Program OverviewPrinter Friendly
The Electronics Engineering Technician program will prepare you for a challenging career in the electronics field.
Through an optimum balance of hands-on experience and theory, courses in this college diploma program will cover areas such as wireless communications, data communications, microcontrollers and industrial systems. To develop a solid foundation in modern electronics, you'll work in labs with computers, communication transceivers, and electronics testing and measurement equipment.
Two years in length, the college engineering program will also give you the option to continue your studies by transferring into the fifth semester of its Technologist version. To do so, you'll be required to have a minimum 2.0 GPA.
- Qualified college or university graduates with a background in electronics may gain direct admission into semester three of this two-year program and receive their Electronics Engineering Technician diploma in two semesters (program #3221).
- As a program #3205 student, if you complete 80 per cent of the Year 1 course load and have a GPA of 3.5 or above, you'll be able to enrol in the Samsung Pathway. As part of the Electronics Technician program, you'll take preparatory course modules to write the TSSA GAS Technician 3 certification exam. Upon completion of the entire program, you'll receive a Recognition of Achievement – Samsung Pathway in addition to your Centennial College diploma (program #3220).
Program OutlinePrinter Friendly
|Course Code||Course Title|
|AMEG-212||Applied Ethics in Technology and the Environment|
|ETEC-202||Microcontroller Programming and Interfacing|
|ETEC-203||Measurement and Instrumentation|
|GNED||General Education Elective|
|GNED-500||Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action|
Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners
Career Options, Academic Pathways and PartnersPrinter Friendly
Companies Offering Jobs
Bell Technical Solutions, Celestica, Harris Corp, Leitch, BlackBerry, SMTC Manufacturing, Toronto Hydro, TTC, Air Canada Simulation, General Electric, MSC Electronics, Optys, Solectron, SMTC Manufacturing Corp., Telesat, ViDix Technology Corp, the Royal Canadian Navy, Canadian Armed Forces, etc.
- In our labs located at the School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science, you work with modern equipment.
- This program fosters a healthy learning environment to enhance your learning.
- In the Electronics Engineering Technician program, you are included in activities sponsored by the student branch of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Successful graduates of this Electronics Engineering Technician program have the opportunity to apply their credits towards further study at the degree level. Listed below are the degrees from partnering institutions that are available for this program.
Please note that each partnership has a specific minimum grade requirement in order to qualify for transferring credits, which are assessed by the partner institution.
Bachelor of Business Administration - General Business
|Institute of Technology, Tralee||Bachelor of Engineering - Electronic Engineering|
|Sheridan College||Bachelor of Applied Information Sciences - Information Systems Security|
Please visit our website at www.centennialcollege.ca/admissions/applying/education-pathways/outbound-pathways for more information on articulation agreements.
Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists
The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) recognizes the Electronics Engineering Technician program as meeting all the academic requirements for certification in the Technician category – Certified Technician (C.Tech).
Technology Accreditation Canada
This program has met the national educational standards of Canada’s engineering technology and applied science profession. As such, has received national program accreditation by Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC).
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 recognition, 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.
- Telecommunications officer
- Computer applications developer
- Radio and television equipment operator
- Audio-visual equipment operator
Admission RequirementsPrinter Friendly
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
- English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission
- Mathematics Grade 11 M or U, or 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take a Centennial College Engineering Math Skills Assessment for Admission
How to Apply
How to ApplyPrinter Friendly
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 FeesPrinter Friendly
Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2018.
|Student||Tuition (2 Semesters)||Incidental Fees||Total|