Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) reports that 75 per cent of the new jobs created between 2009 and 2018 are in high-skill, high-tech occupations. This demand will only grow as technology continues to advance and change the way we live and work, especially in industrially dynamic regions such as the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
Our graduates work at such major organizations as CTV and CBC, Ontario Power Generation, Hydro One and Toronto Hydro, Rogers, Telus and Bell, as well as BlackBerry, Celestica and GE Canada, to mention just a few. They put the skills they acquired at Humber to work in research and development, where they build prototypes and test new devices. They are manufacturers’ representatives, technical salespeople, managers and entrepreneurs. They manufacture electronic systems and install, maintain and troubleshoot such systems through their lifecycle. Some of our graduates choose to strike out on their own and launch their own businesses.
Professional Accreditation, Endorsement and Recognition
The Electronics Engineering Technology program has met national technology accreditation requirements as defined by the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT) and has received national accreditation status by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB).
The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) recognizes this nationally accredited advanced diploma program as meeting all the academic requirements for certification including the Technology Report in the Technologist category.
Application and additional requirements to become certified (i.e. work experience, profession - al practice exam, etc.), are available from OACETT.
The Canadian Forces recognize this program and eligible students can have their study sponsored by the forces.
Humber’s Electronics Engineering Technology program features an optional, preferably paid work placement directly related to your program of study. The work experience is designed to enable you to apply your skills and knowledge in an actual work environment, as well as enhance your employability upon graduation. The work placement occurs after the completion of semester four, and lasts for a minimum of 400 hours. Participating students are required to complete work preparation sessions prior to the work term in order to develop an industry-specific resumé and effective interviewing skills. We provide a range of services to support your success, including working with business, industry and government to identify employment opportunities.
Your Future Study Options
Qualified graduates of this program may be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study at many postsecondary institutions. Visit humber.ca/transferoptions for detailed information.