Electrician: Construction and Maintenance - Electrical Engineering Technician

Program Code: 3821

School: School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science

Credential: Diploma

Program Type: Post-secondary program

Program Length: 2 years/ 6 semesters

Start Date: Fall

Location: *Progress Campus

Email: CODA1@centennialcollege.ca

Telephone: 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 Cooperative 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.

Semester 1
Course Code Course Title Location
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 and Instrumentation 1 Progress Campus
GNED-212 Ethics in Technology and the Environment Progress Campus
MATH-101 Mathematics 1 Progress Campus
Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Location
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
Semester 3
Course Code Course Title Location
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
Course Code Course Title Location
ECME-222 Prints 3 (Construction and Maintenance Only) Progress Campus
ECME-223 Instr 3 Progress Campus
ECME-224 Electronics 3 Progress Campus
ECME-225 Network and Adv Ctrl System Progress Campus
ECME-226 Design and Development Course Progress Campus
ECME-227 Power Generation and 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 Instrumentation Technician
  • Electrical Draftsperson
  • Apprentice Electrician
  • Maintenance Electrician
  • Electrical Panel Assembler
  • Quality Control / Quality Assurance Technician in Electrical Manufacturing
  • Field Services Technician
  • Technical Sales Representative
  • Technical Trainer

Academic Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent
  • English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission
  • Mathematics Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take a Centennial College Engineering Math Skills Assessment for Admission
  • Notes:

  • Applicants must be eligible to work as apprentices in Ontario
  • Mature applicants must present Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), High School Diploma or Certificate (OSSC) or GED (General Educational Development)
  • Applicants educated outside of Canada must present evaluations of credentials equivalent to the above

Additional Requirements

  • Complete a questionnaire to assess co-op employability
  • Attend a mandatory Program Admission Session where applicants will briefly discuss their questionnaire answers with faculty


  • After applying, applicants will receive a letter with instructions on how to book and prepare for the Program Admission Session.
  • This program is highly competitive. Applicants are ranked based on a combination of English and Mathematics grades, as well as the results of the interview. Offers are sent to the top ranked applicants only. Meeting minimum requirements for admission will not guarantee an offer.

1. Apply Online

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. More info on Ontariocolleges.ca Application Fees.

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. More info on 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.

2. Submit Documents

Ontario high school students and graduates
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).

More info on submitting documents.

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.