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Electronics Engineering Technology - Industrial Automation

St. Clair College of Applied Arts & Technology
Program overview
3 years
Full time
Diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
Start dates
Windsor (Ontario, Canada)
September 2022

Windsor (Ontario, Canada)
September 2023

Windsor (Ontario, Canada)
September 2024

About this program

Electronics Engineering Technology - Industrial Automation

Electronic engineering technologists assist in the design, programming, manufacture, and operation of electrical/electronic control systems. They design and troubleshoot systems to ensure efficient process operations and perform system programming functions. Students will gain skills and knowledge across multiple aspects of industrial automation including fundamental electrical analysis, industrial wiring, motor control, and automation principles. Students will also learn to design automation and systems that are safe to operate, eliminate repetitive operator work, in order to manufacture quality products. This program will appeal to students with a strong background in the physical sciences and math. Students should be highly motivated problem solvers with good communication and interpersonal skills.

Admission requirements

OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level plus:

  • Grade 12 Math (C) or (U)
  • Senior Level Physics (C) or (U)

Other regions (English proficiency test required)

  • High school diploma/graduation certificate and transcript or equivalent in original language and English translation.
  • English proficiency requirement:
  • TOEFL iBT 78 with no band lower than 20, or PBT score of 550, or CBT score of 213 / IELTS 6.0 with no band lower than 5.5, Duolingo score of 100.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the college website.

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Program content

Semester 1

  • Digital Systems
  • DC Circuit Analysis and Measurement
  • Technical Mathematics I
  • Computer Applications for EE

Semester 2

  • Programming for EE Applications
  • AC Circuit Analysis & Measurement
  • Technical Math II
  • Cad for EE

Semester 3

  • Introductory Microcomputer Control
  • Electronics Fabrication Techniques
  • Technical Math III
  • Power Electronics I
  • Instrumentation Fundamentals & Automation Technology I

Semester 4

  • Introductory Industrial Control Systems
  • Technical Math IV
  • Instrumentation Fundamentals and Automation Technology II
  • Power Electronics II
  • Electrical Fabrication Techniques

Semester 5

  • Intro Technical Project
  • Introduction to Data Acquistion Software
  • Industrial Communications Systems
  • Intermediate Industrial Control Systems

Semester 6

  • Ind. Data Newtorks- Protocols & Configurations
  • Advanced Industrial Control Systems
  • Technical Report

Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarships, please visit the institute website


  • Total Tuition Fee for Domestic Students: $4,302.62
  • Total Tuition Fee for International Students: $15,660.76


The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Analyze, interpret, modify, design and produce electrical and electronics drawings, layouts and reports.
  2. Analyze and solve technical problems related to electronics engineering by applying principles of advanced mathematics and science.
  3. Apply appropriate troubleshooting techniques to electronic circuits or systems and generate and perform test procedures.
  4. Design, build, test and troubleshoot electronic circuits, equipment, systems and subsystems in accordance with job requirements, functional specifications and relevant standards.
  5. Modify, maintain, repair and recommend electronic equipment and systems in accordance with relevant operational guidelines.
  6. Determine, select, recommend and justify the purchase of electronic equipment, components and systems in accordance with code, standards and job requirements and functional specifications.
  7. Design, modify, analyze and troubleshoot logic and digital circuits, and embedded microprocessor-based and microcontroller-based systems, including assembly and high-level language programs.
  8. Design, analyze and troubleshoot circuits consisting of passive components by applying appropriate measurement techniques.
  9. Design, analyze and troubleshoot circuits consisting of low power, high power, active and electromechanical components, and analog integrated circuits.
  10. Design, analyze and troubleshoot control systems.
  11. Design, analyze, troubleshoot and repair analog and digital communication systems.
  12. Apply relevant shop practices in compliance with safety policies and current regulations for electronics engineering workplaces.
  13. Collaborate in selecting, coordinating and conducting quality control and quality assurance programs and procedures.
  14. Complete work in compliance with relevant legislation, established standards, policies, procedures and regulations, and ethical principles.
  15. Contribute to the planning, implementation, management and evaluation of team projects by applying project management principles.

    SCC enriched vocational learning outcomes:

  16. Select and commission pre-designed mechanical assemblies used in conjunction with electronic control systems.
  17. Select and commission electrical components such as DC and AC rotating machines, transformers and variable frequency drives.

Career paths

Electronics Engineering Technologists, specifically specialists in the field of industrial automation and controls, are in high demand. Manufacturing and technology companies are increasingly investing in automation and robotics to be competitive in the global market place, pointing to a continuing demand in this field. Our graduates are needed to design, program and support these automation systems. In addition, the program offers diverse opportunities as control designers, control specialists, process planners, Programers and product designers, with manufacturers and users of electrical and electronic equipment.

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St. Clair College of Applied Arts & Technology
2000 Talbot Rd West
N9A 6S4 Windsor

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