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Electronics Engineering Technology (Optional Co-op)

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Program Details

  • Program Code:3206
  • School:School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science
  • Credential:Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Program Type:Post-secondary program
  • Program Length:3 years/ 6 semesters

Program Overview

Program Overview

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If you don't just enjoy your iPod, tablet and smartphone but are also curious about their inner workings, the Electronics Engineering Technology program is for you. Facilitated by the School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science, this advanced diploma program will prepare 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'll:

  • 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.

As an Electronics Engineering Technology program graduate, you'll be prepared for a variety of full-time jobs in areas of the electronics industry such as electronic product design and development, manufacturing or installation, service, research and technical sales.

Please note:

  • 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.
  • Qualified college or university graduates with a background in electronics may gain direct admission into Semester 3 of this three-year program and receive their advanced diploma in four semesters (program #3222).

Courses

Career Options and Education Pathways

Career Options and Education Pathways

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Companies Offering Jobs

Air Canada Simulation, Celestica, Toronto Hydro, General Electric, Harris Corp., MSC Electronics, Optys, Solectron, SMTC Corp., Telesat, ViDix Technology Corp, Royal Canadian Navy, Canadian Armed Forces

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 branch of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).

Career Outlook

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

Education Pathways

Start in a diploma program, end with a degree! Successful graduates of this Electronics Engineering Technology Advanced Diploma program have the opportunity to apply their credits toward further study at the degree level. Listed below are the degrees from partnering universities that are available for this program.

Please note that each partner pathway has a specific minimum grade requirement in order to qualify for transferring credits, which are assessed by the partner institution.

Partner Institution Degree Program
Algoma University Honours Bachelor of Arts in multiple majors
Honours Bachelor of Business Administration
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting or Human Resources Management or Marketing (Also available at Brampton, ON campus)
Bachelor of Science in multiple majors
Athabasca University Bachelor of Science Post Diploma
Bachelor of Science Post Diploma with major
Cape Breton University Bachelor of Engineering Technology - Electronics and Controls
Bachelor of Engineering Technology - Petroleum
Davenport University Bachelor of Business Administration - General Business
Lakehead University Bachelor of Engineering - Electrical Engineering
Laurentian University Bachelor of Arts - multiple majors
McMaster University Bachelor of Technology - Computing and Information Technology
Bachelor of Technology - Energy Engineering Technology
Sheridan College Bachelor of Applied Information Sciences - Information Systems Security
York University Honours Bachelor degree in any major
Honours Computer Science
Honours Science - Chemistry
Consecutive B.Ed. (Technological Education)

Please visit our website at www.centennialcollege.ca/admissions/applying/education-pathways/outbound-pathways for more information on articulation agreements.

For pathways to other Ontario post-secondary institutions, please view ONCAT.

Recognitions

OACETT

The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) recognizes this TAC nationally-accredited program as meeting the academic standard for certification in the Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.) category as well as the OACETT technology report and language benchmark requirements.

OACETT The Technology Professionals In Ontario logo

Accreditation

TAC

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).

National Accredited Program logo

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.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

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Academic Requirements

Additional Requirements

Co-op Option

Co-op Option

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The co-op option in this program will provide you with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience while you complete three co-op work terms as an 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 this co-op option, you will need to complete an application process in the second semester. If academically qualified, you may be admitted to the co-op program. Academically qualified students who are accepted into the program will register for the co-op preparation course as scheduled.

Co-op Requirements

  • Minimum of 80% of courses completed from semester one and two combined
  • Completion of COMM-170/171 by the end of semester 2 with a C grade (60%) or higher 
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher (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 submit their application for co-op to the Career Services & Cooperative Education Department in semester 2 

Note: Meeting the minimum co-op program requirements does not guarantee admission into the co-op program.

How to Apply

How to Apply

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1. Apply Online

Domestic Students

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.

International Students

 Apply directly to Centennial College here.

2. Submit Documents

Domestic Students

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.

International Students

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 2021.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Ancillary Fees Total
Canadian $2,721.00 $1,547.59 $4,268.59
International $16,377.00 $2,056.59 $18,433.59

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