This diploma program provides training in analog and digital electronic systems and equipment. Emphasis is placed on a thorough understanding of circuit and system concepts as well as proper techniques for measurement and calibration.
Graduates find employment in the areas of communications, microcomputer applications and system control. Most jobs relate to the installation, operation, maintenance and sales of complex electrical and electronic equipment for government agencies, educational institutions and private companies. Some graduates may be employed as assistants to scientists and engineers on research and development projects. With the increasing use of automatic and computerized control in industry, there is a growing demand for technologists with a knowledge of both analog and digital techniques and computer systems.
National Accreditation: The Electronic Engineering Technology program is nationally accredited by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) with recognized program strengths in Computer Systems, Microcontrollers, Automated Control Systems, Communications Systems, Troubleshooting, and Technology Reports. While attending Okanagan College, students may register with the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of B.C. (ASTTBC).
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%.
2016-17: $11,608.71 (Total for the two year program)
Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 02/19/2017