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Electronics Engineering Technology

Start Date: September

Location: Prince of Wales Campus

Length: 2 Years

Credential: Diploma, Electronics Engineering Technologist

Program Availability: Fall 2024 Term

Canadian Applicants: Open

International Applicants with a Valid Study Permit: Open

Other International Applicants: Closed

In the Electronics Engineering Technology program, you will learn the theory and practical skills needed to design and troubleshoot circuits, and to install, operate, and service electronic or data communications systems. You will take courses in electrical circuits, electronic fabrication, transmission theory, and programming fundamentals for electronic systems. You will also complete a 240-hour on-the-job placement.

Students complete a major project involving an electronic system of their choosing. The project includes designing the hardware and software, building a prototype, and testing. Recent projects include a robotic arm wirelessly controlled via Bluetooth, a 3D imaging system to automate the creation of models for 3D printing, radio frequency identification tags to automatically unlock and open doors and a Wi-Fi based water detection alarm with text messaging.

As a graduate, you will receive advanced standing toward the Aerospace Telecommunication and Information Systems program offered by the Canadian Forces. You are also eligible to receive a salary, benefits, and support to offset tuition and materials if you enroll through the Canadian Forces Non-Commissioned Member Subsidized Education plan.

This program is located in the Charlottetown Centre. Take a virtual tour.

 Industry Recognition and Certifications

CTAB logoThe Electronics Engineering Technology program is a CTAB (Canadian Technology Accreditation Board) nationally accredited program at the technologist level.

National program accreditation involves an independent team of certified professionals performing an extensive audit, which provides graduates and employers confidence the program meets the educational standards of Canada’s engineering technology and applied science profession.

Graduating from a nationally accredited program creates an expedited path to becoming a certified professional with provincial certifying bodies in Canada.

The Electronics Engineering Technology program is also an accredited program recognized by the International Engineering Alliance under the Sydney Accord



This program has degree pathways, giving you the opportunity to receive credit for your Holland College diploma when you continue your education. For a complete list of agreements, visit the Degree Pathways page.

Partner Institution Credential Details of Agreement
University of New Brunswick - Saint John, Saint John, N.B. Bachelor of Applied Management Graduates with a 70% average receive two years of credit toward a Bachelor of Applied Management degree.
Marine Institute - Memorial University of Newfoundland, Bachelor of Technology Graduates can complete the Bachelor of Technology with an additional 13 courses. This program may be completed on-site or through distance education.
  • Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at or above the general level
  • Grade 11 or 12 academic math and physics
  • Résumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program.


2024/2025 Academic Year

Tuition, fees, and other costs are listed in Canadian dollars. International tuition includes the International Student Fee.

1st Year



Tuition $5,460 $11,460
Fees $1,078 $1,828
Other Costs $1,470 $1,470
Total $8,008 $14,758

2nd Year



Tuition $5,472 $10,572
Fees $1,258 $2008
Other Costs $620 $620
Total $7,350 $13,200

Canadian Cost Breakdown

Tuition & Fees

1st Year

2nd Year

Tuition $5,560 $5,472
Lab Fee $330 $330
Student Union $178 $178
Health Insurance Fee $470 $470
Fitness Centre Fee $80 $80
First Aid/WHMIS $20 $100
Graduation Fee $100
     Total payable to Holland College $6,538 $6,730
1st installment due first day of first semester $3,598 $3,879

2nd installment due first day of second semester

$2,940 $2,851

Other Costs
Please note: the cost of books, materials, and supplies are included here for your information only, this amount is not payable to the college. Do not include this amount in your tuition payment.

1st Year

2nd Year

Books $1,000 $420
Materials/Supplies $100 $200
Equipment $370 -
     Total $1,470 $620
Grand Total $8,008 $7,350


International Cost Breakdown

Tuition & Fees

1st Year

2nd Year

Tuition* $11,460 $10,572
Lab Fee $330 $330
Student Union $178 $178
Health Insurance Fee $1,220 $1,220
Fitness Centre Fee $80 $80
First Aid/WHMIS $20 $100
Graduation Fee $100
     Total payable to Holland College $13,288 $12,580
1st installment due first day of first semester $10,348 $9,729
2nd installment due first day of second semester $2,940 $2,851

Other Costs
Please note: the cost of books, materials, and supplies are included here for your information only, this amount is not payable to the college. Do not include this amount in your tuition payment.

1st Year

2nd Year

Books $1,000 $420
Materials/Supplies $100 $200
Equipment $370 -
     Total $1,470 $620
Grand Total $14,758 $13,200

*Includes the International Student Fee.

