Electronics Engineering Technology (Co-op Fast Track)

Program Code: 3232

School: School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science

Credential: Advanced Diploma

Program Type: Fast-track program

Program Length: 2 years/ 6 semesters

Start Date: Fall, Winter

Location: *Progress Campus

Email: elec@centennialcollege.ca

Telephone: 416-289-5000, ext. 3556

The Electronics Engineering Technology (Co-op Fast Track) program is for you if you are looking for a speedy way to enter the electronics field — with the added opportunity for a work placement prior to graduation.

Qualified college or university graduates gain direct admission into the second year (semester three) of the three-year program and receive their advanced diploma in two years (four semesters), plus two work terms.

The focus of this School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science program is on ensuring you develop expertise in areas such as:

  • Wireless communications
  • Data communications
  • Microcontrollers
  • Industrial systems

To develop a solid foundation in modern electronics, you will attend lectures that cover theory as well as labs that emphasize hands-on experience. The practical components of the Electronics Engineering Technology (Co-op Fast Track) will see you working with computers, communication transceivers and electronics testing and measurement equipment.

You will round out in-school studies with a co-op employment component. If you qualify academically, you will enhance your education by working two terms as a paid employee in the field. This experience will not only allow you to put classroom learning into practice, but will also provide you with valuable contacts for your future career.

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
COOP-221 Employment Pre-placement Progress Campus
ENGL-250 Report Writing in a Technical Environment Progress Campus
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
MATH-285 Calculus Progress Campus
Semester 3
Course Code Course Title Location
ETEC-301 Analog and Digital Signal Processing Progress Campus
ETEC-302 Data Acquisition & Interfacing with Mobile Devices Progress Campus
ETEC-303 Computer Supported Design Progress Campus
ETEC-305 Digital Communications Progress Campus
ETEC-306 QA and Project Management Progress Campus
PHYS-307 Physics For Electronics Progress Campus
Semester 4
Course Code Course Title Location
ETEC-322 Embedded Systems Progress Campus
ETEC-323 Control Systems Progress Campus
ETEC-324 Wireless Networks and Applications Progress Campus
ETEC-325 Fiber Optics Communications Progress Campus
ETEC-326 Technical Project Progress Campus
GNED-212 Ethics in Technology and the Environment Progress Campus

Companies Offering Jobs

Electronics Engineering Technology (Co-op Fast Track) enjoys a positive reputation in the field. As such, grads have been hired by companies among which are: 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.

Program Highlights

  • The modern labs and lecture facilities from which you will complete Electronics Engineering Technology (Co-op Fast Track) courses will create a healthy learning environment.
  • The program participates in an active student branch of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
  • This School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science program attracts university graduates from around the world.
  • During co-op employment you will join a multi-disciplinary group to design and manufacture equipment, conduct research and testing, and provide maintenance and technical support.


  • The Electronics Engineering Technology (Co-op 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

  • Control Systems
  • Audio-Visual Equipment Operator
  • Computer Applications Developer
  • Telecommunications Officer
  • Radio and Television Equipment Operator

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.