Electrical Engineering Technician

Program Title – Electrical Engineering Technician

Program Codes
Program codes are for September intakes except those that are indicated differently.
NORT-T007 (PC) Timmins Campus

Program Description
Northern College is one of four colleges in Ontario that partner with Hydro One in the Hydro One Colleges Consortium.

Electrical Engineering Technicians work in the areas of installation, testing, operation, maintenance, and repair, as well as analyzing and troubleshooting a variety of electrical circuits, equipment and systems. In addition, graduates will be able to participate in quality control and quality assurance programs and apply communication, documentation, computer information technology, and teamwork skills to support the engineering activities of an organization. Technicians maintain power generation stations and transmission lines and work in areas such as protection, industrial telecommunications, electrical maintenance and installation, and control systems. Students receive extensive hands-on instruction in several state-of-the-art laboratories. They will learn how to select, design, install, maintain, program and troubleshoot modern industrial, electrical and electronic systems.

Graduates from our Technician or Technology programs may obtain certification through the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT).

Pathways to Success
Graduates of the Electrical Engineering Technician Program may choose to continue their studies and complete an additional year in order to obtain a diploma in Electrical Engineering Technology. Graduates of this program may be eligible to enroll in the Electrical Engineering Degree Program at Lakehead University.

Career Opportunities
Northern College graduates currently work in positions ranging from apprentice electricians to electrical department superintendents in all industrial sectors including public and private power utilities. Graduates can expect to find employment in the following fields/positions: quality control, electrical drafting, research and technical laboratories.

Contact Information
Tel: 705-235-3211 x2158
electrical@northern.on.ca