Start Date: September
Location: Prince of Wales Campus
Length: 2 Years
Credential: Diploma, Electronics Engineering Technologist
In the Electronics Engineering Technology program, you will learn the theory and practical skills needed to design and troubleshoot circuits, and to install, operate, and service electronic or data communications systems. You will take courses in electrical circuits, electronic fabrication, transmission theory, and programming fundamentals for electronic systems. You will also complete a 240-hour on-the-job placement.
Students complete a major project involving an electronic system of their choosing. The project includes designing the hardware and software, building a prototype, and testing. Recent projects include a robotic arm wirelessly controlled via Bluetooth, a 3D imaging system to automate creation of models for 3D printing, radio frequency identification tags to automatically unlock and open doors and a Wi-Fi based water detection alarm with text messaging.
As a graduate, you will receive advanced standing toward the Aerospace Telecommunication and Information Systems program offered by the Canadian Forces. You are also eligible to receive a salary, benefits, and support to offset tuition and materials if you enroll through the Canadian Forces Non-Commissioned Member Subsidized Education plan.
The Electronics Engineering Technology program is a CTAB (Canadian Technology Accreditation Board) nationally accredited program at the technologist level.
National program accreditation involves an independent team of certified professionals performing an extensive audit, which provides graduates and employers confidence the program meets the educational standards of Canada’s engineering technology and applied science profession.
Graduating from a nationally accredited program creates an expedited path to becoming a certified professional with provincial certifying bodies in Canada.
The Electronics Engineering Technology program is also an accredited program recognized by the International Engineering Alliance under the Sydney Accord
This program is located in the Charlottetown Centre. Take a virtual tour.
This program has degree pathways, giving you the opportunity to receive credit for your Holland College diploma when you continue your education. For a complete list of agreements, visit the Degree Pathways page.
|Partner Institution||Credential||Details of Agreement|
|University of New Brunswick - Saint John,
||Bachelor of Applied Management||Graduates with a 70% average receive two years of credit toward a Bachelor of Applied Management degree.|
Tuition, fees, and other costs are listed in Canadian dollars. International student fees are due on the first day of class.
|Tuition & Fees||$6,230||$11,980|
|Tuition & Fees||$6,405||$11,555|
|Tuition & Fees||1st Year||2nd Year|
|Health Insurance Fee||$420||$420|
|Fitness Centre Fee||$80||$80|
|1st installment due September 6||$3,436||$3,691|
2nd installment due January 9
|Other Costs||1st Year||2nd Year|
|Tuition & Fees||1st Year||2nd Year|
|Health Insurance Fee||$1,170||$1,170|
|Fitness Centre Fee||$80||$80|
|1st installment due September 6||$9,186||$8,841|
|2nd installment due January 9||$2,794||$2,714|
|Other Costs||1st Year||2nd Year|
Course Name & Description
An overview of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Prince Edward Island. Students examine the legislation, how PEI employees are protected while on the job and the responsibilities of employees and employers.
Manage technology-based projects. Students develop project charters, work breakdown structures, task and resources schedules. Monitoring and controlling of project scope, time, resources, costs, and quality are emphasized. Use of project management software as a tool to manage projects is also covered.
Introduction to computer aided design tools used in the field of electronics. Students acquire the skills to create mechanical drawings using software design tools. Computer aided design tools to create schematic diagrams, simulate electronic circuits, and to design printed circuit boards are introduced.
Study of data communications, computer networking, and router configuration. Students examine the Open System Interconnection (OSI) model, the TCP/IP protocol suite, Ethernet local-area networks (LANs), networking devices such as routers, switches, and wireless access points. Practical hands-on projects develop skills in the construction and testing of computer networks; Internet Protocol (IP) addressing schemes; and router/switch configuration.
An exploration of the architecture, components, and operation of routers and switches in enterprise networks. Students configure routers and switches for basic functionality and troubleshoot to resolve common issues.
An introduction to learning the written and oral communication of technical information. Students research, assemble and present technical information while analysing optimum mediums for industry-specific communication.
In this course, students are introduced to the fundamentals of various software programs and information processing systems used in today's workplace and educational environments. Students develop the skills necessary to understand and efficiently use common workplace productivity tools. The main areas of focus include: operating systems, e-mail and groupware, word processing, spreadsheets, electronic presentation software, and the integration of these technologies.
An introduction to problem solving, programming concepts and programming for electronics. Students design, construct and test basic computer applications using structural programming techniques. Emphasis is on developing a solid understanding of programming practices and methodologies as they relate to electronic engineering applications.
