Electronics and computer engineering is a critical part of many new innovations. Come join us and learn how you can create the products of the future today.
Design, build and power your career.
As an Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology - Renewable Energy student, you are part of our School of Trades & Technology.
The School of Trades & Technology plays a vital role in training tradespeople, technicians, technologists and artisans on Southern Vancouver Island. We offer a variety of programs and courses to meet your needs, whether that is to establish or further your career in the trades or technologies, bridge into a third year Engineering program or just for your own personal interest through Continuing Education. Learn more.
Education with global reach
Camosun instructor delivers wind energy lecture to Brazilian engineering students
A class of nearly 70 first-year engineering students in south Brazil linked to Camosun's Library Technology Centre for a video conference and lecture on wind energy. The Brazilian students attend IFSul, the Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology in Pelotas, Brazil, and the guest lecture was delivered as part of their Introduction to Engineering course. Read the press release.
The Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology department features over two million dollars worth of high technology equipment within six dedicated labs.
Vancouver Island is fortunate to have favourable geographical characteristics for tidal turbines, on- and off-shore wind farms, as well as wave energy collectors. Promising sites for wind-generating potential include the Hecate Strait, located between Haida Gwaii and the BC coast, and the vicinity of Port Hardy. Prototype tidal turbines have been tested at Race Rocks, off the coast of Victoria, and a large solar photovoltaic installation is operated by the T’Souke Nation, close to Sooke.
Local industry partners
It may surprise you to know that there are many high tech companies located in Victoria. Their products are shipped world wide and are used in many industries from medical and health to forestry and transportation systems. Our graduate technicians and technologists, enable these companies to implement solutions to problems to satisfy the needs of both local and international companies. Below are some of the local industry partners.
- Schneider Electric
- Reliable Controls
- Daniels Electronics Ltd.
- Carmanah Technologies
- CRD Water Services
- Ministry of Forests & Range
- FTS Forest Technology Systems Ltd.
This program has been nationally accredited by the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists since 1998. In 2019 we applied for Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC) and were granted their accreditation that year. We currently hold both. Graduates are eligible for professional recognition in BC through the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC (ASTTBC). In addition, their education will be recognised across the country by any of the provincial governing bodies.
As an electronics technologist, earn a median annual salary of $69,900 depending on employer and seniority.