Program OverviewPrinter Friendly
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 (third semester) of the three-year advanced program, and receive that advanced diploma in two years (four semesters), plus two work terms.
The focus of this college engineering program is on ensuring you develop expertise in areas such as:
- Wireless communications
- Data communications
- Industrial systems
To gain a solid foundation in modern electronics, you attend lectures that cover theory as well as labs that emphasize hands-on experience. For the practical components of Electronics Engineering Technology (Co-op Fast-Track), you work with computers, communication transceivers and electronics testing and measurement equipment.
Your in-school studies are rounded out with a co-op employment component. If you qualify academically, you enhance your education by working two terms as a paid employee in the field. This experience not only puts classroom learning into practice, but also provides you with valuable contacts for your future career.
Program OutlinePrinter Friendly
|Course Code||Course Title|
|COMM-170/COMM-171||College Communications 2|
|ETEC-101||Electronics Lab Instrumentation & Techniques|
|ETEC-202||Microcontroller Programming and Interfacing|
|ETEC-203||Measurement and Instrumentation|
|GNED-500||Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action|
|Course Code||Course Title|
|AMEG-212||Applied Ethics in Technology and the Environment|
|ENGL-250||Report Writing in a Technical Environment|
|ETEC-222||Applications with Microcontrollers|
Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners
Career Options, Academic Pathways and PartnersPrinter Friendly
Companies Offering Jobs
ViDix Technology Corp., Air Canada Simulation, Celestica, General Electric, Leitch, MSC Electronics, Optys, Toronto Hydro, Solectron, SMTC Manufacturing Corp., Telesat, the Royal Canadian Navy
- The modern labs and lecture facilities from which you complete Electronics Engineering Technology (Co-op Fast-Track) courses create a healthy learning environment.
- You can participate 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 join a multi-disciplinary group to design and manufacture equipment, conduct research and testing and provide maintenance and technical support.
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.
- Telecommunications officer
- Audio-visual equipment operator
- Computer applications developer
- Radio and television equipment operator
Admission RequirementsPrinter Friendly
- 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
- Transcript and resume review
- Centennial College English Skills Assessment (must score 170 or 171 for admission)
- 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.
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 2015.
|Student||Tuition (2 Semesters)||Incidental Fees||Total|