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Electrical Engineering Technician - Industrial

Loyalist College
Program overview
4 semesters
Full time
Diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
Start dates
September 2022

January 2023

September 2023

January 2024

About this program

Electrical Engineering Technician - Industrial

As our dependence on electricity grows, so too does the demand for skilled electrical workers. Electrical Engineering Techniques students are introduced to electrical principles and building construction wiring while technician students advance into industrial automation and PLC programming, preparing for tomorrow's trends in next generation robotics.

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Admission requirements

Required academic preparation

  • OSSD/OSSGD or equivalent with courses at the general, advanced, (C), (U) or (M) level,AND
  • Grade 12 English (C) level or equivalent, AND
  • Grade 11 Math OR
  • Mature applicant

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the college website.

Is it for you?

Students who thrive in this program:

  • Like taking things apart and knowing how they work.
  • Enjoy hands-on learning by doing.
  • Enjoy working with computers and new technology.

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Program content

First Year - Semester One

  • Basic Electricity
  • Basic Installation Practices
  • Industrial Control
  • Industrial Diagrams & Applications
  • Occupational Health & Safety 1
  • Technical Math 1

First Year - Semester Two

  • Advanced Electricity
  • Codes & Installation Practices
  • Communications
  • Industrial Control Electronics
  • Industrial Distribution Systems
  • Programmable Logic Controller Fundamentals
  • The Electrical Safety Code in Ontario

Second Year - Semester Three

  • Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Alternative Energy
  • CADD Electrical
  • Fluid Power and Control
  • Instrumentation Systems Theory and Practical
  • Technical Math 2

Second Year - Semester Four

  • Advanced Motor Control
  • Control Systems & Interfacing
  • Industrial Communication Networks
  • Industrial Production Systems & Drawings
  • Instrumentation & Digital Control Systems
  • Motion Control

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the college website for more information.

Program delivery

Experiential learning

Get practical, real-life training in a supportive learning environment that nurtures one-on-one relationships with instructors:

  • The first year provides a working understanding of electricity and electronics, as well as the fundamental skills needed in electrical construction and automation.
  • Develop skills in electrical installation, motor control and the basics of industrial processes — including Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), fluid power and process control.
  • Hands-on work with actual PLCs in your first year, not just simulation software.
  • Students gain a solid understanding of the Ontario Electrical Safety Code.
  • A second year of study delivers skills required in installing, configuring, maintaining and calibrating industrial control systems, including industrial robotic and automated production systems.
  • Students can apply their knowledge to extracurricular projects, such as building a racecar simulator arcade game using only automation equipment and software.


  • Domestic Tuition: $2,722.08
  • Full-Time Ancillary Fees:* $1,462
  • Total: $4,184.08


Credential:Two-year Ontario College Diploma (Technician)

Career paths

Find your career

Loyalist's focus on industrial automation provides the foundation for a vast array of career options:

  • Residential, commercial or industrial electrician
  • Automation specialist
  • Robotics technician
  • Programmable logic controller programmer
  • Appliance repair
  • Heating, air conditioning and ventilation (HVAC)
  • Electrical estimator
  • Industrial networking specialist
  • Electrical inspector
  • Electrical systems and products trainer
  • Communications systems technician
  • Gaffer (movie/video production electrician)
  • Railway signal technician
  • Average starting salaries range from $35,000 to $39,999.*

*Source: Employment Profile Provincial Report, Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

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Loyalist College 

Loyalist College empowers students, faculty, staff, and partners through experiential, economic, cluster-based applied programs and research that provide career-ready graduates for, and knowledge transfer to, industry and the community....

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Why study at Loyalist College

In a world obsessed with big, we are small.

Small gives us the power to do big things. And things that make a big difference to our students, community, and partners. In an impersonal world of big lecture halls and stadium seating, we know our students by name and circumstance.

Small frees us to provide personal one-on-one attention, in small classes and learning environments. Small means our students feel like they matter. That they belong. That they are no longer invisible in a world which had passed them by. Small means that we can move mountains to help every student succeed, confident in who they are and what they are capable of becoming.

We are Loyalist College of Applied Arts and Technology.

We are small.

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Loyalist College

376 Wallbridge Loyalist Road, Box 4200
K8N 5B9 Belleville Ontario

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