• Electronics Technician Certificate

    Continuous Intake USB-based Distance

    GBC Code: T901

    Prepare for employment and/or further on-the-job training as a service technician in the fields of consumer, commercial and industrial electronics with our Electronics Technician Certificate. Join thousands of students already enrolled in this award-winning certificate program (Program Excellence Award from the Association of Canadian Community Colleges).


    Fees are $60 per module plus $285 for the USB drive (which includes all software and required materials). International applicants are charged the same fees but in US dollars (US$60 plus US$285); the posted exchange rate in effect at the time of your registration will be used to determine the final fee in Canadian dollars. Refunds will not be provided for the USB course materials. Telephone contact (tutorial assistance) is available (toll-free) at 1-866-279-1457 from Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Career Opportunities

    Electronics technicians typically assemble, install, maintain, test, troubleshoot, repair and upgrade associated electronic equipment and systems.


    You must have a secondary school diploma (with credits at or above the general level) or an approved equivalent or have mature student status.

    Technical Requirement(s)

    You must have access to a personal computer with the following minimum configuration:

    • USB port and sound card
    • Intel Pentium processor or equivalent
    • 512 MB RAM (1 GB recommended)
    • 250 MB available disk space
    • Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10
    • 32- and 64-bit compatible
    • Internet access
    • Email account

    Advanced Standing

    Once you have completed this unique computer-based certificate program, you can transfer earned credits to our Electromechanical Technician Certificate program. You can also apply earned credits to a four-year distance education Bachelor of Science degree program (offered through George Brown College's partnership with Athabasca University), an Electronics Engineering Technician diploma program (offered through George Brown College) and a four-year Bachelor of Science in Technology Management degree program (offered through George Brown College’s partnership with Indiana State University). Contact a Continuing Education program consultant at 1-888-553-5333 for details.

    Completion Details

    You complete all the required modules (including lab projects, review exercises and tests) from the comfort of your own home using an interactive learning package. The package consists of a USB drive containing 23 modules, which are delivered using text, video, two-dimensional and three-dimensional animations, colour photos, audio and hundreds of laboratory projects. Tests are taken online using computer-based testing, and laboratory projects are delivered using powerful software simulators. You may enrol in this certificate program at any time (continuous intake) and complete each module in your own time. The average completion time is 32 weeks of study, but there are no time limits.

    Compulsory Courses (Twenty-three)

    • ELNC 9034Introduction to Electronics
    • ELCL 9049Current, Voltage and Resistance
    • ELCL 9050Ohm's Law, Power and Energy
    • ELCL 9048Series Circuits
    • ELCL 9047Parallel Circuits
    • ELCL 9046Series-parallel Circuits
    • ELNC 9036DC Measuring Instruments
    • ELCL 9045Network Theorems
    • ELCL 9044Magnetism
    • ELCL 9043Magnetic Circuits
    • ELCL 9042Alternating Voltages and Currents
    • ELCL 9041AC Measuring Instruments
    • ELCL 9040Capacitance and Capacitors
    • ELCL 9039Inductance and Inductors
    • ELNC 9033Transformers
    • ELCL 9038Alternating Current Circuits
    • ELNC 9032Resonance
    • ELNC 9031Coupling and Filter Circuits
    • ELNC 9030Semiconductor Fundamentals
    • ELNC 9037Transistors and Thyristors
    • ELNC 9029Amplifier Circuits
    • ELNC 9028Integrated Circuits
    • ELNC 9035Digital Electronics

    Interested in learning more about these courses? Visit the Electronics Technician program curriculum and contents web page.