Electronics Engineering Technician
(Formerly Electronics Engineering Technician - Broadband Cable/Communications/Computer: ELCB/ELCM/ELCC)
|Duration:||4 Semesters (2 Years)|
|Start Dates:||Fall, Winter, |
Start dates are subject to change
|Credential Awarded:||Ontario College Diploma|
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.
Essential Employability Skills:
Graduates of this program are also expected to demonstrate the essential employability skills learning outcomes as outlined on the Ministry of Training, College and Universities website.
- 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).
- Seneca may also consider applicants with good grades in MAP4(C) (80% or over recommended) or MCR3(U) (70% or over). Students with grades lower than these recommended benchmarks and who test below the appropriate level in the skills assessment can expect to be placed into a preparatory mathematics course or will be counselled to enroll in the Applied Science and Technology Fundamentals Certificate Program.
The Importance of Learning Skills:
Student success in college requires well developed learning skills (such as being able to work independently, participate in a team, be well–organized, develop good work habits, and show initiative). These skills are as important as prior academic achievement. While it is expected that applicants would have developed these skills through previous education and life experiences, Seneca offers support to assist students with further development of these important skills. Seminars, workshops and tutoring are available at Seneca's Learning Centres.
We live in a world where electronics are everywhere, and qualified technicians are vital 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 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, such as telecommunications or computers, to give yourself a competitive advantage.
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 computer engineering diploma programs (ECT, EEN, EET) have the first two semesters in common, facilitating easy transfer between programs before second year.
Graduates may be able to proceed into Electronics Engineering Technology or Computer Engineering Technology. Professional option selection can maximize credit transfer into these programs.
Affiliations and Associations
- Institute of Electrical and Electronic 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)
Diploma to Degree... and Beyond
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.
CTAB Nationally Accredited Program
The Electronics Engineering Technician – Computers program has met national technology accreditation requirements as mandated by the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT) and has received national accreditation status by 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 OACETT (The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists) 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.
Since this is a newly redesigned program, CTAB and OACETT approvals are pending. The programs on which this is based were approved by both bodies.
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 a student advisor, co–ordinator or our website ict.senecacollege.ca for more information.
Important Academic Dates
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|Semester 1||Course Name||Hrs/Wk|
|LIN155||Electronic Lab Instrumentation and Techniques||3|
|LNX155||Introduction to Linux||2|
|PRG155||Programming Fundamentals Using "C"||4|
|Semester 2||Course Name||Hrs/Wk|
|ECR255||AC Circuit Principles||5|
|ELD255||Electronics: Semiconductor Devices||4|
|PRG255||Advanced Programming Using "C"||4|
|Semester 3||Course Name||Hrs/Wk|
|XXXXXX||General Education Option||3|
|Semester 4||Course Name||Hrs/Wk|
|ECP455||Electronics Engineering Codes and Practices||3|
|TPJ452||Electronics Technician Senior Project||4|
|XXXXXX||General Education Option||3|
|Domestic Admissions Advisor:||Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22840
|International Admissions Advisor:||Anne Paterson
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22638
|Registration & Records Advisor:|
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22469
|Student Advisor:||Diana Samuel-DeRoche
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22765
|1st Year Program Coordinator:||Goran Tesanovic
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22426
|2nd Year Program Coordinator:||Roderick Turner
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22411
|Program Chairs:||Evan Weaver
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22446