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  • Objectives
    The program provides students with the theoretical and practical training required to assist them in seeking employment as a Fire Alarm Technician, Network Cabling Specialist, Industrial Electrician Apprentice, or Construction and Maintenance Electrician Apprentice
  • Academic Title
    Electrical Techniques Ontario College Certificate
  • Course description
    Level 1    Credits
    Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course
    Take 1 of the following groups:

    Group 1
    • ELEC-1101    Electrical I     7.50
    • COMP-1376    Computer Applications     1.50
    • DIGL-1017    Digital I     6.50
    • MATH-1160    Math I     6.00
    • ELNC-1095    Applied Project I     1.50
    • WRIT-1039    Reason & Writing 1-Technology     3.00

    Group 2
    • ELEC-1103    Electrical I     7.50
    • COMP-1377    Computer Applications     1.50
    • DIGL-1018    Digital I     6.50
    • MATH-1161    Math I     6.00
    • ELEC-1104    Applied Project I     1.50
    • WRIT-1039    Reason & Writing 1-Technology     3.00

    Level 2    Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    • ELNC-1097    Electronics 1-Basic Devices & Sensors     7.50
    • CNTL-3009    Automation I - PLC's     5.00
    • ELEC-1102    Electrical Machines I     6.00
    • DIGL-3017    Digital II - Intro to Microprocessors     5.50
    • TELE-1014    Network Systems     1.50
    • MGMT-1007    Project Management     3.00

    Level 3    Credits
    Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    • ELNC-3027    Motor Drivers & High Power Devices     2.50
    • COMP-3073    Microprocessor Applications     5.50
    • CNTL-3010    Robotics & Controls     5.50
    • CNTL-5010    PLC's & Networks - Adv     5.50
    • ELEC-5036    Applied Project III     1.50
    • COMM-3049    Communications for Technology     3.00

    Gen Ed - Electives
    Take 6 General Education credits -
    Normally taken in Levels 1 and 3

    CNTL-3009 -  Automation I - PLC's

    This course is an introduction to automation. It introduces the basics of electrical control using relays, motor controls, and sensors. Hydraulics and pneumatics applications are also incorporated using the Modicon Micro PLC.

    CNTL-3010 -  Robotics & Controls
    This course will introduce students to the applications of FANUC Robotic and Allen Bradley PLC in automation control system. Students will learn the programming concepts and basic instructions for Logix5000™ controllers, hands-on skills for project organization, programming and documentation using RSLogix 5000. Other topics include: Remote I/O and communication network, HMI programming for touch screen/key pad PanelView, Motion control using Ultra3000 servo drive. Students will design automation system integrating sensors, program logic controllers, human machine interface, motion controllers and PandID diagram. The emphases on Robotics are safety, basic operation and programming. After this course students will be able to safely manipulate robot and teach robot for simple welding program.

    CNTL-5010 -  PLC's & Networks - Adv
    This course will continue with the study of control systems introduced in “AUTOMATION I – PLC’S”. The major topics are: implementing Advanced Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) functions; incorporating Human Machine Interface (HMI) designs; and connecting Industrial Communication Networks. Electro-mechanical systems, discrete sensors, analog transducers, and proportional-integral-derivative (PID) control will also be covered.

    COMM-3049 -  Communications for Technology
    This course will develop students' skills inpreparing and writing short and medium-sizedproject-based reports. Students will also developtheir presentation skills.

    COMP-1376 -  Computer Applications
    Students will learn how to use AutoCAD, word processing spreadsheet, and printed circuit board software. Students will also learn to use Spreadsheet software to create tables, invoices, graphs, and charts. Students will develop time management skills by adhering to project deadlines.

