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Electrical Engineering Technology

Program codes are for September intakes except those that are indicated differently.
Open Learning (OL) offers monthly intakes.

Program Information: 

Program TitleCredential Earned
Electrical Engineering TechnologyOntario College Advanced Diploma
Program Length6 Semesters
Program StatusOpen for 2015
Program CodesNORT – T074 (PC)

Program Description: 

Special Note: Hydro One Partnership

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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. However, those wishing to specialize in electrical technology will continue their studies an additional year and 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.

Career Opportunities: 

hydro imageNorthern 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.

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

Admission Requirements: 

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).
Grade 12 English (C, U).
Grade 12 Math (C, U) (MCT4C preferred; MAP4C is accepted with a minimum GPA of 60%).

Or equivalent.

Or mature student status (an applicant who does not have a high school diploma or equivalent, and will have reached the age of 19 years on or before the start of the program). Mature students must undergo academic testing prior to admission into a program. Call the Admissions Office at 705-235-7222 for more details. Note: Academic prerequisites for this program may be obtained free of charge through Academic Upgrading. Refer to the Post-Secondary Preparation section in this calendar for more details. This program is oversubscribed. Please apply by February 1st.

Program of Studies: 

Here is a link to course descriptions.

Semester 1, 2, 3, 4
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Semester 5
CM5032 Technical Report I
EE5203 Protection and Control I
EE5213 Power Utility System
EE6204 Electrical Design - CAD II
EL1003 Elective I
ET5003 Electronics Communications I
MA5005 Calculus II

Semester 6
CM6034 Technical Report II
EE5043 Programmable Logic Controllers II
EE6003 Control Systems
EE6203 Protection and Control II
ET6043 Digital Communications
MA6022 Statistics

Additional Information: 

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

Contact Information: 

For more information please contact the Program Coordinator at or by phone: 705.235.3211 x2116.