Electrician - Industrial (Apprenticeship)
- Ontario College Certificate
- Program Code:
- Trades & Apprenticeship
- Academic Year:
- 2015 / 2016
- Accelerated Delivery?
About the Program
The program combines theoretical knowledge of the electrical trade with practical skills to complement the apprentice's on-the-job training.
See Apprenticeship - General Information.
Length: 840-hour Ontario College Certificate program delivered in three components
Location: Doon (Kitchener)
- Prospective students must be registered apprentices with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) and must be a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Trades.
- Information related to this apprenticeship program may be obtained from the local Apprenticeship and Client Services Office at 519-653-5758 or 1-866-877-0099.
- Conestoga College delivers the in-school component of this apprenticeship program as required by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU). In addition, MTCU requires employers to deliver the greater proportion of apprenticeship training on the job.
- Students are required to demonstrate the same attention to punctuality and attendance as would be required by the business or industry in which they are employed.
What is Apprenticeship?
Apprenticeship is an agreement between an individual who wants to learn a skill and an employer who needs a skilled worker. It is a combination of in-school training and on-the-job experience. An apprenticeship can last two to five years, depending on the program. About 90% of the apprentice's time is spent learning practical skills on the job, while supervised by a qualified journeyperson. The rest is spent learning theoretical and technical aspects of the trade. Over time, the apprenticeship system of training has proven to be one of the world's most successful ways to learn.
Apprenticeship Training - General Information
Becoming a Journeyperson
Skilled workers (journeypersons) are in high demand in a broad range of occupations and make an important contribution to Canada's economic growth. If you are interested in becoming a journeyperson, you must first complete an apprenticeship. Women are encouraged to investigate the significant benefits of a career in a skilled occupation.
Once you have decided which occupation best suits your interests and talents, it is up to you to find an employer willing to employ you as an apprentice.
Conestoga College provides the in-school training portion for a variety of skilled trades. You will be released from work to attend trade school either in a block or a one-day-a-week format, depending on the trade and delivery options.
Tuition & Fees
Fees set by MTCU as per Offer of Classroom Training
*Books and parking fees are additional.
*Applicants are registered on a first-come, first-served basis.
*You are not required to pay classroom fees while participating in OYAP.
Graduate OpportunitiesGraduates of the program generally work in industrial and manufacturing settings and conduct repairs to electrical, fluid power, electronic and AC & DC drive systems.
For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca
Pathways & Credit Transfer
Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions.
Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.
Pre-Certification of Qualification
If you have more than five years of experience working in a trade-specific area from outside of Canada or within Canada, you may want to pursue challenging your Certificate of Qualification. For more information on Trade Equivalency Assessments contact the Ontario Colleges of Trades at 1-855-299-0028 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Many Ontario colleges offer pre-certification courses in a variety of trade areas that assist you in preparing to write or re-write your certification exam. These also serve as excellent refresher courses.
For more information on part-time pre-certification programs to assist you in preparing for the Certificate of Qualification examination, check out the Conestoga College Continuing Education offerings at www.conestogac.on.ca or contact 519-824-9390 ext 6148.
Apprentices may challenge the in-school portion of apprenticeship levels from a variety of trade-specific apprenticeship programs depending on their level of expertise and time spent on the job. Non-apprentices can likewise challenge the in-school portion of the program starting first at level one. For more information about Exemption Testing - Apprentices and Non-Apprentices please visit: http://www.conestogac.on.ca/testing-services/exemption.jsp
- Explain the object, scope and layout of the Canadian Electrical Code (C.E.C.) Part I.
- Locate and interpret C.E.C. regulations pertaining to residential, commercial and industrial installations.
- Determine accurate sizing of electrical systems, circuits and equipment from the C.E.C. to ensure a safe installation.
- Read and interpret drawings, plans and specifications for residential, commercial and industrial projects ensuring adherence to applicable codes and regulations.
- Solve job site problems from drawing, plans, specifications and applicable codes.
- Interpret drawings, plans and specifications for the purpose of estimating and installation.
- Calculate voltage, current, resistance and power in D.C. and A.C. circuits by applying various laws and rules.
- Solve magnetic circuit problems by applying various laws and rules.
- Explain the principle of operation of motors, generators, transformers and other electrical equipment.
- Determine values and relationship in single phase and three phase A.C. circuits.
- Select and install various wiring methods and electrical equipment.
- Connect and test motors and motor control equipment including magnetic motor starters and P.L.C.s.
- Install common fire alarm, communication and building automation systems.
- Connect and test various transformer configurations.
- Identify, select and use test equipment to determine the operating conditions of circuits and equipment.
- Identify the terminology used in control instrumentation.
- Select and test instrumentation devices used for the measurement and control of temperature, pressure, flow, level, position and force.
- Connect and test analogue electronic circuits.
- Connect and test digital electronic circuits.
- Select, install, program, tune, test and maintain variable speed motor drives for both D.C. and A.C. motors.
- Explain basic hydraulic principles, laws and rules.
- Connect and troubleshoot hydraulic
- Solve problems associated with motion control systems using electrical, pneumatics and hydraulics systems and P.L.C. controllers.
- Explain the principles and applications of fibre optic and data communication cables.
Apprenticeship RegistrationApprenticeship registration occurs after an employer is found. To register as an apprentice you or your employer may call the local Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities office at 519-653-5758 or 1-866-877-0099 to request registration and have an agreement prepared. Once you have registered as an apprentice and have received your offer of classroom training, you will be required to confirm your seat with Conestoga College and pay the appropriate classroom fee. Apprentices are enrolled to class on a first-come, first-served basis. You are not required to pay classroom fees while participating in OYAP. All apprentices in Ontario are required to be a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Trades www.collegeoftrades.ca. Information about apprenticeship registration can also be found on the Ministry website at www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/employmentontario/training. Another helpful website is www.apprenticesearch.com
For more information, call the Apprenticeship Office at 519-653-5758 or 1-866-877-0099. If you have questions pertaining to the in-school training portion, call Conestoga College at 519-748-5220 ext 2400.