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.

Length of training

Option Specific (hours) Total (hours)
A Telecommunications 2 025 2 685

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

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
Collège Dawson D More info 

Related Training(s)


Average Salary

Electronics Technician (Telecommunications) — $29.70