Program Objectives

The Electrotechnology program aims to train students to be able to perform the activities related to production and set-up of materials and electrical and electronic equipment. The candidates will be employed in public service industries, computer service industries, in telecommunications, factories that produce electric and electronic materials, technical council boards, public and para-public organizations, editing companies and in transport as well as in radiotelecommunications and entertainment. They may also be called to manage projects and personnel, to do customer support, to manage stock and perform administrative duties.

Specialization A - Telecommunications

The main activities and tasks associated with telecommunications technologists are: installations and set up of service, maintenance, repair and modifications or updates of telecummunications systems.

Specialization B - Computers and network

The main activities and tasks associated with computers and network technologists are (electronic section): installation, maintenance, repair and modification fo electronic and computer equipment; (computer section): installation of material and software, maintenance, repair and customer service; (network section): installation, maintenance and functionality of a network and the necessary equipment.

Specialization C - Audiovisual

The main activities and tasks associated with audiovisual technologists are: installation and service set-up, maintenance, repair and modification or updating professional production and post-production systems and high quality diffusion. Radiotelecommunication technicians install, put together and repair electonic equipment that serves to record and broadcast live, as well as recorded, radio and televisions shows, as well as producing audio and visual trailers that are broadcast on the Internet. They work in radio and television broadcasting companies, broadcast equipment companies, and for Internet service communication providers.

Length of training

Option Specific (hours) Total (hours)
A Telecommunications specialization 2 025 2 685
B Computers and network 2 040 2 700
C Audiovisual 2 040 2 700

Total length of training includes general training that is common to all programs for 420 hours, general training for this program for 150 hours as well as complementary general training courses for 90 hours.

Duration of training consists of theory and lab work for courses; personal time that the student invests is excluded.

Program Content

Number or Code Statement of the Competency
037C To process technical information
037E To diagnose an analog electronics problem
037F To diagnose a digital electronics problem
041Q To process information about working in the field of electrotechnology
041R To implement mathematical models related to electronics
041S To communicate in the workplace

Specialization A - Telecommunications

Number or Code Statement of the Competency
041T To replace electronic components
041U To draw electronic schematic diagrams
041V To diagnose a network-related problem
041W To diagnose an analog electronics problem affecting telecommunications circuits
041X To perform telecommunications network surveillance activities
041Y To check the operationn of a wired telecommunications system
041Z To check the operation of a fibre-optic telecommunications system
0421 To check the operation of a wireless telecommunications system
0422 To provide quality control for teh assembly and integration of a telecommunications system
0423 To perform activities related to the installation and activation of a telecommunications system
0424 To service a telecommunications system
0425 To service a computer network system
0426 To modify a telecommunications system
0427 To provide technical assistance and support
Number of contact hours allotted to specific training: 2025

Specialization B - Computers and network

Number or Code Statement of the Competency
041T. To replace electronic components
041U. To draw electronic schematic diagrams
041V. To diagnose a network-related problem
0428 To install an operating system
0429 To install a piece of computer hardware
042A To service a piece of computer hardware
042B To modify a piece of computer hardware
042C To set up a local network
042D To service a local network
042E To plan the set-up of a local network
042F To provide technical assistance
Number of contact hours allotted to specific training: 2 040

Specialization C - Audiovisual

Number or Code Statement of the Competency
042G To practise health and safety techniques related to audiovisual technology
042H To ensure the distribution of electrical power
042J To interconnect audiovisual system components
042K To provide lighting
042L To fit a hall or stage with a public address (PA) system
042M To activate an audiovisual network
042N To activate audiovisual control systems
042P To present audiovisual documents
042Q To make sound recordings
042R To produce video recordings
042S To edit audio or video documents
042T To perform activities related to the broadcast of audiovisual documents
042U To service audiovisual equipment
042V To modify audiovisual systems
042W To provide technical support for a production
042X To provide technical direction for an audiovisual project
Number of contact hours allotted to specific training: 2 040

Admission Conditions and Prerequisites

To be admitted to the program, a person must meet the general requirements for admission set out in the College Education Regulations, as well as the following special conditions, where applicable:

Must have passed the following secondary-level course(s):

• Sec. IV TS or S or Secondary V CST Mathematics: Technical and Scientific option (564426) or Secondary IV Science option (565426) or Secondary V Cultural, Social and Technical Option (563504).
• Sec. IV TS or ATS – Secondary IV Science and Technology (555444) or Applied Science and Technology (557416)

Educational Organizations Offering the Program

College D/E
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Electronics Technician

Electronics technicians maintain and repair computer, audiovisual and telecommunication equipment. They assemble and configure computer systems and troubleshoot various office systems. As part of their duties, they may be required to draw electronic diagrams, set up lighting, capture sound and video record events or edit video and audio content. It’s a stimulating job in an ever-changing field. A job as an electronics technician requires an aptitude for math and science and a dedicated, methodical personality.

Average Salary

Electronics Technician — $31.00

Job Titles

Installer and repairer – household and business equipment
Videotape editor
Broadcasting control operator
Office machine repairer
Electronic components technician, aircraft
Telecommunication line technician
Audiovisual (AV) technician
Electronics technician
Electronics technician – household and business equipment
Telecommunications technician