Electrical Techniques
Courses & Descriptions


Semester 1

  • Installation Practices ELCT0107

    Units/ Hours: 75

    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate the safe operation of common hand and power tools AND to use those tools to install common switching devices, outlets and enclosures while correctly terminating conductors in a residential construction setting. The learner will further be able to demonstrate the installation procedures for non-metallic sheathed cable, armoured cable, LVT, CAT5, RG6, rigid and flexible raceway installation methods. Furthermore, the learner will be introduced to the basic across-the-line motor starter, low-voltage release and low-voltage protection. This course also serves to introduce network cabling concepts, trade safety, codes/standards and installation methods. In this course, the student will gain the knowledge and skills to safely and effectively install, operate and maintain building electronic systems. These systems include structured cabling, AV, telecommunications, network and security wiring in residential buildings.

  • Electricity ELCT0084

    Units/ Hours: 60

    This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts of electricity and electrical test equipment. Topics to be covered include; basic DC and AC principles, such as voltage, current, resistance, power and the laws that govern them. Students will also learn how to work with components such as resistors, inductors, capacitors and test equipment, including digital multimeters, power supplies and oscilloscopes. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to construct and analyze simple DC and AC circuits and use test equipment to verify their operation and troubleshoot them as needed. Students will also be introduced to the basic concepts of semiconductors and the P/N junction diode and to basic digital logic to help prepare them for courses in the following semester.

  • Drafting Applications and AutoCAD ELCT0090

    Units/ Hours: 60

    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: lay out commercial distribution and service equipment and wiring; lay out branch circuit for lighting and equipment; prepare a material take off using drawings and specifications; prepare sketches to solve and document construction problems and solutions; prepare as-built drawings; and, develop basic single line, schematic, and wiring diagrams using AutoCAD.

  • Mathematics I MATH0122

    Units/ Hours: 45

    This course is designed to prepare students with mathematical skills required to solve problems and analyse data related to electrical/electronic circuits and systems. Topics covered will include basic arithmetic, percentages, powers and roots, basic algebra, formula manipulation, frequency distribution, analysis of right angle triangles, vector applications, significance of measurements and graphing of various functions.

  • Technical Communications COMM0032

    Units/ Hours: 45

    This course, designed specifically for students in technology-based programs, stresses the development of technical communication as it applies to workplace and academic needs. Students will prepare a variety of technical documents and in the process learn to apply standard rules of usage. Key applications include lab reports, proposals, research reports, documenting sources, editing and proofreading strategies, and spoken presentations.

  • Introductory Computing COMP0345

    Units/ Hours: 45

    Working in the Windows 7 environment, this computer course introduces the student to computer basics (computer terminology, e-mail, file management) and the application and use of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software using Microsoft Office 2013. Through the extensive use of hands-on activities, students will gain sufficient knowledge and experience to make productive use of computers as a tool in the college and workplace environments. (For PSW Bridging to Practical Nursing students- 1 hour of teacher instruction plus 2 hours self-guided computer lab weekly).

  • Strategies for Workplace Success ORGB0016

    Units/ Hours: 45

    Today's employers are looking for people who have sustainable skills that assist them towards being a valuable employee who can work on their own, as well as effectively with co-workers, customers, and other businesses. This course will help you to understand today's workplace, yourself, and how you work with others in a team environment. Students will have the opportunity to explore the factors that have an impact on their productivity and job satisfaction. Students will also learn task and relationship strategies to help them interact successfully with others in the workplace.

Semester 2

  • Electrical Prints and Code ELCT0077

    Units/ Hours: 45

    Upon successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to apply the requirements of the Ontario Electrical Safety Code (OESC) which includes the Canadian Electrical code - Part 1 (CEC); identify and interpret the general requirements of the OESC; identify and interpret the OESC requirements for conductor ampacity including free air, above and underground installations, grounding and bonding, wiring methods and installation of manufacturing equipment in an industrial setting; material take off and preparation of permit application. This course gives the learner the ability to read, interpret and apply information found in architectural plans and designs, specifications, the Ontario Building code and the Ontario Electrical Safety Code, with respect to an industrial environment.

  • Alternating Current Theory ELCT0087

    Units/ Hours: 60

    This course will provide the student with a broad based foundation in alternating current (AC) theory and analysis. Through the application of technical mathematical concepts, students will learn to analyze the full spectrum of alternating current. AC power and power factor in modern generation and distribution systems will be explored. The analysis, design, and testing of electrical distribution systems will be studied. Practical application of AC in various circuit configurations and components will be conducted.

  • Instrumentation I ELCT0101

    Units/ Hours: 60

    This course will allow the student to select, install, configure, calibrate and test pressure, temperature, sound and light sensing, measuring, indicating and controlling devices using both SI and imperial scales to meet the requirements of the process.

  • Electronic Circuits ELCT0105

    Units/ Hours: 45

    This course is an introduction to semiconductors, including the diode family, the bipolar junction transistor (BJT) and the field effect transistor (FET). Applications of these devices are examined including the full-wave capacitor filtered rectifier, the BJT and FET switch and both small signal and power BJT amplifiers. Students learn to design, construct, analyze, and test electronic circuitry at the "breadboard" level.

  • Measurements ELCT0116

    Units/ Hours: 45

    The student will study and discover through applied learning, the safe use of Digital Multimeters, Analog multimeters, Oscilloscopes as well as measurement techniques in simple and complex electrical circuits.

  • Mathematics II MATH0123

    Units/ Hours: 45

    This course is designed to prepare the student mathematically for a variety of technical areas. All topics are covered with applicable problem sets in written format. The topics covered are: operations on complex numbers, angle unit conversions, trigonometric functions, digital electronics, logarithmic and exponential functions and uncertainty.

  • Health and Safety Theory Applications CNST0159

    Units/ Hours: 45

    This course has been designed for students entering trades and technology programs. The course will cover current legislation (O.H.S.A.) and health and safety procedures used in the industry. Students will obtain fundamental level safety certification in WHMIS, Fall Protection, Confined Space Identification, and Hoisting and Rigging.The theory for this course will be offered online and the application component will offered onsite.

  • Environmental Issues for Industry GNED0014

    Units/ Hours: 45

    This course is designed for students who will work in an industrial setting. The course takes a broad look at environmental issues relating to industrial practices. In some cases, technical details of recovery/recycling processes are covered. Topics include industry's effect on and remediation of natural resources such as water, air, soil, and biotic life. New approaches by industry toward sustainability and waste management are also included.

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