    COMP-1377 -  Computer Applications

    Students will learn how to use AutoCAD, word processing spreadsheet, printed circuit board software. AutoCAD will be used for basic two-dimensional drawing skills and apply them to produce a variety of electronic and electrical drawings. This will include electronic assembly, and electrical systems for both residential and commercial facilities. Students will learn how to design simple single and double-sided printed circuit boards using printed circuit board design software. This will include the use of electronic component and device data sheets to determine component size, and tolerances. Students will also learn how to use a spreadsheet so they can create tables, invoices, graphs, and charts. Students will develop time management skills by adhering to project deadlines.

    COMP-3073 -  Microprocessor Applications
    This course studies the operation of the various computer systems (embedded, server, workstation), the basic operation of operating systems, hardware components, and networkCommunications. Students are introduced to computer programming using Visual Basic and will develop programs that communicate with embedded controllers such as test equipment and automate programs such as Excel. Students will learn to design efficient graphic user interfaces (HMI) and troubleshoot software. This course also studies the risks to computer systems and networked systems that exist in the office and the plant floor. The student will study topics related to operating systems, network communications, computer security, viruses, total cost of ownership (TOC), and the protection of intellectual property and privacy.Laboratory exercises are designed to reinforce the concepts presented in theory.

    DIGL-1017 -  Digital I

    This course begins with studies of digital circuits using standard digital logic gates and leads into the study of microcontrollers. It introduces students to Boolean logic and the application of standard logic devices in basic logic circuits. Students learn to interpret schematics, identify fault conditions in test circuits and troubleshoot the cause of simple system faults. The components and operation of microprocessor based systems are studied. A PIC microcontroller from Microchip Technology is used as a core device to introduce the student to microcontroller architecture, assembly language programming and interfacing. Laboratory exercises are designed to reinforce the concepts presented in theory.

    DIGL-1018 -  Digital I
    This course covers the study of digital circuits using logic gates leading to the study of micro controllers. It introduces students to Boolean logic, digital logic devices, microcontroller architecture and programming. The students will learn program development to solve problems in boolean logic and incorporate complex logix operations such as counters and timers. Computer software will be used to teach schematic capture, simulation and debugging. The laboratory exercises are designed to reinforce the concepts learned in theory.

    DIGL-3017 -  Digital II - Intro to Microprocessors

    This course introduces the students to microcontroller architectures and their industrial applications using one of the most popular microcomputers. Students will learn device architecture, programming and program debugging, and how to interface microcontrollers to real world devices, including displays, keypads, sensors of various types, and output devices such as motor controllers and other transducers. The laboratory exercises will include a hands-on project.

    ELEC-1101 -  Electrical I

    This course provides a complete and straightforward coverage of the basics of electrical components and circuits. Theory begins with an introduction to electrical components and D.C. theory. Basic electrical theories will be studied and used to analyze simple and complex circuits. Alternating current theory and circuits are then analyzed and include suitable applications and troubleshooting examples. Transformers, electromagnetism and three-phase power complete the theory.

    ELEC-1102 -  Electrical Machines I

    This course studies the theory, analysis and operation of electrical machines. It includes DC generators and motors, 3-phase generators, synchronous motors, induction motors, single and 3-phase transformers, single-phase motors. Laboratory experiments are used to demonstrate the behaviour of the equipment under various operating conditions.

    ELEC-1103 -  Electrical I

    This course provides a complete and straightforward coverage of the basics of electrical components and circuits. D-C theory circuits of resistive, capacitive and inductive components will be included, following by study of magnetism and magnetic circuits. Alternating current theory and circuits are then analyzed and will include suitable applications with troubleshooting examples. Transformers, resonant circuits and three-phase circuits complete the theory. In addition, circuit analysis theorems and techniques will be used for further analysis of both d-c and a-c circuits.

    ELEC-1104 -  Applied Project I
    This is a two-part course containing an Electronic assignment and an Electrical assignment. The first portion is an introductory course for the first time Electrical/Electronic Technology student to learn about safety, component identification/pre-cautions, wires types, and soldering/de-soldering techniques. The student will build an electronic project requiring the student to work with a double-sided printed circuit boards, a variety of electronic and mechanical parts. In the second portion the student will be introduced to the different wiring methods and equipment used to distribute power in buildings. They will have an opportunity to develop their hands-on skills by installing popular wiring circuits to Canadian Electrical Code standards, and to increase their knowledge by analyzing relay control, and fire alarm systems.

