Electronics Engineering Technician (Fast-Track)

Program Details

  • Program Code:3221
  • School:School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science
  • Credential:Diploma
  • Program Type:Fast-track program
  • Program Length:1 year/ 2 semesters

Program Overview

Program Overview

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The Electronics Engineering Technician (Fast-Track) program allows students to gain direct admission into the second year (semester three) of this two-year college diploma program and to receive that diploma in one year (two semesters), if they are qualified college or university graduates.

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. The courses in this college engineering program prepare you for a challenging career in the field of electronics in numerous ways.

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

Program Outline

Program Outline

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Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

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Companies Offering Jobs

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

Program Highlights

  • You complete a two-year program in eight months.
  • The Electronics Engineering Technician (Fast-Track) program is 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 you earn is recognized in Canada and abroad, reflecting high standards of learning.

Career Outlook

  • Audio-visual equipment operator
  • Telecommunications officer
  • Radio and television equipment operator
  • Computer applications developer

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

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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

How to Apply

How to Apply

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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.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

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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

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