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Electrical Technician - Industrial

Credential:
Ontario College Diploma
College Code:
CONS
School:
Trades & Apprenticeship
Program Code:
1154
Accelerated Delivery:
No
Campus:
DO
Academic Year:
2016 / 2017

About the Program

This skills-based program prepares you for entry into the electrical skilled trades industry, including apprenticeship. You do not need to be a registered apprentice or have an employer sponsor to start this program. The program provides you with theoretical and practical experience on residential wiring standards and practices, commercial wiring techniques and applications, as well as industrial controls. The field of study also includes the industrial application of power systems, electrical motors, motor controls, generators, transformers, programmable logic controllers, solid-state controls and instrumentation. You will gain advanced knowledge of electrical theory and its application to a variety of practical situations and be well versed in a variety of skills such as troubleshooting electrical systems, quality assurance and testing, and proper meter usage. In addition, safety standards and practices will be consistently used, including generic lock out/tag out procedures. Successful completion of the program will prepare you at a recognized technician level, as well as prepare you to challenge the apprenticeship end-of-level exams.

For more information please contact our Student Recruitment staff at trades@conestogac.on.ca.

Program Information

Length: Two-year Ontario College Diploma program
Delivery Sequence: Doon (Kitchener) - September/2016 (Closed) - Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter
Location: Doon (Kitchener)
Start: September
First-Year Capacity: 48

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 Technician - Industrial - Program # 1154

Doon - 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
Doon - 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 Technician - Industrial - Program # 1154


Doon - 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

Doon - 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

Opportunities include an industrial electrical apprenticeship, construction and maintenance electrical apprenticeship, various electrical technician roles including testing, quality control, and panel building. Other opportunities may involve sales and design.

77% of 2013-2014 graduates found employment within 6 months of graduation. Their average starting salary was $32,869.

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:

ELCN1060 Electronics 1

Description: In this course the student will cover the fundamental principles of operation of diodes, transistors, truth tables for logic gates, numbering systems, semiconductor materials, as well as analyze circuits connected in series and/or parallel configurations. The student will use oscilloscopes to test circuits, describe and demonstrate half and full wave rectification, connect capacitors to filter power supply outputs, study the characteristics of diodes, diacs and triacs, as well as field effect transistor (FETs) and operational amplifiers (Op Amps).
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ELEC1060 Prints and Standards I

Description: In this course the student will examine and interpret the Rules and Regulations of the Canadian Electrical Code (CEC) as they pertain to a basic electrical installation. The general layout and navigation methods of the CEC are examined. Emphasis is given to the interpretation, intent, and rationale of the general sections of the CEC as well as various residential installations. This course will assist the student in developing the skills necessary to read construction and electrical drawings as required in a residential application.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ELEC1340 DC Fundamentals

Description: This course will provide the student with a comprehensive overview of electrical fundamentals. Electron theory, voltage, current, and resistance are studied as well as electrical and mechanical energy. The student will solve mathematical problems for series, parallel, and combination direct current (DC) circuits using Ohm's and Kirchhoff's Laws. This course examines magnetism including associated laws and calculations. The theories of magnetism are applied to further the students understanding of DC generators and motors.
Hours: 90
Credits: 6
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ELEC1350 Residential Installations

Description: In this course the student will connect and install typical equipment and associated wiring found in residential construction. The student will be required to develop schematic, lay-out, and wiring diagrams, and ensure that the installations conform to the Canadian Electrical Code as well as professional trade practices.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ELEC1380 Signal Shop

Description: This practical course calls upon the student to develop, connect, and troubleshoot various types of control circuits with an emphasis on the theory of operation, measurement, and testing. The student will be required to develop schematic and wiring diagrams to trade standards.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 2
ELEC1365 Prints and Standards II

Description: In this course the student will further examine and interpret the Rules and Regulations of the Canadian Electrical Code (CEC) as they pertain to general electrical installations. The field of study is expanded to installations that require supplementary or amendatory rules and regulations as per the CEC. Students will use various drawings and specifications required for residential and light commercial applications.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: ELEC1060
CoRequisites:

ELEC1375 AC Fundamentals

Description: The student will study the fundamentals of alternating current (AC) theory beginning with the development of a sine wave to current, voltage, and power relationships. These AC relationships are applied to the theory of operation and control of various AC motors. Characteristics of resistance, inductance and capacitance and their effects on AC circuitry will be examined. Single-phase and three-phase induction machines are studied along with their associated control devices with respect to operating characteristics.
Hours: 75
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites: ELEC1340
CoRequisites:

ELEC1395 DC Motor Lab

Description: This course is designed to provide the student with the skills and knowledge necessary to examine the operating characteristics of direct current (DC) machinery, circuits and associated apparatus. The student will be expected to test, measure and trouble shoot, DC circuits, and explain the results/operation to an acceptable trade standard. Students will apply common trade practices and Canadian Electrical Code rules to set up, connect and test DC equipment.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: ELEC1380
CoRequisites:

