Electrical Techniques
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General information

Program code
2 Semesters (1 Year)
Ontario College Certificate
Academic area

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2021 Midland, Owen Sound

Program description

Students are introduced to the theoretical and practical aspects of the electrical industry so they can perform most basic electrical techniques under the supervision of a qualified person. Upon completion of the program, students can apply for work as an electrical apprentice, or they may choose to continue their education and apply for an Electrical Engineering Technician or Technologist post-secondary program. Students study health and safety, applied math, entrepreneurship, electrical and electronic theory.

Career opportunities

Graduates pursuing an apprenticeship may find a range of occupations in the electrical field including construction, maintenance, service and industrial. Graduates choosing to continue their education may find additional opportunities in power generation and transmission, alternate energy, green technologies and automation sectors. Job estimator,  project coordinator  and electrical salesperson are also areas of career opportunity. 

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to: www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/policies-procedures/

Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details:


Program-specific Courses

  • DRFT 1003 - Introduction to Technical Drafting
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • ELEC 1013 - Electrical Trade Practices
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • ELEN 1000 - DC Circuit Fundamentals
    (Semester 1 / 56 hours)
  • ENVR 1003 - Environmental Health and Safety
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • MATH 1007 - Mathematics Techniques
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • ELEC 1002 - Electrical Systems and Control
    (Semester 2 / 56 hours)
  • ELEC 1003 - Electrical Installations
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • ELEC 1004 - Electronics 1
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • ELEC 1006 - Prints and Electrical Code
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • ELEC 2015 - Basic Electricity
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)

Communications courses

  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration.
    (Semester 1)

General education courses

  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration.
    (Semester 2)