A Career in Electronics Awaits!BCIT offers a great range of career paths in the exciting field of Electronics. With successful completion of the Electronics Common Core program students have the flexibility of preparing for careers in electronics as: Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics), Industrial Instrumentation and Controls Technician, Telecommunications Technician, or Wireless Communications Technician.
No matter which career path you choose, your education and training at BCIT will open the door to exciting jobs solving a wide range of technical problems in diverse industry settings.
Summary of programsThe Electronics Technician Common Core program is the springboard to a variety of exciting careers in electronics. Through theoretical and practical study, you will develop the skills needed to install, maintain and repair electronic circuits and equipment. You can complete your training by becoming an electronics specialist and earn a Diploma in one of the five technician programs outlined below.
The Electronics Technician Common Core program meets the competencies identified by the International Electronic Technician Articulation Committee (IETAC); as a graduate of this program you are eligible to apply for advanced electronics technician programs at over 30 colleges in Canada and the US.
The Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Category E/B2 (Avionics) Technician program emphasizes the servicing, repair and modification of aircraft electronic systems and components. Today's aircraft can be quite sophisticated with "fly by wire" flight controls, satellite navigation and communication, in-flight entertainment, and automatic flight, as well as communication and monitoring systems.
NOTE: *AME Category E/B2 is undergoing a curriculum review. The Electronics Common Core program will no longer be an entry requirement, effective for the January 2015 AME Category E/B2 intake.
The Industrial Instrumentation and Controls Technician program is the only program of its kind in British Columbia. Through theoretical and practical study, you will develop the skills needed to install, maintain, repair, calibrate and program measurement and control instruments that are applied to industrial manufacturing processes. This program emphasizes hands-on, practical training using equipment typically encountered in industry. Most importantly, students will apply their knowledge and learn process control and optimization on four pilot processes – distillation, evaporation, mineralization and boilers.
The Telecommunications Technician program emphasizes hands-on, practical training with equipment encountered in the telecommunications industry. Students in the Telecommunications Technician program learn job skills that are directly transferrable to jobs in industry. The labs are equipped with modern equipment that is currently used in industry. Fiber Optics, Data Communications, VoIP Communications, Telephone Switching Systems and RF basics are some of the areas students will explore.
The Wireless Communications Technician program will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to work with radio frequency (RF) electronics equipment. It is the only program of its kind in British Columbia. Through theoretical and practical study, you will develop the skills needed to install, maintain and repair RF and related electronics equipment. The program emphasizes hands-on, practical training using equipment typically encountered in industry.
Check out all our programs for a career in electronics that is just right for you!