Get your Basics Right with Electrical Engineering Technician Course

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Electrical and related areas, such as electrical maintenance and installation, electrical power generation, transmission, and protection; industrial telecommunications, power distribution and utilization, control systems, design, services, sales and repairs all require those who have completed an Electrical Engineering Technician program.

In their positions, these professionals are now in demand as retirement rates increase, the manufacturing sector becomes more specialized and a shortage looms regionally and nationally in Canada for Electrical Engineering Technicians - whose range of functions is carried out under the supervision of a qualified person to ensure safety and compliance with relevant codes and standard practices.

Centennial College's Electrical Engineering Technician program prepares students for a host of post-graduate duties and sees them obtain an Ontario College Diploma after two years to study. Here's a look at what you need to know about this offering.

• Those interested in Electrical Engineering courses must have completed at minimum an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older). In addition, they must have finished the compulsory English 12C or U, or skills assessment, or equivalent; and the Math 11M or U, or 12C or U, or skills assessment, or equivalent.

• Qualified instructors with industry experience lead all of the courses while guiding students with personal anecdotes, networking tips and more.

• The curriculum of this Electrical Engineering Technician program is focused on offering students a solid foundation in electrical and electronic theory and practices.

• Topics in electrical engineering courses cover essentials such as installations, testing, maintaining, repairing, analyzing and troubleshooting specific kinds of electrical circuits, equipment and systems.

• Additional topics include :- grounding in electrical engineering sciences and skills, including electrical circuits, maintenance of electrical instruments or devices, operation of electrical motors and power transmission as used in the industry.

• Specific courses electrical engineering courses include :- Electrical Theory and Installations, Canadian Electrical Code and Drawing Interpretation, Electronics, AutoCAD, Electric Power Generation & Distribution, College Communications, Mathematics, Ethics in Technology and the Environment and more.

• The Electrical Engineering Technician program combines theory and practical application by having students partake in courses with assignments that simulate workplace assignments as well as produce electrical drawings, diagnostics and analysis of electrical systems.

• Assisting students in their education is Centennial College's Progress Campus, which houses up-to-date SETAS labs to provide students with extensive practice and ample opportunity to develop skills.

• Electrical Engineering Technician students round out their education with a Capstone Project in their final semester. This is an opportunity to gain real life experience by working on a project that requires a great deal of research and effort, and is supervised by an instructor.

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