Electrical Technician - Industrial (Optional Co-op)

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Program description - September 2021

Electricians not only light homes and power industry, but also harness energy, and even charge your car. Our ever-increasing reliance on electricity is driving the need for skilled electrical workers, and now more than ever there are opportunities in this exciting field. This program prepares you to enter an electrical apprenticeship in construction (309A) or industrial (442A) sectors, or to work in other electrical-related fields, in manufacturing, supply chain, fire alarm or renewable energy. If you enjoy creative problem solving, working with your hands and exploring innovative technology, this is the program for you. This Ontario College diploma program offers completion in two-years, or in two-and-a-half years, when following the optional co-op stream. You will learn electrical theory, code regulations and blueprint reading throughout the program. Your extensive shop time will include a progression through residential, commercial and industrial wiring methods. In addition, you will develop an understanding of control strategies and technology in motors, programmable logic controllers (PLC) and automation shops. Levels 1 and 2 of the trade schooling for an Ontario electrical apprenticeship are embedded in the program and this will provide you with a recognized advantage when starting your career.Conestoga has one of the largest electrical training facilities in the province. Use of these dedicated electrical shops, combined with small class sizes, ensures you develop hands-on skills. A significant portion of your class time will be hands-on. You will develop troubleshooting and tool skills as you complete shop projects. The co-op option will further enhance your employability. The optional co-op stream includes three co-op work terms (two are back-to-back). For more information please contact our Student Recruitment staff at trades@conestogac.on.ca.

 

Note:

  • This is a highly competitive program. Apply by February 1 (for September). Please read the Oversubscribed Programs information on our Admission Information web page.
  • Students living outside of Ontario are not eligible to apply.

Program details

Code: 1154
Delivery: Full-time
Length: 2 years
Start: September 2021
Campus: Kitchener – Doon
Credential: Ontario College Diploma

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Tuition & fees

​Tuition and fee details for the 2020-2021 year are listed below.  Fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time. Books and supplies are additional.

​Tuition and fee details for the 2020-2021 year are listed below.  Fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time. Books and supplies are additional.

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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 OSAP & aid.

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Co-op information

  • Co-op programs add value to your education. Earn money while you apply what you've learned in a real workplace environment. Visit Co-operative education for more information.
  • The College cannot guarantee co-op employment. All co-op students are required to conduct an independent co-op job search in addition to the supports and services provided by the Department of Co-op Education.
  • Students are responsible for their own transportation and associated costs in order to complete work term requirements. Work locations may not always be readily accessible by public transportation.

Applying to the co-op stream

  • All applicants apply to the non co-op program. Students will be informed of the application deadline and process to apply for the Co-op Stream. Labour market conditions determine the number of co-op seats in optional co-op programs. Not every student who meets academic eligibility requirements will be admitted to the co-op stream.
  • To be considered for admission to the co-op stream, students are required to achieve a minimum 65% session weighted average and no failures in any ELEC, ELCN or INST courses.
  • International students studying outside of Canada - ‘out of country’ - cannot apply to the co-op stream of their program. Students must be in Canada to apply to the co-op stream of their program. Students are currently experiencing longer than usual wait times for work permits. Work permit applications need to be completed more than 6 months in advance of a work term. International students studying in Canada will require work permits to utilize the co-op job board for job search and to accept employment. Please be advised that there will be no co-op program service fee refunds after the program withdrawal for refund date. Students that have not received their work permit and choose to remain in co-op after the program withdrawal for refund date do so at their own risk and will not be refunded. If you are concerned about receiving your work permit in time to achieve co-op employment, please discuss your situation with your co-op advisor as early as possible.

Delivery sequence - September 2021 - Kitchener – Doon

This delivery sequence is for the co-op option

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