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 1 work term (2 Years)
Ontario College Diploma, Co-op
Work integrated learning
1 Co-op Work Term

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2022 Barrie
Winter 2022 Barrie

Program description

Students are provided with the theoretical knowledge and technical skills to enter the electrical workforce. Classroom learning is combined with extensive hands-on experience in well-equipped, modern labs. Students are introduced to power transmission and distribution and robotics as well as maintenance and troubleshooting techniques for industry, with a strong focus on health and safety.  Computer aided drafting, electronic and digital circuits, microprocessors, programming and programmable logic controllers are also studied.  Students gain valuable experience during a co-op work term, while developing industry contacts for possible post-graduation employment opportunities. 

*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. Many employment opportunities may be available to graduates in a rapidly expanding electrical field with companies in the utility sector, panel builders, green energy, automation, manufacturing, robotics and many other related industries.

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/academic-regulations/


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:

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.


Program-specific 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)
  • COOP 1044 - Electrical Engineering Work Term 1 (occurs after Semester 2)
    (560 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)