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Electrical Techniques

The Electrical Techniques program provides pathways into a variety of occupations in the electrical industry. This includes Electrician Apprenticeship or Electrical Engineering Technician training. This program includes all the content of the first level of formal training in the Ontario Electrician Apprenticeship program.

Program Information

Start Date

September 03, 2024

Domestic Availability

Accepting Applications

International Availability

Accepting Applications

Program Code

ETQ

Delivery

In Person

Credential

Ontario College Certificate

Program Contact

Tom Churchill

Program Coordinator

Domestic Tuition

$2744.4 per semester*

International Tuition

$9171.56 per semester*

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January 06, 2025

Domestic Availability

Accepting Applications

International Availability

Accepting Applications

Program Code

ETQ

Delivery

In Person

Credential

Ontario College Certificate

Program Contact

Tom Churchill

Program Coordinator

Domestic Tuition

$2652.71 per semester*

International Tuition

$9111.6 per semester*

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September 02, 2025

Domestic Availability

Coming Soon

International Availability

Coming Soon

Program Code

ETQ

Delivery

In Person

Credential

Ontario College Certificate

Program Contact

Tom Churchill

Program Coordinator

Domestic Tuition

$2744.4 per semester*

International Tuition

$9111.6 per semester*

*Domestic tuition amounts shown are from the 2024-2025 academic year and are subject to change.

*International tuition amounts shown are from the 2024-2025 academic year and are subject to change.

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Canadian Students

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January 05, 2026

Domestic Availability

Coming Soon

International Availability

Coming Soon

Program Code

ETQ

Delivery

In Person

Credential

Ontario College Certificate

Program Contact

Tom Churchill

Program Coordinator

Domestic Tuition

$2744.4 per semester*

International Tuition

$9111.6 per semester*

*Domestic tuition amounts shown are from the 2024-2025 academic year and are subject to change.

*International tuition amounts shown are from the 2024-2025 academic year and are subject to change.

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Canadian Students

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The electrical field is growing in response to increased construction work in Ontario and other provinces. The two-semester (30 week) Electrical Techniques program will provide you with introductory and fundamental skills and knowledge to assist with the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical equipment in residential, commercial and construction settings.

  • The program provides several pathways into a variety of occupations and other college training programs in the electrical industry including Electrician Apprenticeship and the Electrical Engineering Technician program.
  • Students will develop basic skills and knowledge in electrical theory and electrical code compliant installation methods.
  • Related instruction in mathematics, prints and installations, safety and trade calculations is included to meet employers' qualifications.

The Electrical Techniques program includes all the content of the first level of formal training in the Ontario Electrician Apprenticeship program, providing thorough preparation for graduates who wish to pursue an Electrician Apprenticeship. The program also provides Grade 12 Math upgrading and some common courses with the first year of the Electrical Engineering Technician program. Graduates of Electrical Techniques can apply for entry to the Electrical Engineering Technician program and will be exempt from the courses that they have already completed.

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

Students applying to Electrical Techniques must meet the following requirements:

  • OSSD including Gr 12 C English and Gr 11 C Math

PC / Windows

  • Operating System:
    Windows 10
  • Processor:
    Core i5 - 1.6Ghz minimum
  • Memory:
    8GB minimum
  • Hard Disk:
    160GB minimum

Internet Connection: 2.5 Mbps Download and 3.0 Mbps Upload (minimum)

Students are required to have their own computer, internet access, webcam and microphone.

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