What to Expect
This program will gives students a diverse knowledge base and a comprehensive understanding of the principles of electricity, microcontrollers, communications and industrial electronics. Graduates will be able to apply these concepts to solve technical and scientific problems. The program emphasizes practical skills and state-of-the-art applications to ensure immediate applicability in the workplace. Students should be prepared for an intensive and demanding program of study that is broad-based and highly technical in content.
Courses in the Electronics Engineering Technology program take place in both traditional lecture and laboratory settings.
Classroom & Study Hours
Students can expect to spend, on average:
- 27 hours per week attending classes over the course of a semester.
- 25 hours per week studying and completing class assignments.
Is This Program For You?
Prospective students are encouraged to research the progarm and associated careers before applying. To be successful, electronics engineering technologists need:
- the ability to adapt to changes and adopt new ideas
- an aptitude for mathematics and science (especially physics)
- keen analytical skills and the ability required to interpret plans and diagrams, troubleshoot circuits, and test materials and products
- the ability to lead and work well with others as part of a team
- good oral and written communication skills
- to enjoy working with tools
Women in Technology and Trades
The Electronics Engineering Technology program is supported by Women in Technology and Trades (WITT), an offering of NAIT Student Engagement. The goal of WITT is to ensure that all female students are aware of and prepared for the career opportunities that are available to them in diverse technical fields. Throughout the year, WITT provides networking events, lunch and learns, mentorship opportunities and support services that are available to women in technology and trades programs at NAIT.
- Visit the Women in Technology and Trades page
- See upcoming WITT events
- Learn more about the WITT Industry Mentorship Program
Skills you will acquire
- analyzing, measuring, troubleshooting circuits.
- fabricating printed circuit boards and installing components.
- operating test equipment including multimeters, oscilloscopes, function generators, spectrum analyzers, time domain reflectometers and specialized RF test equipment.
- designing, constructing and debugging microcontroller systems.
- installing and interfacing computer hardware.
- designing logic circuits using CAD systems.
- selecting, installing, calibrating, repairing and maintaining a wide range of industrial components and subsystems.