Electronics Engineering Technician - Broadband Cable
|Duration:||4 Semesters (2 Years)|
|Start Dates:||Fall, Winter, |
Start dates are subject to change
|Credential Awarded:||Ontario College Diploma|
As a student of ELCB, you’ll gain a good foundation in fundamental electronics, as well as a broad background in general communications including both analog and digital techniques. In addition, you’ll benefit from extensive hands–on experience with actual cable system hardware, tools, and instrumentation. A minimum of two weeks working with experienced field technicians is required for completion of the final year in this program.
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma with a majority of senior credits at the College Preparation (C), University Preparation (U) or University/College Preparation (M) level or Mature Student Status (age 19 or older)
- Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
- Grade 12 Mathematics*: MCT4(C) Mathematics for College Technology (recommended grade 60% or over) or Grade 12 (U) Mathematics, MHF4(U) (Advanced Functions) or MCV4(U) (Calculus and Vectors)
- 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.
Note: All applicants who are offered admission to programs in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering Technology will have an English and Mathematics skills assessment. The assessments are used for academic placement in English and Mathematics courses that are appropriate to the student’s skill level. In the event a preparatory course is required before enrolling in the standard first semester English or Mathematics, students will automatically be timetabled into the appropriate preparatory course.
- Applicant grades in pre–requisite courses (or their equivalents) may be used as a basis for the selection of candidates.
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.
The Electronics Engineering Technician – Broadband Cable program prepares you to be job–ready in the field of broadband cable installation and service. Your career in the cable industry will involve the installation, setup, and configuration of a wide variety of home entertainment products, including standard and high–definition televisions, VCRs and DVD players, digital set–top units, and cable modems. You may also find employment opportunities in front–line sales and marketing, as well as the installation, upgrading, and trouble shooting of broadband cable distribution networks, which may include work with fiber optic cable. With your ELCB diploma, you have options – including careers in related areas of the telecommunications industry, such as telephony or telephone system service.
Common First Year
In the School of Information and Communications Technology, all electronics and computer engineering diploma programs (ECT, ELCB, ELCC, ELCM, ELM, ELN) have the first two semesters in common, facilitating easy transfer between programs before second year.
FAST TRACK into Semester 3
If you already have a post–secondary education in Electronics Engineering, Computer Engineering, or directly related technology disciplines, you may qualify to FAST TRACK your studies and be given direct entry into the second year of this program. The granting of credits beyond semester two is possible in exceptional cases. FAST TRACK entry may, at the discretion of the department, be offered to partially qualified candidates, in conjunction with requirements to complete additional courses from semesters one or two.
Graduates may be able, with additional courses, to proceed into Electronics Engineering Technology.
Areas of Study
Areas of study include DC and AC electricity, mathematics, passive and active electronics, analog and digital communications, microcontrollers, programming, cable system components and design, English, and General Education courses.
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)
Recognition as a Certified Engineering Technician
OACETT (The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists) recognizes the Electronics Engineering Technician – Broadband Cable program as meeting all the academic requirements 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.
CTAB Nationally Accredited Program
The Electronics Engineering Technician – Broadband Cable 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).
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):
|Seneca College||• Bachelor of Technology, Informatics & Security|
• Bachelor of Technology, Software Development
|York University||• Any relevant major|
|University of Ontario Institute of Technology||• Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) (Honours) - Bridge - Information Technology Security|
|Western University||• Bachelor of Engineering Science|
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|Semester 1||Course Name||Hrs/Wk|
|ICA002||Introduction to Computers and Applications||2|
|LIN155||Electronic Lab Instrumentation and Techniques||3|
|PRG155||Programming Fundamentals Using "C"||4|
|Semester 2||Course Name||Hrs/Wk|
|ECR255||AC Circuit Principles||5|
|PRG255||Advanced Programming Using "C"||4|
|XXXXXX||General Education Option||3|
|Semester 3||Course Name||Hrs/Wk|
|CSS352||Cable Systems Fundamentals||4|
|XXXXXX||General Education Option||3|
|Semester 4||Course Name||Hrs/Wk|
|CAP452||Computer Applications and Troubleshooting||4|
|CCM452||Cable Communications Networks||5|
|COM425||Digital and Broadband Communication Systems||5|
|CSP452||Cable Systems Project||4|
|TPC452||Technical and Personal Communications||3|
|XXXXXX||General Education Option||3|
|For more information, please visit our website at: www.senecacollege.ca/electron.|
|Domestic Admissions Advisor:||Angelie Ramirez
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22058
|International Admissions Advisor:||Aakashni Ram
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22085
|Registration & Records Advisor:|
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22469
|Student Advisor:||Diana Samuel-DeRoche
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22765
|1st Year Program Coordinator:||David Finlay
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22411
|2nd Year Program Coordinator:||Roderick Turner
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22431
|Program Chairs:||Evan Weaver
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 33211