Mechanical Techniques - Electro-Mechanical Maintenance Bridge

About the Program

The Mechanical Techniques - Electro-Mechanical Maintenance bridge program is designed to allow graduates of Mechanical Techniques - Millwright programs to move into the second year of the Electro-Mechanical Maintenance program. The program focuses on the electrical, automation, and robotics foundations required for the maintenance trades.

Program Information

Length: Eight-week Certificate of Achievement program
Delivery Sequence: Cambridge - May/2021 - Spring/Summer
Location: Cambridge (Fountain Street)
Start: May
First-Year Capacity: 20

Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Tuition & Fees

Domestic fees are currently unavailable; please check back at a later time.

Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance is not available for this program.

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates can be admitted to the second year of the Electro-Mechanical maintenance program.

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Pathways & Credit Transfer

Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions.

Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

Learn more about PLAR.

Program Courses

Course Details (1473)
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
ELEC1642 Electrical Safety and Code

Description: This course will review safe working practices and procedures, and hazard awareness relevant to working with electricity. The application, scope, terms, rules, tables, and appendixes of the electrical code book will also be covered.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2

ELEC1910 Electrical Principles and Practices

Description: This course is designed to give students experience building and troubleshooting electrical circuits with a strong emphasis on safety and will cover a basic understanding of electrical theory, electrical motors, and electrical controls. The student will develop hands-on skills and be taught best practices when wire cutting, wire stripping, wire termination, installation methods, using appropriate test equipment, interpretation of schematics and wiring diagrams, and trade symbol usage. Practical projects will focus on industrial motors and control circuits.
Hours: 56
Credits: 3

ELEC1920 Programmable Logic Controllers I

Description: This course is designed to introduce students to the functions and uses of PLC units, the advantages and limitations of PLC's, the basics of ladder logic, and different types of instruction sets.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3

ELEC1930 Electrical Applications in Automation and Robotics - 1

Description: This course will introduce students to types and applications of sensors including temperature, force, motion, flow and level. The course will also cover typical schematics and wiring diagrams, and an introduction to robotics and robotic applications in automation.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4

Program Outcomes

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Program Handbook


How to Apply to the Program

Domestic students should apply using a Conestoga College Program Application Form. This form can be obtained from any Conestoga College campus OR by writing directly to the Registrar's Office OR by using the College website at

Send completed applications to:
Conestoga College
Admissions Office
299 Doon Valley Dr.
Kitchener, Ontario
Canada N2G 4M4

International students should apply online using a Conestoga College International Application Form. Please note: not all programs are open to international students. Interested students should check the listing of open programs on our international students web page before applying.
For additional program information, call the Information Centre at 519-748-5220 ext 3656.


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Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.

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