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  • Electronics Engineering Technician

    Electronics Engineering Technician

(Formerly Electronics Engineering Technician - Broadband Cable/Communications/Computer: ELCB/ELCM/ELCC)

Program Code:EEN
Campus:Newnham
Duration:4 Semesters (2 Years)
Start Dates:Summer, Fall, Winter,
Start dates are subject to change
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Diploma

Program Description

Gain a solid background in the fundamentals of modern electronics, both analog and digital, combined with a foundation in computer technology. The EEN program provides you with a high proportion of relevant hands-on laboratory work to give you the practical experience that the electronics industry values.

Areas of Study

You’ll study such topics as electronic devices and circuitry, microcontroller-based circuits, diagnostic techniques and computer programming, with enough of a theoretical foundation to allow for future professional or academic progression. During the final year of the program, you’ll specialize in one or more areas of electronics and computer engineering through your selection of available professional options.

Common First Year

In the School of Information and Communications Technology, all electronics and engineering diploma programs (ECT, EEN, EET) have the first two semesters in common, facilitating easy transfer between program before second year.

Technology Programs

Graduates may be able to proceed into Electronics Engineering Technology or Computer Engineering Technology. Professional option selection can maximize credit transfer into these programs.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
    • Grade 12 Mathematics: (C) or (U) or Grade 11 Mathematics: MCR3(U)
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s) or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).

Note:

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Your Career

We live in a world where electronics are everywhere, and qualified technicians are required to make it all work. Start your career as an Electronics Engineering Technician and your employment opportunities will span a wide range of fields involving the maintenance, servicing, testing, installation or sales of electronic equipment. Your Electronics Engineering Technician (EEN) diploma demonstrates a comprehensive set of skills that will let you work in a variety of settings, both industrial and consumer-facing. Through your choice of options, you can target specific sectors.

Affiliations/Associations

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT)
  • York Technology Association (YTA)
  • Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC)
  • Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA)

Transfer Pathways

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at the following post-secondary institution(s):

Upper Level Entry

With existing postsecondary education in an electronics and/or computer engineering–related discipline, applicants may qualify to begin their Seneca College studies in a higher semester than 1. At the discretion of the academic area, upper level entry may be granted to applicants who partially qualify with the understanding that they need to take additional courses from previous semesters.

Professional Certification

The Electronics Engineering Technician program has been designed to meet national technology accreditation requirements as mandated by the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT), the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) and the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT).

Recognition as a Certified Engineering Technician

The Electronics Engineering Technician program has been designed to meet the academic requirements set by The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) for certification in the Technician category. Application and additional requirements (i.e. work experience and qualifying professional practice exam, etc.) to become certified are available from OACETT.

Important Academic Dates

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant semester.

Courses

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

2014/2015 Academic Year
Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
EAC150 College English 3
ETY155 Electricity 5
LIN155 Electronic Lab Instrumentation and Techniques 3
LNX155 Introduction to Linux 2
MTH155 Mathematics 4
PRG155 Programming Fundamentals Using "C" 4
 
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ECR255 AC Circuit Principles 5
ELD255 Electronics: Semiconductor Devices 4
IPS255 Interpersonal Skills 3
MIR355 Microcomputer Repair 4
MTH255 Mathematics 4
PRG255 Advanced Programming Using "C" 4
 
Semester 3 Course Name Hrs/Wk
COM455 Communications Fundamentals 5
DGS255 Digital Systems 5
MCO455 Microprocessors I 4
NET455 Networking Essentials 4
XXXXXX Professional Option 4
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ECP455 Electronics Engineering Codes and Practices 3
TEC400 Technical Communications 3
TPJ452 Electronics Technician Senior Project 4
XXXXXX Professional Option 4
XXXXXX Professional Option 4
XXXXXX General Education Option 3

2015/2016 Academic Year
Semester 1
College English
Electricity
Electronic Lab Instrumentation and Techniques
Introduction to Linux
Mathematics
Programming Fundamentals Using “C”
 
Semester 2
AC Circuit Principles
Semiconductor Devices
Interpersonal Skills
Microcomputer Repair
Mathematics
Advanced Programming Using “C”
 
Semester 3
Communications Fundamentals
Digital Systems
Microprocessors I
Networking Essentials
Professional Option
General Education Option
 
Semester 4
Electronics Engineering Codes and Practices
Technical Communications
Electronics Technician Senior Project
Professional Option
Professional Option
General Education Option

General Education:

One of the general education courses must be a literature course (from any category) for which College English is a prerequisite.

Professional Option

A broad range of professional option courses in electronics and computers are available to allow you to develop a specialization. In addition, a course preparing you for the OACETT Professional Practice exam is offered periodically. Please consult our website ict.senecacollege.ca for more information.

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22840
Email: admissions@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: Anne Paterson
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22638
Email: Anne.Paterson@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Aleksandra Sasin
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22469
Email: Aleksandra.Sasin@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Student Advisor: Diana Samuel-DeRoche
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22765
Email: Diana.Samuel-DeRoche@senecacollege.ca
1st Year Program Coordinator: Goran Tesanovic
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22426
Email: Goran.Tesanovic@senecacollege.ca
2nd Year Program Coordinator: Roderick Turner
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22411
Email: Roderick.Turner@senecacollege.ca
Program Chairs: Evan Weaver
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22446
Email: Evan.Weaver@senecacollege.ca
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