Electronics Engineering Technology (Co-op Fast Track) 3232

About Centennial
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: 3232
School: School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science
Credential: Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Program Type: Fast-track program
Program Length: 2 years/ 6 semesters
Start Date: Fall, Winter
Location: Progress Campus
Tel: 416-289-5000, ext. 3556

Qualified college or university graduates gain direct admission into the second year (semester three) of a three-year program and receive their technology advanced diploma in two years (four semesters) plus two work terms.

The Fast-track Electronics Engineering Technology program will prepare you for a challenging career in the electronics field. 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 has an optimum balance between hands-on experience and theory.

This program offers a co-op employment component. Academically-qualified students can enhance their education by working two terms as paid employees in their field. This experience not only allows them to put classroom learning into practice, but also provides valuable contacts for future careers.

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
COOP-221 Employment Preplacement Progress Campus
ENGL-250 Report Writing in a Technical Environment 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
MATH-285 Calculus Progress Campus

Semester 5 Courses
Course Code Course Title Campus
ETEC-301 Electronic Systems Analysis Progress Campus
ETEC-302 Data Acquisition & Interfacing Progress Campus
ETEC-303 Computer Supported Design Progress Campus
ETEC-304 Advanced Communication Systems Progress Campus
ETEC-305 Digital Communications Progress Campus
ETEC-306 QA and Project Management Progress Campus
PHYS-307 Physics For Electronics Progress Campus

Semester 6 Courses
Course Code Course Title Campus
ETEC-321 Digital Signal Processing Progress Campus
ETEC-322 Embedded Systems Progress Campus
ETEC-323 Control Systems 2 Progress Campus
ETEC-324 Wireless Networks & Applications Progress Campus
ETEC-325 Fiber Optics Communications Progress Campus
ETEC-326 Technical Project Progress Campus
GNED-212 Ethics in Technology and the Environment Progress Campus

Program Highlights
  • Modern labs and lecture facilities create a healthy learning environment
  • Theory is reinforced by laboratory work
  • The program is an active student branch of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • The program attracts university graduates from around the world
  • Graduates may become members of a multidisciplinary group involved in equipment manufacturing or installation, research and testing, equipment maintenance and repair and sales
Educational Partners

Qualified graduates may be eligible to participate in an articulated program with selected universities, institutes and professional associations. These partnerships allow graduates to apply academic credit towards further study.

Our partners are:
  • Athabasca University, Science degree
  • Cape Breton University, Engineering Technology degree
  • Lakehead University, Engineering degree

CTAB Nationally Accredited Program

The Electronics Engineering Technology 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 Technologist

The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT ) recognizes the Electronics Engineering Technology program as meeting all the academic requirements for certification in the Technologist 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 degree or diploma and relevant work experience
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Career Outlook
Graduates of this program find careers in many fields, including:
  • Telecommunications
  • Computer applications
  • Control systems
  • Radio and television equipment
  • Audio-visual equipment

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