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GBCTechTraining Certificate programs are approved by ETA


George Brown College is pleased to announce that three of its distance education based technology training programs – Electronics Technician Certificate, Electromechanical Technician Certificate and PLC Technician Certificate - are now approved by the Electronics Technician Association International (ETA) for the purposes of training leading towards their certification as an Electronics Technician Associate. The Electronics Technician Certificate program is approved for use in training towards certification as their Associated Certified Electronics Technician and Student Electronics Technician designations, as well as for use in their Electronics Module 5. The Electromechanical and Programmable Logic Controllers Technician Certificate programs are approved for use in training towards certification as a Certified Electronics Technician – Industrial.

About the ETA

The ETA, founded in 1978 by electronics technicians, is a not-for-profit trade association that supports the academic, social and professional needs of the electronics professional. With the assistance of ETA partner schools and administrators, ETA offers a unique certification process to recognize those individuals with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in their fields.

About these GBC Programs

The Electronics, Electromechanical and PLC programs are offered using a self-paced, distance learning approach, allowing students to register into a program immediately, to progress through course work at their own pace, on their own time, remotely from their home or work. The GBC Student Support Centre provides administrative, technical and tutorial support by phone, email and internet-based forums. Module final exams are taken online using computer-based testing. For more information, please visit our programs page or call the Student Support Centre at 1-888-553-5333.

About George Brown College

George Brown College (GBC) is a fully-accredited post-secondary institution, and has established a reputation for equipping students with the skills, industry experience and credentials to pursue the careers of their choice. GBC offers over 300 programs across a wide variety of professions. Students can earn certificates, diplomas, industry accreditations, and undergraduate degrees.

GBC is operating under the authority of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities in the Province of Ontario. The College received its Charter in 1967. All certificates, diplomas, and degrees conferred by George Brown College are done so under the power vested in its Board of Governors through the Government of Ontario.

GBC is a member of Colleges and Institutes Canada which is a national organization consisting of over 200 post-secondary institutions. GBC is also a member of Polytechnics Canada which is an association of publicly funded Canadian polytechnics, colleges and institutes of technology dedicated to helping colleges and industry create jobs for tomorrow.

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