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Next Cohort: Sep 6-Aug 25
Sep 6-Aug 25
Lambton College’s Electrical Techniques program prepares students for a career in the rewarding and extensive electrical field. Working both in the classroom and in various lab and shop settings, students gain practical, hands-on experience along with strong theoretical training in electrical fundamentals.
This program teaches students how electricity works, how many electrical devices work, how to use various electrical tools, the wiring of residential, commercial and industrial circuits, interpreting Electrical codes, and how electronics and instrumentation devices are used in today’s high tech world.
Upon completion, students who gain an apprenticeship are eligible to be exempted from the in-school portion of the Construction Maintenance Electrician Apprenticeship program. These skills go well beyond the minimum requirements to begin an electrical apprenticeship. After students earn their Electrical Techniques certificate, they can continue their education in related technology programs at Lambton College, such as the Electrical Power Distribution & Control Technician program.
What You’ll Learn
- Analyze and solve basic technical problems related to electrical environments.
- Work responsibly and effectively in accordance with appropriate practices and procedures.
- Complete all work in compliance with health and safety legislation and prescribed organizational practices and procedures to ensure safety of self and others (ex.) lockout and confined space safety procedures.
- Interpret and prepare drawings and other technical documents to appropriate engineering standards.
- Analyze electrical data to determine proper applications of electrical equipment and installations.
- Apply knowledge of electrical equipment, tools and devices to complete installations according to the Canadian Electrical Code.
- Test electrical equipment and installations using a digital multi meter and /or other trade related test equipment, collecting and then analyzing the data required.
- Applied knowledge and operation of many electrical devices such as limit switches, proximity switches push buttons, relays, timers, selector switches, potentiometers, transducers, 3-way lighting circuits etc.
- Create, read and interpret electrical schematics, ladder logic and PLC programs.
- Install a complete residential customer service and load center.
- Install, connect and troubleshoot three phase motor control circuits including basic “start-stop”, “forward-jog” and “forward-reverse” type circuits and also using VFD’s.
- Bend, cut, thread and install different types of electrical conduit according to the Canadian Electrical Code.
- Communicate effectively in written and oral formats using traditional methods as well as personal computer techniques.
- Knowledge of AutoCad for creating and updating drawings.
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Next Cohort: Sep 6-Aug 25