What will I learn?

The Electrical Engineering Technology program provides students with a solid foundation in a range of electricity applications for many industry sectors. In Electrical Engineering Technology courses and labs, students are given the opportunity to practice, through real life applications, the theory they have learned.

In the Electrical Engineering Technology program, you gain a solid foundation in a range of electricity applications for many industry sectors.

You have the opportunity, in Electrical Engineering Technology courses and labs, to put theory into practice through real life applications. The program's practical approach to learning also sees you develop skills through simulated workplace assignments.

Upon completion of the program, you will be able to demonstrate an ability to design, adapt, analyze, troubleshoot, commission and install electrical systems as applied to electrical engineering. The range of functions that you will be able to complete as an electrical engineering technologist will serve to ensure safety and compliance with relevant codes and standard practices.

Graduates of Centennial's Electrical Engineering Technology undertaking are able to find work in a wide range of industries such as energy (petroleum and electrical generation), process/manufacturing, construction/engineering, telecommunications/IT network and intelligent building systems.

Co-op Option

The co-op option in this program will provide you with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience while you complete three work terms, as a paid employee in the field. This experience not only allows you to put classroom learning into practice, but will also provide valuable contacts for your future career.

To participate in programs with optional co-op, typically students will complete an application process in the second semester of their studies, and if academically qualified, will be admitted to the co-op program. When you graduate, your diploma will highlight the co-op credential.

Program Highlights

  • Progress Campus features modern labs and lecture facilities that ensure a technologically-advanced learning environment.
  • You gain grounding in electrical engineering sciences and skills, including electrical circuits, maintenance of electrical instruments or devices, operation of electrical motors and power transmission as used in the industry.
  • Through the hands-on Electrical Engineering Technology courses, you also learn to produce electrical drawings as well as design electrical circuits.

Career Outlook

  • Electrical controls technologist
  • Electrical instrumentation technician
  • Electrical designer
  • Distribution system technologist
  • Project manager
  • Maintenance electrician
  • Quality control/quality assurance technologist in electrical manufacturing
  • Field service technician/technologist
  • Technical sales representative
  • Technical trainer

Areas of Employment

Centennial College Electrical Engineering Technology grads are able to work in diverse employment settings in commercial companies, utilities and industries using electrical technology. Among the specific areas in which graduates will be able to work are:

  • Power distribution and utilization
  • Electrical power generation, transmission, and protection
  • Industrial telecommunications
  • Electrical maintenance and installation
  • Control systems
  • Services
  • Sales
  • Design
  • Repairs

Also available Electrical Engineering Technology (PTY).

Which department am I in?

School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$16,531.80 (US$ 12,204) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

8 September 2020


Progress Campus

941 Progress Avenue,


Ontario (ON),

M1G 3T8, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

Academic Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)

English Language Requirements

  • A TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based) or 80+ (internet based with no test below 20)
  • IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0+ (with no single test score below 5.5)
  • CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment) with an overall band score of 60
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) score of 51 plus
  • ITEP (International Test of English Proficiency) score of 3.7 plus.

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About this uni

94% of employers revealed that they are either satisfied or very satisfied after hiring work-ready graduates from Centennial.

  • One of Canada’s multicultural higher education institutions
  • Students benefit from the job-aligned courses
  • National award-winning Centre of Entrepreneurship
  • Offers facilities to simulate dynamic work environment