Diploma in Electronics Engineering Technician
In an economy that depends on finding new ways to use technology to make it easier for us to live, work and play, electronics engineering technicians maintain, operate, test, install and service electronic equipment in the fields of data communications and the Internet of Things (IoT), smart systems, telecommunications, computing, industrial automation, test and measurement, power generation and distribution, and health care and consumer products.
The Electronics Engineering Technician program covers theory with hands-on practical experience and project-based learning of analog and digital electronic circuits and systems.
In an economy that depends on finding new ways to use technology to make it easier for us to live, work and play, Electronics is forefront.
Electronics engineering technicians maintain, operate, test, install and service electronic equipment in the fields of:
- Data Communications and the Internet of Things (IoT)
- Computing hardware and software
- Industrial Automation
The Electronics Engineering Technician program is two years in duration, covering theory with hands-on practical experience, project-based learning of analog and digital electronic circuits and systems.
Energy conservation, environmental awareness and the global environmental movement will have an impact on you as you train to become part of the green workforce. We promote job-ready skills through leading edge instruction and hands-on practical labs that are available to you in and outside of regular class hours.
PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
- Analyze, interpret, modify and prepare electrical and electronics drawings, layouts and reports, with guidance as required.
- Analyze and solve routine technical problems related to electronics engineering by applying fundamental concepts of mathematics and science.
- Apply appropriate troubleshooting techniques to electronic circuits or systems and perform test procedures.
- Assemble, modify, test and troubleshoot electronic circuits, equipment and systems in accordance with job requirements, functional specifications and relevant standards, with guidance as required.
- Maintain and repair electronic equipment and systems in accordance with relevant operational guidelines.
- Provide justification for the purchase of electronic equipment, components and systems in accordance with code, standards and job requirements, and functional specifications.
- Analyze and troubleshoot logic and digital circuits, as well as embedded microprocessor-based and microcontroller-based systems, including assembly and high-level language programs.
- Analyze and troubleshoot circuits consisting of passive components by applying appropriate measurement techniques.
- Analyze and troubleshoot circuits consisting of low power, high power, active and electromechanical components, and analog integrated circuits.
- Analyze and troubleshoot control systems.
- Troubleshoot, maintain and repair analog and digital communication systems.
- Apply relevant shop practices in compliance with safety policies and current regulations for electronics engineering workplaces.
- Assist in implementing and conducting quality control and quality assurance programs and procedures.
- Complete work in compliance with relevant legislation, established standards, policies, procedures and regulations, and ethical principles
- Test and Measurement
- Power Generation and Distribution
- Medical Equipment
- Consumer Products.
To help students have the best remote learning experience possible, Durham College’s IT Services department has identified technology recommendations for each program based on course needs and software requirements. While not required, students may want to consider these suggestions if they are purchasing a computer or laptop for the upcoming academic year.
Storage: 256GB SSD
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional or Education x64 SP1
Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 11 or Google Chrome (newest version) or Firefox (newest version)
Network Adapter: 802.11ac 2.4/5 GHz wireless adapter
Camera: Webcam/built-in camera
Questions regarding technology recommendations can be directed to the IT Service Desk or the school office.
WHAT YOU COULD BE:
- Alarm system technician
- Broadcast engineering technician
- Communications technician
WHERE YOU COULD WORK:
- Automotive and parts manufacturing
- Industrial automation
- Information technology
- Medical equipment facility
- Public transit
- Computer-aided designer
- Electrical control technologist
- Electrical technician
- Electronics engineering technician/technologist
- Electronic test assembler
- Fibre optics communications technician
- Junior radio frequency technician
- Junior robotics technician
- Naval electronics technician
- Robotics technician
- Service technician
- Signals and communication apprentice
- Technical sales