Mechanical Technician - Elevating Devices - 484

Ontario College Diploma
Two years
Learn the systems that make elevators, escalators and moving walkways work. Build skills to install, maintain and service elevating devices in accordance with regulations an safety practices.

Program Highlights

The Mechanical Technician – Elevating Devices diploma program covers all three levels of in-class apprenticeship curriculum for students who may be looking to complete their apprenticeship. The diploma program focuses primarily on:

  • Installation, maintenance and servicing elevating devices
  • Regulatory and industry best practices
  • Build understanding of elevating device electrical, mechanical and hydraulics systems

What you will learn:

  • History of elevating deices
  • Mechanical and electrical systems
  • Operation, installation, maintenance and procedures for traction elevators, elevators and moving walkways
  • Hydraulic systems
  • Reading and interpreting engineering drawings, for e.g. AutoCAD
  • Machines and circuits including single phase circuits, transformers, 3-phase electrical systems, elementary control systems and electric machines
  • Elevator hydraulic systems and installation
  • Motors, generators, controls and AC drives
  • Lifting devices for individuals with physical disabilities
  • Circuit tracing
  • Modernization and alterations for elevating devices

Tuition and Fees

Information coming soon.


Domestic and International student admission requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent
    • Grade 12 English, C or U or equivalent
    • Grade 11 Mathematics; C (MCT4C recommended) M or U or equivalent
    • Senior Physics SPH4C OR SPH4U recommended

Language Requirements for International Students:

  • See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:

Option are available for mature applicants.

Don't have the necessary requirements?

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English. Options are available for mature applicants.



Students enrolled in the program will become knowledgeable in the following areas:

  • mechanical print reading
  • ladders, scaffolding, work platforms, rigging and hoisting
  • mechanical practice
  • traction elevator installation
  • elevator hydraulic systems and installation
  • industrial electricity for elevating devices
  • motors, generators, controls and alternative current drives
  • solid state electronics/circuit tracing
  • escalators and moving walks installation
  • lifts for persons with physical disabilities
  • elevator modernization/alterations

Your future career options:

  • Elevating Device Mechanic Apprentice
  • Consultant
  • Inspector
  • Sales
  • Technical support
  • Parts supplier

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.

In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.

Additional Information

Laptop requirements

  • Purchase of CSA-B44 current version. (Approximate cost $ 300)
  • Purchase of CEC CSA-C22.1 Current version (Approximate cost $ 200)

Contact us

Domestic Canadian Students

Contact Student Recruitment
Contact our Student Recruitment team for information on our programs, student life, and more.

Contact Admissions
Contact our Admissions advisors for help with your application.
Contact Admissions
Phone: 1-844-767-6871

International Students

Contact International Student Recruitment
Contact our International Student Recruitment team for information on programs, how to apply, and student life.
Contact International
Phone: 1-905-575-2254
Toll free phone numbers:
For general questions: 1-888-Mohawk9 (1-888-664-2959)
North China: 10-800-714-2521
South China: 10-800-140-2541
Brazil: 0800-022-7408
Philippines: 180011102544

Contact International Admissions
Contact our Admissions advisors for help with your application.
Contact International Admissions
Phone: 1-905-575-2254

*Not all programs are international eligible. Please see our programs available for international students.

Accessible Learning Services

Are you a student with a confirmed or suspected disability? Visit our Accessible Learning Services website to discover how we can help you.

Program Coordinator

Student Success Advisors

Canadian Domestic Students

Custom viewbook

Create your own custom viewbook and personalize your Mohawk experience.

Build your viewbook now

Additional Information