NOTE: This program is suspended effective July 1, 2015
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:
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.
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.
*Previous Saskatchewan mathematics requirement also accepted:
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.
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Sponsored programs or programs targeted to specific groups do not accept applications year round or maintain an application pool.
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Year 1 (30 weeks) - $12,100
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