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Electrician and Electrical Programs at Ontario Colleges

What to expect from a career as an Electrician or Electrical Engineering Technician

Skilled trades are always in demand, which means a career as an electrician can open many doors. With the versatility of education in many electrician and electrical programs at Ontario colleges, you can choose to jump-start your career or spend time learning a specialty.

If you’re looking for a career in the field of electrical work and electronics, here’s what you need to know. More

Electrician and Electrical Courses

Electrician and electrical engineering courses teach the basics of electronics and electrical work, with classes like solid-state electronic devices, circuit construction, digital circuits and electrical repair. You’ll learn installation and power distribution methods, learn to understand drive and control systems, and also be well-trained on workplace safety and the Canadian Electrical Code.

Hands-on projects and applications done in the lab will be a big part of the curriculum. Sophisticated AutoCAD programs offered by many institutions will help you design wiring layouts for both commercial and residential areas. You’ll also work with other leading technologies in the field, such as Programmable Logic Controllers.

General Electrician and Electrical Program Requirements

Many electrician training programs are one-year certificate programs intended to give students basic knowledge of electrical techniques in preparation for apprenticeship. Requirements include an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, with a grade 12 English credit. Students must also be registered with the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

Other Ontario college electrician and electrical programs are two- and three-year programs, depending on their level of specialization. These programs also require an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, possibly including a grade 12 mathematics credit and / or grade 12 English credit. Communications, physics and other related courses are often encouraged.

Electrician and Electrical Jobs and Salaries

There are a number of electrician careers available after apprenticeship, including (but not limited to):

  • Residential or commercial electrical work
  • Industrial electrical work
  • Quality control

Graduates of electrical engineering tech programs may choose to go in a direction other than an apprenticeship, such as working to create electrical designs of buildings and electronic devices alongside engineers and architects.

Starting salaries in the electrical field can be as low as $14 an hour, but with experience or in the right position, can run as high as the high $30s. Typically, the average salary for specialized field workers, such as industrial electricians, is roughly $25 an hour. Unionized workers can also expect higher salaries.

Ontario Colleges Offering Electrician and Electrical Programs

Use the left-column navigation to refine your search by College, Program Availability, Program Start Date and more, or see the table below for a complete list of electrician programs at Ontario colleges. Less

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Program Title College Campus Availability Program Delivery Start Date Website
Show details Electrical Engineering Technician CAMBRIAN BARRYDOWNE (SUDBURY) OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Electrical Engineering Technician


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: EETN
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: OPTIONAL CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Electrical Engineering Technician CENTENNIAL PROGRESS OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Electrical Engineering Technician


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 3822
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Electrical Engineering Technician CENTENNIAL PROGRESS OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Electrical Engineering Technician


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 3822
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Electrical Engineering Technician CENTENNIAL PROGRESS OPEN Full Time 2018 - Jan Visit

Electrical Engineering Technician


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 3822
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Electrical Engineering Technician CONESTOGA CAMBRIDGE OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Electrical Engineering Technician


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0071
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Electrical Engineering Technician DURHAM WHITBY OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Electrical Engineering Technician


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: EETN
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Electrical Engineering Technician FANSHAWE LONDON OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Electrical Engineering Technician


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: ELN2
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Electrical Engineering Technician LOYALIST MAIN OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Electrical Engineering Technician


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: ELTT
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Electrical Engineering Technician LOYALIST MAIN OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Electrical Engineering Technician


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: ELTT
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Electrical Engineering Technician LOYALIST MAIN OPEN Full Time 2018 - Jan Visit

Electrical Engineering Technician


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: ELTT
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Electrical Engineering Technician NIAGARA WELLAND CAMPUS WAITLISTED Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Electrical Engineering Technician


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0709
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Electrical Engineering Technician NIAGARA WELLAND CAMPUS OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Electrical Engineering Technician


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0709
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Electrical Engineering Technician NIAGARA WELLAND CAMPUS OPEN Full Time 2018 - Jan Visit

Electrical Engineering Technician


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0709
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Electrical Engineering Technician NORTHERN TIMMINS (PORCUPINE) (SITE 1) OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Electrical Engineering Technician


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: T007
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Electrical Engineering Technician SHERIDAN DAVIS (BRAMPTON) OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Electrical Engineering Technician


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: PETEN
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Electrical Engineering Technician SHERIDAN DAVIS (BRAMPTON) OPEN Full Time 2018 - Jan Visit

Electrical Engineering Technician


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: PETEN
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Electrical Engineering Technician SHERIDAN SKILLS TRAINING CENTRE OAKVILE OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Electrical Engineering Technician


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: PETEN
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Electrical Engineering Technician ST. LAWRENCE KINGSTON OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Electrical Engineering Technician


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 1050
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Electrical Engineering Technician (CO-OP) GEORGIAN BARRIE WAITLISTED Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Electrical Engineering Technician (CO-OP)


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: EETN
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
Notes:

Show details Electrical Engineering Technician (Co-Op) GEORGIAN BARRIE OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Electrical Engineering Technician (Co-Op)


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: EETN
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

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