Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician

CampusStart DateTuition/Fees
MonctonJanuary 2023 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International
Saint JohnJanuary 2023 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International

Program Overview

The Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician certificate program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and practical skills required to work as a technician in the electrical and electronics fields. This program offers a broad range of skill-based training in fundamental areas such as math, physical science, electrical circuits, critical thinking, problem-solving, research, communication, and teamwork as well as technical skills such as installation, testing, operation, maintenance, analyzing and troubleshooting of electrical and electronic circuits, equipment and systems.

Throughout the program, students will learn and apply the knowledge and skills in a real, practical, and simulated environment through lectures, extensive hands-on activities, and individual or team projects.

Students enrolled in this program continue their studies through the spring and complete at the end of summer term.  This enables students to apply for entrance into the second year of the Electrical Engineering Technology or Electronics Engineering Technology programs and complete the certificate and diploma programs within 16 months of full-time study.


Duration

The requirements for this certificate program may be achieved within one year of full-time study.


Admission Requirements

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  • High School Diploma or Adult High School Diploma or GED Diploma of High School Equivalency or Essential Skills Achievement Pathway: Post-Secondary Entry High School Diploma
    • Foundations of Mathematics 110
      or
      Geometry and Applications in Mathematics 112 and Functions and Relations 112
      • Total of two (2) sciences, including at least one (1) from the following:
        • Biology 112 or 122
        • Chemistry 112 or 122
        • Physics 112 or 122 (recommended)

      NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies
      International Student Admission Equivalencies


      Career Possibilities

      Graduates of the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician Certificate program may find employment in electrical utilities, communications companies, manufacturers of electrical and electronic equipment, consulting firms, and in governments and a wide range of manufacturing, processing and transportation industries. They may work independently or provide technical support and services in the design, development, testing, production and operation of electrical and electronic equipment and systems.

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      Specific Considerations

      After successful completion of their first year, graduates from the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician certificate program can choose to continue their studies in either an Electronics Engineering Technology Diploma or an Electrical Engineering Technology diploma path. The diploma path requires one additional year of study. 

      Local campuses can provide information on courses that are the prerequisites for technology programs at New Brunswick Community College. Many universities give credits for courses completed in this program; however, assessment is normally completed on an individual basis.

      Technology Requirements
      NBCC is a connected learning environment. All programs require a minimum specification, including access to the internet and a laptop. Your computer should meet your program technology requirements to ensure the software required for your program operates effectively. Free wifi is provided on all campuses.


      Program Courses

      Courses are subject to change.

      This course applies the fundamental laws of electric circuits to the analysis of DC circuits and networks. Capacitors and inductors are introduced as circuit components, and the transient response of RL and RC circuits is determined using mathematical techniques. Network theorems such as Thevenin’s and superposition are used to analyze DC circuits. Industry accepted techniques for drawing circuit schematics are introduced and used throughout the course. In the lab students build and troubleshoot series and parallel DC circuits.
      Learning is achieved through in-class activities and hands-on experience in a lab setting. Activities are completed both independently and in small teams with their peers.

      Prerequisites:

      • MATH1272B
      • PHYS1137A

      This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to analyze single-phase alternating current (AC) circuits. Students apply the fundamental principles of electric circuits and the mathematics of complex numbers to investigate the frequency response of AC circuits involving reactive components. Topics include resonance, filters, and power in AC circuits.
      Learning is achieved through in-class activities and hands-on experience in a lab setting. Activities are completed both independently and in small teams with their peers.

      Prerequisites:

      • MATH1273A
      • BEEB1192A

      This course introduces students to electrical power systems by providing experience using related instruments and equipment. Students are introduced to transformers and the fundamental principles of three-phase power distribution. They examine the behaviour of simple electrical systems with reactive loads. In the lab students build, test, and troubleshoot AC power circuits.
      Learning is achieved through in class activities and hands-on experience working with live electrical system equipment in a lab setting.

