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Electrical Engineering Technician

Credential:
Ontario College Diploma
College Code:
CONS
School:
Engineering & Information Technology
Program Code:
0071
Accelerated Delivery:
No
Campus:
CA
Academic Year:
2016 / 2017

About the Program

Students of the Electrical Engineering Technician program learn a full range of electrical skills enabling them to work in a wide variety of electrical engineering areas including power systems and automation control systems.

As well as acquiring a solid foundation of knowledge, students gain maximum career flexibility and the opportunity to explore several avenues in the electrical field. Students gain experience with electric motors, controls, PLCs, transformers and their industrial applications. Knowledge of electrical theory is supplemented by practical applications in power systems, industrial solid state controls, instrumentation, programmable logic controllers and motor control systems. Students work with heavy electrical motors, generators and transformers, learning a variety of industrial applications.

Special emphasis is placed on writing, implementing and troubleshooting PLC programs, and communicating technical information effectively.

Graduating students perform technological functions in various aspects of the energy field, primarily in support of research, development and design at a recognized technologist level.

The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) conditionally recognizes this program as meeting all the academic requirements for certification in the Certified Technician (C.Tech.) category.

For more information contact the Program Coordinator at electrical@conestogac.on.ca.

Program Information

Length: Two-year Ontario College Diploma program
Delivery Sequence: Cambridge - September/2016 (Open) - Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter
Location: Cambridge (Fountain Street)
Start: September
First-Year Capacity: 20

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Program Requirements

Tuition & Fees

Tuition fee details for the 2016-2017 year are listed below. Books and supplies are additional.

Domestic Fees

Estimated fees based upon the previous academic year (2015 / 2016) for Electrical Engineering Technician - Program # 0071

Cambridge - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
Full-time Program Tuition $1420.00 $1420.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $2206.25 $1920.25
Year Total   $4126.50
Cambridge - Fall 2016 Level 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2015-09-08)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
Full-time Program Tuition $1420.00 $1420.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $2206.25 $1920.25
Year Total   $4126.50

International Fees

Estimated International fees based upon the previous academic year (2015 / 2016) for
Electrical Engineering Technician - Program # 0071


Cambridge - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
International Program Tuition $5850.00 $5850.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Insurance $0.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $7275.25 $6725.25
Year Total   $14000.50

Cambridge - Fall 2016 Level 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2015-09-08)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
International Program Tuition $5850.00 $5850.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Insurance $0.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $7275.25 $6725.25
Year Total   $14000.50

Financial Assistance

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 Services/Awards.

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates find employment utilizing testing and troubleshooting skills in areas such as motor winding and repair, quality control, and as electrical construction/maintenance apprentices. As well, opportunities are available as utility power station technicians or service technicians troubleshooting electrical systems and performing engineering tests on heavy electrical equipment and controls.

86% of 2013-2014 graduates found employment within 6 months of graduation. Their average starting salary was $39,063.

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. View the transfer agreement opportunities for this program.

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.

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.

Learn more about PLAR.

Program Courses

Course Details
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
COMM1085 College Reading & Writing Skills

Description: This course focuses on the reading, writing and critical thinking skills needed for academic and workplace success. Students will analyse, summarize, and discuss a variety of readings and apply the steps of planning, writing, and revising in response to written prompts. This course prepares students for post-secondary writing tasks, research, and documentation.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

EECE1520 Electrical Principles

Description: This is the first course in Electrical Principles. No electrical or electronics background is assumed. Topics include: basic atomic structure; electrical AC/DC voltage and current; Ohm's Law; resistors; series, parallel and complex circuits; power law; Kirchhoff's Laws; magnetism; inductance; capacitance; reactance and transformers. The course concludes with RL and RC circuits, impedance and power.
Hours: 75
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

EECE1535 Analytical Techniques

Description: This course begins with an introduction to the concepts of logic and analysis as used in problem solving. It covers number systems, basic functions, and truth tables. Lab exercises will be included which will form the basis for students to learn to write lab reports and produce a technical document complete with drawings, graphs, and tables. The reports will also emphasize the proper use of punctuation, grammar and style. A final oral presentation will be given by students describing a particular problem and the method of solution, complete with documentation.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

