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Electrical Engineering Technician

Available at: Kingston


Today’s electrical field is extremely broad and diverse. Employers need motivated people who have the knowledge and skills to design, implement and maintain power generation, distribution and control systems, entertainment and communication systems, and process, automation and manufacturing systems.

The Electrical Engineering Technician Program will provide students with the theoretical and practical skills required to meet these demanding job opportunities. Graduates of the Electrical Engineering Technician Program will have a well-rounded practical and theoretical knowledge of many aspects of the electrical field.

Some areas of study will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Canadian Electrical Code usage and application 
  • Reading and creating blueprints, schematics and wiring diagrams 
  • Residential, commercial and industrial wiring 
  • Industrial process measurement, calibration and control 
  • Power electronics with application to power and motor speed control equipment 
  • Industrial automation systems with programmable logic controllers and motor control equipment 
  • Power generation and distribution equipment 
  • Fire alarm, security and communication systems 
  • Statistical analysis and sampling for quality control 
  • Business communication, management and financial skills.




Exemption Opportunities

At the completion of the program graduates may apply to write exemption tests to provide exemption from the in-school portion of the Ontario Electrical Apprenticeships. These tests are administered by the College and are free of charge to all graduates of the Electrical Technician program.

Career Opportunities

Electrical Engineering Technician: Whether designing a factory or a small piece of consumer equipment, Electrical Engineering Technicians are actively involved in absolutely every part of our modern society. They work closely with engineering and architectural staff towards the common goal of designing the devices and structures that make our everyday lives easier.

Industrial Electrician: In today’s automated manufacturing facilities, employers demand well-educated and highly skilled employees to maintain plant operations and improve productivity levels. Certified industrial electricians, in cooperation with engineers, industrial millwrights, operators and quality control technicians, are key to filling this demand. Graduates of this program will acquire the foundational skills that enable companies to succeed in this evolving and challenging environment.

Construction and Maintenance Electrician: The construction industry is diverse. Since a construction site can be anything from a residential home to a nuclear generating station – each with their own service types and installation practices – construction electricians are equipped to handle this diversity in a highly skilled and professional manner. Working in coordination with engineering and other trades, a construction electrician is capable of dealing with all aspects of electrical installation from start to finish.

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Program Name

Electrical Engineering Technician

Program Code



Ontario College Diploma

Start Dates

May 2017 International Only

Program Duration

2 years

Location (Campus)


Canadian Fees

2016-17 Tuition fee is $2,850.18. Compulsory fees are $1,092.15. All fees are subject to change for 2017-18.

International Fees

2016-17 International tuition fee is $13,420.00. Compulsory fees are $1,770.15. All fees are subject to change for 2017-18.
May 2016 intake for International students

Additional Costs

Students will also be required to purchase textbooks, electronic kits, green CSA triangle and orange OMEGA symbol safety boots and hand tools. The approximate cost of all items is $1,300.

Scholarships and Bursaries

St. Lawrence College offers an extensive Student Scholarship and Bursary Program.  Scholarships and bursaries for this purpose are sponsored by external organizations and private individuals.  These awards recognize our academic excellence, community involvement, contribution to the quality of College life, outstanding achievement and professional potential.  For more details visit Bursaries and Scholarships.

Special Scholarship Opportunity:
Qualified students may be eligible for special financial support, made possible through a generous gift donated to the St. Lawrence College Foundation from the Advanced Technology Education Consortium (ATEC). For full details regarding the ATEC Technology Scholarships, applicant criteria and application forms, visit Bursaries and Scholarships.

Program Outline 2017-18

Semester 1
ELET 100 Electrical Fundamentals
ELET 101 Electrical Circuits
ELET 102 Residential Drawings
ELET 103 General Mathematics
ELET 104 Digital Electronics
ELET 105 Computer Fundamentals
ELET 106 Canadian Electrical Code
GENE 60 Contemporary Topics in the Workplace

Semester 2
ELET 200 DC Fundamentals
ELET 201 DC Rotating Machines
ELET 202 Commercial Drawings
ELET 203 Fire and Security Systems
ELET 204 Analog Electronics
ELET 205 Technical Writing Skills
ELET 206 Canadian Electrical Code II
ELET 207 Temperature & Pressure Process
GENE General Education Course

Semester 3
ELET 300 AC Fundamentals
ELET 301 AC Rotating Machines
ELET 304 Statistical Mathematics
ELET 305 Power Control Electronics
ELET 307 Level, Flow and Position Process
ELET 403 Programmable Logic Controllers
ELET 406 Computer Aided Drafting
GENE General Education Course

Semester 4
ELET 302 Industrial Drawings
ELET 400 Power Systems
ELET 401 Power Systems Applications
ELET 402 Instrumentation II – Control
ELET 404 Variable Speed Drives
ELET 405 Canadian Electrical Code III
ELET 408 Hydraulics and Pneumatics
ELET 409 Industrial Automation

Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including the following prerequisites:

  • Grade 12 English at the C or U level
  • Grade 11 Math at the C or U or M level

For OSSD equivalency options, see Admission Requirements.


Health Requirements

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

Formal and informal pathways offer SLC graduates the chance to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Those that follow are specific to this program:

>>More information on these SLC Articulations

For details on Credit Transfer within Ontario please visit:


The Electrical Engineering Technician program at St Lawrence College, Kingston Campus has given me a fantastic opportunity to expand my electrical knowledge. The program as a whole covers many different aspects of electrical, process control and electronics. One of the greatest things about this program is the size of our classes and the hands on work that is available to us. The faculty has created a great balance of theory and practical work within our program. Our teachers have a lot of experience in the electrical field and offer us a lot of support. They ensure our success by effectively explaining all content in a way everyone can understand. Though this program is 2 years long my time here has gone rather quickly. I am thankful for the career opportunities that are available to me after graduating in April of 2015. All in all this program is a great opportunity for anyone interested in the electrical field, regardless of previous experience or not.

Jessica Nyysola, 2nd year Electrical Engineering Technician Program.

Jessica Nyysola

Program Contact

Hugh McLaren

Recruiting Contact

Recruitment Office

Additional Information

Programs at St. Lawrence College are delivered using a variety of instruction modes. Courses may be offered in the classroom or lab, entirely online, or in a hybrid mode which combines classroom sessions with online learning activities. Program delivery can be run weekdays, weekends or evenings. Upon registration, each full-time student is provided a St. Lawrence College email account which is used to communicate important information about program or course events.

Advanced Standing

Applicants with post-secondary credits may be eligible for direct entry to an upper level of the program (semester or year) depending on transfer credits. Select the applicable level when applying at and ensure that we receive your official post-secondary transcript for consideration. If you are unsure what level to apply for, please contact the program coordinator.
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