Electrical Engineering Technology

Program Title – Electrical Engineering Technology

  • Credential Earned
    Ontario College Advanced Diploma

    Full Time

  • Program Length
    6 Semesters

    Program Status

  • Tuition and Fees Career Coach

Program Codes
Program codes are for September intakes except those that are indicated differently.
NORT – T074 (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. The first two years of the Electrical Engineering Technician program is identical to that of this program. Students who want to specialize in electrical technology continue studies an additional year to receive a greater depth of training and knowledge in Protection and Control, Control Systems, Electrical Design, Power Utility Systems and Programmable Logic Controls.

    Students receive extensive hands-on instruction in several state-of-the-art laboratories. They 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. Electrical Engineering Technology graduates may have entry into the McMaster Bachelor of Technology Energy Engineering Technologies stream. Visit http://mybtechdegree.ca.

    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. Electrical engineering technologists work individually, assist engineers, or supervise other technologists or technicians in the design, construction, testing, installation, repair or marketing of electrical apparatus for electrical utilities, telecommunications and the information technology industries.

  • Students graduating from Northern College have

    Matthew Devine

    ...the exact skills we need. The equipment and facilities available to the students and the knowledge of the professors ensure they are trained on the techniques and systems vital to the power industry. Our partnership with the college is helping us fill our staffing needs not only in the North but throughout all of Ontario. - Matthew Devine, Recruitment Manager - Hydro One Networks, Inc.

    I am glad to be a part of the Northern Community.

    Jay Patil

    The support that I get from my instructors and staff here is excellent. Classes are equipped with the latest technology and the help that students and professors extend from all sides is what keeps me enthusiatic. I also enjoy the events that the college and residence arrange for students. This is my home away from home. - Jay Patil, Electrical Engineering Technology Program

Contact Information
Tel: 705-235-3211 x2158