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  • Objectives
    Graduates of the Electronics Engineering Technician - Industrial Controls program will play a key role in the world of technology with the in-depth knowledge gained in this exciting, fast paced program. Automation is used in virtually every industry with the demand for trained graduates always increasing. Graduates will study a wide range of automation topics and have a thorough understanding of electricity and electronics as applied to automation and system controls. Electronic control systems can be found in automated factories, building environmental systems and processors of bulk materials such as dairies, refineries etc. Students will study motor controls, industrial sensors, automation theory and digital based control systems. Graduates will also have a working knowledge of pneumatic and electropneumatic control systems. They will be able to program, install and troubleshoot programmable logic controllers (PLC's) and will have exposure to a working robot in an actual industrial workcell setting.
  • Academic Title
    Electronics Engineering Technician - Industrial Controls Ontario College Diploma
  • Course description
    Level 1    Credits
    Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    • ELNC-1003    Orientation Safety Basic Skills     3.00
    • ELNC-1004    Semiconductor Devices/Analog Elec Cir     9.00
    • ELNC-1005    Fundamentals of Industrial Eltr & Elec     9.00
    • MATH-1021    Mathematics for Electronics     4.00

    Level 2    Credits
    Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    • ELNC-3002    Industrial Sensors and Motor Control I     9.00
    • DIGL-3001    Digital Techniques     9.00
    • PNEU-3001    Pneumatic Components and Systems     5.00
    • COMP-1336    Computer Literacy     2.00

    Level 3    Credits

    Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    • ELNC-3003    E/C Automated Systems & Motor Control II     10.00
    • ELNC-3004    Programmable Logic Controllers     9.00
    • SYST-3001    Troubleshooting and System Design     5.00

    Gen Ed - Electives
    Take 3 of the following groups - Normally taken in Levels 1,
    2 and 3:

    Group 1
    TAKE PSYC-5011
    • PSYC-5011    Industrial Relations     3.00

    Group 2

    TAKE HIST-1026
    • HIST-1026    The History of Manufacturing     3.00

    Group 3
    TAKE 3 GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE CREDITS

    Group 4
    TAKE 3 ADDITIONAL GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE CREDITS

    Group 5
    TAKE 3 ADDITIONAL GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE CREDITS

    COMP-1336 -  Computer Literacy
    This course will introduce students to various computer concepts, including Hardware, Operating Systems, Word Processing, and Spreadsheets. Through lecture and hands-on classes, the student will learn each module's everyday uses and apply them to their courses.

    DIGL-3001 -  Digital Techniques

    This course builds upon the concepts in Semiconductor Devices/Analog Electronic Circuits to introduce the student to the digital world. Sequential and combinational logic as applied to modern control systems is studied along with Number Systems, Gates, BooLean Algebra, Digital Adders, Counters and Clock Circuits, Digital to Analog, Analog to Digital Conversions, Multiplexers, Memory Systems, Displays and Digital specifications.

    ELNC-1003 -  Orientation Safety Basic Skills

    The student will gain the knowledge to effectively use the tools, equipment and resources in the Electronics Lab. In addition, acceptable safety standards, correct hand tool use and splicing and soldering will be covered. The student is also introduced to proper mechanical and electrical component interconnections, common wire types and their uses and be able to solder them to a high standard of reliability.

    ELNC-1004 -  Semiconductor Devices/Analog Elec Cir

    In this course students will apply basic skills. Semiconductor devices and circuits are used and studied. Basic troubleshooting techniques will be introduced. Coverage begins with semiconductor theory and progresses to diodes, transistors, thyristor devices and integrated circuits. The semiconductor devices are applied to analog circuitry including power supplies, transistor switching and amplifier circuits, oscillators and operational amplifiers.

    ELNC-1005 -  Fundamentals of Industrial Eltr & Elec
    This course introduces the essentials of electricity and electronics including DC and AC circuits and basic industrial controls, all of the passive components used in Electrical/Electronic circuits and applications. Sources of electricity electrical units and calculations are investigated. Printed circuit board production methods are covered as well as designed and produced. Magnetism, induction and capacitance are studied with directed application to circuits. The internal circuitry of common test equipment concludes the course.

    ELNC-3002 -  Industrial Sensors and Motor Control I

    This course takes an in-depth look at various control devices found in the modern factory as well as industrial sensors and transducers. Electric motors, motor controls and circuit protection devices are studied. Advantages and disadvantages of the various types of motor and their control devices are surveyed. A unit is devoted to circuit protection devices and lock-out/tag-out techniques. All motor control circuits studied are duplicated by the student in the practical lab sections of the course.

    ELNC-3003 -  E/C Automated Systems & Motor Control II

    This course introduces electronic control concepts to manufacturing. Processes to be controlled and types of systems and methods available to perform control functions are examined. Applications of semiconductor and digital circuits to automation systems occurs. The course takes an in-depth look at the electronic control of AC motors. Applications in industrial situations requiring variable frequency drives are highlighted. Additional advanced motor control concepts are introduced including time delay circuitry and system feedback.

    ELNC-3004 -  Programmable Logic Controllers
    This is an in-depth course in programmable controllers. PLC theory is studied as well as programming techniques in ladder logic. Numerous practical problems are assigned. Troubleshooting techniques are emphasized. Control diagrams, programming languages and control circuits will be incorporated. The course also details availability in PLC control; PLC operation; where and why PLC are used.

    HIST-1026 -  The History of Manufacturing
    The intent of this course is to give students an understanding of the development of modern manufacturing. The course will highlight the key aspects of manufacturing in a historical context and relate them to modern day needs. The last few sessions will be spent examining how the role of modern maintenance has developed in the last 100 years.

    MATH-1021 -  Mathematics for Electronics

    This course introduces the fundamental concepts of mathematics (Algebra, Trigonometry and Complex Numbers) required to understand the theory of electricity and electronics.

    PNEU-3001 -  Pneumatic Components and Systems
    This course covers basic pneumatic physical principles, directional control valves and working elements. Component coverage includes valve switching devices, single and double acting cylinders. Specialized devices such as silencers, check valves, shuttle valves and pneumatic limit switches are also covered. Included will be displacement step diagrams. A portion of the course is devoted to electropneumatic components and systems - the control of pneumatic circuits through the use of electrical signals.

    PSYC-5011 -  Industrial Relations

    This course will enable the student to develop a practical understanding of the Canadian industrial relations system and the principles of behaviour in the industrial working environment.

    SYST-3001 -  Troubleshooting and System Design
    This course will challenge the student to apply the theoretical knowledge acquired in the prerequisite courses to real world system design and troubleshooting problems. Troubleshooting methodology and design concepts are stressed. Students will have the opportunity to program a robotic system in an actual work-cell environment. A major project is assigned involving the application of a PLC to realistic interfacing and automation problem.

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