Electronics Technician

Electronics Technician

Program Overview

NOTE: This program is deleted effective April 2017

Most electronics technicians work with the big stuff—cell phone towers, TV and radio stations, satellite, traffic lights, power plant systems and more. You’ll spend most of your days in the field, installing, servicing and repairing equipment. It’s physical, hands-on work that requires good analytical skills and the ability to think on your feet.

The Electronics Technician program is an intensive 30-week full-time certificate program offered at Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Saskatoon Campus, Idylwyld Dr. You’ll build knowledge and develop skills in installing, troubleshooting and servicing electronic equipment. You’ll study:

  • electronics fabrication
  • circuit analysis and troubleshooting
  • digital electronics and microprocessors
  • semiconductor fundamentals
  • technical communications

You’ll learn how to build electronic devices from the bench up. You’ll also take courses that will help prepare you to write the CompTIA A+ exam, which is well regarded in the industry.

Canadian Forces Education Plan

If you’re interested in the Electronics Technician program, but concerned about costs, consider the Canadian Forces (CF) subsidized education plan. It will cover your education and training costs for a career as a Telecommunications Specialist in the Navy, Army or Air Force. While in school, you’ll receive a salary with vacation, medical and dental benefits. Contact your local recruiting centre to learn more.

Career and Salary Information

Your Career

Our grads are sought-after by industry because of our emphasis on practical skills and fabrication techniques. You could find work as a service technician in a wide variety of industries: oil/gas/petroleum, mining and metal processing, utilities, chemical processing, water treatment, food and beverage, traffic control, biomedical repair, electronic manufacturing and more.

The Electronics Technician certificate program is the shortest path to a career in electronics.

Length and Start Date

Start Date(s): September

Length: 30 weeks



  • Saskatoon


Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 with a minimum of 60% in Workplace and Apprenticeship Math 30 or Foundations of Math 20 or Pre-Calculus 20*
  • English Language Requirement


  • Physics 30 is recommended


*Previous Saskatchewan mathematics requirement also accepted: 

  • Minimum of 60% in Math A30

Special Admission

Applicants who do not possess the academic qualifications for a program may be admitted if evidence of probable success can be established through a special admission assessment. Interested individuals should still apply. Applicants are automatically considered for special admission. However, some specific admission requirements may still need to be met. Refer to the ACCUPLACER© cut scores for this program below, and review additional details concerning Special Admission.


  • 75 Arithmetic
  • 60 Elementary Algebra
  • 75 Reading
  • 75 Sentence

Admission Method

First Qualified/First Admitted

The First Qualified/First Admitted (FQFA) process is used for the majority of Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs. When we determine that you meet the program's admission requirements, you will be offered admission based on the date you fully qualify for the program. The earlier you provide the appropriate documents and information that qualify you for admission to the next intake, the earlier you might begin your studies. Your application, once qualified, is always considered for the next intake. 

Applicants to programs with multiple intakes in an academic year remain in the application pool until the last intake for that academic year has begun. Programs using the FQFA process receive applications year round and maintain an application pool for each academic year. Qualified applicants who are not offered a seat must reapply for the next academic year. 

Sponsored programs or programs targeted to specific groups do not accept applications year round or maintain an application pool.

See Admission Processes for more information about this method of admission.

Tuition and Fees

Estimates are based on current rates and are subject to change. Amounts for a program may vary by campus. Totals shown here include all mandatory fees as well as books and supplies. For a complete breakdown of tuition and fees for this program, click here to access the Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus Tuition and Fee Schedules.



International Students

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PLAR & Transfer Credit

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes that adults learn in many different ways and through many different means. This includes acquiring knowledge and skills through life and work experience or non-formal training.

Student Awards

Thanks to the generosity of donors and alumni, Saskatchewan Polytechnic gives away more than $2 million in student awards during the academic year.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers student awards for every certificate and diploma program at every campus. You don't have to be a brainiac to receive a student award. Not all student awards are based on marks - some are based on financial need or things like community or volunteer involvement.

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Additional Information

Related Programs

  • This program is deleted effective April 2017
  • Part-Time Delivery

    Some courses in this program might also be offered through part-time programming.

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