Electronics Engineering Technician (Fast Track) 3221

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Established as Toronto's first public college in 1966, Centennial College offers programs in business, communications, community and health studies, science and engineering technology, general arts, hospitality and transportation.
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Program code: 3221
School: School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science
Credential: Ontario College Diploma
Program Type: Fast-track program
Program Length: 1 year/ 2 semesters
Start Date: Fall, Winter
Location: Progress Campus
Tel: 416-289-5000, ext. 3556

Qualified college or university graduates will gain direct admission into the second year (semester three) of this two-year program and receive their technician diploma in one year (two semesters).

The fast-track Electronics Engineering Technician program will prepare you for a challenging career in the field of electronics. You will develop technical expertise in areas such as wireless communications, data communications, microcontrollers and industrial systems. You will work with computers, communication transceivers, and electronics testing and measurement equipment, while developing a solid foundation in modern electronics. The program provides an optimum balance between hands-on experience and theory.

Can’t leave home without your iPod, tablet and smartphone? You’ll fit right in. Be on the cutting edge of the latest electronics engineering. You’ll develop technical expertise in areas such as wireless communications, data communications, microcontrollers, and industrial systems. You’ll work with computers, communication transceivers, and electronics testing and measurement equipment, while developing a solid foundation in modern electronics. Centennial’s Electronics Engineering Technician/Technology programs are designed to offer the best of both worlds and offer an optimal balance between hands-on experience and theory.

Semester 3 Courses
Course Code Course Title Campus
COMM-170/COMM-171 College Communications 2 Progress Campus
ETEC-101 Electronics Shop Practices Progress Campus
ETEC-202 Microcontrollers 1 Progress Campus
ETEC-203 Measurement & Instrumentation Progress Campus
ETEC-204 Electronic Communication Systems Progress Campus
ETEC-205 RF Transmission & Measurements Progress Campus
GNED-500 Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action Progress Campus

Semester 4 Courses
Course Code Course Title Campus
EMPS-101 Employment Skills Progress Campus
ETEC-221 Electronics 3 Progress Campus
ETEC-222 Microcontrollers 2 Progress Campus
ETEC-223 Control Systems 1 Progress Campus
ETEC-224 Data Communications & Networks Progress Campus
ETEC-225 Quality Control & Technician Project Progress Campus
GNED-212 Ethics in Technology and the Environment Progress Campus

Program Highlights
  • You will complete a two-year program in eight months
  • Learning occurs in modern labs and lecture facilities
  • Theory is reinforced by laboratory work
  • This program is an active student branch of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • The diploma that is earned is recognized in Canada and abroad, reflecting high standards of learning
CTAB Nationally Accredited Program

The Electronics Engineering Technician program has met the national technology accreditation requirements established by the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT) and, as such, has received national accreditation status by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB).

Recognition as a Certified Engineering Technician

The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) recognizes the Electronics Engineering Technician program as meeting all the academic requirements for certification in the Technician category.

The qualification requirements and costs for each external accreditation, designation, certification or recognition are set by the granting body, not by Centennial College.  In order to qualify for any external accreditations, designations, certifications or recognitions, students and graduates will need to follow the processes and meet the applicable requirements listed on the websites and in the materials of those external bodies.


Don’t wait until the product launch to see the next great innovative gadget. You have the option to take on paid co-op terms and explore your career before graduation. During co-op employment you’ll join a multi-disciplinary group to design and manufacture equipment, conduct research and testing, and provide maintenance and technical support.

You shouldn’t have to choose between college and university; now you don’t have to. Centennial’s Electronics Engineering Technology program maintains partnerships with Athabasca, Cape Breton and Lakehead Universities. Enjoy the best of both worlds when you apply your credits and walk away with both a degree and diploma in less time.

  • College diploma or university degree in science, engineering or a related discipline
  • We will consider applicants with a combination of partial diploma or degree and relevant work experience
Additional Requirements

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Career Outlook

Graduates of this program are hired in many fields, including:

  • Telecommunications
  • Computer applications
  • Control systems
  • Radio and television equipment
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Multidisciplinary groups involved in equipment manufacturing or installation, research and testing, equipment maintenance and repair and sales

Explore careers in electronics – telecommunications, wireless, fibre optics, embedded systems, electronics manufacturing and technical sales, radio and television manufacturing, and other consumer product manufacturing.

We like to associate ourselves with the best and so do our graduates. Some of our grads work here:
Air Canada Simulation, Celestica, Toronto Hydro, General Electric, Leitch, MSC Electronics, Optys, Solectron, SMTC Manufacturing Corp., Telesat, ViDix Technology Corp, Royal Canadian Navy

* CTAB and OACETT certified program