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.
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.
NIC’s Industrial Automation Technician program has also been accredited by the Canadian Forces, and graduates can gain advanced standing as a naval electronics technician. See Industrial Automation for more information.
You will be required to obtain the following basic supplies and tools:
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*Note: Students not having current, valid WHMIS certification are required to take this course to meet program requirements. A separate fee will be charged for WHMIS.
To pass the program you are required to attain a minimum of 70% in each course.
Costs indicated are estimates for a 100% course load per year, unless otherwise noted. Additional fees may also include necessary equipment, supplies, NIC appointed uniforms, or field trips not included in these estimates.
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