Electrical Engineering Technology

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Program Code: 3823

School: School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science

Credential: Advanced Diploma

Program Type: Post-secondary program

Program Length: 3 years/ 6 semesters

Start Date: Fall, Winter

Location: Progress Campus

Email: eet@centennialcollege.ca

Telephone: 416-289-5000, ext. 2356

In our Electrical Engineering Technology program, you gain a solid foundation in a range of electricity applications for many industry sectors.

In this engineering program, you have the opportunity in courses and labs to put theory into practice through real-life applications. The program's practical approach to learning also sees you develop skills through simulated workplace assignments.

Upon completion of this advanced college diploma program, you will be able to demonstrate an ability to design, adapt, analyze, troubleshoot, commission and install electrical systems as applied to electrical engineering. The range of functions that you will be able to complete as an electrical engineering technologist will serve to ensure safety and compliance with relevant codes and standard practices.

Graduates of Centennial's Electrical Engineering Technology program are undertaking are able to find work in a wide range of industries, such as energy (petroleum and electrical generation), process/manufacturing, construction/engineering, telecommunications, IT networks and intelligent building systems.

Co-op Option

The co-op option in this program will provide you with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience while you complete three work term, as a paid employee in the field. This experience not only allows you to put classroom learning into practice but will also provide valuable contacts for your future career.

To participate in programs with optional co-op, students will typically complete an application process in the second semester of their studies, and if academically qualified, will be admitted to the co-op program. When you graduate, your diploma will highlight the co-op credential.

Semester 1
Course Code Course Title Location
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
GNED General Education Elective 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-500 Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action Progress Campus
MATH-220 Mathematics 3 Progress Campus
Semester 4
Course Code Course Title Location
AMEG-212 Applied Ethics in Technology and the Environment Progress Campus
EET-223 Electronics 3 Progress Campus
EET-226 Electric Power Generation & Distribution Progress Campus
EET-227 Instrumentation 2 Progress Campus
EET-228 Monitoring Systems and Networking Progress Campus
MATH-221 Mathematics 4 Progress Campus
Semester 5
Course Code Course Title Location
EET-311 Programming Languages Progress Campus
EET-312 Advance Control Systems Progress Campus
EET-313 Project Design and Management Progress Campus
EET-314 Lighting Design and Technology Progress Campus
ENGL-250 Report Writing in a Technical Environment Progress Campus
GNED General Education Elective Progress Campus
Semester 6
Course Code Course Title Location
EET-321 Power Quality and Systems Analysis Progress Campus
EET-322 Distributed Energy and Management Systems Progress Campus
EET-323 Microcomputer Interfacing Progress Campus
EET-324 Technology Capstone Project Progress Campus
EET-325 Advance Control Wiring Progress Campus
EET-326 Signals and Communications Progress Campus

Program Highlights

  • Progress Campus features modern labs and lecture facilities that ensure a technologically-advanced learning environment.
  • You gain 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.
  • Through the hands-on Electrical Engineering Technology courses, you also learn to produce electrical drawings, as well as design electrical circuits.

Career Outlook

  • Electrical controls technologist
  • Electrical instrumentation technician
  • Electrical designer
  • Distribution system technologist
  • Project manager
  • Maintenance electrician
  • Quality control/quality assurance technologist in electrical manufacturing
  • Field service technician/technologist
  • Technical sales representative
  • Technical trainer

Academic Requirements

Co-op Requirements

  • Minimum of 80% of courses completed from year one
  • A minimum C (60%) grade in COMM-170/171
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher at the end of Semester 2 (this must be maintained for the duration of the program)
  • Students must be legally eligible to work in Canada
  • Students who meet the above prerequisites will apply to transfer to the co-op program at the end of Semester 2
  • Academically qualified students who are accepted into the program will register for COOP221 in Semester 3

Note: Meeting the minimum co-op program requirements does not guarantee admission into the co-op program.

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 2017.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Incidental Fees Total
Canadian $2,935.50 $973.00 $3,908.50
International $14,140.00 $2,256.00 $16,396.00