Electrical Engineering Technician Get hands-on experience during your co-op. Benefit from our partnerships within the electricity industry. Your career is waiting!

General information

Program code
4 Semesters (2 Years)
Ontario College Diploma, Co-op

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2018 Barrie
Winter 2019 Barrie

Program description

The program curriculum incorporates theory applications and practical experience from the generation, distribution, utilities and automation industries. Concepts from the sciences and humanities are emphasized to ensure that the graduate is provided with current technical knowledge, skills, and practice.

This program is highly competitive. Learn about admission requirements for highly competitive programs.

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This program is accredited by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE).

This accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for co-operative education programs in Canada, and recognizes Georgian's commitment to quality in co-op education.

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Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 12 Mathematics (C or U)

Admission details

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

  • OSS Curriculum: OSSD or equivalent with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG 4C, ENG 4U); plus any Grade 12 College Mathematics (MAP 4C or MCT 4C), or any Grade 12 U University Mathematics. Also recommended: any Grade 11 (C) or (U/C) and/or any Grade 12 (C) or (U/C) Physics)

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

  • Any credit Communication course and most credit mathematics courses taken at Georgian College
  • College preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Technology Foundation and Technology Fundamentals*
  • Equivalent courses in English and mathematics taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)
  • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications and business, apprentice or technical mathematics*
  • Mature student testing in English and mathematics that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*
  • Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
  • English, Literature or Communication credit courses and most mathematics credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

Home school applicants:

  • Applicants can write the mature student testing in English and mathematics that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.

Please note that this is a highly competitive program. Recommended minimum grade in mathematics is 70%.


View the Electrical Eng Technician articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.


Mandatory Courses

  • DRFT1003 Introduction to Technical Drafting
  • ELEC1000 CAD Electrical Circuits
  • ELEC1001 AC Circuit Fundamentals
  • ELEC1002 Electrical Systems and Control
  • ELEC2005 Electrical Machines
  • ELEC2007 CAD Electrical Layouts
  • ELEC2008 Programmable Logic Controller 1
  • ELEC2010 Progressive Electrical Maint.
  • ELEC2014 Hydro Codes and Standards
  • ELEN1000 DC Circuit Fundamentals
  • GEOG2000 Geographic Information Syst
  • PHYS1001 Physical Sciences
  • ROBT2000 Introduction to Robotics
  • ELEC2023 Power Transmission and Distribution 1
  • ELEC2024 Electronic Fundamentals
  • ELEC2025 Digital Circuits
  • MATH1018 Introduction to Technical Mathematics
  • MATH1019 Technical Mathematics
  • STAT3002 Applied Statistics
  • COMP2123 Introduction to Microprocessors and Computing

Communications Courses

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.

General Education Courses

To be selected from College list

Co-op Work Terms

  • COOP1044 Electrical Engineering Work Term 1
  • COOP2036 Electrical Engineering Work Term 2