Electrical Engineering Technician

Program: EETN
Credential: Ontario College Diploma, Co-op
Delivery: Full-time
Work Integrated Learning: 2 Co-op Work Terms
Length: 4 Semesters, plus 2 work terms
Duration: 2 Years
Effective: Fall 2017, Winter 2018
Location: Barrie


The program curriculum incorporates theory applications and practical experience from the generation, distribution, utilities and automation industries. Concepts from the sciences and humanities are emphasized to ensure that the graduate is provided with current technical knowledge, skills, and practice.

Career Opportunities

There has never been a better time to enter the field of electrical technologies. For Ontario’s industries to survive in today's global market economy, they must be able to draw on a pool of technically competent technicians in a broad range of employment settings including those relating to automation, power generation, distribution, utilization and maintenance, industrial telecommunications and control systems. Our program can assist you in meeting these challenges.

Program Learning Outcomes

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;
  • apply basic entrepreneurial strategies to identify and respond to new opportunities;
  • explain how electrical and electronic systems and work practices impact the environment.

Practical Experience

Co-operative Education is a mandatory component of all Co-op programs at Georgian College; it has been designed as a process by which students integrate their academic education with work experience related to their programs of study. This integration affects much more than simply earning a salary, including the adjustment to the work environment and the development of professionalism. It also reinforces skills and theory learned during academic semesters, develops professional contacts, job knowledge and career path, improves human relations and communication skills, and promotes personal maturity and financial independence.

Students are requested to register, attend and participate in their scheduled co-operative education classes. These classes are scheduled for all first year students and are expected to be completed in order for students to proceed successfully to their first co-op work experiences. To ensure students are eligible to proceed onto any co-op work experience, students should refer to Promotional Status and Eligibility for Co-op as outlined in the College Calendar. Co-op policies and procedures can be located on our website:

Georgian College follows the Co-operative Education guidelines set out by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE) and Education at Work Ontario (EWO) by supporting the learning outcomes designed for the program specific graduate profile and curriculum as set out by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

External Recognition

This program is accredited by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education.

The Program Progression

Fall Intake

  • Sem 1: Fall 2017
  • Sem 2: Winter 2018
  • Work Term 1: Summer 2018
  • Sem 3: Fall 2018
  • Work Term 2: Winter 2019
  • Sem 4: Summer 2019

Winter Intake

  • Sem 1: Winter 2018
  • Sem 2: Summer 2018
  • Work Term 1: Fall 2018
  • Sem 3: Winter 2019
  • Work Term 2: Summer 2019
  • Sem 4: Fall 2019


A number of articulation agreements have been negotiated with universities and other institutions across Canada, North America and internationally. These agreements are assessed, revised and updated on a regular basis. Please contact the program co-ordinator for specific details if you are interested in pursuing such an option. Additional information can be found on our website at http://www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/credit-transfer/

Admission Requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 12 Mathematics (C or U)

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to: www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/policies-procedures/

Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details:

Additional Information

Students who have graduated from Georgian College’s Electrical Techniques Certificate program (ELTQ) must apply to be admitted with advanced standing. ELTQ students, upon admission, must complete a selection of semester 1 and 2 courses to align with program progression.

Graduation Requirements

20 Mandatory Courses
2 Communications Courses
3 General Education Courses
2 Co-op Work Terms

Graduation Eligibility

To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, from year to year, and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester unless otherwise stated on the course outline.


Mandatory Courses
COMP 2123Introduction to Microprocessors and Computing
DRFT 1003Introduction to Technical Drafting
ELEC 1000CAD Electrical Circuits
ELEC 1001AC Circuit Fundamentals
ELEC 1002Electrical Systems and Control
ELEC 2005Electrical Machines
ELEC 2007CAD Electrical Layouts
ELEC 2008Programmable Logic Controller 1
ELEC 2010Progressive Electrical Maintenance
ELEC 2014Hydro Codes and Standards
ELEC 2023Power Transmission and Distribution 1
ELEC 2024Electronic Fundamentals
ELEC 2025Digital Circuits
ELEN 1000DC Circuit Fundamentals
GEOG 2000Geographic Information Systems
MATH 1018Introduction to Technical Mathematics
MATH 1019Technical Mathematics
PHYS 1001Physical Sciences
ROBT 2000Introduction to Robotics
STAT 3002Applied Statistics
Communications Courses
Select 2 courses from the communications list during registration.
General Education Courses
Select 3 courses from the general education list during registration.
Co-op Work Terms
COOP 1044Electrical Engineering Work Term 1
COOP 2036Electrical Engineering Work Term 2

Information contained in College documents respecting programs is correct at the time of publication. Academic content of programs and courses is revised on an ongoing basis to ensure relevance to changing educational objectives and employment market needs. The college reserves the right to add or delete programs, options, courses, timetables or campus locations subject to sufficient enrolment, and the availability of courses.