e-mail.


Subject must contain:

"Lab Kits W21 + Semester + student number".



"Lab Kits W21 Sem1 000012345"


E-mail content must include in a list:

1) Full Name and 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 000012345

Energy Systems Engineering Technology - 360

Semester 5

ENRG 100002 Solar Energy

Mr. Cool Guy




There was a backorder item at Digikey.

Please provide a substitute for Dig-Key Part 1.0KH-ND.


Thank you!



Jane Doe


Lab Kits and Student Responsibilities for Winter 2021

  1. Read all the lab kit information on the this website and in your e-mail communications 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 or other distribution.

    This should be done at the earliest opportunity to ensure that you receive these on time.


Lab Kit FAQ (Frequently Asked Question)

I will add to this list as questions come in!

  • Q What do I do when I see this error opening a Digi-Key cart?  

DK Error.png

  • A Sometimes the website is slow.
    • Select Submit button again and wait patiently.
    • Contact Tech Support if problem continues.




Electrotechnology Open Lab

Electrotechnology Open Lab

Winter 2021 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.