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, plus 2 work terms (2 Years)
Ontario College Diploma, Co-op
Work integrated learning
2 Co-op Work Terms

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2019 Barrie
Winter 2020 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.

*If this doesn't sound quite right for you, the Electrical Engineering Technology program might be more up your alley. It includes extra co-op time and advanced courses like Power Quality and Distribution, Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers and Electrical Protection and Control.

Make a connection with your future

"I applied at Georgian because of its strong partnerships with several utilities.

After my first co-op, I found I didn’t enjoy working in automation. My second co-op placement was in a control room like the one I work in now. I really enjoyed my time there and liked that I got a lot of exposure to every department in the utility.

In my current role, I help manage all the distribution assets in PowerStream’s service territory. I love that it’s different every day."

- Ron Mori, Georgian graduate and Apprentice System Controller, Alectra

Alumnus Ron Mori sits at a big desk, the large computer control system behind him

Winner of CICan Program Excellence Award

Georgian College's Electrical Engineering Technician and Technology programs received recognition at a special celebration in Quebec City as part of Colleges and Institutes Canada's (CICan) annual conference. CICan recognized Georgian as bronze recipient of the 2015-2016 CICan Program Excellence Award....read more


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.

CAFCE accreditation logo

Career opportunities

There has never been a better time to enter the field of electrical technologies. For Ontario's industries to survive in today''s global market economy, they must be able to draw on a pool of technically competent technicians in a broad range of employment settings including those relating to automation, power generation, distribution, utilization and maintenance, industrial telecommunications and control systems. Our program can assist you in meeting these challenges.

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

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

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to: www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/policies-procedures/


Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details: www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/credit-transfer/

Admission details

Students who have graduated from Georgian College's Electrical Techniques Certificate program (ELTQ) must apply to be admitted with advanced standing. ELTQ students, upon admission, must complete a selection of semester 1 and 2 courses to align with program progression.


Mandatory courses

  • DRFT 1003 - Introduction to Technical Drafting
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • ELEN 1000 - DC Circuit Fundamentals
    (Semester 1 / 56 hours)
  • MATH 1018 - Introduction to Technical Mathematics
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • PHYS 1001 - Physical Sciences
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • ELEC 1000 - CAD Electrical Circuits
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • ELEC 1001 - AC Circuit Fundamentals
    (Semester 2 / 56 hours)
  • ELEC 1002 - Electrical Systems and Control
    (Semester 2 / 56 hours)
  • MATH 1019 - Technical Mathematics
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • ELEC 2005 - Electrical Machines
    (Semester 3 / 56 hours)
  • ELEC 2007 - CAD Electrical Layouts
    (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • ELEC 2023 - Power Transmission and Distribution 1
    (Semester 3 / 56 hours)
  • ELEC 2024 - Electronic Fundamentals
    (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • GEOG 2000 - Geographic Information Systems
    (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • ROBT 2000 - Introduction to Robotics
    (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 2123 - Introduction to Microprocessors and Computing
    (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • ELEC 2008 - Programmable Logic Controller 1
    (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • ELEC 2010 - Preventative Electrical Maintenance
    (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • ELEC 2014 - Hydro Codes and Standards
    (Semester 4 / 56 hours)
  • ELEC 2025 - Digital Circuits
    (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • STAT 3002 - Applied Statistics
    (Semester 4 / 42 hours)

Communications courses

  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration.
    (Semester 1)
  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration.
    (Semester 2)

General education courses

  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration.
    (Semester 1)
  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration.
    (Semester 2)
  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration.
    (Semester 4)
  • COOP 1044 - Electrical Engineering Work Term 1 (occurs after Semester 2)
    (Semester 4)
  • COOP 2036 - Electrical Engineering Work Term 2 (occurs after Semester 3)
    (Semester 4)