Electrical Engineering Technician

January 2021

Availability: Accepting Applications
Credential: Ontario College Diploma ( 4 semesters )
Classes begin:
January 11, 2021
Offered at:
Sutherland Campus
Program code:
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
$2,408.12 per semester*
$8,470.56 per semester*
Complete tuition detail below

Our Electrical Engineering Technician program will equip you with electrical and electronic theory and practice -  the tools you need to take on entry level positions or an apprenticeship in the electrical industry.

Each student is strongly recommended to have their own personal computer for course work with an internet connection. The recommended computer should be an Intel Core i5 or AMD Ryzen 5, 8GB memory and 250GB storage, with Windows 10 operating system. SSD provides better performance than HDD.

An integral or external webcam and microphone for video conferencing is also recommended.

Program Highlights

The four-semester Electrical Engineering Technician program will provide you with a solid foundation. You will learn about programmable logic controls (PLCs), electrical and electronic circuits and systems, instrumentation, cabling, network engineering, and electrical machines and controls. Extensive practice labs will provide you with ample opportunity to develop skills required to assume entry level positions or an electrical apprenticeship.

A technical skills shortage is looming both regionally and nationally in Canada. This program has been designed to help fill these technical positions as the manufacturing sector becomes more specialized, the construction industry flourishes, and retirement rates increase.

Is this You?

You will need these abilities and skills to succeed:

  • an interest in skilled trades and technology
  • enjoyment of problem-solving and troubleshooting
  • manual dexterity
  • a degree of mathematical savvy in order to conduct the calculations necessary (assistance for those not yet proficient with Math has been factored into the program curriculum).

Career Opportunities

Electrical Engineering Technicians are required to:

  • develop and test power equipment and systems
  • troubleshoot industrial process control systems
  • set up micro-electronic systems and circuits
  • install and commission electrical and electronic equipment and systems
  • analyze the performance of electrical and electronic components

A very broad spectrum of career opportunities exists within the electrical industry. Graduates can be employed by electrical utility and power companies, industrial plants, communications companies, and manufacturers of electrical equipment. Consulting firms, construction sites, mining, and transportation industries all hire technicians to design and maintain electrical and electronic systems for use in residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial installations.

Graduates of this program may also choose to apply for apprenticeship and write the Basic Exemption Test for Electrical Apprentice and receive credit for some of the in-school portions of the apprenticeship program. Following graduation, you could seek employment as an industrial, maintenance, or construction electrician apprentice.

Upon graduation from Electrical Engineering Technician, with just 8 additional courses you can complete a second diploma at Fleming in the Instrumentation and Control Engineering Technician program and graduate with 2 diplomas in 3 years.

Minimum Admission Requirements

Students applying to Electrical Engineering Technician must meet the following requirements:

  • OSSD with majority of credits at the Workplace (E) level including Gr 12 (E)English plus Gr 11 C Math

OSSD with majority of courses at College (C ) or Open (O) unless otherwise stated.
Grade 12 C courses will be accepted where Gr 11 C course requirements are listed.
Where College level courses are listed, U and M courses will be accepted.

Important Notice

New admission requirements effective September 2021.

Students applying to Electrical Engineering Technician must meet the following requirements:

  • OSSD with Gr 12 C English and Gr 12 C Math*
    *Minimum final grade of 60% required in Gr 12 C Math.

Recommended (but not required for admission)

  • Gr 12 C Physics

Note: Applicants who do not meet the above minimum admission requirements may be interested in applying to the Electrical Techniques program as a pathway to the Electrical Technician program.

Mature Students

If you are 19 years of age or older before classes start, and you do not possess an OSSD, you can write the Canadian Adult Achievement Test to assess your eligibility for admission. Additional testing or academic upgrading may be necessary to meet specific course requirements for this program.

Tuition Detail

Tuition and ancillary fees are subject to change without notice. The fees presented below reflect Fall start programs only for the current academic year. For details about the fee differences for other program start dates please refer to the below.

Transfer Agreements

You may be able to use credits obtained at Fleming College to continue your postsecondary education in pursuit of a degree. The articulation and credit transfer agreements with our partner institutions are summarized below.

Ontario Tech University

  • Minimum mid-70% cumulative program average.
  • Successful completion of the Ontario Tech Commerce Bridge program.
Transfer Credit
  • 45 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information
Visit the Ontario Tech University website for further articulation and program information.
  • Minimum mid-70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 18 credit diploma.
  • Note: No transfer credits awarded.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information
Visit the Ontario Tech University website for further articulation and program information.

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