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  • Objectives
    As a student of the Electrical Engineering Technician program, you learn a full range of electrical skills at one of Ontario's most up-to-date and comprehensive electrical training facilities, the ATS Engineering Complex. There is a common first semester with Electronics Engineering Technician and common first-year with Electrical Engineering Technology. As well as providing a solid foundation of knowledge, you gain maximum career flexibility and the opportunity to explore several avenues. Your knowledge of electrical theory is supplemented by practical applications in power systems, industrial solid state controls, instrumentation, programmable logic controllers and microcomputers. You work with heavy electrical motors, generators and transformers, learning a variety of industrial applications. Special emphasis is placed on writing and implementing appropriate microcomputer programs, and communicating technical information effectively.
  • Academic Title
    Electrical Engineering Technician Ontario College Diploma
  • Course description
    Level One
    EECE1090     Electrical Fundamentals

    Description: This is the first course in Electrical Fundamentals. No electrical or electronics background is assumed. Topics include: basic atomic structure; electrical current flow in conductors; Ohm's Law; resistors; series and parallel resistor networks; power; Kirchhoff's Laws; magnetism; inductance; capacitance; reactance and transformers. The course concludes with RL and RC circuits; impedance and power.
    Hours: 75
    Credits: 5

    EECE1110     Digital Fundamentals
    Description: This course is intended to introduce students to the introductory concepts of digital logic and covers basic logic functions, truth tables, Boolean algebra and circuit reduction techniques for the implementation of combinational logic designs. Sequential logic design principles are included using various bistable devices, counters and registers. Other topics studied include; codes, arithmetic logic units, logic families and applications.
    Hours: 75
    Credits: 5

    EECE1120     Electronic Skills

    Description: This practical course develops the student's skills in the fabrication and documentation of electronic prototypes. Topics include sketching, electronic drawing, use of metal working tools, soldering and desoldering techniques. This course is designed as a project oriented course to develop and demonstrate skills required to continue in the electronics field.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    EECE1130     Computer Aided Design
    Description: An introduction to computer aided drafting and design using Autocad. Practical assignments will supplement the theory of other courses.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

    INST1020     Instrumentation And Measurement
    Description: This course introduces students to a wide variety of instruments that are used in both the electrical and electronic fields. Topics will include both Analog and Digital Voltmeters, Ohmmeters and Ammeters, as well as Grounds, Oscilloscopes and Signal Generators. How measurements are taken, accuracy of measurements, calibration and contruction of the most commonly used pieces of test equipment.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

    LIBS1540     Student Success for Higher Learning
    Description: This course enables students to develop skills that will enhance their success in college. Students will identify their unique learning styles and develop strategies for success in their academic and personal lives.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    MATH1150     Mathematics I (Electronics)
    Description: This course is oriented towards the direct application of mathematical techniques to electrical and electronic fundamentals. The topics include algebraic manipulation, graphs, complex algebra and vectors, linear and quadratic equations, engineering and scientific notation.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4

    Level Two
    EECE1140     Electrical Fundamentals (Power)

    Description: This is the first course in electrical power devices. A brief electrical background is assumed.
    Topics include: energy and power, DC circuit theory, electromagnetism, DC motors, AC theory and circuits, AC motors, power transmission and distribution.
    Hours: 75
    Credits: 5
    Pre-Requisites: EECE1090, MATH1150
    CoRequisites: MATH1160

    EECE1450     Electrical/Electronic Power Devices

    Description: This is the first course in electrical/electronic power devices. An understanding of basic electricity is assumed. Topics include: diodes, LEDS, transistors, SCRs, 1 phase rectifiers and other semiconductor devices.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: EECE1090, INST1020, MATH1150
    CoRequisites: MATH1160

    INST1010     Introduction To Instrumentation
    Description: This course introduces the student to a wide variety of instruments as used in the electrical, electronic and process control industries. The topics covered include: temperature sensors, strain gages, opto-electronic devices, proximity sensors, pressure, level, and flow measuring equipments. In addition there will be some topics on pneumatic type instruments.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4
    Pre-Requisites: EECE1090, INST1020

    MATH1160     Mathematics II (Electronics)
    Description: This is a continuation of Mathematics I and provides for a sound understanding and continued development of trigonometry, algebra, and graphing as related to Electronics.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: MATH1150

    PHYS2010     Magnetic Circuits
    Description: Magnetic Circuits introduces the student to the fundamental concepts of magnetism. Magnetic theory is established by investigating the properties of magnetic material and the interaction of currents and magnetic fields. Parallels are drawn between DC circuits and magnetic circuits with the introduction of reluctance, magneto-motive force, permeability, ampere-turns, and hysteresis. Practical applications are made to electrical equipment and related control pieces.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2
    Pre-Requisites: EECE1090, MATH1150

    PROG1030     Programming
    Description: This hands-on course provides an introduction to the C programming language.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

          Electives: General Education
    Description: Student must complete a minimum of 36 Hours

