Mechanical Technician - Elevating Devices - 484 - 684

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 and safety practices.

Program Highlights

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

  • This program is accredited by the Technical Standards & Safety Authority (TSSA)
  • Installation, maintenance and servicing elevating devices
  • Regulatory and industry best practices
  • Build an understanding of elevating device electrical, mechanical and hydraulics systems
  • Graduates of this integrated technician-apprenticeship program are exempt with the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development, from all of the in-school training portion of the Elevating Devices Mechanic apprenticeship program (636E).  
  • Blended theory classes that are face-to-face and on-line.

What you will learn:

  • History of elevating devices
  • Mechanical and electrical systems
  • Operation, installation, maintenance and procedures for traction elevators, elevators and moving walkways
  • Hydraulic systems
  • Reading and interpreting engineering drawings. 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


Program Length:

  • 484:  2 academic years (periods of 8 months)

Fast Track - allows students to complete a two-year diploma program (non co-op) in 16 months. Students will start in January and be in school for four continuous semesters: Winter, Spring/Summer, Fall, and Winter. Students will not be off during the summer.

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      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:

      Options are available for mature applicants.

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

      Tuition and Fees

      2021 - 2022 Domestic Tuition and Fees

        Semester 1 Semester 2
      Compulsory Ancillary Fees $831.02 $712.05
      Co-op Fees N/A N/A
      Compulsory Program Fees $0.00 $0.00
      Domestic Tuition $2,656.82 $2,656.82
      Total Domestic Charges Per Semester without Co-op $3,487.84 $3,368.87
      Total 1st Year Fees (Non Co-op) $6,856.71

      Above fees based on full-time September program start date. Contact Student Services to confirm fees for other start dates or semesters.

      2021 - 2022 International Tuition and Fees

        Semester 1 Semester 2
      Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee $8,600.00 $8,600.00
      Co-op Fees N/A N/A
      Program Compulsory Fees $0.00 $0.00
      International Tax Recovery $450.00 $375.00
      Total International Charges Per Semester without Co-op $9,050.00 $8,975.00
      Total 1st Year Fees (Non Co-op) $18,025.00

      If you pay by wire transfer, please note your bank might charge you a fee to transfer money. Make sure your transfer includes the Mohawk payment and the wire transfer fee. This applies to each wire transfer payment you make.

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      Experiential Learning

      How you'll gain skills:

      • Practical labs that will require teamwork, problem-solving, and execution of theoretical knowledge gained.
      • Students will utilize simulation with Mohawk’s fully operating elevators, elevator controls, and shafts to gain hands-on experience.
      • Gain valuable experience during co-op work terms. The co-op program provides students with the opportunity to gain up to 12 months of valuable work experience.

      To learn more, please visit the Centre for Experiential Learning. 

      Co-op Content

      Students interested in the co-operative program (684) do not apply directly. Once enrolled in program 484, students can apply to the co-op stream (684) during Semester 2 and will be admitted at the end of Semester 2, if they meet the co-op requirements.

      Co-op Format (Fall Intake)

      September to December January to April May to August
      Semester 1 Semester 2 Vacation
      Semester 3 Work Term 1 (Co-op) Work Term 2 (Co-op)
      Work Term 3 (Co-op) Semester 4  

      Co-op Format (Winter Intake)

      January to April May to August September to December
      Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
      Work Term 1 (Co-op) Work Term 2 (Co-op) Work Term 3 (Co-op)
      Semester 4    

      Learn more about Mechanical Technician - Elevating Devices.

      Work Term Capabilities

      (which do not reflect individual work experiences & exposures)

      • Interpret electrical and electronics drawings
      • Assemble, test, modify, and maintain electrical circuits and equipment
      • Electrical code and electrical wiring practices; conduit bending and installation
      • Calibrate and maintain instruments or devices in the operation of electrical motors, generators
      • Install and troubleshoot static and rotating electrical machines and associated control systems used in elevators
      • Use, verify, and maintain elevator equipment
      • Assist in commissioning, testing and troubleshooting elevator systems under the supervision of a qualified person
      • Digital and analogue circuits troubleshooting
      • Experience with industrial logic and sensors, and 3-phase motor and control
      • Technical support, field service, component sourcing and purchasing
      • Technical writing
      • Small scale construction projects & use of tools
      • Fixed speed AC and DC motor control systems analysis, testing and troubleshooting
      • Evaluation testing and modification of elevator systems and metering
      • Evaluation, testing and modification of elevator automation systems
      • Design, test and modify variable speed AC and DC drive systems
      • Analyse, test & design closed loop industrial control systems using analog and digital elements
      • Interpretation and analysis of electrical/electronic power
      • Protection and control system schematics
      • System modifications and schematic preparation
      Co-op Rate  
      Range: TBA Average: TBA

      For further information, please contact:

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

      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.

      Career Opportunities


      Your future career options:

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


      Where you could work includes:

      • Elevating construction companies
      • Elevating service companies
      • Transportation companies
      • Residential buildings


      Educational Pathways


      Pathways to Mohawk 

      If you've successfully taken a course at another post-secondary institution, you may be able to earn course exemptions toward your credential here at Mohawk.

      Pathways within Mohawk

      We offer a diverse range of programs to further your studies within Mohawk following completion of this program. * 

      • Elevating Devices Mechanic (636E) 
      • Electrical Engineering Technician – Power (403/433)
      • Industrial Electrician (442A)
      • Electrician Construction & Maintenance (309A)
      • Manufacturing Engineering Technician – Automation (413/473)


      Pathways beyond Mohawk

      Earn a degree:

      • Davenport University - Bachelor of Business Administration, General Business

      See for additional opportunities at other colleges or universities in Ontario.
      Search the Mohawk Transfer Database for opportunities outside of Ontario.

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      Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

      We are pleased to introduce you to our "Bring Your Own Device” Blended Learning Environment. The “BYOD” method of program delivery at Mohawk College requires you to have and use a mobile device throughout your program of study.
      You will be using your own device – tablet, laptop or smartphone – as a learning tool in the classroom. That means fewer textbooks to lug around, easier access to information, helpful tools and improved collaboration with your peers.

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