Current Electrotechnology Students

Welcome to the Electrotechnology web site for current students.

Electrotechnology Lab Procedures

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.


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 Fall 2021 (Electrical, Energy Systems, Computer-Mechatronic)


*NEW* for Fall 2021

Welcome everyone! 

  • Read all the information on this web page!
  • Students will receive an e-mail (called an E-Blast)  from Mohawk College with instructions on how to purchase Lab Kits.
  • Look for the subject "Lab Kits Required for Semester 1 | Fall 2021" or similar.
  • Semester 1 students were sent an e-mail on Sept. 1, 2021.
  • If you did not receive this e-mail see the Contact Information below and send an e-mail to tech support.
  • It is good practice to check your Mohawk e-mails, myCanvas and this web page daily.
  • ELEC10198 Engineering Skills and Systems will receive an update in the first week of classes.
  • Semester 3 students will receive an update in the first week of classes. 
  • The Lab Kit Updates section on this page will have *Important* updates. Always check these before ordering!
  • 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 shipped to you will take some time and especially for international students! Order early!


* Important* Lab Kit Updates for Fall 2021 


Check these updates before ordering Lab Kits and before contacting Tech Support.

  • *Important* Lab Kit updates will be posted here such as substitutes for backorder parts. Check before ordering!
  • Also see the Lab Kit FAQ section for Frequently Asked Questions.
  • Use the format in the Contact Information section to contact technical support with questions.
  • Continue below to Lab Kits for Fall 2021 section if you are visiting for the first time.


Aug. 23 Update:

The recommended multimeter is the IDEAL 61-340 for Semester 1 and is required for future semesters.


Aug. 26 Update:

If you see "Backorder" in your Digi-Key cart DO NOT place an order! 

Check if a substitute is listed here (below) and contact Technical support if it is not listed.


Sept. 17 Update:

Digi-Key Part No. ‎314-1130-ND (item BU-00287) is In Stock now!

A substitute (this is optional) Digi-Key part No. is 314-1133-ND (item BU-00286).   Add a quantity of 2 of these to your cart. These are shorter and same quality as above.


    Lab Kits for Fall 2021


    Students must purchase Lab Kits which are REQUIRED for courses in their programs.

    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:

    • DigiKey for Semester 1 and 3. Semester 1 students will an e-mail with details and a Digi-Key cart (a custom order) with items to purchase.
    • Buy the Book at Mohawk. See Course Supplies (multimeter) and Required Kits (for future semesters). 


    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".

    Programs that Require Lab Kits


    These are links for program information only and do not have Lab Kit information:

    Energy Systems Engineering Technology - 360

    Electrical Engineering Technology - 582

    Computer Engineering Technology – Mechatronic Systems - 562

    Computer Engineering Technician - Mechatronic Systems - 563


    Lab Kits for Fall 2021


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

    • Prices are estimates only so you may budget and are subject to change.

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

    • TBD is To Be Determined






    Lab Kits Required in Fall 2021





    Semester 1


    360, 582



    562, 563


    CENG10000  Applied Programming



    - Arduino UNO R3

    - breadboard

    - jumper wires

    - electronic components

    - miscellaneous items


    - safety glasses

    ELEC10099  Electricity I



    - breadboard

    - electronic components

    - batteries and clips

    - hookup wire

    - tools

    - miscellaneous items


    - safety glasses


    - a DMM Digital Multimeter is REQUIRED (see below for details)

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

    - it is strongly recommended that you have spare fuses. You may need these!

    - any good quality digital multimeter is acceptable for Semester 1









    Safety Glasses

    not included



    $ 100












    Safety Glasses

    not  included

    Semester 3


    360, 582



    562, 563


    ELEC10148  Electronic Devices and Circuits



    - electronic components

    - miscellaneous items


    - safety glasses



    - a DMM Digital Multimeter was purchased in a previous semester (see below for details)

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

    - it is strongly recommended that you have spare fuses. You may need these!

    - any good quality digital multimeter is acceptable for Semester 1












    Safety Glasses

    not  included






    DMM Digital Multimeter Ideal 61-340


    Buy the Book at Mohawk < It is in the Course Supplies section

    This includes a spare 500 mA fuse. 


    Wesco Hamilton Student Discount Price !

    This is a pickup item only.

    Call WESCO FIRST ! Phone 905 545 0313

    Tell them you are from Mohawk College ! 

    WESCO pickup price is $83.95 + tax


    You may want to purchase a spare F-340 500 mA fuse for the multimeter from WESCO!  

    Ask about this at the store.


    You must wear an appropriate mask for service:

    Face Coverings and Masks By Law - Hamilton City Council


    See Lab Kit Updates (above) for an alternative fuse.













    Ideal F-340







    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 lab work 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.





    Other Sources:




    Contact Information

    This contact is for Lab 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 Fall 2021 + Semester  # + student number".



    "Lab Kits Fall 2021 Semester 1 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




    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 Summer 2021

    • Read all the lab kit information on the this website and in your e-mail communications before purchasing kits.

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

    • 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

    Fall 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.