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Co-op Programs  

Electronics and Information Technology

The Electronics and Information Technology Co-op program at Heritage is a three-year career program designed to prepare students to work as computer/network specialists in business, industry and the public sector.

Upon completion of the Electronics and Information Technology program students will be ready to work as entry-level technologists who develop, implement and maintain electronic systems in stand-alone and networked environments using a wide range of hardware and software design and testing facilities. A strong academic and practical curriculum encourages lifelong learning.

Electronics and Information Technology offers both first and second year co-op placements during the summer work term.

Students who participate in a co-op work term are able to work with a variety of installation, servicing, maintenance and testing environments. They will have the knowledge and skills required in today’s workplace:

Employer Testimonials

“…their professionalism, work ethic and great spirit were not only noted by our staff but also our clients. It is rare that any student would get to work with clients…”
              – Canadian Space Agency

“…he displayed maturity and professionalism beyond his years, willing to take on any tasks no matter how small or large…”
              – Brookfield Renewable Power Inc.

Student Skills and Competencies

  • Install, administer and maintain local area networks (LANs)
  • Switch & router configuration and troubleshooting
  • Knowledge of IP addressing, subnetting and routing protocols
  • Install, configure and troubleshoot computer hardware and peripherals
  • Install and administer operating systems
  • Software development in the C programming language
  • Program Programmable Logic Devices (PLDs)
  • Assemble and solder electronics components
  • Assemble mechanical hardware
  • Design circuit schematics and layout printed circuit boards (PCBs)
  • Knowledge of electronic test equipment usage (oscilloscopes, multimeters, signal generators e.t.c)
  • Troubleshoot and repair electronics circuits
  • Write technical documentation
  • Accurately follow a test procedure

For more information about this program, consult the program web page.

Contact Information

Alain Beauparlant
Co-op Coordinator
T. 819-778-2270, Ext. 1280
F. 819-778-7364


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