Have you ever ridden an elevator or escalator and wondered how they work? Who builds and installs them or even who makes sure they’re safe to ride? The responsibility is that of an elevating devices mechanic and our program will prepare you to enter this trade as an apprentice. With the continued development and modernization of high-rise buildings driving growth in the elevating devices industry, employment opportunities in this area have increased in Durham Region and the Greater Toronto Area. Durham College is a public training provider for an elevating devices mechanic apprenticeship, positioning you for employment as an apprentice upon graduation.Graduates are exempt from the Level 1 and 2 in-school requirements for EDM 636E apprenticeship training. Graduates will also receive TSSA-mandated EDM-T Safety Training certification and meet the Ministry of Labour’s Working at Heights training requirements.
This two-year program is the only of its kind in Ontario. Students hoping to become Elevating Devices Mechanic apprentices will gain foundational knowledge with industry terms and hands-on experience onactual elevating equipment while applying sustainability best practices in the workplace.
The Mechanical Technician - Elevating Devices diploma program prepares students to enter into the elevating devices industry as an apprentice. Elevating Devices Mechanics must complete an apprenticeship training program to become a licensed constructor or service mechanic. Graduates choosing not to enter into an apprenticeship could also secure positions as sales persons or inspectors in the industry.
In just four semesters, students will have demonstrated the ability to:
Apply quality control and quality assurance procedures to meet organizational standards and requirements.
Use current and emerging technologies to support the implementation of mechanical and manufacturing projects.
Interpret, prepare and modify mechanical drawings and other related technical documents.
Manufacture, assemble, maintain and repair mechanical components according to required specifications.
Contribute to the planning, implementation and evaluation of projects.
Analyze and solve mechanical and electrical problems on elevating devices equipment by applying mathematics and fundamentals of electricity and electronics.
Please note: This program may be highly competitive and have a specific selection process and application deadline. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 905.721.3126. Please refer to Admission Processes for more details regarding highly competitive programs.
Motors, Generators, Controls & Ac Drives (MOTR 4401)
Traction Elevators (TRAC 4401)
Courses and course descriptions are subject to change.
YEAR ONE FEES
Please note: fees are based on the 2018-2019 academic year and do not include textbooks. For more information please
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WHAT YOU COULD BE:
Elevating device mechanic apprentice
Elevating device constructor trainee
Service mechanic trainee
Inside or outside salesperson for an elevating device company
WHERE YOU COULD WORK:
Elevating construction companies
Elevating service companies
Program Transfer, Degree Completion And Additional Credentials
Graduates may acquire credit transfer toward the Mechanical Technician – Millwright diploma; and may be eligible to apply their academic credits towards further study through Durham College’s partnerships with many Canadian and international colleges and universities.
Please visit our pathways page to learn more about how you can transfer your credits towards a degree
Co-operative education (co-op)
The best way to succeed in your field is to immerse yourself in it. Students will be invited to apply to the co-op option during their first year and entrance is competitive. Qualifying students will be eligible to complete a four-month, paid work term.
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