Electrician Apprentice (Intermediate) Curriculum

Apprenticeship for January 2019

Credential: ( 10 weeks )
Classes begin:
January 07, 2019
Offered at:
Sutherland Campus
Program code:
AEI
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Domestic:
$500.00 per semester*
International:
$500.00 per semester*
* Tuition and fees subject to change.

Courses and Descriptions

Semester 1

ELCT 33
Units/ Hours: 39

Upon successful completion of this course, the apprentice will be able to interpret the CEC requirements pertaining to the installations for: interior and exterior lighting systems; fire alarm and fire pumps, emergency systems, unit equipment and exit signs; fuses, circuit breakers and ground fault protection and control devices; equipment in hazardous locations; hospitals and patient care areas; storage batteries; individual continuous and non-continuous duty service motors The apprentice will also be able to calculate conductor and overcurrent device sizes required for specific continuous and non-continuous loads and the minimum ampacity of conductors and overcurrent devices for apartment and similar buildings.

ELCT 28
Units/ Hours: 81

Upon successful completion of this course, the apprentice will be able to: describe magnetic flux and flux density; solve problems associated with magnetic energy; explain Ohm's Law as applied to magnetic circuits; describe factors which affect inductance and perform related calculations; apply Fleming's hand rules and Lenz's law; describe the types, construction, operation and characteristics of DC machines; describe a sine wave: calculate RMS, average, maximum, and instantaneous values; calculate frequency, electrical and mechanical degrees; calculate phasors, vectors and vector diagrams; describe the effects of alternating voltage and current in a resistive device; calculate inductive reactance, voltage, current, and power of an inductive circuit; calculate capacitive reactance, voltage, current, power and phase relationships of a capacitive circuit; calculate values for RL/RC/RLC series and parallel circuits; and, calculate resonant circuits. 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 14
Units/ Hours: 39

Upon successful completion of this course, the apprentice will have demonstrated the ability to: use an oscilloscope to test circuits; explain the importance of isolation when using test equipment; describe and demonstrate half and full wave rectification; connect capacitors and inductors to filter a power supply output; demonstrate the use of a zener diode as a regulator; demonstrate the operation of an SCR as well as a DIAC and TRIAC; demonstrate how a DIAC and RC network can be used to phase shift a TRIAC; describe the operation and applications of a pulse transformer; explain the operation of a field effect transistor (FET) and operational amp (OP Amp); calculate the expected gain of inverting and non-inverting OP-Amp circuits; and, demonstrate the operation of an OP-Amp used as a comparator and an amplifier. 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 23
Units/ Hours: 39

Upon successful completion of this course, the apprentice will be able to: identify the mechanical parts, windings and wiring connections of DC machines; demonstrate manual and magnetic across-the-line starting techniques for motors; demonstrate methods for forward-reverse control of motors; and, demonstrate reduced voltage starting techniques for DC motors. The apprentice will also be able to: identify the mechanical parts, windings, and wiring connections for a single- and three-phase squirrel cage induction AC motor (SCIM); demonstrate manual and magnetic across-the-line starting techniques for single- and three-phase squirrel cage motors; demonstrate methods for forward and reverse control of single- and three-phase squirrel cage motors; demonstrate the control of a Single Phase Capacitor Start Dual Voltage Motor with a reversing drum switch, manual starter and a reversing magnetic starter; state the procedures for installing and aligning belt driven motors; and, calculate and connect single-phase, 3-wire transformer services. 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 36
Units/ Hours: 42

Upon successful completion of this course, the apprentice will be able to: identify and describe the operation of various level and flow sensing instruments; draw basic process and instrument diagrams using standard ISA instrumentation; explain the operation and applications of typical level and flow measurement devices and transmitters; demonstrate the hydrostatic pressure principle of liquid level measurement; predict with calculations the effect of liquids of different specific gravities on the system; demonstrate the use of the venturi and the orifice plate in flow measurement; install, connect and test load cells in typical weight measurement applications

ELCT 38
Units/ Hours: 30

Upon successful completion of this course, the apprentice will have demonstrated the ability to: describe the operation, installation, testing and troubleshooting requirements for initiation, signal, ancillary and supervisory circuits and devices, in a single two stage fire alarm system using the NBC, CEC, ULC and manufacturer's documentation; describe the basic operation of wet and dry sprinkler systems; describe the fire suppression agents, components and systems used in fire suppression systems; describe the methods used to terminate and test fibre optic cables; demonstrate an understanding of intrusion systems and devices; describe and demonstrate the wiring and operation of nurse call systems; lay out and wire common paging and communications systems; describe the operation of institutional clock systems; and, describe the operation and installation requirements for common home automation systems.

ELCT 26
Units/ Hours: 30

Upon successful completion of this course, the apprentice will be able to: determine utility location and site features using site drawings; determine methods of construction using architectural and structural drawings; determine the electrical characteristics and layout of mechanical equipment and systems; 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.