Study of electricity, passive direct current (DC) circuits, and passive alternating current (AC) circuits. Learners analyze DC and AC circuits; select and test passive components; measure electrical quantities using appropriate test equipment. Construction and troubleshooting techniques for circuits are introduced. Simulating circuits and creating schematic diagrams using computer aided design software are also covered.
Study of discrete semiconductor devices. The operational characteristics of discrete semiconductor components and component testing are explored. Students analysis, design, and troubleshoot circuits with discrete semiconductor devices. This course emphasizes the use of computer software to create schematic diagrams and for circuit simulation.
Design analog circuits incorporating integrated circuits. Students make extensive use of computer aided design software to create schematic diagrams and to simulate the electronic circuits.
Design digital logic circuits. Students analyze and design circuits using the standard building block devices required for digital circuits. The use of appropriate test equipment to diagnose faults in digital circuits is introduced. Emphasis is placed on the use of computer software to create schematic diagrams and for circuit simulation.
Fabricate and test electronic systems. Students develop the skills to construct working prototypes of electronic systems. Skills developed include soldering, PCB assembly techniques, wiring techniques, ESD practices, mechanical fabrication, and creating assembly documents. Work place safety including the proper use and maintenance of tool are stressed. An introduction to surface mount devices is included.
Design digital logic circuits using programmable logic. Students design, simulate, and test both combinational and sequential logic circuits implemented using programmable logic.
Develop software and hardware for embedded control systems. Students design complete embedded control systems including logically structured software code and hardware interfaces to peripheral devices. The importance of project documentation and version control of files are stressed.
Develop digital systems for real-time processing of signals. Students design and build systems that process electronic signals in real-time. The systems convert analog signals to digital for processing and convert the signal back to analog after processing.
Introduction to the operation of communication systems. Students analyze analog and digital modulation schemes as well as multiplexing methods. Mathematical concepts such as Fourier series are applied to analyze signals. Students also troubleshoot and evaluate the performance of communication systems.
Study of transmission media for communication systems. The effects of free space, fibre optic cable, and transmission lines on wave propagation are analyzed. Students design and install antennas and develop the skills to work safely with fibre optic components. After completing this course, students have the option to obtain the industry recognized CFOT (Certified Fiber Optic Technician) certification.
Exploration of modern communication systems. Students examine the operation of communications systems such as cellular, satellite, microwave, wireless local area networks, RFID, and Bluetooth. Systems using short-range wireless technologies are designed and implemented.
Exploration of systems for process control and data acquisition. Students develop programs for programmable logic controllers. Transducer selection and the design of signal conditioning circuitry are explored. Graphical programming tools for the acquisition and analysis of data are introduced.
Design, construct, and test a major electronic system. The system must incorporate both hardware and software to solve a practical application problem. Students design the system and build a prototype to verify that the system meets required specifications. Formal project management techniques are used to manage the project. The course concludes with the delivery of a written technical report and an oral presentation of the completed project.
Solve technical problems using mathematics and statistics. Students use algebraic functions, trigonometry, vectors, exponential and logarithmic equations, decibels, complex numbers, geometry, matrices, and basic statistics to solve technical problems encountered in the computer and electronics fields.
Introduction to differential and integral calculus. Students explore the concepts of continuity, limits, the derivative as an instantaneous rate of change, and the integral as the area under a curve. Methods of determining derivatives cover both algebraic and transcendental functions. Practical applications emphasize maximum/minimum problems and determining rates of change.
Solve technical problems using calculus. Students solve technical problems using advanced integration techniques, mathematical series, the LaPlace transform, and the Fourier transform. Practical applications emphasize the use of LaPlace and Fourier transforms to analyze electrical signals and circuits.
A comprehensive two-day course offering standard first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills from a certified trainer. As required by regulation, this course covers CPR and the management of other breathing, airway and circulation emergencies, as well as, the control of bleeding, treating shock, stabilizing fractures and dislocations, head and spine injuries, and more. Also, includes automated external defibrilators (AED). This certification expires in 3 years.
Students complete Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) training and certification.
Students complete a work term during which they apply theoretical and practical skills obtained during the program. The opportunity to work in the field under direct supervision provides the student with an invaluable experience that enhances their overall learning.
Exploration of ethical issues, environmental sustainability issues, legal and professional accountabilities relevant to electronic technologists.
Students develop a project proposal in preparation for the technology project. System specifications are established. Depth and appropriateness of the project as well as project time-lines and costs are determined.
... Holland College and my instructors created an environment conducive to grow, not only in my field of study, but as an individual as well. In addition to curriculum, my instructors taught me and my classmates how to think critically. Learning is a lifetime experience that extends far beyond the four walls of any lab or classroom. I am grateful for instructors and a college that helped create this foundation.
David, Class of 2021
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