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Courses - September 2022

Level 1

Course Details

College Reading & Writing Skills
COMM1085

Description:

This course introduces students to the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills needed for academic and workplace success. Students will analyse a variety of texts and apply the steps of planning, writing, and revising to produce writing that meets the expectations of selected audiences and purposes. The course prepares students for college-level writing tasks, research, and documentation by asking them to produce clear, informed, and purposeful documents relevant to both academic and professional contexts.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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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
  • Pre-Requisites:
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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
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Electrical Fundamentals I
ELEC1705

Description:

This course is a comprehensive overview of electrical fundamentals including electron theory, voltage, current, resistance and conductance. The student will solve math problems for series, parallel, and combination DC circuits using Ohm's and Kirchhoff’s Laws, in addition to studying: work, power, energy and Edison 3-wire circuits. Magnetism and its relationship to electro-motive force (EMF) will also be explored.

  • Hours: 70
  • Credits: 5
  • Pre-Requisites:
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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
  • Pre-Requisites:
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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
  • Pre-Requisites:
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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
  • CoRequisites:

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
  • Pre-Requisites:
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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
  • Pre-Requisites:
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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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Program outcomes

  1. Assist in the interpretation and preparation of electrical drawings including other related documents and graphics
  2. Analyze and solve simple technical problems related to basic electrical systems by applying mathematics and science principles
  3. Use and maintain test and instrumentation equipment
  4. Assemble basic electrical circuits and equipment to fulfill requirements and specifications under the supervision of a qualified person
  5. Assist in the installation and troubleshooting of basic electrical machines and associated control systems under the supervision of a qualified person
  6. Assist in testing and troubleshooting electrical and electronic circuits, equipment, and systems by using established procedures under the supervision of a qualified person
  7. Assist in the troubleshooting of control systems under the supervision of a qualified person
  8. Use computer skills and tools to solve basic electrical related problems
  9. Assist in conducting quality assurance procedures under the supervision of a qualified person
  10. Assist in the preparation and maintenance of records and documentation systems
  11. Install and assist in testing telecommunication systems under the supervision of a qualified person
  12. Apply health and safety standards and best practices to workplaces
  13. Perform tasks in accordance with relevant legislation, policies, procedures, standards, regulations, and ethical principles
  14. Apply basic electrical cabling requirements and install and test system grounding for a specified number of applications under the supervision of a qualified person
  15. Identify problems and troubleshoot electrical systems under the supervision of a qualified person
  16. Assist in the selection of electrical equipment, systems, and components to fulfill the requirements and specifications under the supervision of a qualified person