Career Programs

Engineering Technologies


This program combines electronic, mechanical, thermal, computer, automation and photonic technologies. It provides students with a hands-on approach in which they not only learn about science and technology, but also apply what they are learning. It is the only Engineering Technologies program of its kind in Québec. Small classes give students the opportunity to work one-on-one with faculty while exploring the rapidly evolving fields of applied engineering technologies. Courses will be given on the John Abbott campus with opportunities to use the OPTECH Montréal facilities situated at Cégep André-Laurendeau.

Two exit profiles to choose from:

By default, students enter the Photonics profile in their first semester. At the end of semester four, they have the opportunity to choose either the Photonics or Energy Management exit profile for the last year of study.

Photonics, the study of generating and controlling photons, includes opto-electronics, fibre-optics and imaging systems, and has applications in diverse fields including telecommunications and medical technologies.


Energy Management, the study of energy generation and use, includes the engineering techniques used to measure, analyze and optimize the energy consumption associated with the heating, cooling, ventilation, electrical, and lighting systems found in residential, commercial and industrial facilities.

Students in Engineering Technologies learn:

  • a wide range of modern electronic, mechanical, optical, thermal and robotic engineering subjects,
  • engineering-related computer skills;
  • to understand complex technologies using systematic and logical approaches;
  • to design, build, and repair circuits and machines;
  • where industry uses technology.

EngTech Expo

The Engineering Technologies department organizes a showcase of students’ works where everyone is invited to attend. Participating students at the EngTech EXPO have the opportunity to present their projects and answer visitors’ questions on the conception, design, build and operation of their devices which allows them to demonstrate application of their acquired knowledge during the program and to develop their communications skills.

Click here to view photos taken at the 2019 EngTech EXPO.

2020 EngTech EXPO

2021 EngTech EXPO

Click here to view the virtual edition of 2021 EngTech EXPO

This program is for you if…

  • You are interested in science and technology.
  • You like to take devices apart to see how they work.
  • You are fascinated by technology and all its gadgets.
  • You prefer learning though practical implementation of the technology.
  • After graduating from CEGEP, you like having the options of either starting your career or continuing your studies at university.

Where Engineering Technologies can take you!

Graduates who choose to enter the work force immediately upon graduation have excellent career prospects. In addition, there are a significant number of graduates who successfully pursue their studies in Electrical, Mechanical, Building, Civil or Computer Engineering or Physics.

Admission Requirements

CEGEP Requirements

A Secondary School Diploma which includes:
  • Secondary 5 Language of Instruction
  • Secondary 5 Second Language
  • Secondary 4 Mathematics
  • Secondary 4 Science and Technology
    OR Secondary 4 Applied Science and Technology
  • Secondary 4 History and Citizenship Education

Program Prerequisites

This program has specific prerequisites.

  • Sec. IV Science and Technology AND Sec. IV Environmental Science and Technology
    OR Applied Science and Technology AND Science and the Environment
  • Sec. V Mathematics Technical & Science Option
    OR Sec. V Mathematics Science Option
OR a Secondary School Vocational Diploma which includes:
  • Secondary 5 Language of Instruction
  • Secondary 5 Second Language
  • Secondary 4 Mathematics

Please Note

Applicants who have not studied in Québec must have education deemed equivalent by the College.

How To Apply

John Abbott College is affiliated with the Service régional d’admission du Montréal métropolitain (SRAM) and uses its online application service.

The application deadline is March 1.

Warning: The documents and payment must be submitted by the deadline.


Program start: Fall


To apply:

  • Complete the online SRAM application
  • Select John Abbott and the program of your choice along with the corresponding SRAM program number: 244.A0
  • Upload any necessary documents directly to your online SRAM application

Students whose prerequisites are more than five years old should contact the Admissions Office.

Admissions Office
514-457-6610 x5358, 5355 & 5361

Engineering Technologies Department
514-457-6610 x5591

Student for a Day Program

Be a John Abbott College student for a day!

Through our Student for a Day program, you will spend either a morning or afternoon with one of our student ambassadors, attend college-level classes in a program of your choice, and experience CEGEP like a John Abbott student. Fill out the request form below to be contacted for Student for a Day.

This program is not available at this time due to the pandemic.

We are not accepting Student for a Day requests at this time.

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