Electricity powers our world and is present all around us providing light, power, air conditioning and refrigeration. This program focuses on commercial and residential electrical installation and will provide you with the basic skills to successfully understand, install and test basic electrical systems for a specified number of applications.Back to Top
The Electrical Techniques program focuses on residential installations and will provide you with the basic skills to successfully install grounding/bonding for a specified number of applications.
You will learn to assist in the interpretation and preparation of electrical drawings and related documents and how to analyze and solve simple technical problems related to basic electrical systems by applying mathematics and science principles. The use of diagnostic equipment, tools and computers will help you solve basic electrical problems and gain a better understanding of the industry.
Under the supervision of a licensed electrician, as a graduate you will:
- Test and troubleshoot electrical and electronic circuits, equipment and systems
- Ensure health and safety standards and best practices are applied in the workplace.
If you successfully complete this program, you may be eligible to challenge the basic level exemption test for the electrician apprenticeship trade.
Note: Students wishing to challenge apprenticeship exemption exams are required to pay an examination fee.Back to Top
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma or Mature Student Status
- Grade 12 English (C, M or U)
- Grade 12 mathematics (C, M or U)
- Technical mathematics (recommended)
- Grade 11 or 12 physics and chemistry (recommended)
- Two additional senior level credits
Please note: This program may be highly competitive and have a specific selection process and application deadline. For information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 905.721.3000.Back to Top
You will develop basic competencies in electricity, network cabling and electrical system installation and become familiar with the relevant tools and materials required in this field. Related instruction in mathematics, prints and installations, safety and trade calculations is included to meet employer requirements.
WHAT YOU COULD BE:
- Electrical apprentice
- Salesperson for electrical parts manufacturer
WHERE YOU COULD WORK:
- Network cabling industry • Residential
Course List & Descriptions
- Elec Prints 1 (BLUE 1409)
- Elec Code I (CODE 1402)
- General Education ELECtive (GNED 0000)
- Elec Installation Methods I (INSL 1401)
- Elec Instrumentation I (INST 1401)
- Mathematics I (MATH 1424)
- Elec Safety & Communications (SAFE 1405)
- Electrical Trade Theory 1 (TRAD 1411)
- Elec Prints 2 (BLUE 2400)
- Elec Code 2 (CODE 2400)
- Elec ELECtronics 1 (ELCT 2400)
- Elec Installation Methods 2 (INSL 2400)
- Mathematics 2 (MATH 2401)
- Elec Motor Controls (MOTR 2402)
- Elec Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC 2401)
- Elec Signaling Systems (SIGN 2400)
Courses and course descriptions are subject to change.Back to Top
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Please note: fees are based on the 2015-2016 academic year and do not include textbooks. For more information please see Other fees to consider.Back to Top
Opportunities For Degree Completion Or Additional Credentials
Successful completion of the Electrical Techniques certificate program will offer opportunities for further study in additional Durham College programs such as:
- Construction and Hoisting Techniques
- Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Techniques
- Renewable Energy Technician
- Welding Techniques
In addition, upon successful completion of the Electrical Engineering Technician program you may choose to pursue an apprenticeship to become a fully licensed electrician.
Graduates may also be eligible to pursue pathways into a variety of Durham College training programs in the electrical industry including electronics, electrical mechanical and electrical apprenticeship.
Please visit the Transfer Guide for more information.Back to Top