  • Telecommunications
  • Canadian Armed Forces
  • Canadian Coast Guard
  • RCMP
  • Federal government
  • Manufacturing design and assembly
  • Installation and repair services
  • Radio and television broadcasting companies
  • Biomedical technology
  • Audio video equipment, fibre optic, alarm system, or network service technician


Many Holland College programs have degree pathway agreements with other post-secondary institutions. You can receive credit for your Holland College diploma toward a university degree or other post-graduate credential, saving you time and money! Find out more on the Degree Pathways page.

Course Code

Course Name & Description

Credit Values

Course Code:SAFE-1005

PEI Occupational Health and Safety

An overview of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Prince Edward Island. Students examine the legislation, how PEI employees are protected while on the job and the responsibilities of employees and employers.

Credit Value:0

Course Code:BUSI-1500

Project Management

Manage technology-based projects. Students develop project charters, work breakdown structures, task and resources schedules. Monitoring and controlling of project scope, time, resources, costs, and quality are emphasized. Use of project management software as a tool to manage projects is also covered.

Credit Value:3

Course Code:CADD-1010

Computer Aided Design

Introduction to computer aided design tools used in the field of electronics. Students acquire the skills to create mechanical drawings using software design tools. Computer aided design tools to create schematic diagrams, simulate electronic circuits, and to design printed circuit boards are introduced.

Credit Value:3

Course Code:CNET-1010

Introduction to Networks

Study of data communications, computer networking, and router configuration. Students examine the Open System Interconnection (OSI) model, the TCP/IP protocol suite, Ethernet local-area networks (LANs), networking devices such as routers, switches, and wireless access points. Practical hands-on projects develop skills in the construction and testing of computer networks; Internet Protocol (IP) addressing schemes; and router/switch configuration.

Credit Value:3

Course Code:CNET-1021

Routing and Switching Essentials

An exploration of the architecture, components, and operation of routers and switches in enterprise networks. Students configure routers and switches for basic functionality and troubleshoot to resolve common issues.

Credit Value:3

Course Code:COMM-1000

Technical Communications

An introduction to learning the written and oral communication of technical information. Students research, assemble and present technical information while analysing optimum mediums for industry-specific communication.

Credit Value:3

Course Code:COMP-1000

Computer Essentials

Students learn productivity software and explore digital environments with practical applications for various workplaces and educational institutions. The main areas of focus include word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, email and other electronic communication tools, various digital environments, and industry-specific applications.

Credit Value:3

Course Code:CPRG-1020

Programming Fundamentals for Electronic Systems

An introduction to problem solving, programming concepts and programming for electronics. Students design, construct and test basic computer applications using structural programming techniques. Emphasis is on developing a solid understanding of programming practices and methodologies as they relate to electronic engineering applications.

Credit Value:3

Course Code:ELEC-1200

Electrical Circuits

Study of electricity, passive direct current (DC) circuits, and passive alternating current (AC) circuits. Learners analyze DC and AC circuits; select and test passive components; measure electrical quantities using appropriate test equipment. Construction and troubleshooting techniques for circuits are introduced. Simulating circuits and creating schematic diagrams using computer aided design software are also covered.

Credit Value:3

Course Code:ELTR-1000

Electronic Circuits I

Study of discrete semiconductor devices. The operational characteristics of discrete semiconductor components and component testing are explored. Students analysis, design, and troubleshoot circuits with discrete semiconductor devices. This course emphasizes the use of computer software to create schematic diagrams and for circuit simulation.

Credit Value:4

Course Code:ELTR-1020

Electronic Circuits II

Design analog circuits incorporating integrated circuits. Students make extensive use of computer aided design software to create schematic diagrams and to simulate the electronic circuits.

Credit Value:4

Course Code:ELTR-1100

Digital Logic Circuits

Design digital logic circuits. Students analyze and design circuits using the standard building block devices required for digital circuits. The use of appropriate test equipment to diagnose faults in digital circuits is introduced. Emphasis is placed on the use of computer software to create schematic diagrams and for circuit simulation.

Credit Value:4

Course Code:ELTR-1200

Electronic Fabrication

Fabricate and test electronic systems. Students develop the skills to construct working prototypes of electronic systems. Skills developed include soldering, PCB assembly techniques, wiring techniques, ESD practices, mechanical fabrication, and creating assembly documents. Work place safety including the proper use and maintenance of tool are stressed. An introduction to surface mount devices is included.

Credit Value:2

Course Code:ELTR-2100

Digital Circuits Using Programmable Logic

Design digital logic circuits using programmable logic. Students design, simulate, and test both combinational and sequential logic circuits implemented using programmable logic.

