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Basic Occupational Education - Electronics and General Assembly

Faculty: Child, Family & Community Studies
Credits: None
Length: Self-paced
Campuses: New Westminster
Credential: Certificate
Admission Type: Limited enrolment
Learning Format: Self-paced
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
program overview

The Basic Occupational Education (BOE) Program for Electronics and General Assembly is designed for students who have a barrier to learning and/or employment. The program is self-paced, with classroom, lab, and work experience components. Students train to perform assembly work in the high-tech electronics field or mechanical assembly industries. The range of skills taught varies for each student, but typically includes component preparation, board assembly, soldering, wire and cable preparation and hardware assembly. Students receive further training in specific skills with manufacturing firms throughout the Lower Mainland.

NOTE: International students are not currently eligible for this program. For more information, contact Douglas College International.
curriculum framework

Electronic and General Assembly Option  Students in the Electronic and General Assembly Option receive training that enables them to work in entry-level assembly positions in electronics and other manufacturing industries. The range of skills taught varies for each student, but typically includes:

  • electronic component preparation
  • printed circuit board assembly
  • soldering
  • cable and wire preparation
  • hardware and general assembly

Job-site placements provide continued training and work experience opportunities through the application of learned skills in manufacturing firms throughout the Lower Mainland.

career transfer pathways
Successful graduates will be prepared for positions in electronic or mechanical assembly industries, with skills such as component preparation, board assembly, soldering, wire and cable preparation, and hardware assembly.
admission requirements

A preliminary interview with the instructor is required for acceptance into the program.

program cost

You can get an average cost for your program - tuition and student fees, books, uniforms, lab fees etc - on the Program Cost page. 

Only programs approved for student loan funding are listed on the Program Cost page. For all other programs, refer to the Tuition Fee page.

curriculum guidelines

Program Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this program and do not see a listing for the starting semester/year of the program, consider the previous version as the applicable version.