    ELEC-5036 -  Applied Project III
    This course teaches the application of project management skills as applied to practical hands on projects. The students will work in teams to construct assigned projects and prepare reports.

    ELNC-1095 -  Applied Project I
    This is a two-part course containing an Electronic assignment and an Electrical assignment. The first portion is an introductory course for the first time Electrical/Electronic Technician student to learn about shop safety, component identification/pre-cautions, wires types, and soldering/de-soldering techniques. The student will build an electronic project requiring the student to work with a double-sided printed circuit boards, a variety of electronic and mechanical parts. In the second portion the student will be introduced to the different wiring methods and equipment used to distribute power in buildings. They will have an opportunity to develop their hands-on skills by installing popular wiring circuits to Canadian Electrical Code standards, and to increase their knowledge by analyzing relay control, and fire alarm systems.

    ELNC-1097 -  Electronics 1-Basic Devices & Sensors

    This course includes semi-conductor electronic devices, operational amplifiers as well as sensors. Students will study the basic characteristics and specifications of diodes, transistors with special emphasis on MOSFET devices. Students will study basic operational amplifier circuits and their signal processing applications. The student will also study the operating characteristics and interfacing techniques of sensors and transducers for the measurement of temperature, strain, pressure, fluid level and flow. Circuit design and application for all devices will be used to supplement the theory portion of the course.Laboratory exercises are designed to enhance the understanding of device operation and circuit troubleshooting.

    ELNC-3027 -  Motor Drivers & High Power Devices
    This course deals with electronic devices andcircuits used, for the control of industrialmachinery. Current trends in industrial motorcontrol such as ac inverter drive, brush less DCmotors, servo drives and stepper motors and theircontrol circuits are studied.

    MATH-1160 -  Math I
    As the first mathematics course for technician students, the content covered includes fundamental algebra, trigonometry, geometry and the j operator, exponents, radicalsand logarithms.

    MATH-1161 -  Math I
    As the first mathematics course for technology students, the content covered includes fundamental algebra, systems of linear equations, trigonometry, geometry and the j operator, exponents, radicals and logarithms. Applications involving problems taken from electrical/electronics technology will be covered where feasible.

    MGMT-1007 -  Project Management
    This course is an introduction to Project Management. It introduces the basic principles of the wide range of activities a project manager has to accomplish. The course teaches the most important aspects of project management through the initiation, development, execution and closure phases of the project. In detail the concepts of scheduling, budgeting, risk estimation and scope management are discussed amongst others.

    TELE-1014 -  Network Systems
    This course covers a broad range of systems thatthe technician may be expected to install and/orservice in the field or in-house. The student willbe given a background in the theory oftransmissionlines, optical fiber and free-space propagationsof electromagnetic energy. This knowledge will beexpanded to the applications of these transmissionmediums in the areas of audio and videonetworking, security systems, fire alarm systems,intercom and public address systems and telephonesystems. Various types of computer networking arealso discussed with respect totopology, withemphasis placed on the most popular systems in usetoday.

    WRIT-1039 -  Reason & Writing 1-Technology
    This course will introduce technology students to essential principles of reading, writing, and reasoning at the postsecondary level. Students will identify, summarize, analyze, and evaluate multiple short readings and write persuasive response essays to develop their vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and critical thinking. This course will also introduce students to selected issues and terms in technology.

    WRIT-1039 -  Reason & Writing 1-Technology

    This course will introduce technology students to essential principles of reading, writing, and reasoning at the postsecondary level. Students will identify, summarize, analyze, and evaluate multiple short readings and write persuasive response essays to develop their vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and critical thinking. This course will also introduce students to selected issues and terms in technology.

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