This program focuses on the skills needed to assemble, install, troubleshoot and repair electronic equipment used by consumers, business and industry. Students learn electronics theory and how to work with circuits and the various components of electronic systems such as capacitors, resistors, semiconductors and amplifiers. The focus is on a broad understanding of the field that students can then apply to specific areas of interest or employment.

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Program name
Electronics Technician
Distance Education
32 weeks (approximately)
Starting month
Open enrolment
George Brown College Certificate
Method of study

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Program Availability

Domestic students
Sept. 2020 Continuous Open Enrollment
Jan. 2021 Continuous Open Enrollment
May 2021 Continuous Open Enrollment
International students
This online distance program is only available to study while remaining in your home country and does not qualify for study/work permit eligibility in Canada.

Full Description

Electrical Devices

This is a Distance Education program in which you complete all courses (modules) by studying at home, with an interactive learning package on a personal computer. Laboratory projects and exercises are also carried out in this way. The learning package consists of 23 courses on a USB drive with text, video, animation, computer-based testing and a computerized simulation of an electronics laboratory. Students also have telephone or email access to a tutor for personal assistance.

You may enrol at any time during the year (open-enrolment) and complete the modules in the learning package at your own speed. Typical completion time is 32 weeks, but there are no time limits.


Ontario Secondary School Diploma (with credits at or above general level) or equivalent or mature student status. An electronics background is helpful but not essential.


If you have finished the Electromechanical Technician program, you are exempted from 18 modules of the Electronics Technician program.

Required Courses

The modules should be taken in the following order.


semester courses
CodeCourse Name
ELNC 9034Introduction to Electronics
ELCL 9049Current, Voltage and Resistance
ELCL 9050Ohm’s Law, Power and Energy
ELCL 9048Series Circuits
ELCL 9047Parallel Circuits
ELCL 9046Series-Parallel Circuits
ELNC 9036DC Measuring Instruments
ELCL 9045Network Theorems
ELCL 9044Magnetism
ELCL 9043Magnetic Circuits
ELCL 9042Alternating Voltages and Currents
ELCL 9041AC Measuring Instruments
ELCL 9040Capacitance and Capacitors
ELCL 9039Inductance and Inductors
ELNC 9033Transformers
ELCL 9038Alternating Current Circuits
ELNC 9032Resonance
ELNC 9031Coupling and Filter Circuits
ELNC 9030Semiconductor Fundamentals
ELNC 9037Transistors and Thyristors
ELNC 9029Amplifier Circuits
ELNC 9028Integrated Circuits
ELNC 9035Digital Electronics

Detailed course outlines

Your Career

Graduates will be prepared to work as service technicians on electronic products and equipment used by consumers, business and industry. Typical activities include:

  • Assembling
  • Maintaining
  • Testing
  • Troubleshooting
  • Repairing and upgrading equipment and systems

Future Study Options

Credits from this program may be applied toward the Electronics Engineering Technician diploma program.

Credits from this program may also be applied toward a four-year Bachelor of Science in Technology Management degree offered through George Brown College’s partnership with Indiana State University (ISU).

You can also transfer credits toward a four-year Bachelor of Science degree offered through George Brown College’s partnership with Athabasca University.

Credits from this program may also be applied toward a four-year Bachelor of Science in Organizational Studies degree offered through George Brown College’s partnership with Neumann University.



Additional Cost

*Amounts listed are the total of tuition and materials for the programs starting in fall 2019. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2020 and at later dates.

$60 per module, plus $285 for the USB drive (which includes all software and required materials). International applicants are charged the same fees but in U.S. dollars (US$60 plus US$285); the posted exchange rate in effect at the time of your registration will be used to determine the final fee in Canadian dollars. There is no refund on USB course materials for this program.

Financial Assistance

This program is not eligible for OSAP funding.

Admission Requirements

Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic achievement, including the required courses, and any other selection criteria outlined below.

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent**
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 11 Math (M or U) or Grade 12 (C or U)

** Mature Student status (19 years of age or older)

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Special Requirements

  • Pentium-based PC or equivalent
  • USB port and sound card
  • Minimum 512MB RAM (1GB recommended)
  • Minimum 250MB available hard disk space
  • Windows 7/8/8.1/10
  • Email account
  • Internet access
  • 32 and 64 bit compatible

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