Program Outline 2013-2014
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 Learning Outcomes
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 -------------- Fall | Winter 2013 | 2014 Winter Intake - Midland Sem 1 | Sem 2 --------------- Winter | Summer 2014 | 2014
Applicants must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to this program:
- OSS Curriculum: OSSD or equivalent with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG 4C, ENG4U)
- Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with: Communications
- Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
- Mature applicant with standing in the required courses and/or mature student testing that meets the minimum standards for admission
Applicants who are 19 years of age or over by the first day of classes, and who lack the academic entrance qualifications, may be considered for entrance to an appropriate post-secondary diploma or certificate program as mature applicants. Each applicant will be considered on an individual basis and acceptance will be determined by counseling, Communication Placement Assessment (CPA), previous post-secondary education and evaluation of experience. Some programs also have specific prerequisite requirements that must be met prior to admission. Mature applicants must meet all program specific prerequisites. Those applying as mature students and having no documentation of Grade 12 education must supply, if required, proof of age, such as a copy of an official birth certificate or driver's licence. Refer to Section 2.5 and 2.6 of the Academic Calendar for further details.
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.
DRFT1003 Introduction to Technical Drafting
ELEC1001 AC Circuit Fundamentals
ELEC1002 Electrical System and Control 1
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
To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.
General Education Course
To be selected from College list