Algonquin College

Electrical Engineering Technician


Use state-of-the-art equipment to obtain valuable career-ready skills.
The two-year Electrical Engineering Technician Ontario College Diploma program provides you with the essential knowledge and skills sought by employers in the industry. Develop skills in the design, installation, maintenance and repair of electrical systems from cable loops, phone and fire suppression systems to robotics and machinery.
Through a series of theory courses and extensive practical labs, you learn to use scientific and engineering principles, including:

the foundation of electrical principles, codes and regulations
how to design, install and troubleshoot electromagnetic controls, electrical machinery and programmable controllers
the different instrumentation options available and the applicable use for them
an understanding of robotics and controls as well as industrial telecommunications
critical thinking skills and an understanding of the environmental impact of technology
AutoCAD and applications
the different infrastructure requirements of distributed electrical systems or fire alarm system codes and standards, installation and maintenance
fundamentals of mathematics, calculus, technical communications for engineers, programming and computer applications
project management and leadership skills
Students also have the option to gain real-world experience through a paid co-operative education (co-op) work term (see Additional Information for more details). Please note that places in the co-op version of the program are subject to availability. Students who elect to apply to the non co-op version of the program may not have the opportunity to transfer to the co-op version at a later date.
OACETT (Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists) recognizes this program as meeting the academic requirements for certification in the Certified Technician (C.Tech) category. While a student, you are encouraged to register as an Associate member of OACETT.
Graduates of the Electrical Engineering Technician program may pursue the Electrical Engineering Technology Ontario College Advanced Diploma to further open career options in the electrical engineering field. The advanced diploma also creates an opportunity to transfer into year 3 of the Electrical Engineering program at Lakehead University.
This program prepares you to work in a wide variety of careers in the electrical industry, including in areas such as electrical testing and maintenance, manufacturing and electrical automation.
Graduates may work in the electrical engineering field as a(n):

electrical designer
electrical technician/technologist
electrical engineering technologist
instrumentation and controls (IC) technician
automation engineering technologist
control/automation technician
instrument technician
This program is well-suited for students who:

Enjoy applying physical and chemical laws and practising logic to find solutions to physical problems.
Seek variety and opportunity in their career.
Have strong observational and analytical skills.

Program Duration:
2 Years
Work Integrated Learning:
PGWP Eligibility:
English Requirement:
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