In an era dominated by technological advancements, electronics have become the beating heart of our interconnected world. From our smartphones to home entertainment systems, these devices play a pivotal role in our daily lives. However, the intricate nature of electronic systems means that repair and maintenance expertise is essential.
The Electronics Repair Technology program at Vancouver Community College (VCC) stands at the forefront of preparing the next generation of skilled technicians to meet the growing demand for electronic repairs. Through its innovative curriculum, experienced faculty, and state-of-the-art facilities, this program will equip students with the skills and knowledge required to thrive in this dynamic and ever-growing industry.
Why consider becoming an electronic technician in the first place?
The high demand for skilled professionals in today’s technology-driven world ensures a steady flow of job opportunities and career stability. The field’s constant technological advancements provide continuous learning opportunities, while competitive salaries and benefits reward their specialized knowledge. In fact, the average base pay for an electronic service technician in Vancouver, BC, is approximately $54,226, with the potential for it to continue growing with experience. Embarking on this career path allows individuals to combine their passion for electronics with job satisfaction and contribute to the ever-growing field of technology.
About the Electronics Repair Technology program
The Electronics Repair Technology program at VCC is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of electronic systems and the practical skills required to diagnose, repair, service, and maintain the latest computers, televisions, and mobile devices. The curriculum is carefully crafted to meet industry standards and ensure graduates are job-ready as technicians upon completion.
Students enrolled in the program will gain hands-on experience with various electronic components and systems, including circuit boards, power supplies, audio and video equipment, and computer systems. They will also learn to analyze and troubleshoot complex electronic problems, employing theoretical knowledge and practical skills to find effective solutions. Classroom activities include lectures, demonstrations, audio-visual presentations, and exercises in groups that will help students work effectively as team members.
- Tuition: $39,892 for 2 years based on 2023-24 tuition rate. Other fees will apply.
- Credential: Diploma
- Length: 2 years
- Delivery: Class-based and Online
- Campus: 1155 East Broadway, Vancouver, B.C. V5T 4V5 (Broadway Campus)
- Start dates: January, September
Examples of courses offered in the program include:
- Power Supply Fundamentals
- Lean Six Sigma
- Customer Service Essentials
- Measurement & Instrumentation in Samsung Service
- Business Mathematics
- The Canadian Economy
- Mobile Device Repair
English 11 with a C- or equivalent
- OR Academic IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.5)
- OR TOEFL 70
- OR English Language Proficiency at the Grade 11 level
Apprentice and Workplace Math 10 with a C- or equivalent
Departmental approval based on relevant experience will be considered
See here for more information on the Electronics Repair Technology program.