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  • Objectives
    This skills based program offers a unique opportunity for students to prepare for entry into an electrical apprenticeship by studying the in-school curriculum, and a number of additional electrical subjects. In this program the student will also cover learning objectives for all three levels of apprenticeship for both Industrial and Construction and Maintenance apprenticeship programs. Successful completion will prepare an individual to challenge the three apprenticeship end-of-level exams. This Electrical Technician Diploma program will give the student theoretical and practical experience on heavy electrical motors, controls, generators and transformers, along with their industrial applications. Power systems, industrial solid state controls, instrumentation, and programmable logic controllers will be studied, as well as safety standards and practices. The student will gain advanced knowledge of electrical theory and its application to a variety of practical situations, and will be well versed in a variety of skills such as troubleshooting electrical systems, and performing engineering tests on heavy electrical equipment and controls.
  • Practical experience
    There is a co-op component associated with this program.
  • Academic Title
    Electrical Technician - Industrial Ontario College Diploma
  • Course description
    Level One
    CODE1080     Electrical Code 1

    Description: In this course the student will examine and interpret the Rules and Regulations of the C.E.C. as they pertain to electrical installation. The topics covered include: general requirements of the C.E.C., calculating conductor ampacity including free air (both above and underground installations), grounding and bonding, wiring methods, Class 1 and 2 circuits, wiring in residential occupancies, residential service calculations, wiring for pools and temporary installations.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

    COMP1255     Computer Applications
    Description: The student is introduced to the basics of computer operating systems and file management. The student will gain practical knowledge of various software applications such as, Word, Excel, Power point, Autocad, and Visio.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    DRWG1860     Electrical Prints 1 - Residential
    Description: This course provides the student with skills necessary to read construction and electrical drawings with confidence and accuracy. The student will study: the "alphabet of lines", metric and imperial scales and convert between them, information from architectural and structural and mechanical drawings and apply them to electrical installations, general and specific project specifications, panel schematics and material take-offs for a single-dwelling.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

    ELCN1060     Electronics 1
    Description: In this course the student will cover the fundamental principles of operation of diodes, transistors, truth tables for logic gates, numbering systems, semiconductor materials, as well as analyze circuits connected in series and/or parallel configurations. The student will use oscilloscopes to test circuits, describe and demonstrate half and full wave rectification, connect capacitors and inductors to filter power supply outputs, study the characteristics of diodes, diacs and triacs, as well as FET’s and Op Amps.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4

    ELEC1340     DC Fundamentals
    Description: This course is a comprehensive overview of electrical fundamentals. Electron theory, voltage, current, and resistance as well as electrical and mechanical energy are studied. The student will solve calculations for series, parallel, and combination DC circuits using Ohm`s and Kirchoff`s Laws. This course examines magnetism including associated laws and calculations. The theories of magnetism are then applied to gain an understanding of DC generators and motors.
    Hours: 90
    Credits: 6

    ELEC1350     Residential Installations
    Description: In this course the student will connect and install typical equipment and associated wiring found in residential construction. The student will bend and install various raceways, develop schematic circuits and lay-out diagrams, and ensure the installations conform to the C.E.C. as well as professional trade practices.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4

    ELEC1380     Signal Shop
    Description: In this course the student will connect and install typical equipment and associated wiring found in residential construction. The student will bend and install various raceways, develop schematic circuits and lay-out diagrams, and ensure the installations conform to the C.E.C. as well as professional trade practices. In addition, this practical course calls upon the student to develop, connect, and troubleshoot various types of building systems such as intrusion, automation, and communication systems, with an emphasis the theory of operation.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4

    Level Two
    BUS2130     Entrepreneurship

    Description: This course introduces the student to the option of business ownership. How business operates, forms of business and the role of government in small business will be the focus. Ethics and established business practices will be explored via case studies. As a culminating activity the student will produce a business plan taking into account various relevant components.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    CODE1090     Electrical Code 2
    Description: The apprentice will interpret the C.E.C. requirements pertaining to the installations for: interior and exterior lighting systems; fire alarms and fire pumps; emergency systems, unit equipment and exit signs; fuses, circuit breakers and equipment ratings; equipment in hazardous locations, motor circuit calculations, as well as requirements for continuous and non-continuous loads, and determine minimum ampacities of conductors and overcurrent devices for apartments and similar buildings.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

    DRWG1870     Electrical Prints - Commercial
    Description: This course will use a full set of construction prints and specifications to determine: site features; methods of construction; the electrical characteristics and layout of mechanical equipment and systems, and the layout of various electrical service equipment and lighting equipment. The student will use prints and the C.E.C. to determine proper sizing of raceways and conductors for various branch circuit installations, and will prepare as-build drawings, develop basic single-line, schematic and wiring diagrams.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

    ELEC1360     DC Motor Lab

    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 Fundamentals to set up, connect and test D.C. equipment.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4

    ELEC1370     AC Fundamentals

    Description: The fundamentals of AC theory are covered from the development of a sine wave to current, voltage, and power relationships. These AC relationships are applied 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: 90
    Credits: 6

    ELEC1390     AC Motor Lab
    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 set up, connect, operate and test AC equipment.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4

    INST1050     Instrumentation I

    Description: Students will study common terms and fundamental applications of Instrumentation and Process Control Systems. Students will work with the SI and Imperial System of measurement using various types of meters, scales, and sensors. This course examines the operation of various level and flow sensing instruments and associated measuring devices. Basic process control and instrumentation diagrams are developed and studied using standard ISA Instrumentation symbols.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4

