North American College

 North American College

 of Information Technology

Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering Design Technology    

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.


Course Outline

  1. Computer Applications for Engineering
  2. Business Communication
  3. Physics
  4. Mathematics
  5. Electronics and Digital Circuits Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics, Pneumatics and Vacuum Systems
  6. Electrical Circuit Analysis and Machinery
  7. General Work Shop
  8. PLC and HMI (Allen Bradley)
  9. PLC and Servo Controllers (Allen Bradley)
  10. PLC and Motion Control (Omron)
  11. PLC (Siemens)
  12. Robotics
  13. Advanced Control Systems
  14. AutoCAD Electrical
  15. Introduction to the Canadian Electrical Code
  16. Engineering Project
  17. Career Development for Engineers

Career Opportunities

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

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Admission Requirements

  • 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

Advance standing into term three is open to individuals holding engineering degrees or engineering technology diplomas provided that the complete the Electrical Circuit Analysis and Machinery course. Other individuals may receive credit for theory and/or practical subjects if they have taken previous related courses. The amount of credit to be awarded is determined on an individual basis after an interview with the Program Director and a review of the student’s transcript of marks for the previous courses. Applicants will also have the opportunity to receive credit by challenging the Final Exam for that course and receiving a minimum passing score of 70% on the exam. The maximum credit that will be granted is 40% of the full program.

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