Electrician: Construction and Maintenance - Electrical Engineering Technician 3821

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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: 3821
School: School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science
Credential: Ontario College Diploma
Program Type: Post-secondary program
Program Length: 2 years/ 6 semesters
Start Date: Fall
Location: Progress Campus
Tel: 416-289-5000, ext. 2356

This Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship program enables students to train as apprentices in Electrician trade (309A) while obtaining a two-year post secondary engineering technician diploma in the Electrical Engineering field. Students obtain a thorough grounding in electrical engineering sciences and skills, including electrical circuits, maintenance of electrical instruments or devices, operation of electrical motors and power transmission as used in the industry. 

This program includes a co-op work placement component. Our Career Services and Co-operative Education department staff works closely with students to make their co-op work experience as meaningful as possible. They work with a wide variety of organizations in business and industry and they assist students with the sourcing of and preparation for co-op work placement opportunities.

Eight months of the program time is spent on a co-op placement arranged by the college.  The hours earned during the co-op placement are counted towards the practical part of apprenticeship training.                                           

This program includes a co-op work placement component. Co-op education staff work closely with students to make their work experience as meaningful as possible. However, finding and arranging for the job is ultimately the student’s responsibility. Staff also work with a wide variety of organizations in business and industry to promote the program and locate appropriate available positions.

Semester 1 Courses
Course Code Course Title Campus
COMM-160/COMM-161 College Communications 1 Progress Campus
ECME-111 Electrical Code 1 & Prints 1 Progress Campus
ECME-112 Electrical Theory 1 Progress Campus
ECME-113 Installation Methods 1 Progress Campus
ECME-114 Electronics 1 & INSTR 1 Progress Campus
GNED-212 Ethics in Technology and the Environment Progress Campus
MATH-101 Mathematics 1 Progress Campus

Semester 2 Courses
Course Code Course Title Campus
COOP-621 Employment Preplacement 4 Progress Campus
ECME-121 Electrical Code 2 & Prints 2 Progress Campus
ECME-122 Electrical Theory 2 Progress Campus
ECME-123 Installation Methods 2 Progress Campus
ECME-124 Electronics 2 Progress Campus
ECME-214 INSTR 2 & Monitoring Systems Progress Campus
MATH-102 Mathematics 2 Progress Campus
Co-op apprentice Placement 1
Co-op Apprentice Placement 2

The above two items are standing alone and not part of the above semester.

Semester 3 Courses
Course Code Course Title Campus
COMM-170/COMM-171 College Communications 2 Progress Campus
ECME-211 Canadian Electrical Code 3 Progress Campus
ECME-212 Electrical Theory 3 Progress Campus
ECME-213 Installation Methods 3 Progress Campus
ECME-215 AutoCAD Progress Campus
GNED-500 Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action Progress Campus

Semester 4 Courses
Course Code Course Title Campus
ECME-222 Prints 3 (Construction & Maintenance Only) Progress Campus
ECME-223 INSTR 3 Progress Campus
ECME-224 Electronics 3 Progress Campus
ECME-225 Network & Adv Ctrl System Progress Campus
ECME-226 Design and Development Course Progress Campus
ECME-227 Power Generation & Distribution Progress Campus
GNED General Education Elective Progress Campus

Program Highlights
  • Requirements for both in school apprenticeship curriculum and an Ontario College diploma are completed.
  • In-school theory and lab experience is combined, in this unique program.
  • On the job experience in a paid co-op placement.
  • Project approach to learning, simulating actual workplace assignments

Career Outlook
Electrician/ Electrical Engineering Technician Coop Diploma Apprenticeship (CODA) graduates can look forward to exciting careers in the areas of:

  • Service
  • Installation
  • Repairs
  • Sales
  • Design



  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent.
Academic Requirements

Additional Requirements

  • Complete a questionnaire to assess co-op employability
  • Attend a mandatory information/interview session where you will briefly discuss your questionnaire answers.  
  • Applicants must be eligible to work as an apprentice in Ontario
  • Mature applicants must present OSSD, OSSC (High School Diploma or Certificate), GED,
  • Applicants educated outside of Canada must present a credential evaluation of the above.
About one week after applying at Ontariocolleges.ca, you will receive a letter with instructions on how to book your information/interview session.

This program is highly competitive and we receive many more applications than spots in the program. Applicants are ranked on a combination of English and Math grades as well as the results of the interview.

Career Outlook