      Prerequisites:

      • BEEB1193A

      This course is designed to help students strengthen their fundamental skills in writing clear, effective sentences and paragraphs, and enable them to create organized, unified and coherent documents. The writing process is introduced. Students will recognize the importance of writing for the intended purpose and audience.

      This course introduces students to the fundamentals of technical writing and research. Students will learn how to write a variety of technical documents and business correspondence suitable to a specific audience and purpose as well as learn how to conduct research and document sources.

      Prerequisites:

      • COMM1264A

      This course is designed for students to learn how to quickly make sketches and notes. Emphasis is on recognizing the important details and getting them clearly sketched and/or written down. Accuracy, neatness, and legibility are stressed throughout.  

      Learning is achieved through hands-on class activities and assignments. 

      This course introduces students to how electrical components, wires, and circuit boards are connected through soldering and prototyping. Emphasis is on applying industry accepted practices. Safe and correct use of tools and supplies are demonstrated and practiced throughout. Students have hands-on training in both through-hole and surface mount soldering techniques, and learn to make reliable circuit connections with a prototyping board. As part of the course students assemble a circuit board for an electronic device. 

      Learning is achieved through practical, hands-on learning in a lab environment.

      This course introduces students to the tools and techniques used to build completed electronic equipment such as control panels, instruments, and power supplies. Topics include drawing interpretation, enclosures, assembly, wiring, testing, and labeling. As part of the course students complete a project involving the assembly, testing, and maintenance of electronic equipment such as a low voltage power supply. Throughout the course students gain experience with a variety of tools, fasteners, coatings, and glues. Learning is achieved through practical, hands-on learning in a lab environment.

      Prerequisites:

      • ELTE1077A

      This course is designed to apply the fundamental principles of digital electronics to the analysis and troubleshooting of logic circuits. Students explore the relationship between analog and digital signals and examine analog to digital and digital to analog conversion methods.  The binary and hexadecimal number systems are used to represent numeric quantities in logic circuits. Industry-accepted techniques for digital circuit schematics are introduced and used throughout the course. In the lab, students build, program, and examine logic circuits using both logic gate integrated circuits (IC) and programmable logic devices (PLD).
      Learning is achieved through in-class activities and hands-on experience in a lab setting.

      Prerequisites:

      • MATH1271B

      This course is designed to apply the fundamental principles of semiconductor devices to the analysis and troubleshooting of basic electronic circuits. Students learn the operating principles of diodes and bi-polar junction transistors (BJTs), and apply them to simple regulation and amplification circuits. Students are also introduced to light-emitting diodes (LEDs), field-effect transistors (FETs) and thyristors. In the lab students build, examine, and troubleshoot various electronic circuits using diodes, BJTs, and FETs.

      Learning is achieved through in-class activities and hands-on experience in a lab setting.

      Prerequisites:

      • MATH1273A
      • BEEB1192A

      This course introduces students to ethical principles and codes of conduct applicable to Professional Engineering Technology practice. It prepares students for being engineering technology professionals by exploring critical thinking, ethical behavior, and the legal and professional accountabilities that apply in the workplace. The industry's code(s) of ethics and practical case studies are used as the learning focus.

      Learning is achieved through lectures, case studies, and team projects.

      This course forms the foundations of technical mathematics. Topics covered include fundamental numerical calculations, manipulation of algebraic expressions, and solving equations, system of equations, and word problems. Learning is achieved through lectures, classroom examples and working out problems.

      This course is designed for students to learn more advanced algebra, trigonometry, and geometry. Topics include quadratic equations, trigonometry, logarithms, and vectors.

      Learning will be achieved through lectures and classroom examples and work. Learning is achieved through lectures and in-class activities.

      Prerequisites:

      • MATH1271B

      This course introduces students to advanced technical math required to solve applied problems in Engineering Technology. Topics include complex numbers, matrices, plane analytic geometry, graphs of trigonometric functions and trigonometric equations. Limits, as required for calculus, is also introduced. 
       
