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Duration

1 year

Tuition

$2,907

  Toronto

Jan 3-Dec 22

Commitment

Full-Time

Delivery

Classroom

Credential

Certificate

Year Founded

1967

Scholarships

no

This program focuses on commercial and residential electrical installation. It will provide you with basic skills in electricity and electrical system installation and ensure you become familiar with the relevant tools and materials required in this field to successfully understand, install and test basic electrical systems for a specified number of applications.

You will learn to assist in the interpretation and preparation of electrical drawings and related documents and how to analyze and solve simple technical problems related to basic electrical systems by applying mathematics and science principles. The use of diagnostic equipment, tools and computers will help you solve basic electrical problems and gain a better understanding of the industry.

If you successfully complete this program, you may be eligible to challenge the basic level exemption test for the electrician apprenticeship trade.

What You’ll Learn

  • 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 fulfill 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 basic 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 fulfill the requirements and specifications under the supervision of a qualified person.

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Student Reviews (1)

Durham College

Great community college

Adel Tago

August 4, 2022

Graduated From

Electrical Techniques

Overall:

4 out of 5

Instructors:

5 stars

Curriculum:

5 stars

Job Assistance:

5 stars

This is a good local college with pretty strong networks around Oshawa and Ontario. They even have a decent reputation for applied technical research with loads of support from the City of Oshawa and partnerships with Ontario Tech and others schools (s...

This is a good local college with pretty strong networks around Oshawa and Ontario. They even have a decent reputation for applied technical research with loads of support from the City of Oshawa and partnerships with Ontario Tech and others schools (same campus).

Campus life will be more exciting at universities and other colleges, but I was working with a young family when I started my program and that didn't matter to me. Definitely an international student body and with new buildings going up it seems there's a lot of growth happening.

The most important thing for me was that they had great profs who cared about my success and made introductions for me to industry. Overall, very happy with my decision.

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