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:
“…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.
T. 819-778-2270, Ext. 1280
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