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Electronics Technician Core Certificate

North Island College
Program overview
1 year
Full time
Diploma / certificate
Scholarships available

Start dates
British Columbia
September 2023

British Columbia
September 2024

British Columbia
September 2025
North Island College

About this program

Electronics Technician Core Certificate

This is the first year of Industrial Automation program at NIC.

You will learn the required skills to repair, maintain and install electronic circuits and equipment. Hands-on experiments teach you the correct use of tools, test equipment, troubleshooting procedures and soldering techniques. You will accumulate approximately 700 hours of hands-on lab time.

As a student in this program you will be eligible for student membership with the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia (ASTTBC). After two years of practical work experience, you will also be eligible to become a CTech or CET member of the provincial professional association. Benefits of membership in a provincial association include employer recognition and access to the Canadian Technical Employment Network (CTEN) for job hunting.

NIC is a charter member of the International Electronic Technicians Articulation committee. Upon completion of the certificate program, most graduates enter into NIC’s Industrial Automation Technician diploma program or transfer to other BC, Canadian or US institutions.

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Admission requirements

  1. C+ in one of English 11, or NIC English assessment; and
  2. C+ in one of Principles of Math 11, Applications of Math 12, Foundations of Math 11, Pre-Calculus 11, NIC MAT-053, NIC MAT-055 or NIC math assessment.
  3. High School graduation is preferred provided the applicant meets or exceeds the stated prerequisites.

In addition to above academic requirements, high school graduation requirement and English proficiency requirement apply to all international applicants.

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Program content

  • Technical Mathematics
  • Technical DC Circuit Analysis
  • Technical AC Circuit Analysis
  • Soldering, Workshop Practices and Electrical Fundamentals
  • Computer Applications and Design
  • Digital Electronics Analysis
  • Solid State Devices
  • Linear Circuits Analysis
  • Programmable Devices
  • Professional Writing
  • WHMIS 2015

Scholarships & funding

North Island College offers scholarship opportunities to new students. For details please visit the institute website.


For more information regarding tuition fees, please visit the website.

Career paths

As a graduate of the Electronics Technician Core certificate, you will be qualified to enter the second year of the Industrial Automation Technician diploma at NIC, or to transfer to other Canadian and US institutions.

Second-year specialties lead to a wide range of high-demand career opportunities in industries such as forest products, pulp and paper, chemical processing, oil/gas/petroleum, mining and metal processing, steam generation and utilities, water and waste water treatment, food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, textiles, materials handling and electronics/semi-conductors manufacturing.

As well, Electronics Core now offers Dual Track Certification. Successful students will receive both the Common Core Certificate as well as Harmonized Level 1 Electrical through the ITA.

Graduates of the Common Core will now be able to contact the ITA after successfully completing the their first year of studies in the Industrial Automation program and receive scholastic achievement of Level 1 Electrical apprenticeship. There will be no need for challenge Electrical exams as the missing curriculum will be added tho the Common Core Workshop Practices course. Students will be able to send in their Common Core transcript and receive the Level 1 completion status. There is no apprentice-able hours granted, so those will still need to be made up in the field, but students will be able to go straight into Level 2 schooling.

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North Island College

Located on beautiful Vancouver Island, West Coast of Canada, North Island College is a small public college which offers many programs including certificates, diplomas, a degree in business, and post degree diplomas. Areas of study include university transfer in the...

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North Island College

2300 Ryan Rd
V9N 8N6 Courtenay BC

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