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  • Objectives
    At Conestoga, you will gain theoretical knowledge of the electrical trade as well as the practical training necessary to complement your on-the-job training.
  • Academic Title
    Electrician Construction & Maintenance Ontario College Certificate
  • Course description
    Level One
    DRWG1720     Prints (Level 1)

    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: 32
    Credits: 2

    ELCN1010     Electronics (Level 1)
    Description: In this course the student will cover the fundamental principle 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.
    Hours: 32
    Credits: 2

    ELEC1010     Canadian Electrical Code (Level 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: 32
    Credits: 2

    ELEC1020     Electrical Theory (Level 1)
    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. An introduction to magnetism and its relationship to EMF is also covered in this subject.
    Hours: 64
    Credits: 4

    ELEC1040     Installation Methods (Level 1)
    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: 48
    Credits: 3

    INST1030     Instrumentation (Level 1)
    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. Examination of instrumentation symbols is also covered, as well as basic process control and Instrumentation diagrams for pressure and temperature devices etc.
    Hours: 32
    Credits: 2

    Level Two
    DRWG2090     Prints (Level 2)

    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

    ELCN2030     Electronics (Level 2)

    Description: Students 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 FETs and Op Amps in this course. This course is a combination of theoretical and practical learning.
    Hours: 40
    Credits: 3

    ELCN2050     Monitoring & Communication Systems (Level 2)

    Description: 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 on fire alarms and associated equipment and theory of operation.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

    ELEC2020     Trade Theory (Level 2)
    Description: This course examines magnetism including associated laws and calculations. The theories of magnetism are then applied to gain an understanding of both DC machines and AC induction motors. 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.
    Hours: 80
    Credits: 5

    ELEC2100     Canadian Electrical Code (Level 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: 40
    Credits: 3

    ELEC2110     Installation Methods (Motors) (Level 2)

    Description: This hands-on course focuses on various DC, single phase AC, and 3-phase AC motors and controls. The student will connect, test, and develop diagrams for various equipment and motor circuits.
    Hours: 40
    Credits: 3

    INST2040     Instrumentation (Level 2)
    Description: 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. This course is a combination of theoretical and practical learning.
    Hours: 40
    Credits: 3

    Level Three
    DRWG3010     Prints (Level 3)

    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

    ELCN3010     Electronics (Level 3)
    Description: 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 Control 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

    ELEC3020     Trade Theory (Level 3)
    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: 60
    Credits: 4

    ELEC3030     Installation Methods (Level 3)

    Description: This practical course is divided into two equally divided sections: Transformers and Motors, and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs).
    The transformer portion calls upon the student to determine, 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.
    The PLC portion of the 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 address 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 PLCs to equipment.
    Hours: 80
    Credits: 5

    ELEC3120     Canadian Electrical Code (Level 3)
    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, welder 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 over current device sizes and associated equipment.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

    INST3010     Instrumentation (Level 3)
    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: 40
    Credits: 3

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