Start Dates & Ontario Colleges Program Codes:
Fall Start (September): 0316
Winter Start (January): 0328
Connecting the World, One System at a Time
Our networked world is becoming more connected all the time. Not just the Internet – HVAC systems, manufacturing robots, industrial processes and a thousand other systems rely on electronic components to keep them operating and talking to each other.
But it still takes a person to install and maintain the hardware and software needed to keep it all running smoothly. Could that person be you?
Confederation College’s Electronics Engineering Technician – Computers two-year diploma program will give you the foundation you need to find a job in this growing field. You’ll learn about electronics and computer fundamentals, applied mathematics, telecommunications, networks, automation control systems and computer software.
- Learn how to install, interconnect, configure, implement, and troubleshoot network systems
- Work with hardware wiring centres, routers, voice network hardware
- Two optional Co-ops give you a work experience in the field
- Subsidized education program available
- Option to transfer to the Electrical Engineering Technology program at the beginning of Year 2
Program Learning Outcomes
The graduate has reliably demonstrated 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.
Graduates of the program usually go on to positions in network installation, repair and maintenance of electronics equipment. There are a wide range of opportunities including computer networking, industrial systems, heating and cooling systems, telecommunications, security systems, financial services, education, health care, manufacturing and database/information systems.
Graduates of the program can also write for various certifications including Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) certification, COMPTIA A+, and Net+.
For graduates of the Electronics Engineering Technician — Computers program, relevant job roles:
- Electronics Technician
- Computer Network Technician
- Industrial Systems Technician
- Telecommunications Technician
- Security Systems Specialist
- IT Support Specialist
- Database Technician
- Network Installation and Maintenance Technician