Electronics Engineering Technician - Computers
|Duration:||4 Semesters (2 Years)|
|Start Dates:||Fall, Winter, |
Start dates are subject to change
|Credential Awarded:||Ontario College Diploma|
The Electronics Engineering Technician – Computers diploma program prepares you for a career in the expanding field of digital electronics with applications to computer– based equipment in the electronic data processing and communications areas.
Program Learning Outcomes:
This Seneca College program meets the system-wide standards as set by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.
As a graduate, you will be prepared to reliably demonstrate the ability to:
- Analyze, interpret, modify and prepare electrical and electronics drawings, layouts and reports, with guidance as required.
- Analyze and solve routine technical problems related to electronics engineering by applying fundamental concepts of mathematics and science.
- Apply appropriate troubleshooting techniques to electronic circuits or systems and perform test procedures.
- Assemble, modify, test and troubleshoot electronic circuits, equipment and systems in accordance with job requirements, functional specifications and relevant standards, with guidance as required.
- Maintain and repair electronic equipment and systems in accordance with relevant operational guidelines.
- Provide justification for the purchase of electronic equipment, components and systems in accordance with code, standards and job requirements, and functional specifications.
- Analyze and troubleshoot logic and digital circuits, as well as embedded microprocessor-based and microcontroller-based systems, including assembly and high-level language programs.
- Analyze and troubleshoot circuits consisting of passive components by applying appropriate measurement techniques.
- Analyze and troubleshoot circuits consisting of low power, high power, active and electromechanical components, and analog integrated circuits.
- Analyze and troubleshoot control systems.
- Troubleshoot, maintain and repair analog and digital communication systems.
- Apply relevant shop practices in compliance with safety policies and current regulations for electronics engineering workplaces.
- Assist in implementing and conducting quality control and quality assurance programs and procedures.
- Complete work in compliance with relevant legislation, established standards, policies, procedures and regulations, and ethical principles.
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 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.
Become a member of a multi–disciplined group, designing and constructing specialized electronics within industry or government. As a graduate of our four–semester Electronics Engineering Technician – Computers program, you’ll be prepared to succeed in manufacturing processes, research and development or sales. Your career could include employment in equipment installation and servicing, as a technical or sales representative for a computer manufacturer or distributor, or as a service and applications specialist for computer manufacturers and users.
Areas of Study
Your studies will include electricity, mathematics, passive circuits, electronic circuits, electronic devices, measurements, computers, data communication systems, microcontrollers, computer simulation, English, and General Education. The second year will provide you with specialization in areas such as computer hardware and software, local and wide area networks, and interfacing peripheral devices. You’ll get hands–on experience with state–of–the–art equipment including microprocessors and computer systems.
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 the ELCC 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.
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.
Graduates may be able, with additional courses, to proceed into Electronics Engineering Technology.
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):
|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|
|Athabasca University||• Bachelor of Science - Computer and Information Systems (Post Diploma) |
|Davenport University||• BSc - Technology Management - Global IT Project Management|
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
OACETT (The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists) recognizes the Electronics Engineering Technician – Computers 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.
|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"||3|
|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|
|XXXXXX||General Education Option||3|
|Semester 4||Course Name||Hrs/Wk|
|MCO556||Real-Time Embedded Microcontroller Applications||5|
|TPC452||Technical and Personal Communications||3|
|TPJ452||Electronics Technician Senior Project||4|
|XXXXXX||General Education Option||3|
|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