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    Electronics Engineering Technician - Computers

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

Program Description

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.

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).


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.


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Your Career

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.

Technology Program

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):


University/CollegeDegrees Available
Seneca College• Bachelor of Technology, Informatics & Security
• Bachelor of Technology, Software Development
York University• Any relevant major


University/CollegeDegrees Available
University of Ontario Institute of Technology• Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) (Honours) - Bridge - Information Technology Security
Western University• Bachelor of Engineering Science


University/CollegeDegrees Available
Athabasca University• Bachelor of Science - Computer and Information Systems (Post Diploma)


University/CollegeDegrees Available
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.

Important Academic Dates

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


Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
EAC150 College English 3
ETY155 Electricity 8
LIN155 Electronic Lab Instrumentation and Techniques 3
MTH155 Mathematics 5
PRG155 Programming Fundamentals Using "C" 3
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
DGS255 Digital Systems 5
ECR255 AC Circuit Principles 5
EDV255 Electronic Devices 6
MTH255 Mathematics 5
PRG255 Advanced Programming Using "C" 4
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
Semester 3 Course Name Hrs/Wk
COM455 Communications Fundamentals 5
DGS355 Digital Systems 5
DPR355 Operating Systems 4
IPS355 Interpersonal Skills 2
MCO455 Microprocessors I 4
MIR355 Microcomputer Repair 4
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
MCO556 Real-Time Embedded Microcontroller Applications 5
NET455 Networking Essentials 4
PER452 Peripheral Systems 5
TEC400 Technical Communications 3
TPJ452 Electronics Technician Senior Project 4
XXXXXX General Education Option 3

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
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:
  Yuliya Krasko
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22469
Program Contacts:
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. 22446
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