Electronics Engineering Technician (Fast-Track)

Program Code: 3221

School: School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science

Credential: Diploma

Program Type: Fast-track program

Program Length: 1 year/ 2 semesters

Start Date: Fall, Winter

Location: Progress Campus

Email: elec@centennialcollege.ca

Telephone: 416-289-5000, ext. 3556

The Electronics Engineering Technician (Fast Track) program will allow you to gain direct admission into the second year (semester three) of this two-year program and receive your diploma in one year (two semesters), if you are a qualified college or university graduate.

If you can’t leave home without your iPod, tablet and smartphone, and have an interest in how they work, this School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science program is for you. It will prepare you for a challenging career in the field of electronics in numerous ways.

Firstly, you will develop technical expertise in areas such as wireless communications, data communications, microcontrollers and industrial systems. Secondly, you will gain hands-on experience in equipped labs by working on computers, communication transceivers, and electronics testing and measurement equipment, while developing a solid foundation in modern electronics.

Semester 1
Course Code Course Title Location
COMM-170/COMM-171 College Communications 2 Progress Campus
ETEC-101 Electronics Lab Instrumentation & Techniques Progress Campus
ETEC-202 Microcontroller Programming and Interfacing Progress Campus
ETEC-203 Measurement and Instrumentation Progress Campus
ETEC-206 RF Communications Progress Campus
GNED-500 Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action Progress Campus
Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Location
ETEC-221 Electronic Applications Progress Campus
ETEC-222 Applications with Microcontrollers Progress Campus
ETEC-223 Industrial Controls Progress Campus
ETEC-224 System Integration Progress Campus
ETEC-225 Quality Control and Technician Project Progress Campus
GNED-212 Ethics in Technology and the Environment Progress Campus

Companies Offering Jobs

Equipment manufacturing or installation, research and testing, equipment maintenance and repair and sales companies such as Air Canada Simulation, Celestica, Toronto Hydro, General Electric, Leitch, MSC Electronics, Optys, Solectron, SMTC Manufacturing Corp., Telesat, ViDix Technology Corp and the Royal Canadian Navy have hired Electronics Engineering Technician (Fast Track) graduates.

Program Highlights

  • You will complete a two-year program in eight months.
  • The Electronics Engineering Technician (Fast Track) program will be facilitated from modern labs and lecture facilities.
  • This program allows you to participate in the active student branch of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
  • The diploma that you will earn is recognized in Canada and abroad, reflecting high standards of learning.


  • The Electronics Engineering Technician (Fast Track) 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).


Please note: 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.

Career Outlook

  • Audio-visual Equipment Operator
  • Telecommunications officer
  • Control Systems
  • Radio and Television Equipment Operator
  • Computer Applications Developer

Academic Requirements

  • 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

Additional Requirements

  • Transcript and resume review is required
  • Centennial College English Skills Assessment is required (must score 170 or 171 for admission)

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.