      Students will be able to apply the advanced technical math to solve technical problems and evaluate limits. Learning is achieved through lectures and in-class activities.

      Prerequisites:

      • MATH1272B

      This course provides an introduction to the meaning of community service.  Students learn how community service can enhance a student’s educational experience, personal growth, employability, and civic responsibility. Students participate in one day of volunteering to enhance their understanding of civic responsibility and to help the New Brunswick Community College realize its vision of transforming lives and communities.

      This workshop introduces students to the process of finding employment. It explores the various strategies and resources available, and examines the role of social media.

      This course introduces students to the principles of energy and matter. Emphasis is on basic concepts of how energy interacts with matter. Students also learn practical techniques for solving problems relating to energy and matter. 

      Learning will be achieved through lectures, class activities and assignments. 

      Prerequisites:

      • MATH1271B

      This course introduces students to the fundamental principles of electricity and magnetism and their application in analyzing DC electric circuits. Students use Ohm’s law and other related methods to calculate basic circuit parameters. Conventional current flow notation is used throughout the course.
      Learning is achieved through lectures and in-class activities.

      Prerequisites:

      • MATH1271B

      This course introduces students to the fundamentals of programming with microcontrollers using the “C” programming language. Fundamental programming techniques learned during the course include variables, mathematical calculations, and basic program control. Students set up and use an integrated development environment (IDE) to write, upload, and debug programs for a microcontroller. They learn how to use library functions to access a selection of the microcontroller’s basic hardware features.
      Learning is achieved through in-class activities and hands-on experience programming microcontrollers to perform simple measurement and control tasks in an electronic device.

      This course introduces students to basic computer applications and tools that are integral to all engineering disciplines, including word processing, presentation, spreadsheet, and electronic file management and data sharing.

      Students learn how to select and use appropriate computer applications to perform tasks such as research, data analysis, data presentation and sharing, and preparation of technical documents and reports within their discipline. An emphasis is placed on the data security, and safe use and management of files in a collaborative networked environment. Learning is achieved through practical application of skills during hands-on class activities and assignments.

      This course introduces students to the CAD (Computer-Aided Design) tools that are integral to all engineering disciplines for making and annotating basic engineering drawings. Students will learn the application interface, options, and commands for producing basic engineering drawings. Learning is achieved through practical, hands-on activities while using the CAD software.

      This course is designed for students to learn how to use CAD software to maintain and produce drawings of electrical systems. CAD software features such as symbol libraries and wiring tables are used to draw schematics and wiring diagrams. Throughout the course emphasis is placed on adherence to industry standards. Learning is achieved through practical, hands-on activities using CAD software.

      Prerequisites:

      • SAAL1836A

      A safe and healthy workplace is the responsibility of the employer and the employee. This course introduces students to the importance of working safely and addresses how employers and employees can control the hazards and risks associated with the workplace. Students will also learn about the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders including WorkSafeNB, the employer and the employee in ensuring workplaces are safe.

      This course provides students with an understanding of statistical principles and methods.  Students will learn how to collect, organize and report statisical data using elementary statiscal techniques such as construciton of freque ncy distributions, histograms and scatterplots. They will also learn how to use descriptive statistics such as central tendency (mean, mode, median, midrange), variation (range, variable, standard deviation), and position (percentile rank, quartile rank) to analyze the data and solve problems.

      Prerequisites:

      • MATH1272B


      NOC Codes

      2241 - Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
      2253 - Drafting technologists and technicians


      External Certifications

      Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician graduates may have an opportunity to acquire the following external certifications upon meeting the external agencies certification requirements and paying any required fees to the external agency:

      Institution: NBSCETT - New Brunswick Society of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists
      External Certification: Certified Technician
      Information: Certification by the New Brunswick Society of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists.

       


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