EECE1540 Electrical Skills

Description: This practical course develops the student's skills in the connection and documentation of electrical circuits. Topics include: sketching, electrical drawings, use of connection tools, soldering and de-soldering techniques. This course is designed as a lab oriented course to develop and demonstrate skills required to continue in the electrical field.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

EECE1550 Introduction to AutoCAD

Description: An introduction to computer aided drafting and design using Autocad. Practical assignments will supplement the theory of other courses.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

INST1000 Electrical Measurement

Description: This course introduces students to a wide variety of instruments that are used in both the electrical and electronic fields. Topics will include both Analog and Digital Voltmeters, Ohmmeters and Ammeters, as well as Grounds, Oscilloscopes and Signal Generators. How measurements are taken, accuracy of measurements, calibration and contruction of the most commonly used pieces of test equipment.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

LIBS1540 Student Success for Higher Learning

Description: This course enables students to develop skills that will enhance their success in college. Students will identify their unique learning styles and develop strategies for success in their academic and personal lives.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MATH1880 Mathematics I (Electrical)

Description: This course is oriented towards the direct application of mathematical techniques to electrical and electronic fundamentals. The topics include algebraic manipulation, graphs, complex algebra and vectors, linear and quadratic equations, engineering and scientific notation.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 2
EECE1140 Electrical Fundamentals (Power)

Description: This is the first course in electrical power devices. A brief electrical background is assumed.
Topics include: energy and power, DC circuit theory, electromagnetism, DC motors, AC theory and circuits, AC motors, power transmission and distribution.
Hours: 75
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites: EECE1520, MATH1880
CoRequisites: MATH1060, MATH1895

EECE1450 Electrical/Electronic Power Devices

Description: This is the first course in electrical/electronic power devices. An understanding of basic electricity is assumed. Topics include: diodes, LEDS, transistors, 1 phase rectifiers, pilot and control devices.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: EECE1540, INST1000 or INST1020, MATH1150 or MATH1880, EECE1090 or EECE1520
CoRequisites: MATH1160, MATH1895

INST1010 Introduction To Instrumentation

Description: This course introduces the student to a wide variety of instruments as used in the electrical, electronic and process control industries. The topics covered include: temperature sensors, strain gages, opto-electronic devices, proximity sensors, pressure, level, and flow measuring equipments. In addition there will be some topics on pneumatic type instruments.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: INST1000 or INST1020
CoRequisites:

MATH1895 Mathematics II (Electrical)

Description: This is a continuation of Mathematics I and provides for a sound understanding and continued development of trigonometry, algebra, and graphing as related to Electrical.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: MATH1880
CoRequisites:

PHYS2010 Magnetic Circuits

Description: Magnetic Circuits introduces the student to the fundamental concepts of magnetism. Magnetic theory is established by investigating the properties of magnetic material and the interaction of currents and magnetic fields. Parallels are drawn between DC circuits and magnetic circuits with the introduction of reluctance, magneto-motive force, permeability, ampere-turns and hysteresis. Practical applications are made to electrical equipment and related control pieces.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

PROG1185 Programming Principles

Description: This is a hands-on course that introduces the student to programming in C/C++. Topics covered in this course include: fundamentals of structured programming: data types, variables, input, output, flow control structures for decision making, loop control structures for repetition, functions and subroutines, arrays and string; best practices of algorithm design; engineering problem-solving using computer programming; and human-machine interface software.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Level 3
CNTR2180 Programmable Logic Controllers I

Description: This course introduces the student to the use of modern manufacturing techniques that programmable controllers allow. In an industrial environment where automation is being applied, students will learn that programmable logic controllers can make work easier and safer while maintaining quality, efficiency and productivity.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: EECE1140
CoRequisites:

EECE2070 Electrical Projects

Description: This course is designed to give the student the skills and knowledge necessary to complete common repairs to electrical machines and electro-mechanical equipment. The student will develop testing and troubleshooting techniques on standard equipment, learn to sketch and draw components, fabricate simple brackets and parts, solder and perform standard shop practices common to the industry.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: EECE1450
CoRequisites:

EECE2100 DC Test Floor Practice

Description: D.C. test floor practice is designed to provide the student with the skills and knowledge necessary to investigate the operating characteristics of D.C. machinery, circuits and associated apparatus and to compare results with other tests. Students will be required to use skills and knowledge obtained in Direct Current Theory to set up, connect and test D.C. equipment.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: EECE1140, EECE1450, PHYS2010, MATH1160 or MATH1895
CoRequisites: EECE2130

