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Electrical Techniques

Electrical Techniques Ontario College Certificate

What is Electrical Techniques?

This program provides students with the theoretical and practical training to perform most basic electrical techniques. At the completion of the program, students are ready to apply for work as an Electrician's helper or apprentice, or they may choose to continue their education and apply for an Electrical Engineering Technician or Technologist post-secondary program. Students will be exposed to topics including

health and safety, reading of drawings, applied math, communications, electrical theory, electronic theory, installation practices, CAD and basic control system principles.

Program Outline 2016-2017

Major:
ELTQ
Length:
1 Year
Effective Dates:
2016-2017
Delivery:
2 Semesters
Credential:
Ontario College Certificate
Location:
Midland, Owen Sound
Start:

Fall - Midland, Owen Sound

Winter - Midland

Contact:
Owen Sound:

Ivan Silverthorn

705-728-1968 ext. 2076

Midland:

Tom Roberts

705-728-1968 ext. 3731

This program provides students with the theoretical and practical training to perform most basic electrical techniques. At the completion of the program, students are ready to apply for work as an Electrician's helper or apprentice, or they may choose to continue their education and apply for an Electrical Engineering Technician or Technologist post-secondary program. Students will be exposed to topics including

health and safety, reading of drawings, applied math, communications, electrical theory, electronic theory, installation practices, CAD and basic control system principles.

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • identify, select, and use various electrical products, supplies, and materials commonly found in residential and commercial settings


  • use required work site tools in a proper and safe manner


  • use basic electrical test equipment in a proper and safe manner

    read and interpret wiring and schematic diagrams and drawings


  • describe the health and safety requirements of the electrical field including, and not limited to: WHIMIS, Fall Arrest, Basic First Aid/CPR, etc.


  • use basic electrical measuring instruments to test, troubleshoot and diagnose electrical problems


  • identify, select and organize the necessary tools and equipment in preparation for common electrical installations


  • perform most aspects of residential wiring installations with guidance of the site electrician


  • read and interpret the Ontario and Canadian Electrical Codes as they apply to residential installations


  • use the correct techniques for various electrical installations


  • discuss the advantages and disadvantages of traditional and renewable energy sources, current resources, technologies, and their limitations and a realistic appreciation of what energy sources and technologies will be in the future.
Fall Intake - Midland, Owen Sound

Sem 1 | Sem 2

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Fall | Winter

2016 | 2017

Winter Intake - Midland

Semester 1 | Semester 2

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Winter | Summer

2017 | 2017

OSSD or equivalent with

- Grade 12 English (C or U)

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

- OSS curriculum: OSSD or equivalent, with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG4C, ENG4U)

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

- Any credit Communication course taken at Georgian College

- Most college preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Technology Foundation, Technology Fundamentals and General Arts and Science*

- Equivalent courses in English taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)

- Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications

- Mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*

- Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)

- English, Literature or Communication credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

Home school applicants:

- Applicants can write the mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.

10 Mandatory Courses

1 Communications Course

1 General Education Course

To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester unless otherwise stated on the course outline.

Mandatory Courses

DRFT1003 Introduction to Technical Drafting
ELEC1001 AC Circuit Fundamentals
ELEC1002 Electrical Systems and Control
ELEC1003 Electrical Installations
ELEC1004 Electronics 1
ELEC1005 Electronics 2
ELEC1006 Prints and Electrical Code
ELEN1000 DC Circuit Fundamentals
ENVR1003 Environmental Health and Safety
MATH1018 Introduction to Technical Mathematics
Communications Course
To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.
General Education Course
To be selected from College list

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Alumna Theresa Marcotte works on an electrical panel

Theresa Marcotte

Panel Builder, Walker Panels

Program:

Electrical Techniques

Year:

2012


I graduated in my program’s first year and am proud to say I got my job three days after graduating. My role at Walker Panels involves building custom panels for mines, factories and heavy equipment. I start from schematic drawings and build the whole panel myself. Read more...

Faculty and alumni profiled in trades documentary

Georgian College faculty and alumni were featured in a documentary created by Rogers TV as part of the Train in Trades initiative, or TNT. Led by Mayor Jeff Lehman and MPP Rod Jackson in partnership with Georgian, TNT aims to raise awareness about local job opportunities in the skilled trades. Read more...

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Alumna Theresa Marcotte works on an electrical panel

Theresa Marcotte

Panel Builder, Walker Panels

Program:

Electrical Techniques

Year:

2012


I graduated in my program’s first year and am proud to say I got my job three days after graduating. My role at Walker Panels involves building custom panels for mines, factories and heavy equipment. I start from schematic drawings and build the whole panel myself. Read more...

For inquiries please contact the appropriate person below.

Owen Sound

Contact:
Ivan Silverthorn
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 2076

Midland

Contact:
Tom Roberts
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 3731

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