• Overview - 2017/2018

    There's nothing quite like working with your hands and seeing the real results of a good day's work. As well, if you're looking to begin a career in the dynamic and in-demand world of an electrician, Fanshawe's Electrical Techniques program will provide a solid and super-charged foundation of skills.

    You'll begin the program by familiarizing yourself with electrical fundamentals and theories. You'll learn how to troubleshoot digital electronics and network cabling, installation practices and industry communication. You'll take these fundamentals into cutting-edge labs, where you'll put your training to work. These are the skills that will get your career path on track. You'll graduate ready and able to work as an Industrial Electrician Apprentice, Construction and Maintenance Electrician Apprentice, Network Cabling Specialist, or Fire Alarm Technician.

    Another bonus of the program is that you can tailor your schedule to fit your needs. Study Friday nights and on the weekend, so you'll have flexibility to ensure your goals are met. At the end of the day, it's about your future. Use the Electrical Techniques program to give your career dreams the spark they need.

    ELT1 (London Campus) program progression:

    Year Fall Winter
    Year #1 Start Level 1 Class Level 2/End

    Program coordinator:

    John Conley
    Phone: 519-452-4218

  • Admission Requirements - 2017/2018

    OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U),
    University/College (M), or Open (O) stream
    OR
    Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE)
    OR
    Pre-Technology Ontario College Certificate
    OR
    Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
    OR
    Mature Applicant with appropriate preparation

    English Language Requirements

    Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

    • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 550 for the paper-based test (PBT), or 79 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test with an overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
    • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 60 with no score less than 50 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years 
    • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 70% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
    • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 8, 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9, or 70% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

    Recommended Academic Preparation

    • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Construction Technology (C)
    • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Computer Engineering Technology (M)
    • Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology (C) OR Grade 12 Foundations for College Mathematics (C)

    Advanced Standing

    • Credit for any course in the program will be given to students who can demonstrate that they have the required skills to meet the objectives of the course.

    Applicant Selection Criteria

    Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
    1. Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
    2. Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full)
    3. Achievement in the Admission Requirements
    Note:
    • Admission to the Fanshawe College Pre-Technology program does not guarantee admission in a subsequent year to the Electrical Techniques program. Successful completion of the Fanshawe College Pre-Technology program, however, does enable the student to be given additional consideration when applying to the Electrical Techniques program. The Pre-Technology program is the preferred designated preparatory program for admission to the Electrical Techniques program. 
  • Courses

    Electrical Techniques-2017/2018

    Level 1Credits
    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 2Credits
    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 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-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 (PLC’s).
    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

  • Careers - 2017/2018

    Career Opportunities

    Upon completion students will be able to seek employment as Fire Alarm Technicians or apprentices in Electrical Construction and Maintenance, Industrial Electrician, Network Cabling or other related mechanical trades.
  • More Information - 2017/2018

    A One-Year Ontario College Certificate Program
    Offered as a Weekday Program and as a Weekend College Program

    Program Code: ELT1
    Campus Code: LC (LC - London)
    September Admission
    15 week terms
     
    Academic Calendars available at www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates
    School of Applied Science and Technology: 519-452-4419

    Program Code: ELT1
    Campus Code: LCQ (LCQ - London-Weekend)

    September Admission
    15 week terms

    Academic Calendars available at www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates
    School of Applied Science and Technology: 519-452-4419

    Program Code: ELT1S
    Campus Code:
    ST (ST - St. Thomas)
    September Admission
    15 week terms
     
    Academic Calendars available at www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates
    St. Thomas/Elgin Regional Campus: 519-633-2030

    Program Code: ELT1C
    Campus Code: XKN (XKN - Kincardine Off-Site)
    May Admission
    15 week terms
     
    Academic Calendars available at www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates
    Fanshawe College Clinton Site: 519-606-1484


    Program Description

    The program provides students with the theoretical and practical training required to assist them in seeking employment as an Industrial Electrician Apprentice, Construction and Maintenance Electrician Apprentice, Network Cabling Specialist or Fire Alarm Technician.

    Other Information

    • Applicants applying to the Weekend version of the program will attend classes on Friday night, all day Saturday and Sunday and may be required to complete online courses. All courses are equivalent to the full-time weekday program.
    Learning Outcomes 

    The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

    1. assist in the interpretation and preparation of electrical drawings including other related documents and graphics.

    2. analyze and solve simple technical problems related to basic electrical systems by applying mathematics and science principles.

    3. use and maintain test and instrumentation equipment.

    4. assemble basic electrical circuits and equipment to fulfill requirements and specifications under the supervision of a qualified person.

    5. assist in the installation and troubleshooting of basic electrical machines and associated control systems under the supervision of a qualified person.

    6. assist in testing and troubleshooting electrical and electronic circuits, equipment, and systems by using established procedures under the supervision of a qualified person.

    7. assist in the troubleshooting of control systems under the supervision of a qualified person.

    8. use computer skills and tools to solve basic electrical related problems.

    9. assist in conducting quality assurance procedures under the supervision of a qualified person.

    10. assist in the preparation and maintenance of records and documentation systems.

    11. install and assist in testing telecommunication systems under the supervision of a qualified person.

    12. apply health and safety standards and best practices to workplaces.

    13. perform tasks in accordance with relevant legislation, policies, procedures, standards, regulations, and ethical principles.

    14. apply basic electrical cabling requirements and install and test system grounding for a specified number of applications under the supervision of a qualified person.

    15. identify problems and troubleshoot electrical systems under the supervision of a qualified person.

    16. assist in the selection of electrical equipment, systems and components to fulfill the requirements and specifications under the supervision of a qualified person.

    Program Pathways

    For information about Program Pathways visit www.fanshawec.ca/programpathways.
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