Electrical Engineering Technician

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Program Code: 3822

School: School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science

Credential: Diploma

Program Type: Post-secondary program

Program Length: 2 years/ 4 semesters

Start Date: Fall, Winter

Location: Progress Campus

Email: eet@centennialcollege.ca

Telephone: 416-289-5000, ext. 2356

The Electrical Engineering Technician program will provide students with a solid foundation in electrical and electronic theory and practices.

Students will be exposed to a defined range of electrical functions, such as installations, testing, maintaining, repairing, analyzing and troubleshooting specific kinds of electrical circuits, equipment and systems under the supervisions of a qualified person.

The School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science labs will allow Electrical Engineering Technician program students ample opportunity for extensive practice to develop the skills required to assume entry-level positions in the industry.

Graduates are prepared to work in electrical and related areas such as:

  • Power distribution and utilization
  • Electrical power generation, transmission and protection
  • Industrial telecommunications
  • Electrical maintenance and installation
  • Control systems
  • Services
  • Sales
  • Design
  • Repairs
Semester 1
Course Code Course Title Location
AMEG-212 Applied Ethics in Technology and the Environment Progress Campus
COMM-160/161 College Communication 1 Progress Campus
EET-114 Drawing Interpretation Progress Campus
EET-115 Installation Methods 1 Progress Campus
EET-116 Canadian Electrical Code 1 Progress Campus
EET-117 Electrical Theory 1 Progress Campus
MATH-101 Mathematics 1 Progress Campus
Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Location
EET-124 AutoCAD Progress Campus
EET-125 Drawings & Installation Methods 2 Progress Campus
EET-126 Instrumentation 1 Progress Campus
EET-127 Canadian Electrical Code 2 Progress Campus
EET-128 Electrical Theory 2 Progress Campus
EET-129 Electronics 1 Progress Campus
MATH-102 Mathematics 2 Progress Campus
Semester 3
Course Code Course Title Location
COMM-170/171 College Communication 2 Progress Campus
EET-123 Electronics 2 Progress Campus
EET-215 Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers Progress Campus
EET-216 Drawings & Installation Methods 3 Progress Campus
EET-217 Electrical Theory 3 Progress Campus
GNED General Education Elective Progress Campus
GNED-500 Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action Progress Campus
Semester 4
Course Code Course Title Location
EET-223 Electronics 3 Progress Campus
EET-225 Capstone Project Progress Campus
EET-226 Electric Power Generation & Distribution Progress Campus
EET-227 Instrumentation 2 Progress Campus
EET-228 Monitoring Systems and Networking Progress Campus
GNED General Education Elective Progress Campus

Program Highlights

  • Modern labs and lecture facilities at Progress Campus create a healthy learning environment
  • Gain experience in producing electrical drawings as well as diagnostics and analysis of electrical systems
  • Acquire an understanding of testing and troubleshooting electrical power systems
  • Project approach to Electrical Engineering Technician courses simulates actual workplace assignments
  • Obtain 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.

Articulation Agreements

Qualified Electrical Engineering Technician graduates may be eligible to participate in pathway programs with partnering institutions. These pathway programs allow students to receive degree credit for learning obtained at Centennial College. Our partners include:

  • Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland
  • Dundalk Institution of Technology, Ireland
  • Institute of Technology Carlow, Ireland
  • Limerick Institute of Technology, Ireland

Career Outlook

  • Electrician instrumentation technician
  • Electrical draftsperson
  • Maintenance electrician
  • Electrical panel assembler
  • Quality control/assurance technician in electrical manufacturing
  • Field services technician
  • Technical sales representative
  • Technical trainer

Academic Requirements

1. Apply Online

Are you an International Student? Apply directly to Centennial College here.

If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy.

If you have previously attended a full time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.

All other applicants must apply online at Ontariocolleges.ca. A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in person to Ontariocolleges.ca. For more information go to Ontariocolleges.ca Application Fees.

2. Submit Documents

Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via Ontariocolleges.ca.

Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to Ontariocolleges.ca.

Applicants who attended school outside of Canada: If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).

For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts.

3. Confirm Your Offer of Admission

Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at Ontariocolleges.ca and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.

You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.

You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.

When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.

4. Pay Fees

Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed.

You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.

5. Build Your Timetable (Register for Courses)

Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at my.centennialcollege.ca.

Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April

Your web-registration will not open if:

You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.

Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial.

Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2015.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Incidental Fees Total
Canadian $2,767.00 $942.00 $3,709.00
International $12,800.00 $2,137.00 $14,937.00