Tools & Supplies | Communications Engineering Technology | Assiniboine Community College

Tools & Supplies

Lectures and design classes are done in our modern classroom/labs. All are equipped with  high-end computers running demanding industry standard simulation and design software.

Once students have worked through theory and simulations, they will experiment with different technologies and software during the lab assignments in our newly established Communications lab.  Students are provided with an ID card and have 24/7 access to this facility. Alumni of the program may also make arrangements to use this facility for upgrading or collaboration with current students on design and research projects. Students do their computer network and routing training in the ACC Cisco Network Academy Lab using CCNA curriculum that we are licensed to deliver through our partnerships with Cisco Systems Inc. 

The CET program uses project-based learning throughout most of its courses. These projects align with real world situations. During these assignments students will start to develop their soft skills such as; communications, project management and teamwork. Through the ACC IEEE Student Branch, students are also encouraged to participate in national design challenges and other collaboration projects outside of the classroom.

The highlight of this program is the Technical Project course.  For this course, students will develop and demonstrate their skills by designing, prototyping and testing a communications solution. This capstone project is developed over the final 4 months of the program and may include hardware design, programming and system integration. These industry driven and sponsored  projects provide our grads with the skills and confidence needed to enter the fast pass field of information and communications technology (ICT). 

Upon completing the academic portion of our program, students will transition into the workforce through our four month paid cop-op placements.  During these placements students are gradually given higher levels of responsibility and given opportunities to demonstrate their skills and knowledge working on projects as part of an engineering team.

2017-18 Communications Engineering Technology Registration Guide

Estimated costs for books, supplies, trips, etc. are $870 for year one, and $620 for year two.

Textbooks, supplies and uniforms for all of our programs and courses may be purchased at the ACC Bookstore at the Victoria Avenue East Campus, which is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit the ACC Bookstore’s website to learn more.

2017-18 Communications Engineering Technology Year 1 Textbook List

2017-18 Communications Engineering Technology Year 2 Textbook List

Our classrooms, labs and shops are equipped with the necessary equipment that you need to make the most of your experience. However, there are some tools and supplies that you will need to purchase for personal use to help you with your studies. Much of what you purchase you’ll be able to use after you graduate and begin your career. Tool and supply lists are available from the school office 30 days prior to the start date of the program. 

2017-18 Communications Engineering Technology Tool List

Fast Facts

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