Diploma in Electrical Engineering Technician

General

Program Description

AutoCAD courses train you for real-world situations with state-of-the-art technology and labs

Ensuring that there's the power to run our towns, cities, hospitals, schools and the economy is a satisfying and respected career option. If the joy of having a dynamic and in-demand career is your goal, Fanshawe's Electrical Engineering Technician program will provide the skills and experience to light up your future with limitless potential.

You'll begin your AutoCAD training and PLC training by learning the basics: electrical fundamentals, automation, and power generation and distribution. While pursuing your AutoCAD certification, you'll continuously apply the knowledge you obtain from the AutoCAD courses in real-world situations, working alongside your mentors and classmates with state-of-the-art technology and lab access. You'll also study PLCs, power generation and distribution systems, energy management, and conservation. Your skills will be as diverse as the constantly evolving electrical landscape.

After Graduation:

By the time you graduate from our AutoCAD courses, you'll have the skills necessary to wire residential and industrial projects, along with the ability to work on hydraulic/pneumatic systems, programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and industrial automation.

Specialists in electrical consumption and conservation techniques have never been more sought after in today's changing economy. Are you ready to power-up your career?

Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Interpret and produce electrical and electronics drawings including other related documents and graphics.
  2. Analyze and solve routine technical problems related to electrical systems by applying mathematics and science principles.
  3. Use, verify and maintain instrumentation equipment and systems.
  4. Assemble, test, modify and maintain electrical circuits and equipment to fulfill requirements and specifications under the supervision of a qualified person.
  5. Install and troubleshoot static and rotating electrical machines and associated control systems under the supervision of a qualified person.
  6. Verify acceptable functionality and apply troubleshooting techniques for electrical and electronic circuits, components, equipment, and systems under the supervision of a qualified person.
  7. Analyze, assemble and troubleshoot control systems under the supervision of a qualified person.
  8. Use computer skills and tools to solve routine electrical related problems.
  9. Assist in creating and conducting quality assurance procedures under the supervision of a qualified person.
  10. Prepare and maintain records and documentation systems.
  11. Install, test and troubleshoot telecommunication systems under the supervision of a qualified person.
  12. Apply health and safety standards and best practices to workplaces.
  13. Perform tasks in accordance with relevant legislation, policies, procedures, standards, regulations, and ethical principles.
  14. Configure installation and apply electrical cabling requirements and system grounding and bonding requirements for a variety of applications under the supervision of a qualified person.
  15. Assist in commissioning, testing and troubleshooting electrical power systems under the supervision of a qualified person.
  16. Select electrical equipment, systems, and components to fulfill the requirements and specifications under the supervision of a qualified person.
  17. Apply project management principles to assist in the implementation of projects.

Courses

Level 1

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • ELEC-1124 DC Theory
  • MATH-1184 Mathematics 1
  • ELEC-1125 Installation Practices
  • WRIT-1039 Reason & Writing 1-Technology
  • ELNC-1104 Practical Electronics
  • LAWS-1038 Law, Ethics & Occupational H&S

Level 2

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • ELEC-3064 AC Theory
  • ELEC-1126 Electrical Machines 1
  • CNTL-1013 Automation 1
  • MATH-3072 Mathematics 2
  • COMP-1470 Computer-Aided Design

Level 3

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • ELNC-3034 Electronics-Basic Devices & Sensors
  • COMP-3098 Elec. Wiring Design/Industrial Design
  • ELEC-3065 Electrical Machines 2
  • TELE-1021 Network Systems
  • MGMT-1007 Project Management

Level 4

General Education - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course.

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • ELNC-5020 Motor Drives & Power Electronics
  • ELEC-1128 Electrical Energy & Distribution
  • CNTL-3014 Automation & Instrumentation
  • MGMT-3074 Capstone Project Technician
  • COMM-3069 Technical Communication for Technicians

General Education - Electives

  • Take 3 General Education Credits - Normally Taken in Level 4

Program Residency

Students must complete a minimum of 20 credits in this program at Fanshawe College to meet the program residency requirement and graduate from this program.

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Admission Requirements

  • OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U), University/College (M), or Open (O) stream with:
    • Mathematics one of:
      • Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology* (C)
      • Grade 12 Advanced Functions (U)
      • Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors (U)
      • Grade 12 Foundations for College Mathematics (C)

or

  • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE)

or

  • Pre-Technology Ontario College Certificate

or

  • Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) and:
    • Mathematics one of:
      • Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology* (C)
      • Grade 12 Advanced Functions (U)
      • Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors (U)
      • Grade 12 Foundations for College Mathematics (C)

or

  • Mature Applicant with standing in the required course stated above

Note:
*Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology (C) preferred.
Applicants who lack the required course may be admitted to the program subject to appropriate prior upgrading.

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

  • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 79 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 60 with no score less than 50 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 53, with test results within the last two years
  • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 169 with no language skill less than 162, with test results within the last two years
  • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 70% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
  • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 8, 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9, or 70% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

Recommended Academic Preparation

  • Grade 12 Business and Technological Communication (O)
  • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Physics (C) or (U)
  • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Manufacturing Technology (C)
  • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Computer Engineering Technology (M)
  • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Communications Technology (M)
  • It is recommended that students in the Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program take a Technical or Apprenticeship Mathematics course within the ACE program

Advanced Standing

Credit for any course in the program will be given to students who can demonstrate that they have the required skills to meet the learning outcomes of the course.

Applicant Selection Criteria

Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:

  1. Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario.
  2. Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full).
  3. Achievement in the Admission Requirements.

Note:
Admission to the Fanshawe College Pre-Technology program does not guarantee admission in a subsequent year to the Electrical Engineering Technician program. Successful completion of the Fanshawe College Pre-Technology program, however, does enable the student to be given additional consideration when applying to the Electrical Engineering Technician program. The Pre-Technology program is the preferred designated preparatory program for admission to the Electrical Engineering Technician program.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities exist not only with manufacturers of electrical equipment and electrical power utilities but with the many industrial firms which use electrical equipment. Graduates work in areas such as electrical maintenance, field service, drafting, quality control, and technical sales.

Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

Fanshawe College is a large, publicly-funded College located in London, Ontario, Canada – approximately a two-hour drive from Toronto and Niagara Falls. There are 21,000 full-time students, including ... Read More

Fanshawe College is a large, publicly-funded College located in London, Ontario, Canada – approximately a two-hour drive from Toronto and Niagara Falls. There are 21,000 full-time students, including more than 6,000 international students from 97 different countries. Read less
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