Electrical Techniques

January 2021

Availability: Accepting Applications
Credential: Ontario College Certificate ( 2 semesters )
Classes begin:
January 11, 2021
Offered at:
Sutherland Campus
Program code:
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
$2,476.92 per semester*
$8,470.56 per semester*
Complete tuition detail below

The Electrical Techniques program provides pathways into a variety of occupations or training in the electrical industry. Develop basic competencies in electricity, network cabling and electrical system installation.

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 electrical field is growing in response to increased construction work in Ontario and other provinces. The 2-semester (30 week) Electrical Techniques program will provide you with the introductory and fundamental skills and knowledge to assist with the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical equipment in residential, commercial and construction settings.

  • The program provides several pathways into a variety of occupations and other college training programs in the electrical industry, including electronics, electrical mechanical and electrical apprenticeship.
  • You will develop basic competencies in electricity, network cabling and electrical system installation.
  • Related instruction in mathematics, prints and installations, safety and trade calculations is included to meet employers' qualifications.

Students in the Electrical Techniques Certificate program take the same courses as the first two semesters of the Electrical Engineering Technician diploma program. As a result, graduates of the Electrical Techniques program can enter into third semester of Electrical Engineering Technician (subject to enrolment capacity).

Minimum Admission Requirements

Students applying to Electrical Techniques 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 Techniques must meet the following requirements:

  • OSSD with Gr 12 (E) English plus Gr 11 (C) Math

Effective September 2021, Electrical Techniques (ETQ) will not be equivalent to the first year of Electrical Engineering Technician (EE), but it will be a pathway to either Electrician Apprenticeship or Electrical Engineering Technician (EE) entry with a final grade of 60% in Math courses.

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.

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