Electrician Apprentice (Basic) Curriculum

Apprenticeship for October 2018

See curriculum for: March 2019
Credential: ( 8 weeks )
Classes begin:
October 22, 2018
Offered at:
Sutherland Campus
Program code:
AEB
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Domestic:
$400.00 per semester*
International:
$400.00 per semester*
* Tuition and fees subject to change.

Courses and Descriptions

Semester 1

ELCT 32
Units/ Hours: 33

Upon successful completion of this course, the apprentice will be able to apply the requirements of the Canadian Electrical code - Part 1 (CEC) to; identify and interpret the general requirements of the CEC; identify and interpret the CEC requirements for conductor ampacity including free air, above and underground installations, grounding and bonding, wiring methods, class 1 and 2 circuits, receptacles and lighting in residential occupancies, single-dwelling and dwelling units, pools, tubs and spas, and temporary installations; and be able to calculate the service requirements for a residential occupancy, single-dwelling and row-housing. Note: Each candidate must be indentured to a qualified contractor or Union and be registered with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities - Workplace/Employed Workers Support Branch.

ELCT 27
Units/ Hours: 63

An explanation of the fundamentals of electrical theory, from the molecular structure of matter to the laws that govern the calculation of power in DC circuits. Topics will include the relationships between voltage, current, resistance, and power including Ohm's and Kirchof's laws. Calculations will be made on series, parallel and combination circuits and current flow and power consumption in 2-wire and 3-wire systems will be analyzed. Note: Each candidate must be indentured to a qualified contractor or Union and be registered with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities - Workplace/Employed Workers Support Branch.

ELCT 13
Units/ Hours: 42

An introduction to the operation and use of discreet components such as resistors, diodes and transistors will lead into investigating the functions of digital devices such as AND, OR, NANDS, etc. and some flip-flop circuits. Numbering systems and truth tables will be used to explain the operation of these functions. The theory, operation and selection of some basic test instrumentation will also be covered. Including the voltmeter, ammeter, ohmmeter and megohmmeter. Note: Each candidate must be indentured to a qualified contractor or Union and be registered with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities - Workplace/Employed Workers Support Branch.

ELCT 22
Units/ Hours: 48

Upon successful completion of this course, the apprentice will be able to: demonstrate the operation of common hand and power tools; install common switching devices, outlets and enclosures; correctly terminate conductors; demonstrate the installation procedures for non-metallic sheathed cable, armoured cable, mineral insulated cable, rigid conduits, flexible conduits, liquid-tight conduit, electrical metallic tubing, and electrical non-metallic tubing, including supports and tools required; install a 100 amp. residential consumer's service and associated branch circuits; layout a service mast installation; install door, signal and extra-low voltage lighting devices; identify and terminate copper communication and hard wired cables. Note: Each candidate must be indentured to a qualified contractor or Union and be registered with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities - Workplace/Employed Workers Support Branch.

ELCT 35
Units/ Hours: 24

Upon successful completion of this course, the apprentice will be able to; explain common terms used in instrumentation systems; work with the SI and Imperial system of measurement for pressure and temperature; convert between the four temperature scales; describe the operation, applications and limitations of thermocouples, thermistors, and RTD's; install, connect, and test thermocouples, thermistors, and RTD's; identify deformation elements of pressure measuring equipment; determine the accuracy of pressure measuring equipment; explain relationships between gauge and absolute pressure and vacuum; explain the operation, construction and applications of typical industrial pressure sensors; identify ISA instrumentation symbols and draw basic process (P) and instrumentation (I) diagrams for pressure and temperature devices; and, explain the operation of light and sound meters.

ELCT 25
Units/ Hours: 30

This course gives the student the ability to read, interpret and apply information found in architectural plans, specifications, the Ontario Building code and the Canadian Electrical Code Part 1, with respect to single family dwellings. This will include general rules and regulations, calculation of service size, material take off and preparation of permit application. Note: Each candidate must be indentured to a qualified contractor or Union and be registered with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities - Workplace/Employed Workers Support Branch.