Electrical Technician - Industrial
- Ontario College Diploma
- College Code:
- Trades & Apprenticeship
- Program Code:
- Accelerated Delivery:
- Academic Year:
- 2014 / 2015
About the Program
This skills-based program prepares students for entry into the electrical skilled trades industry, including apprenticeship. Students do not need to be registered apprentices or have an employer sponsor to start this program.
This program will give the student theoretical and practical experience on residential wiring standards and practices, commercial wiring techniques and applications, as well as industrial controls. The field of study will also include the industrial application of power systems, electrical motors motor controls, generators, transformers, programmable logic controllers, solid-state controls and instrumentation. The student will gain advanced knowledge of electrical theory and its application to a variety of practical situations. The student will be well versed in a variety of skills such as troubleshooting electrical systems, quality assurance and testing, and proper meter usage. In addition, the student will constantly apply safety standards and practices (including generic lock out/tag out procedures) to their work environment.
Length: Two-year Ontario College Diploma program
Delivery Sequence: Doon (Kitchener) - September/2014 (Open) - Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter
Location: Doon (Kitchener)
First-Year Capacity: 48
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or 19 years of age or older with mature student status (See Mature Student definition for details.)
- Grade 12 compulsory English, C or U, or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Communications (COMM1270)
- Grade 12 Mathematics, C or U, or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Mathematics (MATH1420)
- For more information on preparatory programs, visit Academic Upgrading
Note re: Admission Requirements
- Grade 11 or 12 Physics or Science or Conestoga College Preparatory Physics, technical shops/labs, technical drafting, electricity, electronics, and basic computer literacy are desirable but not mandatory.
- Basic computer literacy in spreadsheets and word processing is expected.
- An academic strength is calculated by averaging the submitted marks of required subjects. If more than one mark is received for a required subject, the highest mark will be used in the calculation.
- Ten (10) additional marks are added to each Advanced level, OAC, U, U/C, and post-secondary course used in the calculation of academic strength.
- A sound mathematical and English background is important for success in this program and is considered during the admissions selection process. Minimum cutoffs apply.
- Students are required to demonstrate the same attention to punctuality, attendance and safety as would be required by the business or industry in which they are or expect to be employed.
Tuition & Fees
Tuition: Please refer to the previous academic year program fee chart for an approximation as fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time.
*Fees are higher for international students on a Student Visa.
*Fees for recreation/athletics, graduation/alumni, insurance, as well as program-related costs such as books and supplies, are additional.
The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website
. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website.
For more information, please visit Financial Aid/Awards
Opportunities include apprentices in industrial electrical apprenticeship, construction and maintenance electrical apprenticeship, various electrical technician roles including testing, quality control, panel building. Other opportunities may involve sales and design.
78% of 2011-2012 graduates found employment within 6 months of graduation. Their average starting salary was $33,906.
For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)
Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.
For more information on the PLAR process, please contact 519-748-5220 ext 2260, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the testing website.
- Communicate information effectively, accurately by analyzing, translating, and producing electrical drawings and other related documents and graphics.
- Apply the principles of mathematics and science to analyze and solve routine technical problems related to electrical technology found in residential, industrial and commercial settings.
- Use, calibrate, and maintain typical industrial instrumentation and test equipment.
- Follow established procedures to verify acceptable function of and use a variety of troubleshooting techniques to identify problems with electrical circuits, equipment, and systems found in residential, industrial, and commercial settings.
- Assemble and commission electrical circuits and equipment that fulfill industrial job requirements and specifications.
- Commission and troubleshoot rotating electrical machines for a variety of residential, industrial and commercial applications.
- Select and apply electrical cabling requirements and verify system grounding for a variety of residential, industrial, and commercial applications.
- Contribute to the design of industrial electrical circuits, equipment, components, and systems.
- Analyze and troubleshoot electrical circuits and electronic circuits found in residential, industrial and commercial settings.
- Analyze and troubleshoot a variety of control systems found in industrial settings.
- Use computers to support the electrical environment.
- Assist in conducting quality control and quality assurance procedures.
- Prepare and maintain records and documentation systems appropriate to industrial needs.
- Apply principles of networking, microprocessor systems, instrumentation, telecommunications, and other related technologies to the completion of electrical engineering tasks.
- Apply knowledge of appropriate safety procedures and standard shop practices to electrical engineering workplaces.
- Perform tasks in accordance with relevant law, policies, procedures, standards, regulations, and ethical principles required in residential, industrial and commercial settings.
- Select and test instrumentation devices used for the measurement and control of temperature, pressure, flow, level, position and force.
- Connect and troubleshoot basic hydraulic systems found in residential, commercial and industrial settings..
- Draw, interpret and use drawings, plans and specifications for the purposes of industrial estimation and installations.
Program Advisory Committees
The College appoints Program Advisory Committee members for diploma, degree, certificate and apprenticeship programs. Committees are composed of employers, practitioners and recent program graduates. College representatives (students, faculty, and administrators) are resource persons. Each committee advises the Board on the development of new programs, the monitoring of existing programs and community acceptance of programs.
For a list of the current members, please visit our Program Advisory Committees
Domestic students should apply online at www.ontariocolleges.ca
or by phone at 1-888-892-2228.
60 Corporate Court
Canada N1G 5J3
International students should apply online using a Conestoga College International Application Form
. Please note: not all programs are open to international students. Interested students should check the listing of open programs on our international students web page
For program information, call the Information Centre at 519-748-5220 ext 3656.