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Program Length: 1 year (2 year program equivalent)

Skilled and adaptive electronics engineering specialists are in high demand with the unprecedented growth of the electronics engineering industry. RCCIT graduates are often recruited, as early as in their final years of study and can work anywhere in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and the European Union.

The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) recognizes this program as meeting all the academic requirements for certification in the Certified Technician (C.Tech.) category. An emphasis on lab work will give you the opportunity to test and apply new knowledge and develop valuable industry skills. In only one year of study, the Electronics Engineering Technician program will give you an accelerated track to a variety of exciting technician careers including:

  • Telecommunications
  • Alternative Energy
  • Solar Power Systems
  • Manufacturing Industries
  • Radio Communication Systems
  • Aeronautics and Air Traffic Control Systems
  • Control Systems
  • Robotics
  • Electronic Navigation
  • Alarm Systems
  • General Field Service
  • Customer Service
  • Technical Sales

What sets the program apart?

  • One year program: The intensive 12 month program gives you the skills you need to enter the workforce in your area of specialization. The program is equivalent to a two year college program.
  • Applications focused: The program emphasizes time in the lab, practical applications, and problem solving skills to prepare you for a range of issues as a technician.
  • Career specific learning and credentials: Graduates have the professional skills and credentials to become Electronics Engineering Technicians.
  • Pathway to higher education: Graduates have the foundation to continue their studies in a Bachelor of Technology.
  • Expert faculty: Instructors teach at the Bachelor’s degree level and hold a PhD or Masters in a range of expertise areas.

Learning Outcomes

  •  How to troubleshoot repairs maintenance and installation of electronic devices, including alarm systems, telephone systems, computer systems
  • How to use mathematical techniques to effectively analyze electric and electronics systems
  • How to measure instruments and wireless systems for troubleshooting and maintenance of electronic devices
  • How to analyse and troubleshoot control systems (including alarm systems)
  • How to troubleshoot circuits and systems built around analog and digital components
  • How to strategize purchasing of electronic equipment and systems
  • How to apply health and safety regulations for electronic projects in the workplace
  • How to use information management for workplace tasks
  • How to apply new technological advances in electronics systems
  • How to communicate with customers, especially in sales and customer service
  • How to prepare, analyze, and interpret electrical and electronics drawings for electrical circuit installation
  • How to assemble, modifiy, and test electronic components, circuits and systems, including ships and cars



This program is offered under the written consent of the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities for the period from 11/03/2011 to 11/03/2018. Prospective students are responsible for satisfying themselves that the program and the diploma will be appropriate to their needs (acceptable to potential employers, professional licensing bodies or other educational institutions.

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