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Start your electrical trades career or prepare for an apprenticeship

Electrical Techniques Ontario College Certificate program

Learn from professionals. Great facilities. Hands-on training to help launch your career or prepare for your apprenticeship.

Program code ELTQ
Duration 1 Year
Credential Ontario College Certificate
Delivery Full-time

Program information

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.

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2021 Midland, Owen Sound

Tuition and fees

What are the admission requirements for the Electrical Techniques program?

Electrical Techniques 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/academic-regulations/

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:
www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/credit-transfer/

What career paths can I take in the electrical industry?

Your Electrical Techniques certificate gives you many 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. 

What courses are included in the Electrical Techniques certificate program?

Course overview

10 Program Courses
1 Communications Course
1 General Education Course

Program-specific courses

Semester 1 courses are listed below. For a full list of courses in the program including course descriptions, view the Electrical Techniques program outline.

  • DRFT 1003 – Introduction to Technical Drafting
  • ELEC 1013 – Electrical Trade Practices
  • ELEN 1000 – DC Circuit Fundamentals
  • ENVR 1003 – Environmental Health and Safety
  • MATH 1007 – Mathematics Techniques
  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration.

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