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Electrical Technician - Industrial (Co-op)

Program Details

Credential: 2-Year Ontario College Diploma

This diploma program serves the industry demand for recognized technicians and advanced electrical apprentices.

The curriculum provides extensive coverage of electrical theory and its application in a variety of practical situations. Theoretical and practical experience on residential wiring standards and practices, commercial wiring techniques and applications, as well as industrial controls is covered.

Students are well-versed in a variety of skills such as troubleshooting electrical systems, quality assurance and testing, and proper meter usage, as well as proper safety standards and practices.

Industrial application of power systems, electric motors, motor controls, generators, transformers, programmable logic controllers, solid state controls and instrumentation are studied and applied in structured lab settings.

Graduates are prepared to perform in residential, commercial and industrial work environments.

Student Availability

Conestoga College facilitates recruitment on an ongoing basis - there are no hard deadlines. Typical time frames for work terms are listed below.

Postings are accepted beginning four months before the start of a term until all students have secured employment provided the minimum 12 consecutive weeks of full-time work is met.
Work/Study Sequence - Electrical Technician – Industrial
Year Fall (Sept. - Dec.) Winter (Jan. - Apr.) Spring/Summer (May - Aug.)
Year 1 Classes Classes Work Term 1
Year 2 Work Term 2 Classes Work Term 3
Year 3 Classes    

Work Term Capabilities

Specific skills and abilities that students are typically capable of performing during a given work term are listed below.

Work Terms I and II



Work Term III



Sample Job Titles

Electrical Apprentice, Junior Electrical Technician, Preventive Maintenance Assistant, Junior Electronics Technician, Junior Instrumentation Technician, Electrical Product Sales and Estimation

Program Courses

To see a typical course list for this program, see the current program course information.

Wage Data

Conestoga College collects data on hourly wages of co-operative education students. See the Schedule and Wage Data for details.

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Contact Information

Do you need help developing a recruitment plan or job posting, accessing wage information, or connecting with talented co-op student? Contact:

Melissa Deneault
Employer Relations Consultant
Mdeneault@conestogac.on.ca
519-748-5220 ext. 2817

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