Electrical Techniques


Electrical Techniques-2024/2025

Level 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
DIGL-1025Troubleshooting Digital Electronics3
This course introduces students to Digital Electronics and Troubleshooting concepts through a practical hands-on approach in both the lecture and lab environments. Students will explore design through industry standard software, gain desired skills through professional soldering techniques, learn to manage time through project development and be able to confidently troubleshoot basic electronic devices using industrial test equipment. This course was created to offer the student practical skills and abilities to compete for a broader range of employment opportunities.
ELEC-1134Electrical Theory5
This electrical theory course introduces the students to the fundamental principles of Direct Current (DC) electricity. Students will gain further understanding of these principles by studying the voltage, current, resistance and power relationships through applied lab testing. The constructing of series, parallel and combination resistive circuits in the lab environment allows the student to establish a firm foundation of knowledge required for the electrical trade. Students will also learn how to use various electronic instruments such as a digital multimeter and DC power supply. Fundamental concepts of mathematics required to understand the theory of electricity and electronics are also studied and applied.
ELEC-1135Prints & Installation3
This course will introduce the student to Electrical Systems used in dwelling units. Students will prepare a set of electrical floor plans, elevations, legend of symbols, schedules and details.
ELEC-1092Industrial Communication1.5
The course gives an overview of several popular computer applications and presentation techniques. The student will be introduced to researching a subject on the internet and then use that information to develop original material. Microsoft Office will be the application through which the content is developed, specifically, writing text with MS Word, manipulating data through Excel, communicating through Email and presenting the results through PowerPoint. Basic AutoCAD will also be taught.
SFTY-1051Tools & Workplace Techniques2.5
This course is designed to prepare students for a career in the electrical trade. The course focuses on the development of trade terminology, workplace safety, tool use and maintenance. Weekly labs familiarize students with materials used in the trade and the correct usage of tools to cut, strip and terminate wires. Students will develop a basic understanding of the Canadian Electrical Code and its application to the installation in the electrical industry.

Level 2
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
ELEC-1110Electrical Machines-Intro3
This course introduces students to basic motor concepts. Ohms law and the relationship of the current to the magnetic field, and the forces produced from a current in a magnetic field will be introduced and demonstrated. Students will make a simple DC motor, then disassemble and reassemble a DC motor, and an AC motor. A strong emphasis will be placed on quality of workmanship, and safe working practices and the lab.
ELEC-1011Electrical Theory 25
This course will build upon Electrical theory I and include magnetism, alternating current (AC) theory and AC circuit analysis. It includes topics on sinusoidal alternating waveforms, the basic elements of series and parallel AC circuits (RC, RL, and RLC circuits), filters, and transformers. In the lab the student will learn to use instruments such as function generators, oscilloscopes, and digital multimeters to build, measure and troubleshoot different AC circuits.
ELEC-1013Network Cabling4
This course serves to introduce network cabling concepts, trade safety,codes/standards, and installation methods for copper/fibre cable.
CNTL-1010Fluid Power & Controls1.5
This course is an introduction to pneumatic circuits. The student will become familiar with pneumatic schematic diagrams and be able to recognize the symbols used to identify the various pneumatic components. Students will design, build, and test the functioning of simple circuits. The student will become familiar with different methods of circuit control, including direct and indirect pneumatic control, electro-pneumatic control, as well as the use of programmable logic controllers (PLCs).
INST-1001Installation Practices4
This course will introduce the students to basic installation practices which relate to the electrical wiring systems used in residential and commercial buildings. Students will install branch circuit wiring using different types of junction boxes, wires, raceways and cables. They will connect, test and troubleshoot a variety of circuits. A strong emphasis is placed on quality of workmanship, safe working practices as expected in the working industry, and the requirements of the Canadian electrical code.
SFTY-1013Safety & Electrical Code2
This course will assist the students with a preliminary overview of the Canadian Electrical Code and proper safety practice and procedures of the electrical trade. The student will develop a basic foundation on how to use the code book which will prepare them for the transition to and electrical apprenticeship code course. Students will gain detailed information on how to interpret and locate electrical codes as it relates to the residential and commercial applications and installations. Students will gain an understanding of electrical trade safety, electric shock and how it affects the body as well as Arc Flash/Blast dangers and outcomes in a working environment.

Program Residency
Students Must Complete a Minimum of 9 credits in this
program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
requirement and graduate from this program