Certificate in Electrical Techniques
CAD 2,721 / per year *
Earliest start date
* tuition 2 semesters Canadian students; CAD 16,704 - tuition 2 semesters International students
- Program Code: 3831
- School: School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science
- Credential: Ontario College Certificate
- Program Type: Post-secondary program
- Program Length: 1 year/ 2 semesters
- Location: Progress Campus
The Electrical Techniques program helps students build the skills required for a career in the electrical industry. Students will gain both theoretical knowledge and hands-on practice in electrical fundamentals. During the program, students can develop the basic skills required to become electrical apprentices. This program is the first step towards such a career as a professional tradesperson. Students are also introduced to the fundamental elements of the trade (e.g. regulations and practices).
In keeping with Ministry and the Ontario College of Trades standards, the program will deliver content that meets the requirements for Level 1 in-school Electrician apprenticeship (309A/442A) training.
- COMM-160/COMM-161 College Communications 1
- EET-114 Drawing Interpretation
- EET-115 Installation Methods 1
- EET-116 Canadian Electrical Code 1
- EETQ-112 Electrical Theory 1
- EETQ-114 Electronics 1 & INSTR 1
- GNED General Education Elective
- MATH-101 Mathematics 1
- COMM-170/COMM-171 College Communications 2
- ECME-121 Electrical Code 2 & Prints 2
- ECME-122 Electrical Theory 2
- ECME-123 Installation Methods 2
- ECME-124 Electronics 2
- ECME-214 Instr 2 & Monitoring Systems
Electrical Techniques is a two-semester Ontario College Certificate program, which will teach students how electricity works, how to apply Canadian Electrical Code, read blueprints, and perform electrical installations in residential, commercial, and industrial environments. The faculty will instruct students in dedicated state-of-the-art electrical labs. The Electrical Techniques program creates pathways for students if they decide to continue their education at Centennial College. The Electrical Techniques program is a great choice for students who want to explore the career opportunities that the skilled trades have to offer, get job-ready skills or pursue a passion for electrical technology.
Program Vocational Learning Outcomes
Program Vocational Learning Outcomes describe what graduates of the program have demonstrated they can do with the knowledge and skills they have achieved during their studies. The outcomes are closely tied to the needs of the workplace. Through assessment (e.g., assignments and tests), students verify their ability to reliably perform these outcomes before graduating.
- Analyze, interpret, and produce electrical and electronics drawings, and technical reports including other related documents and graphics.
- Analyze and solve complex technical problems related to electrical systems by applying mathematics and science principles.
- Operate, verify, and maintain instrumentation equipment and systems.
- Assemble, test, modify, maintain and commission electrical equipment and systems to fulfill requirements and specifications under the supervision of a qualified person.
- Commission and troubleshoot static and rotating electrical machines and associated control systems under the supervision of a qualified person.
- Assemble, analyze, and troubleshoot electrical and electronic circuits, components, equipment and systems under the supervision of a qualified person.
- Install, analyze, assemble and troubleshoot control systems under the supervision of a qualified person.
- Use computer skills and tools to solve a range of electrical-related problems.
- Create, conduct and recommend modifications to quality assurance procedures under the supervision of a qualified person.
- Prepare reports and maintain records and documentation systems.
- Install, test, commission and troubleshoot telecommunication systems under the supervision of a qualified person.
- Apply and monitor health and safety standards and best practices in workplaces.
- Perform and monitor tasks in accordance with relevant legislation, policies, procedures, standards, regulations, and ethical principles.
- 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.
- Commission, test and troubleshoot electrical power systems under the supervision of a qualified person.
- Select and recommend electrical equipment, systems and components to fulfill the requirements and specifications under the supervision of a qualified person.
- Apply project management principles to contribute to the planning, implementation, and evaluation of projects.
- Maintenance Electrician
- Electrician Instrumentation Technician
- Electrical Panel Assembler
- Quality Control/Assurance Technician in Electrical Manufacturing
- Field Services Technician
- Technical Sales Representative
- Technical Trainer
Areas of Employment
- Electrical Maintenance
- Electrical Installation
- Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
- Technical Sales
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