ELEC1690 Wiring Methods

Description: This practical hands-on course will provide the student with the ability to apply proper installation techniques for various types of cables, conduits, raceways, ducts, and tubing used in residential, commercial, and industrial environments. Emphasis will be given to ensure mechanical continuity is maintained in conjunction with all applicable codes and regulations, as well as environmental considerations. The student will apply proper wiring techniques, and use of tools, with regards to conductor installation and/or termination to ensure electrical, as well as mechanical, continuity.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: ELEC1350
CoRequisites:

INST1050 Instrumentation I

Description: Students will study common terms and fundamental applications of Instrumentation and Process Control Systems. Students will work with the SI (metric) and Imperial System of measurement using various types of meters, scales, and sensors. This course examines the operation of various pressure, temperature, level and flow sensing instruments and associated measuring devices. Basic process control and instrumentation diagrams are developed and studied using standard International Society of Automation (ISA) Instrumentation symbols.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Level 3
ELEC1390 AC Motor Lab

Description: The Alternating Current (AC) Motor Lab course combines the practical applications of motor operation and control with the supporting theoretical analysis of these circuits. Students will interpret schematic diagrams in order to design, construct, operate, and revise a variety of common control circuits used in industry. Emphasis is given to the application of professional and industry standards with respect to diagram preparation and wiring techniques. Students are required to record voltage and amperage readings and compare theoretical to actual values.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ELEC2300 Prints and Standards III

Description: In this course the student will examine and interpret the rules and regulations of the Canadian Electrical Code as they pertain to service, feeder and branch circuits in commercial applications. Procedures to determine proper conductor, raceway, and equipment installation for commercial applications are identified and examined. A set of construction prints and specifications will be used to determine: site features, methods of construction, layout of equipment, and determine the electrical characteristics of mechanical, power distribution, and lighting equipment.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: ELEC1365
CoRequisites:

ELEC2310 AC Power

Description: The students will study the fundamentals of alternating current (AC) theory such as the development of the sine wave as well as current and voltage relationships in resistive, inductive and capacitive circuits. Students will study circuits with respect to power factor and common methods used in industry to apply proper power factor correction techniques in single phase circuits. The construction, design, and principles of operation of single phase transformers will also be studied and supported with typical ratio, power, and efficiency calculations.
Hours: 75
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites: ELEC1375
CoRequisites:

ELEC3180 Commercial Circuits

Description: This practical course calls upon the student to install, connect, and troubleshoot various types of building systems such as security, automation, and communication systems, with an emphasis on fire alarms and associated equipment and theory of operation. The student will demonstrate the ability to develop schematic and wiring diagrams from material data sheets and manufacturers literature.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ELEC3190 PLC 1

Description: This course exposes the student to the programming and application of a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC). Students will demonstrate the ability to input and troubleshoot various functions used in PLC language and addressing requirements including: common relays, timers, counters, and other functions. Students will also demonstrate the ability to test PLC inputs and outputs, as well as identify methods of hard wiring PLC's to equipment.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Level 4
ELEC2320 Prints and Standards IV

Description: Students will examine and interpret Canadian Electrical Code (CEC) requirements pertaining to commercial and light industrial installations, including common mechanical and electrical equipment associated with industrial facilities. The student will also develop single line, schematic, ladder, layout, and wiring diagrams for various single phase and three phase systems based on the CEC and project drawings and specifications. Students will examine and interpret CEC requirements for power distribution and installation of medium voltage distribution equipment.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: ELEC2300
CoRequisites:

ELEC2330 3 Phase Power

Description: Students will study the characteristics of various types of three-phase systems, including Wye, Delta, and Open Delta, and compare them to single phase systems. Students will determine and calculate voltage, current, and power in 3-phase series and parallel resistive-capacitive-inductive (RCL) circuits, as well as the effects of power factor in these circuits. The construction, design, and principles of operation on various types of transformers, induction motors, synchronous machines, and alternators are also studied in this course.
Hours: 75
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites: ELEC2310
CoRequisites:

ELEC2340 Transformers

Description: This course calls upon the student to identify and connect various types of single-phase and three-phase transformer configurations to feed various types of circuits. Students will determine and test for transformer polarity to correctly connect transformer windings in series and parallel, as well as single-phase transformers into common types of three-phase transformer banks. The student will measure current and voltages in specific parts of the circuits and determine other values such as power, percent loading, and efficiencies of the transformer. Students will also apply transformer principles, such as self and mutual induction, as it applies to multi-lead squirrel cage induction motors, wound rotor motors and synchronous motors.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: ELEC2310
CoRequisites:

ELEC2350 Automation Principles

Description: This project based course will use a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) or a Smart Relay as the hub of various devices used in industrial automation. Students will incorporate the use of various types of field devices, process control techniques, as well as variable frequency drives (VFD's) to control three-phase induction motors. Students will develop PLC programs using a variety of manufacturers and languages such as ladder logic and function block. Various types of communication between components will also be studied in this course. The students will incorporate a variety of industrial automation concepts into a larger scale project that will utilize these components and concepts into a practical, relevant, and working application.
Hours: 120
Credits: 8
Pre-Requisites: INST1050, ELEC3190
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours

Program Outcomes

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Program Status
Start DateCampusStatus**
SEP, 2016 Doon Closed
** Status applicable to domestic students

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