About this Program

Credential Awarded:Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Campus:Welland Campus
Length:3 Years
Code:0707

Program Highlights

  • This program will prepare you for an innovative role in power systems or automation. Curriculum includes:
    • Electrical Power Generation
    • Power Distribution, Protection & Control
    • Utility Planning, Metering & Energy Conservation
    • Electrical Construction & Maintenance
    • Renewable Energy Systems (Wind & Solar)
    • Power Electronic Systems (Grid-Tie & Micro-controllers)
    • Industrial Automation (PLCs & VFDs)
    • Process Control Systems (Motion & Robotics)
  • Three co-op work terms offer practical experience
  • Graduates with relevant experience can apply for certification to the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT)
  • Students are eligible to receive an Electrical Technician diploma upon successful completion of
    year two

Career Opportunities

  • Electrical power generation & utilities
  • Engineering consultants
  • System design & integrators
  • Industrial manufacturing plants
  • Equipment manufacturers
  • Electrical/electronic distributors

This program provided me with both the theoretical and hands-on skills and experience that allowed me to get a job immediately after graduation. I’m responsible for designing large scale projects like those for the 2010 Olympics.

Dane Kirilovic, Electrical Engineering Technology (Co-op) graduate

Admissions and Availability

Ontario College Advanced Diploma
#0707 - 3 Years Welland
Starting In Availability
September 2015Closed
January 2016Closed
May 2016Not Available
September 2016Waitlisted (What's this?)
January 2017Open
May 2017Not Available

Future Study Options

Qualified graduates will be able to apply some academic credits towards further study at NC. Find out more!


Additional agreements are in place with McMaster University, Lakehead University and Cape Breton University.

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