|Faculty:||School of Trades and Technology
|Field of Study:||Electrical, Electronic and Comm. Engin. Tech./Technician
|Description:||Electronic devices have become part of everyday life. Microprocessors, robots, lasers, fibre optics, biomedical electronics, satellite communications, and wireless networking all use microelectronic technology. With a wide range of applications, there is growing demand for electronic technologists who bring a comprehensive understanding for the principles of electricity, microcomputers, communications, and industrial electronics and how they can be used to create solutions.
Graduates find employment in many job functions related to electronics: maintenance, design, or sales. Job responsibilities usually involve operating/maintaining equipment and systems and instructing others on how to use the equipment and devices. In some cases, technologists are also involved in design, collaborating with other technologists and engineers to create new devices. Employment may be found in many industry sectors including: telecommunications, manufacturing, oil and gas, biomedical research, industrial instrumentation, consulting engineering, marine research, conservation, and alternative energy.