    Level Three
    CNTR2180     Programmable Logic Controllers I

    Description: This course introduces the student to the use of modern manufacturing techniques that programmable controllers allow. In an industrial environment where automation is being applied, students will learn that programmable logic controllers can make work easier and safer while maintaining quality, efficiency and productivity.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    CODE2040     Electrical Code

    Description: This course is designed to introduce the student to the Electrical Safety Code. The student will learn to apply the electrical code to various electrical installations.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

    EECE2070     Electrical Projects
    Description: This course is designed to give the student the skills and knowledge necessary to complete common repairs to electrical machines and electro-mechanical equipment. The student will develop testing and troubleshooting techniques on standard equipment, learn to sketch and draw components, fabricate simple brackets and parts, solder and perform standard shop practices common to the industry.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: EECE1120

    EECE2100     DC Test Floor Practice

    Description: D.C. test floor practice is designed to provide the student with the skills and knowledge necessary to investigate the operating characteristics of D.C. machinery, circuits and associated apparatus and to compare results with other tests. Students will be required to use skills and knowledge obtained in Direct Current Theory to set up, connect and test D.C. equipment.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: EECE1140, MATH1160, PHYS2010
    CoRequisites: EECE2130

    EECE2130     DC Motor/Generator And Control Theory
    Description: This course is designed to introduce the student to the theory of operation and control of various DC motors. Various types of generators and motors such as shunt, series and compound are studied with particular attention to load testing, efficiency, speed, winding configuration, and connections. Machine control applications introduce the student to voltage regulation, motor starting techniques and various control devices.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: EECE1140, MATH1160, PHYS2010
    CoRequisites: EECE2100

    EECE2140     Industrial Power Electronics
    Description: This course provides the student with basic troubleshooting techniques for application to industrial power electronic apparatus. The student is given an understanding of the operating principles of a variety of circuits and systems including DC and AC motor drives. The student will also be able to select appropriate test equipment and to locate and repair faults in electronic equipment, components and common systems.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: EECE1140, EECE1450

    EECE2200     Introduction to Alternate Energy
    Description: This course is intended to introduce the student to photovoltaic and battery technologies. The student will explore both the theoretical and practical applications of photovoltaic systems. The student will learn the necessary calculations to size a photovoltaic system and incorporate the proper battery sizes for that system.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

          Electives: General Education
    Description: Student must complete a minimum of 36 Hours

    Level Four
    CNTR2040     Programmable Logic Controllers II

    Description: This course is split into two sections Part A and Part B. Each section is designed to elevate the student’s previous knowledge of PLCs to allow for sequence controls and data manipulation. The learner will achieve this by applying higher levels of programming instructions and data transfer commands. The various methods of interconnecting PLCs will also be explored to aid in the understanding of the manufacturing process.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4
    Pre-Requisites: CNTR2180

    EECE2110     Power Transformers
    Description: This is the first course in transformers for electrical technicians. A brief electrical background is assumed. Topics include: Basic construction and operation of a transformer, current and voltage relationships, polarity of coils, single phase and three phase arrangements, transformer losses.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4
    Pre-Requisites: EECE1140, PHYS2010

    EECE2480     AC Test Floor Practice
    Description: AC Test Floor Practice is designed to provide the student with the skills and knowledge necessary to prepare test reports and compare operating characteristics of AC machinery, circuits and associated apparatus. Normal and changed conditions affecting efficiency, current and voltage, power, power factor, and frequency are investigated in both large and small machinery and apparatus, which as closely as possible, produce conditions found in industry. Students will be required to use skills and knowledge obtained in Alternating Current Theory to set up, connect, control and test A.C. equipment.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: EECE2100, EECE2130
    CoRequisites: EECE2490

    EECE2490     AC Motor/Alternator And Control Theory
    Description: This course is designed to introduce the student to the theory of operation and control of various AC motors and alternators. Three-phase and single-phase synchronous and induction machines are studied with respect to operating characteristics and physical configurations. Various control devices are examined with their respective machines.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: EECE2130
    CoRequisites: EECE2480

    EECE2500     Safety Standards for Electrical Systems
    Description: This course informs the student of the need to be aware of workplace standards. They will learn how machines are made safer to reduce liability and improve productivity. Using a risk assessment will enhance the reasons why safeguarding requirements and techniques are utilized in today’s manufacturing industries.
    Hours: 15
    Credits: 1

    EECE2510     Alternate Energy Practice
    Description: The students will learn how to design a solar energy system, by applying necessary calculations to size, solar arrays and batteries required. They will also learn the necessary Code Rules that apply to these installations. Sun charts will be needed to determine battery numbers, total sun hours and proper angles of the system components for a given area. The Standard Offer Contract and Environmental Assessments will also be explored in this course. Connecting and testing of these components on a regular basis to prove the calculations and system design performance will be required.
    Hours: 15
    Credits: 1
    Pre-Requisites: EECE2200

    INST2010     Instrumentation for Electrical Systems
    Description: This course introduces the student to the application of various types of monitoring and control devices as used in the electrical industry. PID controllers used for motor, temperature and pressure control are among the topics covered. Various topics in Fibre Optics are included.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4
    Pre-Requisites: EECE2140, INST1010

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