This diploma program provides training in analog and digital electronic systems and equipment. The program places equal emphasis on a thorough understanding of circuit and system concepts/applications and proper techniques for building, testing and measuring circuits and systems.
Graduates find employment in the areas of communications, microcontroller applications, embedded system applications, systems control and automation. Many jobs relate to the installation, operation, maintenance and design of complex electrical and electronic equipment. Graduates work for a wide range of government agencies, private companies, and educational institutions. Some graduates are employed as assistants to scientists and engineers on research and development projects. With the increasing growth in the industrial Internet of Things (loT) which includes both networked and automated control systems, there is strong demand for technologists with knowledge of analog systems, digital systems and networking.
The Electronics Engineering Technology program offers graduates the opportunity to bridge into engineering degree programs at University of British Columbia - Okanagan, University of Victoria and Lakehead University.
National Accreditation: The Electronics Engineering Technolgoy program is nationally accredited by Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC). The program's strengths include Analog Systems, Microcontrollers, Communications Systems, and Industrial Data Communications and Networking. While attending Okanagan College, students may register with Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC (ASTTBC). Following graduation and a few years of industry experience, graduates can apply to become Applied Science Technologists (AScT).
A minimum of 60% in any of:
Or a minimum of 70% in an Okanagan College Mathematics 11 Proficiency Test
Applicants who do not have secondary school graduation may apply as a mature student provided they are at least 19 years of age and have not attended secondary school on a full-time basis for a year or more. Mature students must complete specific entrance requirements that apply to regular applicants.
Successful completion of the prescribed courses as listed in the program outline with a minimum graduating grade average of 60%.
2020-21: $12,444.68 (Total for the two year program)
This program is student loan eligible.
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