    Level Three
    CODE3080     Electrical Code 3

    Description: The student will interpret the C.E.C. requirements pertaining to the installations for continuous and non-continuous loads, and determine minimum ampacities of conductors and overcurrent devices for apartments and similar buildings. In addition, the student will find and interpret CEC requirements pertaining to various types of power and distribution transformer installation requirements, capacitor installations, as well as other types of installations pertaining to commercial and industrial applications. The students must properly size conductors for feeders and branch circuits, raceways for the conductors, bonding and grounding requirements, as well as proper overcurrent device sizes and associated equipment.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

    DRWG3150     Electrical Prints - Commercial/Industrial

    Description: This course will use a full set of construction prints and specifications to determine: site features; methods of construction; the electrical characteristics and layout of mechanical equipment and systems, and the layout of various electrical service equipment and lighting equipment. The student will use prints and the C.E.C. to determine proper sizing of raceways and conductors for various branch circuit installations, and will prepare as-build drawings, develop basic single-line, schematic and wiring diagrams. This course exposes the student to a number of print reading and developing skills required to convey and obtain information from commercial and industrial environments. Students will use drawings and specifications to develop single line, schematic, and wiring diagrams; layout single and three-phase systems for feeder and branch circuits; as well as determine bonding and grounding requirements for high voltage vaults and substations.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

    ELCN3040     Electronics 2

    Description: The student will use oscilloscopes to test circuits, describe and demonstrate half and full wave rectification, connect capacitors and inductors to filter power supply outputs, study the characteristics of diodes, diacs and triacs, as well as FET’s and Op Amps.
    In this course the student will be provided with a combination of theoretical and hands-on learning environments. Students will study rectification, DC Motor Drives, AC Motor Drives, Open and Closed Loop Speed Cont rol Systems, and SCR speed controllers and their application and effects in various types of DC and AC systems ? as well as describe the operation of encoders, resolvers, and tachogenerators as feedback devices.

    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4
    ELCN3050     Electrical Equipment Repair
    Description: This hands-on course will call upon the student to document information for, maintain, analyze and describe the operation of various types of electrical equipment. The student will also be required to work on and attempt to repair non working electrical equipment.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    ELEC3170     AC Power
    Description: The fundamentals of AC theory are also covered from the development of a sine wave to current and voltage relationship in resistive, inductive and capacitive circuits including power factor correction in single phase circuits.
    Hours: 90
    Credits: 6

    ELEC3180     Commercial Circuits
    Description: This practical course calls upon the student to develop, connect, and troubleshoot various types of building systems such as automation, and communication systems, with an emphasis on fire alarms and associated equipment and theory of operation.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4

    ELEC3190     PLC 1
    Description: This course exposes the student to the programming and application of a Programmable Logic Controller. Students will demonstrate the ability to input and troubleshoot various functions used in PLC language and addressing requirements including: common relays, timers, counters, and mathematics functions. Students will also demonstrate the ability to test PLC inputs and outputs, as well as identify methods of hard wiring PLC’s to equipment.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4

          Electives: General Education

    Description: Student must complete a minimum of 36 Hours

    Level Four
    CODE3090     Electrical Code 4

    Description: Apprentices will find and interpret CEC requirements pertaining to various types of: motor branch circuits and feeders, power and distribution transformer installation requirements, capacitor installations, welders circuits, as well as other types of installations pertaining to commercial and industrial applications. The students must properly size conductors for feeders and branch circuits, raceways for the conductors, bonding and grounding requirements, as well as proper overcurrent device sizes and associated equipment.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

    DRWG3160     Electrical Prints - Industrial
    Description: This course exposes the student to a number of print reading and developing skills required to convey and obtain information from commercial and industrial environments. Students will use drawings and specifications to develop single line, schematic, and wiring diagrams; layout single and three-phase systems for feeder and branch circuits; as well as determine bonding and grounding requirements for high voltage vaults and substations to name a few.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

    ELEC3200     3 Phase Power
    Description: Students will study the characteristics of various types of three-phase systems, including Wye, Delta, and Open Delta, and compare them to single phase systems. Students will determine and calculate voltage, current, and power in 3-phase series and parallel RCL circuits, as well as study the effects of power factor in these circuits.Many types of AC motor and generator characteristics are studied, as well as different types of transformers and their applications.
    Hours: 90
    Credits: 6

    ELEC3210     Transformers
    Description: Students will describe, develop, and connect various types of single-phase and three-phase transformer configurations and loads connected in various configurations. Students will determine transformer polarity in connecting windings in series and parallel, as well as single-phase transformers into a three-phase bank. The apprentice will measure current and voltages in different parts of the circuits and determine other values such as power, % loading, and efficiencies of the transformer. Students will also connect different types of three-phase motors and describe their characteristics under varying types of load conditions.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4

    ELEC3220     PLC 2
    Description: This course expands the student's knowledge of the application of programmable controllers in modern manufacturing environments. 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: 60
    Credits: 4

    IFME3060     Fluid Power

    Description: In this course of fluid mechanics, students will study Pascal’s, and Bernoulli’s Law; calculate values between pressure, force, area, horsepower, and flow rate; as well as study the operation of hydraulic systems using circuit drawings. Students will describe and demonstrate the use of various types of fluids and components within an entire operating system.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    INST3030     Instrumentation 2
    Description: This course is equally divided into practical and theoretical learning. The students will be called upon to use, list, explain, and describe the operation of various types of instrumentation equipment. Air supplies, pneumatic systems and controls, and calibration are studied, as well as the basic elements of a control system, as well as general categories of automatic control and shielded cable in instrumentation systems. The student will also be called upon to revise and explain control loops on instrumentation drawings; as well as work with and study a number of other instrumentation devices and applications.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4

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