3 Years - 6 Semesters
Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Campus: Sault Ste. Marie
Program Code: 4029


Do you love to make things work for you? The 3-year Electrical Engineering Technology – Process Automation program gives you the skills to evaluate, program, create, automate and operate electrical control systems.

As an electrical engineering technologist student, you will learn to design important automation and systems that the manufacturing industry is looking for right now! Use your skills to eliminate repetitive manual work to manufacture quality products across many industries more efficiently!

Education with an edge

The Sault College state-of-the-art Electrical Engineering labs boast the latest equipment including Rockwell PLC 5000’s, Rockwell Powerflex DC Drives and so much more!

Plus, learn from and gain valuable insights from experienced instructors who have worked in many industrial settings (we kind of think of them as mentors).

Earn your degree in Electrical Engineering Technology!

Graduates of the Electrical Engineering Technology - Process Automation diploma program are now able to transfer to Lake Superior State University into the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology degree program.

The future of manufacturing is automated and needs people like you to make it work! It starts here.



ELN109 - 5 Electronic Devices and Circuits
ELN210 - 3 Computer Aided Design
ELR109 - 5 A.C. Circuit Analysis & Machines
MTH143 - 5 Mathematics
GEN110 - 3 Student Selected General Education
Note: *This student-selected general education course code indicates a general-education course is taken in this semester. Students will choose from a selection of courses  (details)  prior to the semester in which the student-selected general education course is to be taken.

Requirements & Program Information

Graduate of either the 2-year Electrical Engineering Technician - Process Automation program or Electrical Engineering Technician - Process Automation and Trades program and successful completion of MTH551 (Calculus) or equivalent. Missing any requirements? Get them for free from Academic Upgrading.

Career Path

Graduates of the Electrical Engineering Technologist - Process Automation Program may be employed by a public utilities commission, an industrial user, a manufacturer of electrical equipment, an electrical installer, or an electrical engineering consulting firm. Other potential areas of employment include the steel and papermaking industries and electrical power generation. As an Electrical Engineering Technologist, graduates may also be hired as an instrument repair technician, process control technician, and industrial electrician apprentice. The Electrical Engineering Technologist - Process Automation will be qualified to seek employment in a number of different areas upon completion of the program. Employment prospects exist in high technology areas including process and automated control systems in the steel and papermaking industries, nuclear power generation, and electric urban transit systems. Some potential employers include original equipment manufacturers, major primary and secondary industries such as the automotive parts manufacturing sectors, consulting engineering companies, and crown corporations. Graduates of the three-year Electrical Engineering Technology - Process Automation program may continue their education at Lakehead University for an additional 2 years to obtain an Electrical Engineering degree.

Technician and technology graduates who have had two years of acceptable work experience are eligible for certification by the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) subject to fees and other requirements as established by OACETT. For more information please visit the OACETT website: https://www.oacett.org/.


Program Coordinator: Bob Allen, (705) 759-2554 ext 2522, bob.allen@saultcollege.ca

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