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Courses - January 2022

Level 1

Course Details

College Reading & Writing Skills
COMM1085

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: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Conestoga 101
CON0101

Description:

This self-directed course focuses on introducing new students to the supports, services, and opportunities available at Conestoga College. By the end of this course, students will understand the academic expectations of the Conestoga learning environment, as well as the supports available to ensure their academic success. Students will also be able to identify on-campus services that support their health and wellness, and explore ways to get actively involved in the Conestoga community through co-curricular learning opportunities.

  • Hours: 1
  • Credits: 0
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Prints and Standards - Residential
DRWG1286

Description:

This course provides the student with skills necessary to read construction drawings as well as interpret, develop or modify residential electrical construction drawings. The student will study the: alphabet of lines, Metric and Imperial scales, Metric to Imperial conversion, drawing types, symbols and views. Students will also develop an understanding of the layout, interpretation and rational of general sections of the Canadian Electrical Code (CEC).

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Electrical Fundamentals I
ELEC1705

Description:

This course is a comprehensive overview of electrical fundamentals. Electron theory, voltage, current, resistance and conductance will be studied. The student will solve math problems for series, parallel, and combination DC circuits using Ohm's and Kirchhoff’s Laws. Students will study work, power and energy as well as Edison 3-wire circuits. An introduction to magnetism and its relationship to EMF are also covered.

  • Hours: 70
  • Credits: 5
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Installation - Residential
ELEC1715

Description:

In this course the student will connect and install typical equipment and associated branch circuit wiring found in residential construction. The student will install various cables and raceways. The student will be required to develop electrical diagrams and ensure the installations conform to the Canadian Electrical Code and professional trade practices.

  • Hours: 98
  • Credits: 6
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Applied Electrical Trade Math
MATH1675

Description:

In this course, students will review mathematical concepts essential for success in the electrical skilled trades. The focus will be on trade-related word problems to strengthen students’ problem solving and mathematical skills. Topics include whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percent, roots and powers, measurement, geometry, formula manipulation and trigonometry.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
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Level 2

Course Details

Prints and Standards - Residential and Commercial
DRWG1295

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, grounding and bonding.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: DRWG1285 OR DRWG1286
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Electrical Fundamentals II
ELEC1730

Description:

This course examines magnetism including associated laws and calculations. The theories of magnetism are then applied to gain an understanding of DC machines, AC induction motors and single phase transformers. The fundamentals of AC theory are also covered from the development of a sine wave to current and voltage relationship in resistive and inductive circuits.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: ELEC1700 OR ELEC1705
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Signal and Control Circuits
ELEC1745

Description:

This practical course requires the student to develop, connect and troubleshoot various types of electrical control circuits, with an emphasis on the operation of pilot devices and control relays. In addition, the student will develop schematic and wiring diagrams to trade standards.

  • Hours: 70
  • Credits: 4
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Electronics and Solid State Controls
ELEC1755

Description:

In this course the student will cover the theory and principles of operation of various electronic devices and semiconductor materials. Students will develop, assemble, analyze, measure and troubleshoot circuits using a variety of test equipment. The role of electronic circuits in the electrical industry and common circuit arrangements will be examined. Students will also study the fundamentals of DC motors and motor drive circuits.

  • Hours: 84
  • Credits: 5
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Installation - Industrial
ELEC1765

Description:

This hands-on course focuses on the installation of AC motor control circuits as well as the installation of single and 3-phase induction motors. Theory of motor operation, protection and control will be examined.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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