Electronics Engineering Technology

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Program Code: 3206

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: elec@centennialcollege.ca

Telephone: 416-289-5000, ext. 3556

The Electronics Engineering Technology program is for you if you not only enjoy your iPod, tablet and smartphone, but are also curious about their inner workings.

Facilitated by the School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science, this Electronics Engineering Technology program prepares you with cutting edge knowledge that reflects the latest developments in electronics engineering.

Through an optimal balance between theory and hands-on experience in your courses you:

  • Gain a solid foundation in modern electronics
  • Develop technical expertise in areas such as wireless communications, data communications, microcontrollers and industrial systems
  • Work with computers, communication transceivers, and electronics testing and measurement equipment

The "technology" aspect of the program denotes a third year of study. Should your education goals change, however, you may opt to graduate as a "Technician" after two years.

Electronics Engineering Technology program graduates will be prepared for a variety of full-time jobs in the electronics industry, including electronic product design and development, manufacturing or installation, service, research and technical sales.

Please note: Qualified college or university graduates with a background in electronics may gain direct admission into semester three of this three-year program and receive their advanced diploma in four semesters (program #3222).

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 terms, 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, typically students will 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
AMEG-212 Applied Ethics in Technology and the Environment Progress Campus
COMM-160/COMM-161 College Communications 1 Progress Campus
ETEC-101 Electronics Lab Instrumentation & Techniques Progress Campus
ETEC-102 Digital Electronics Progress Campus
ETEC-103 Electric Circuits Progress Campus
ETEC-104 Introduction to Electronic Systems and Problem Solving Progress Campus
MATH-170 Technology Mathematics 2 Progress Campus
Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Location
COMM-170/COMM-171 College Communications 2 Progress Campus
ETEC-121 Electronic Devices Progress Campus
ETEC-122 Digital Systems Progress Campus
ETEC-123 Electric Circuit Analysis Progress Campus
ETEC-128 C/C++ Programming Progress Campus
GNED General Education Elective Progress Campus
MATH -180 Technology Math 3 Progress Campus
Semester 3
Course Code Course Title Location
ETEC-201 Electronic Circuits Progress Campus
ETEC-202 Microcontroller Programming and Interfacing Progress Campus
ETEC-203 Measurement and Instrumentation Progress Campus
ETEC-206 RF Communications 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
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 5
Course Code Course Title Location
EMPS-101 Employment Skills Progress Campus
ETEC-306 QA and Project Management Progress Campus
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
Semester 6
Course Code Course Title Location
EMPS-101 Employment Skills Progress Campus
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-326 Technical Project Progress Campus
PHYS-307 Physics For Electronics Progress Campus

Companies Offering Jobs

Air Canada Simulation, Celestica, Toronto Hydro, General Electric, Leitch, MSC Electronics, Optys, Solectron, SMTC Manufacturing Corp., Telesat, ViDix Technology Corp, the Royal Canadian Navy

Program Highlights

  • Housed at Centennial College's Progress Campus are School of Engineering Technology and Applied Studies labs in which you practice.
  • Lecture facilities and labs create a healthy learning environment.
  • Electronics Engineering Technology students are invited to participate in events sponsored by the student chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers as well as the Amateur Radio Club.


The Electronics Engineering Technology 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
  • Computer applications developer
  • Telecommunications officer
  • Radio and television equipment operator

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 2015.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Incidental Fees Total
Canadian $2,767.00 $1,123.00 $3,890.00
International $12,800.00 $2,318.00 $15,118.00