Mechanical Technician - Elevating Devices - 484 - 684

Ontario College Diploma
Two years
OSAP Checkmark OSAP Eligible
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, Immigration, Training and Skills Development, from all of the in-school training portion of the Elevating Devices Mechanic apprenticeship program (636E) provided a minimum grade of 60% is achieved in all elevating device mechanic reportable subjects.  
  • 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 M or U or equivalent

Options are available for mature applicants.

Language Requirements for Applicants with English as a Second Language

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Tuition and Fees

2023 - 2024 Domestic Tuition and Fees

DescriptionSemester 1Semester 2
Compulsory Ancillary Fees$864.60$758.46
Co-op FeesN/AN/A
Compulsory Program Fees$0.00$0.00
Domestic Tuition$2,656.82$2,656.82
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester without Co-op$3,521.42$3,415.28
Total 1st Year Fees (Non Co-op)$6,936.70

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

2023 - 2024 International Tuition and Fees

DescriptionSemester 1Semester 2
Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee$8,875.00$8,875.00
Co-op FeesN/AN/A
Program Compulsory Fees$0.00$0.00
International Tax Recovery$450.00$375.00
Total International Charges Per Semester without Co-op$9,325.00$9,250.00
Total 1st Year Fees (Non Co-op)$18,575.00

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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Financial Assistance

When it comes to paying for your education, investing in your future can be more affordable than you think. A Mohawk education is one of the most cost-effective means of acquiring the skills and knowledge you need to have a prosperous and rewarding career. 

As you start on your chosen career path, it's important to have a realistic set of expectations regarding the expenses associated with attending college. In addition to your tuition fees, you will also need to budget for books, supplies, housing, and other related living expenses. You may be able to supplement your income and savings with scholarships, bursaries, or loans. It pays to do some research into what types of financial assistance you may qualify for.

Available Financial Assistance Resources:

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By submitting a Scholarships and Bursaries Application every semester, students have access to over $3 million in Mohawk College scholarships, bursaries and Ministry-partnered funding to help meet their financial needs.

Financial Literacy and Money Coaching:

Whether saving for school, sticking to a budget, or planning for a major purchase, financial literacy affects us all. That's why Mo' Money is committed to helping our students improve their money skills and become more confident with their money.

Course Overview & Descriptions

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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. ***Please note that the optional co-op program is currently suspended until further notice.***

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

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.

Additional Information

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.

  • If you would like further clarification, please feel free to contact the Program Coordinator.

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