Program Length: 52 weeks
This program is offered at our Toronto Campus
Graduates of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Design Technology programs have demonstrated achievement of vocational learning outcomes which relate to engineering in general and electrical engineering in particular that are necessary to perform their roles according to recognized electrical engineering practices. The program provides graduates with an exposure to a range of electrical engineering functions, such as designing or adapting, analyzing, troubleshooting commissioning, installing and repairing a variety of electrical circuits, equipment, and systems, under the supervision of a qualified person. Graduates have also had exposure to quality control and assurance programs and have applied communication, documentation, computer applications, information technology, and teamwork skills to support the electrical engineering activities of an organization.
Graduates of the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Design Technology diploma program are trained to:
- designing or adapting a variety of electrical circuits, equipment, and systems under supervision
- analyzing, troubleshooting, commissioning, installing and repairing a variety of electrical circuits, equipment, and systems under supervision
- implementing quality control and assurance programs
- apply communication, documentation, computer applications, information technology, and teamwork skills to support the electrical engineering activities of an organization
The graduates work in a wide range of settings in both large and small organizations and in a variety of sectors in the electrical engineering industry. Their activities could have a very broad range: power distribution and utilization; electrical power generation, transmission, and protection; industrial telecommunications; electrical maintenance and installation; and automation systems.
A special feature of this program is the “capstone” Engineering Technology Project course taken at the end of the third term which includes such topics as: project management concepts; needs identification techniques; proposed solutions preparation; the project life cycle; the project manager’s responsibilities and skills; the effective project team; types of project organizations; project communications and documentation; project planning, scheduling, and control; resource considerations; and cost planning and performance evaluation. In this course, students have the opportunity to replicate an actual civil electrical project under the direction of NAC’s instructors who are also practicing professional engineers.
Another feature is the Career Development course also taken in the final term which focuses on career planning and effective job search strategies, the techniques of researching companies, the basics of interviewing including a review of typical interview questions and role-playing, with all of this being presented and directed by senior practicing engineers who have direct and current experience with interviewing and hiring engineering technicians.
- Computer Applications for Engineering
- Business Communication
- Electronics and Digital Circuits Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics, Pneumatics and Vacuum Systems
- Electrical Circuit Analysis and Machinery
- General Work Shop
- PLC and HMI (Allen Bradley)
- PLC and Servo Controllers (Allen Bradley)
- PLC and Motion Control (Omron)
- PLC (Siemens)
- Advanced Control Systems
- AutoCAD Electrical
- Introduction to the Canadian Electrical Code
- Engineering Project
- Career Development for Engineers
Graduates can work as:
- Electrical Engineering Technician or Technologist
- Electronics Design Technologist
- Electronics Engineering Technician or Technologist
- Production Support Technician (Electronics Manufacturing)
- PLC Panel Assemblers
- Robotics Control and Support Technicians
- Automotive Technicians Engineering Technician
- Grade 12 (OSSD) or equivalent
- If you are 19 years or older and do not have an OSSD or equivalent, a minimum passing score of 16 on the Wonderlic SLE entrance test
- Grade 12 English and Math (College/University level or equivalent)
- Good oral and written English skills
- Admissions interview to determine suitability for the program
Students can apply and be granted advanced standing and exemptions based on their previous postsecondary studies. The following are required: (a) A request by the students indicating clearly what course(s) they are requesting advanced standing for and the reason for the request; (b) Official transcripts, and/or assessments, certificates based on which the advanced standing is requested.
Advanced standing or exemption will be granted in cases wither the skills and knowledge outcomes of the previous academic work done by the applicant are essentially identical to those of the subject/module as offered by North American College, as determined by the academic and administrative staff of the College, and, if required, by an interview with a member of the academic staff who teaches the subject/module in question. An advanced academic standing/exemption is considered approved only when it is approved in writing by North American College’s admission office. It is the responsibility of individuals who intend to apply for advanced standing to do so before finalizing their registration on the College