Credit Value:4

Course Code:ELTR-2300

Embedded Controllers

Develop software and hardware for embedded control systems. Students design complete embedded control systems including logically structured software code and hardware interfaces to peripheral devices. The importance of project documentation and version control of files are stressed.

Credit Value:4

Course Code:ELTR-2320

Real Time Processing

Develop systems for real-time processing of signals. Students design and build systems that process electronic signals in real-time. The systems utalize analogue and digital peripherals to create embedded real time systems.

Credit Value:4

Course Code:ELTR-2400

Communication Systems I

Introduction to the operation of communication systems. Students analyze analog and digital modulation schemes as well as multiplexing methods. Mathematical concepts such as Fourier series are applied to analyze signals. Students also troubleshoot and evaluate the performance of communication systems.

Credit Value:3

Course Code:ELTR-2420

Transmission Theory

Study of transmission media for communication systems. The effects of free space, fibre optic cable, and transmission lines on wave propagation are analyzed. Students design and install antennas and develop the skills to work safely with fibre optic components. After completing this course, students have the option to obtain the industry recognized CFOT (Certified Fiber Optic Technician) certification.

Credit Value:4

Course Code:ELTR-2440

Communications Systems II

Exploration of modern communication systems. Students examine the operation of communications systems such as cellular, satellite, microwave, wireless local area networks, RFID, and Bluetooth. Systems using short-range wireless technologies are designed and implemented.

Credit Value:4

Course Code:ELTR-2500

Control Systems

Exploration of systems for process control and data acquisition. Students develop programs for programmable logic controllers. Transducer selection and the design of signal conditioning circuitry are explored. Graphical programming tools for the acquisition and analysis of data are introduced.

Credit Value:4

Course Code:ELTR-2620

Technology Project

Design, construct, and test a major electronic system. The system must incorporate both hardware and software to solve a practical application problem. Students design the system and build a prototype to verify that the system meets required specifications. Formal project management techniques are used to manage the project. The course concludes with the delivery of a written technical report and an oral presentation of the completed project.

Credit Value:4

Course Code:MATH-1020

Basic Technical Mathematics And Statistics

Solve technical problems using mathematics and statistics. Students use algebraic functions, trigonometry, vectors, exponential and logarithmic equations, decibels, complex numbers, geometry, matrices, and basic statistics to solve technical problems encountered in the computer and electronics fields.

Credit Value:4

Course Code:MATH-1400

Calculus I

Introduction to differential and integral calculus. Students explore the concepts of continuity, limits, the derivative as an instantaneous rate of change, and the integral as the area under a curve. Methods of determining derivatives cover both algebraic and transcendental functions. Practical applications emphasize maximum/minimum problems and determining rates of change.

Credit Value:3

Course Code:MATH-2400

Calculus II

Solve technical problems using calculus. Students solve technical problems using advanced integration techniques, mathematical series, the LaPlace transform, and the Fourier transform. Practical applications emphasize the use of LaPlace and Fourier transforms to analyze electrical signals and circuits.

Credit Value:3

Course Code:NCPR-1001

Standard First Aid and CPR/AED Level C

A comprehensive two-day course offering standard first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills from a certified trainer. As required by regulation, this course covers CPR and the management of other breathing, airway and circulation emergencies, as well as, the control of bleeding, treating shock, stabilizing fractures and dislocations, head and spine injuries, and more. Also, includes automated external defibrilators (AED). This certification expires in 3 years.

Credit Value:0

Course Code:NCPR-1002

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems

Students complete Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) training and certification.

Credit Value:0

Course Code:PRAC-2600

Electronics Engineering Technology OJT

Students complete a work term during which they apply theoretical and practical skills obtained during the program. The opportunity to work in the field under direct supervision provides the student with an invaluable experience that enhances their overall learning.

Credit Value:6

Course Code:PROF-2100

Professional Practices and Ethics

Exploration of ethical issues, environmental sustainability issues, legal and professional accountabilities relevant to electronic technologists.

Credit Value:1

Course Code:RSRC-2000

Technology Project Preparation

Students develop a project proposal in preparation for the technology project. System specifications are established. Depth and appropriateness of the project as well as project time-lines and costs are determined.

Credit Value:1

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... Holland College and my instructors created an environment conducive to grow, not only in my field of study, but as an individual as well. In addition to curriculum, my instructors taught me and my classmates how to think critically. Learning is a lifetime experience that extends far beyond the four walls of any lab or classroom. I am grateful for instructors and a college that helped create this foundation.

David, Class of 2021


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