Electronics Technician Common Core

Electronics Technician Common Core



38 weeks

Full time, Mon - Fri

How to apply

Start date:

Trades & Technology Centre

$6696.39  (Details)


  • Program eligible for financial aid
  • Small class sizes: student/instructor ratio is 18:1


The Electronics Technician Common Core program prepares you for a range of entry-level technical service positions through practical hands-on lab work, classroom-based lectures, group activities, reading assignments, and practice problems.  You will learn how to:

  • Troubleshoot, repair, and build analog and digital circuits
  • Use multimeters, circuit testers, oscilloscopes, logic probes
  • Use diagnostic equipment to locate circuit, component, and equipment faults.
  • Learn to adjust, install and repair complex systems while following equipment manuals


Our program is recognized by the International Electronics Technician Articulation Committee – giving graduates national and global mobility when looking for work or further education. Upon successful completion of UFV’s Electronics Technician Common Core program, students will be able to transfer to other post-secondary institutions offering specialty programs.

Program graduates may find a career with:

  • Manufacturers of electronic equipment
  • Telecommunication centres
  • Instrumentation service centres
  • Business equipment service centres
  • Cable companies
  • Commercial sound companies


Electronics Technician Entrance Requirements

  • To be successful in this industry applicants should possess good hand/eye coordination, good colour vision, manual dexterity, and be well organized.


If you are currently or recently employed in the electronics industry, our upgrading program allows you to complete your certificate requirements or to become proficient in a specific process or technique.

As an upgrading student, you are expected to meet program prerequisites through previous enrolment or proof of industry experience, approved by the program instructor.

Upgrading students cannot be enrolled for more than 13 weeks or cannot displace anyone registered in an upcoming intake. 


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Certificate/Diploma programs offered at UFV

Programs with an asterisk (*) are recognized as a Red Seal trade.

What is a foundation program?

A foundation program provides you with the basic knowledge and skills required to enter a particular trade. Formerly called Entry Level Trades Training, foundation programs take place in the classroom and in-school shop setting so you learn both the theoretical and practical components of your trade.

Unlike apprenticeship programs, foundation programs do not require an employer sponsor to enter the program. Foundation programs generally give you credit towards an apprenticeship and allow you to gain familiarity and experience in your trade, making it easier to get an employer to sponsor your apprenticeship.

As a graduate of a foundation program, you receive your first or second level credit (depending on the trade) towards an apprenticeship.

Foundations programs offered at UFV

Programs with an asterisk (*) are recognized as a Red Seal trade.

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