This Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) accredited program, offers students advanced courses in electrical power systems, robotics, programmable logic controllers, networking, instrumentation and project management. Students gain hands-on experience in associated lab classes using state of the art hardware and test equipment. These courses, together with experience gained in three coop work terms with industry partners, provide students with a broad technical background and a wide range of employment opportunities in the electrical industry.
A story like yours?
"I had some experience in trades by the time I finished high school, and I liked electrical best. After a year or so of trying to get an apprenticeship, I decided to go to Georgian and get a diploma – and some experience.
The co-op program at Georgian is excellent. It gave me a foot in the door, valuable experience and a network to build on. I was hired by Walker Panels before graduation, after doing two co-ops here.
My work involves designing and building electrical panels for all sorts of organizations. I love it. The company is family-run and I know I’m not just a number. I’ve enjoyed great professional development opportunities. I could see myself staying here for many years."
- Tim Petit, Electrical Engineering Technology graduate and Design/Lead Hand, Walker Panels
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.
This program is also accredited by Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC) and by the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT).
There has never been a better time to enter the field of engineering technology to serve today's global market economy. The numbers of jobs in the electrical automation sector have been growing steadily, including opportunities in specialized robotics manufacturers, automotive support industries and equipment manufacturers. The utility sector also offers exciting career possibilities working with green technologies and utilities companies. Additional employment opportunities may be found in product installation and service, design and testing, research, maintenance, industrial sales and marketing, estimating, contract and project administration as well as quality control.
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:
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.
- 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)
- ELEC 3002 - Instrumentation (Semester 5 / 42 hours)
- ELEC 3007 - Electrical Protection and Control (Semester 5 / 42 hours)
- ELEC 3010 - Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers (Semester 5 / 56 hours)
- MATH 3000 - Calculus (Semester 5 / 42 hours)
- MGMT 2002 - Project Management (Semester 5 / 42 hours)
- ROBT 3003 - Advanced Robotics (Semester 5 / 42 hours)
- COMP 3031 - Networking (Semester 6 / 42 hours)
- ELEC 3004 - Systems Integration (Semester 6 / 42 hours)
- ELEC 3006 - Power Quality and Distribution (Semester 6 / 42 hours)
- ELEC 3009 - Power Transmission and Distribution 2 (Semester 6 / 56 hours)
- ELEN 3001 - Electronic Motor Control (Semester 6 / 42 hours)
- TECR 3008 - Technical Report (Semester 6 / 42 hours)
- COOP 1044 - Electrical Engineering Work Term 1 (560 hours)
- COOP 2036 - Electrical Engineering Work Term 2 (560 hours)
- COOP 3014 - Electrical Engineering Work Term 3 (560 hours)
- 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)