Electronics Engineering Technician
(Formerly Electronics Engineering Technician - Broadband Cable/Communications/Computer: ELCB/ELCM/ELCC)
|Duration:||4 Semesters (2 Years)|
|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.
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.
Graduates may be able to proceed into Electronics Engineering Technology or Computer Engineering Technology. Professional option selection can maximize credit transfer into these programs.
- 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).
- Students who do not meet these requirements may be given an alternate offer for the Applied Science and Technology Fundamentals certificate program.
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.
- 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)
Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at the following post-secondary institution(s):
|Seneca College||• Bachelor of Technology, Informatics and Security|
• Bachelor of Technology, Software Development
|York University||• Any relevant degree or major|
|University of Ontario Institute of Technology||• Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) (Honours) – Bridge – Information Technology Security|
|Athabasca University||• Bachelor of Science - Computer and Information Systems (Post Diploma) |
|Davenport University||• BSc - Technology Management - Global IT Project Management|
|Griffith University||• Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic and Computer Engineering)|
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.
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.
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|
|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|
|2015/2016 Academic Year|
|Electronic Lab Instrumentation and Techniques|
|Introduction to Linux|
|Programming Fundamentals Using “C”|
|AC Circuit Principles|
|Advanced Programming Using “C”|
|General Education Option|
|Electronics Engineering Codes and Practices|
|Electronics Technician Senior Project|
|General Education Option|
One of the general education courses must be a literature course (from any category) for which College English is a prerequisite.
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.
|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