EECE2130 DC Motor/Generator And Control Theory

Description: This course is designed to introduce the student to the theory of operation and control of various DC motors. Various types of generators and motors such as shunt, series and compound are studied with particular attention to load testing, efficiency, speed, winding configuration, and connections. Machine control applications introduce the student to voltage regulation, motor starting techniques and various control devices.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: EECE1140, PHYS2010, MATH1160 or MATH1895
CoRequisites: EECE2100

EECE2140 Industrial Power Electronics

Description: This course provides the student with basic troubleshooting techniques for application to industrial power electronic apparatus. The student is given an understanding of the operating principles of a variety of circuits and systems including DC and AC motor drives. The student will also be able to select appropriate test equipment and to locate and repair faults in electronic equipment, components and common systems.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: EECE1140, EECE1450
CoRequisites:

EECE2200 Introduction to Renewable Energy

Description: This course is intended to introduce the student to photovoltaic and battery technologies. The student will explore both the theoretical and practical applications of photovoltaic systems. The student will learn the necessary calculations to size a photovoltaic system and incorporate the proper battery sizes for that system.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

EECE2510 Renewable Energy Practice

Description: The students will learn how to design a solar energy system, by applying necessary calculations to size, solar arrays and batteries required. They will also learn the necessary Code Rules that apply to these installations. Sun charts will be needed to determine battery numbers, total sun hours and proper angles of the system components for a given area. The students will also test Photovoltaic cells by connecting components, meters and loads under artificial and real sun light to determine characteristics, efficiency and fill factors of the cells.
Hours: 15
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Level 4
CNTR2045 Programmable Logic Controllers II

Description: This course is designed to elevate the student's previous knowledge of PLCs to allow for sequence controls and data manipulation. The learner will achieve this by applying higher levels of programming instructions and data transfer commands. The various methods of interconnecting PLCs will also be explored to aid in the understanding of the manufacturing process.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: CNTR2180
CoRequisites:

CODE2040 Electrical Code

Description: This course is designed to introduce the student to the Electrical Safety Code. The student will learn to apply the electrical code to various electrical installations.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

EECE2115 Power Transformers

Description: This is the first course in transformers for electrical technician/technologist. The student will study the basic operation of a transformer; determine the polarity of the windings; and derive current and voltage relationships and the transformer equation. The electrical representations of the ideal and real transformers are investigated which include the determination of the no load loss and load loss of the transformer. Both single phase and three phase transformer arrangements will be studied. The student will also look at the basic construction of the transformer and various components used with the transformer.
Hours: 75
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites: EECE1140, MATH1895, PHYS2010
CoRequisites:

EECE2480 AC Test Floor Practice

Description: AC Test Floor Practice is designed to provide the student with the skills and knowledge necessary to prepare test reports and compare operating characteristics of AC machinery, circuits and associated apparatus. Normal and changed conditions affecting efficiency, current and voltage, power, power factor, and frequency are investigated in both large and small machinery and apparatus, which as closely as possible, produce conditions found in industry. Students will be required to use skills and knowledge obtained in Alternating Current Theory to set up, connect, control and test A.C. equipment.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: EECE2130, EECE2100
CoRequisites: EECE2490

EECE2490 AC Motor/Alternator And Control Theory

Description: This course is designed to introduce the student to the theory of operation and control of various AC motors and alternators. Three-phase and single-phase synchronous and induction machines are studied with respect to operating characteristics and physical configurations. Various control devices are examined with their respective machines.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: EECE2130
CoRequisites: EECE2480

EECE2500 Safety Standards for Electrical Systems

Description: This course informs the student of the need to be aware of workplace standards. They will learn how machines are made safer to reduce liability and improve productivity. Using a risk assessment will enhance the reasons why safeguarding requirements and techniques are utilized in today's manufacturing industries.
Hours: 15
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

INST2010 Instrumentation for Electrical Systems

Description: This course introduces the student to the application of various types of monitoring and control devices as used in the electrical industry. PID controllers used for motor, temperature and pressure control are among the topics covered. Various topics in Fibre Optics are included.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: EECE2140, INST1010
CoRequisites:

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