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Electronics Engineering Technician

Available: Summer, Fall, Winter

Program Description

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 Electronics and Mechanical Engineering 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.

Technology Programs

Graduates may be able to proceed into Electronics Engineering Technology or Computer Engineering Technology. Professional option selection can maximize credit transfer into these programs.

Campus

Duration

4 Semesters (2 Years)

Credential Awarded

Ontario College Diploma

Your Career

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.

Work-Integrated Learning - Optional

Optional Co-op

Students meeting all academic requirements may have the opportunity to complete an optional co-op work term(s) in a formal work environment. In most cases the work term(s) is a full-time paid position completed between two academic semesters.  In programs with limited co-op opportunities, additional academic requirements and a passing grade on a communication assessment may be required for eligibility.  Eligibility for participation does not guarantee a work position will be secured. Additional fees are required for those participating in the optional co-op stream regardless of success in securing a work position.

Professional Certification

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.

Affiliations/Associations

  • 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)

Related Careers

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

This Seneca program has been validated by the Credential Validation Service as an Ontario College Credential as required by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

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).

Note

  • Students who do not meet these requirements may be given an alternate offer for the Applied Science and Technology Fundamentals certificate program.

Program Costs

2017-18 ACADEMIC YEAR

Tuition – Domestic

$3,923

Tuition – International

$14,410

Book & Supply Costs

$1,120


Please note: All costs are approximate, may vary by campus and are subject to change at any time without notice. Parking, locker and some mandatory incidental fees are among the charges not included in the figures above.

Program Details

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

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

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.

Also see: English and General Education requirements.

Admissions

Need to know more about your application and/or the application process? Reach out to our admissions advisors for assistance.

Domestic
Margita Petersons 416.491.5050 ext. 22802 Margita.Petersons@senecacollege.ca
International

Student Recruitment

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Student Recruitment
Additional Contacts

Program Coordinator

David Finlay 416.491.5050 ext. 22431 David.Finlay@senecacollege.ca

Program Chair

Romel Cipriani 416.491.5050 ext. 22446 Romel.Cipriani@senecacollege.ca

Why Choose Seneca?

Passionate, expert faculty from a range of professions


Real-world learning experiences through paid and non-paid work opportunities


Curriculums developed in collaboration with industry advisory committees


A variety of credentials offered from certificates, diplomas, degrees, and graduate certificates


Opportunities to pathway to higher level credentials at Seneca and other universities in our transfer partnership network