Certificate of Successful Completion in Electrician Apprentice (Advanced) Curriculum
Courses and Descriptions
Upon successful completion of this course, the apprentice will be able to interpret the CEC requirements pertaining to the installations for: two or more continuous and non-continuous duty service motor on a feeder or branch circuit; hermetic refrigerant motor-compressor; power and distribution transformers on a feeder and branch circuit; welders on a feeder and branch circuit; capacitors on a feeder, branch circuit and motor branch circuit; high-voltage installations; overcurrent device selection based on load, interrupting ratings and coordination.
Upon successful completion of this course, the apprentice will be able to: list the advantages of three phase circuits over single phase circuits; state the advantages and disadvantages of three phase Wye and Delta systems; calculate voltage, current, power and power factor for three-phase Wye and Delta systems, three phase series and parallel RLC circuits; connect wattmeters, power-factor meters and phase-angle meters in a three phase system; list different types of transformers and their applications and associated losses; explain the principles of three-phase open delta connections; describe the theory of operation and the synchronizing of alternators; illustrate by calculation the principles for single- and three-phase power conversion; describe the construction, operation and troubleshooting procedures for single- and three-phase AC induction motors; identify connections for multiple voltages and speeds for AC motors; describe the construction, operation, power factor correction and troubleshooting procedures for three-phase synchronous motors; state the types of insulation classifications and applications using AC motors; and, describe motor specifications and procedures for adjustments and lubrication.
Upon successful completion of this course, the apprentice will be able to: state how three-phase rectification is accomplished; connect a single quadrant DC motor drive system; describe the relationship between firing angle, load, voltage, CEMF, and motor speed; describe application of two and four quadrant drive systems; describe and connect open and closed loop speed control systems; explain the operation of DC chopper drive controller; connect, calibrate and test an SCR speed controller for a DC system motor; describe the operation of a three-phase AC variable speed drive controller; connect, calibrate and confirm the operation of an AC variable speed drive controller; identify the major components of AC variable speed drive controller; explain the procedure to test, remove and replace the output transistors in an AC variable speed drive; describe the effects of harmonics on AC systems; explain the operation of reactors and their application to AC variable speed drive systems to control harmonics on AC Power Systems; describe the operation and application of encoders, resolvers and tachogenerators as feedback devices; and, explain the operation of and identify hardware and protocol for serial communication.
Upon successful completion of this course, the apprentice will be able to: test transformers to determine polarity, impedance, winding ratio and insulation resistance; connect three-phase transformers in Wye and Delta configurations; connect three-phase transformers in balanced and unbalanced configurations; connect single- and three-phase auto transformers for reduced voltage motor starting; identify the parts and connections for a three-phase wound rotor motor; describe the effects of differing resistance in the rotor circuit of a wound rotor motor under varying loads; and, connect a two-speed control circuit for a two-speed squirrel-cage motor.
Upon completion of this course, the apprentice will be able to: State the functions and applications of a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC); determine language and addressing requirements of a PLC; demonstrate the programming of common relay instructions, timers, counters, mathematic functions, and word comparisons on a PLC; identify methods and hard wiring of PLC?s to equipment; demonstrate methods of testing PLC inputs and outputs; and design programs to operate machines in a required manner using many of the internal functions of a PLC.
Upon successful completion of this course, the apprentice will be able to: describe the use and list the requirements for instrumentation air supplies; explain terminology of instrumentation systems; describe the operation and applications of proportional 3-15 psi pneumatic instrumentation systems; connect and adjust pneumatic control valves to current/pressure (I/P) and pressure/current (P/I) devices; calibrate typical pneumatic valves; explain the principles of ON/OFF control&; identify the four basic elements of a control system; explain the two general categories of automatic control and shielded cable in instrumentation systems; demonstrate shield grounding techniques; connect, program and test microprocessor based ultrasonic measuring transmitters; explain the operation and application of position measurement devices; install, connect and test resolver and shaft encoders; explain the principles of Proportional Integrated Derivative (PID) control; explain the advantages and limitations of the common methods of communicating instrumentation information; revise and explain control loops on instrumentation drawings.
This course is for those apprentices who are preparing to write the examination for their Certificate of Qualification. Classes are conducted in a very informal setting, and you will be encouraged to ask questions. Students who have taken these courses in the past have been very successful when writing the CFQ.
Upon successful completion of this course, the apprentice will be able to: obtain installation details for a construction project from a complete set of drawings and specifications; develop complex single line, schematic and wiring diagrams; layout single- and three-phase systems for feeder and branch circuits from utility supply to utilization points; calculate pulling stresses on a conductor/cable; layout the grounding and bonding requirements for high-voltage indoor and outdoor substations and vaults; identify precautions for installing stress cones; describe the requirements for terminating shielded and concentric neutral high-voltage cables; and, describe the testing methods and safety requirements for testing high-voltage cables.