- Ontario College Certificate
- College Code:
- Trades & Apprenticeship
- Program Code:
- Accelerated Delivery:
- ING, WA
- Academic Year:
- 2017 / 2018
About the ProgramThe Electrical Techniques program is an introduction to the electrical trade and combines theory and practical instruction including safety training related to the electrical industry. The curriculum includes math and English, providing an opportunity for graduates to improve grades/academics for possible consideration for admission into subsequent post-secondary opportunities. This program will be delivered through a combination of theory (60%) and labs/shop hands-on work (40%).
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Program InformationLength: One-year Ontario College Certificate program
Ingersoll - September/2017 - Fall | Winter
Waterloo - January/2018 - Winter | Spring/Summer
Location: Waterloo and Ingersoll
Start: September (Ingersoll), January (Waterloo)
First-Year Capacity: 32 (Waterloo), 24 (Ingersoll)
- 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 11 compulsory English, C or U, or equivalent, OR Conestoga Preparatory Communications for Trades (COMM1280)
- Grade 11 Mathematics, C, M (U/C), or U, or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Mathematics for Trades (MATH1420)
- For more information on preparatory programs, visit Academic Upgrading
- An academic strength is calculated by averaging all 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 admission selection process. Minimum cutoffs apply.
- Students are expected to demonstrate the same attention to punctuality, attendance and conduct as would be required by the business or industry in which they expect to be employed.
- Please note: successful completion of this program does not guarantee admission into the diploma programs.
- Students are required to provide their own CSA-approved (Omega symbol recommended) footwear, and safety glasses. The College will provide all other required tools.
Tuition & Fees
Tuition fee details for the 2017-2018 year are listed below. Books and supplies are additional.
Financial AssistanceThe 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 OpportunitiesGraduates of this program are well prepared to enter directly into an apprenticeship, or other employment in the electrical field, or to continue on into related diploma programs.
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 TransferConestoga 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.
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.
|Course Code||Course Title and Description|
|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.
|DRWG1285||Prints and Standards - Residential
Description: This course provides the student with skills necessary to read construction and electrical drawings with confidence and accuracy. The student will study: the alphabet of lines, metric and imperial scales, metric to imperial conversion, drawing types, symbols and views. Students will develop a residential electrical drawing following accepted trade practice and applicable Canadian Electrical Code rules.
|ELEC1700||Electrical Fundamentals I
Description: This course is a comprehensive overview of electrical fundamentals, electron theory, voltage, current, and resistance. Students will also study electrical and mechanical energy. The student will solve calculations for series, parallel, and combination DC circuits using Ohm's and Kirchoff's Laws. An introduction to magnetism and its relationship to EMF are also covered.
|ELEC1710||Installation - Residential
Description: This course will introduce the student to the processes, procedures and applications involved in the install of typical equipment and associated wiring found in residential construction. The student will bend and install various raceways, develop schematic circuits and lay-out diagrams. The students will learn how to ensure the installations conform to the C.E.C. and what professional trade practices are required to meet the government safety regulations, manufacturer's recommendations and approved industry standards.
Description: Students will study common terms and fundamental applications of Instrumentation and Process Control Systems. Students will work with the SI and Imperial System of measurement and use various types of meters, scales and sensors. The use and construction of common electrical measuring instruments will be covered.
|MATH1675||Applied Electrical Trade Math
Description: This course covers mathematical concepts which are essential for success in the electrical skilled trades. The focus will be on trade-related word problems to strengthen problem solving and mathematical skills. Topics covered will include whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percent, roots and powers, measurement, geometry, formula manipulation and trigonometry.
Description: This introductory course will enable the learner to effectively use P.C. based software. The student will use Windows commands to manipulate files. The student will communicate using word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software, and combinations of the three to prepare effective documentation.
|DRWG1295||Prints and Standards - Residential and Commercial
Description: In this course, the student will examine and interpret the Rules and Regulations of the Canadian Electrical Code as they pertain to electrical installations in residential, commercial and industrial applications. The topics covered include: wiring in residential occupancies, residential service calculations, calculating conductor size and ampacity, conduit fill, box fill, basic circuit loading, and grounding and bonding.
|ELEC1730||Electrical Fundamentals II
Description: This course examines magnetism including associated laws and calculations. The theories of magnetism are then applied to gain an understanding of both DC machines and AC induction motors. The fundamentals of AC theory are also covered from the development of a sine wave to current and voltage relationship in resistive, inductive and capacitive circuits.
|ELEC1740||Signal and Control Circuits
Description: This practical course calls upon the students to develop, connect, and troubleshoot various types of intrusion, alarm, and indicating systems, with an emphasis on the operation of pilot devices and control relays.
Description: In this course the student will cover the fundamental principle of operation of diodes, transistors, truth tables for logic gates, numbering systems and semiconductor materials. Students will analyze circuits connected in series and parallel configurations. Assembling, soldering and troubleshooting an electronic project will be covered in this course.
|ELEC1760||Installation - Industrial
Description: This hands-on course focuses on the installation of AC and DC control circuits as well as the installation of various types of electric motors.
- Assist in the interpretation and preparation of electrical drawings including other related documents and graphics
- Analyze and solve simple technical problems related to basic electrical systems by applying mathematics and science principles
- Use and maintain test and instrumentation equipment
- Assemble basic electrical circuits and equipment to fulfill requirements and specifications under the supervision of a qualified person
- Assist in the installation and troubleshooting of basic electrical machines and associated control systems under the supervision of a qualified person
- Assist in testing and troubleshooting electrical and electronic circuits, equipment, and systems by using established procedures under the supervision of a qualified person
- Assist in the troubleshooting of control systems under the supervision of a qualified person
- Use computer skills and tools to solve basic electrical related problems
- Assist in conducting quality assurance procedures under the supervision of a qualified person
- Assist in the preparation and maintenance of records and documentation systems
- Install and assist in testing telecommunication systems under the supervision of a qualified person
- Apply health and safety standards and best practices to workplaces
- Perform tasks in accordance with relevant legislation, policies, procedures, standards, regulations, and ethical principles
- Apply basic electrical cabling requirements and install and test system grounding for a specific number of applications under the supervision of a qualified person
- Identify problems and troubleshoot electrical systems under the supervision of a qualified person
- Assist in the selection of electrical equipment, systems, and components to fulfill the requirements and specifications under the supervision of a qualified person
Program Advisory CommitteesThe 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.
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Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.