Communications Engineering Technology | Assiniboine Community College

Communications Engineering Technology

Duration/Start: 2 years/September

Credential: Diploma

Learn to design, manufacture and install the most up-to-date communications systems that keep us all linked together.

Communications Engineering Technology is an accredited two-year program that trains you to support the design and development of the endless number of devices essential to our lives. With national and international recognition, students graduate with the skills to design, manufacture, install and analyze a variety of communications technologies.

The evolution of high-speed communications and mobile devices is creating an increased demand for more features and upgraded systems to handle changing technology and capacity. These changes demand the need for workers trained in the field. 

Our program challenges you with a balance of theory and lab work, combined with strong industry support to ensure you receive current training in the fundamentals of the industry. You’ll have the opportunity to choose a career in your area of interest during your second year, bringing specialized focus that emphasizes emerging and deployed wireless technologies. A final research and design project puts your skills into practice, followed by a period of paid work placement.

Students may exit after the first year with an Electronic Technician Certificate and transfer to another college to complete a Technology diploma (in a discipline not offered at ACC). This is a great option for Westman students who wish to be closer to home during the first year of college. 

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Duration/Start 2 years/September

Credential Diploma

Credits 165.00

Optional Exit Yes

Optional Exit Credits 81

Co-op Work Placement Yes

Distance Delivery No

International Students Yes

Study Options
On Campus
Open to International Students

Why choose Communications Engineering Technology?

Communication Engineering Technology grads enter a wide and ever-changing field of highly-paid careers, working in areas such as computer-aided and electronic design and repair, programming and networks, installation and project management. You’ll be sought after by equipment manufacturers and provide ICT support for companies. Typical jobs may include:

    •   Developing mobile applications and solutions,
    •   Designing, verifying and troubleshooting electronic and microprocessor based systems,
    •   Working as a CAD/CAM operator,
    •   Designing, installing or maintaining voice and data communications systems over Ethernet, Fibre Optic or wireless links,
    •   Working as a critical member of an engineering team to develop and bring to market new technologies.

Additionally, you may gain real world experience by participating in applied research projects. ACC is an academic partner with TRLABS, the largest ICT Research and Development consortium in Canada.  ACC also offers this program accredited by the Canadian Forces for the Navy Subsidized Education Plan (NSEP) program. This is a great opportunity for those looking for subsidized training. Get your college education paid for while collecting a wage and benefits!