Where it Can Take You
Graduates of NAIT’s Electrical Engineering Technology Program are distinguished by their high level of professionalism, their adaptability to changes in their working environment, their dedication to life-long learning and professional development, as well as their strong technical competence.
Upon completion of the program, Electrical Engineering Technology graduates will have the ability to:
- communicate and conduct themselves professionally in a workplace environment
- identify safety hazards and implement safe work practices
- create and interpret engineering design packages
- analyze and troubleshoot electrical circuits and systems
- perform entry-level field service activities
- configure and test protection, control and communication devices and systems.
Due to the high demand for electrical engineering technologists, program graduates can expect to obtain meaningful employment and satisfactory salaries. Past program graduates have found employment as:
- electrical designers
- technical sales representatives
- field engineering technologists
- maintenance personnel
- project managers
- testing and commissioning technologists
- safety officers
- technical writers
- technology instructors
What successful grads have to say
Andrea returned to school after 6 years of working, and credits the support and patience of the program instructors and chair for helping her overcome the challenges of rusty study skills to successfully complete the program and secure a great job in the field.
Writes Andrea: "The design courses and the excellent combination of theoretical knowledge and hands-on training prepared me for the design and consulting work I am now doing. In addition, the intensity and rigor of the program and strong focus on safety practices prepared me for the demands of the professional workplace.
The NAIT ELT program has a great reputation. Two months before graduation I secured a position with the company I had always wanted to work for. It is an excellent engineering company, with great employee benefits. I am in a rewarding position with potential for advancement in the company. The NAIT ELT program was key to my success."
Ahkihiro was already an electrician of NAIT's electrical trad program at NAIT (Class of 2000), but decided to pursue ELT to expand career opportunities. Akihiro began with Sherritt International at their Fort Saskatchewan refinery shortly after graduating. Akihiro credits the ELT program for teaching the essential skills of working well under pressure and in teams, as well as the fraternity amoung ELT grads as key to success.
Writes Akihiro: "Working in a fifty year old plant presents many challenges. I work on all sorts of projects and equipment, from motor pushbutton control stations and DCS systems, to ordering and installing medium voltage switchgear. I have assisted in creating plant equipment standards and have managed several capital projects.
My NAIT ELT training enables me to deal with these challenges. The ELT program provides solid theoretical background and practical hands on experience in the labs, presented by dedicated and knowledgeable instructors. They have given me the confidence and fundamental abilities to be successful. Technical writing is an important communication skill required by technologists, and we were well trained in those skills at NAIT. I am always amazed how often I fall back on even the smallest details and topics I was exposed to in my time in the program. Exposure to both the latest technology as well as older equipment still in use in the industry has given me confidence to take on a variety of projects."
Graduate Information & Opportunities
After two years of suitable work experience in the industry, graduates may seek certification with the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET) to receive the Certified Engineering Technologists (CET) designation, the Registered Engineering Technologists (RET) or the Registered Professional Technologists (RPT - Eng.) designation.
Continuing your studies
Graduates will receive advanced credit in following post-secondary programs and faculties:
- Bachelor of Technology in Technology Management (BTech-TM), NAIT
- up to 1 year's credit at the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Alberta, the University of Calgary, Lakehead University and the University of Victoria
- up to 1 year's credit at the Faculty of Science at the University of Alberta or Athabasca University
Note: Students intending to continue their education should contact the university for a personal interview. NAIT makes no guarantee with respect to credits granted by other institutions for courses taken in the Electrical Engineering Technology program.
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