The Electrical Engineering Technician program prepares graduates to apply electrical theory and related knowledge to design, test, troubleshoot and modify electrical machinery and electrical control equipment and circuitry in industrial or commercial plants and laboratories. They are able to solve problems related to generating, distributing, transmitting and using electrical energy.
- Program delivered at the recently constructed Chatham Trades & Technology facility which houses up-to-date industrial equipment.
- Well-balanced curriculum with a blend of theory and hands-on training.
- Students are eligible for associate membership and possible certification through Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) as Certified Technicians (C.Tech.)
Graduates will find they are highly employable and will have opportunities with electrical utilities, communications companies, manufacturers of electrical and electronic equipment, consulting firms, and in governments and a wide range of manufacturing, processing and transportation industries. Graduates may find employment utilizing testing and troubleshooting skills in areas such as motor winding and repair, quality control, and as electrical construction/maintenance apprentices. As well, opportunities are available as utility power station technicians or service technicians troubleshooting electrical systems and performing engineering tests on heavy electrical equipment and controls.
OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level plus:
- Grade 12 English (C), (U), or (M)
- Grade 12 Math (C), (U), or (M) (MCT4C is highly recommended)
Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.
The curriculum below is for incoming students:
Program Vocational Learning Outcomes
Electrical Engineering Technician Program (Ontario College Diploma) (MTCU Code 55613)
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- Interpret and produce electrical and electronics drawings including other related documents and graphics.
- Analyze and solve routine technical problems related to electrical systems by applying mathematics and science principles.
- Use, verify, and maintain instrumentation equipment and systems.
- Assemble, test, modify and maintain electrical circuits and equipment to fulfill requirements and specifications under the supervision of a qualified person.
- Install and troubleshoot static and rotating electrical machines and associated control systems under the supervision of a qualified person.
- Verify acceptable functionality and apply troubleshooting techniques for electrical and electronic circuits, components, equipment, and systems under the supervision of a qualified person.
- Analyze, assemble and troubleshoot control systems under the supervision of a qualified person.
- Use computer skills and tools to solve routine electrical related problems.
- Assist in creating and conducting quality assurance procedures under the supervision of a qualified person.
- Prepare and maintain records and documentation systems.
- Install, test and troubleshoot telecommunication systems under the supervision of a qualified person.
- Apply health and safety standards and best practices to workplaces.
- Perform tasks in accordance with relevant legislation, policies, procedures, standards, regulations, and ethical principles.
- Configure installation and apply electrical cabling requirements and system grounding and bonding requirements for a variety of applications under the supervision of a qualified person.
- Assist in commissioning, testing and troubleshooting electrical power systems under the supervision of a qualified person.
- Select electrical equipment, systems and components to fulfill the requirements and specifications under the supervision of a qualified person.
- Apply project management principles to assist in the implementation of projects.