SPECIAL NOTICE: In order to maintain physical distancing and comply with public health regulations, Fanshawe will deliver this program through a blend of online and face to face classes this fall. Students will need to have technology necessary to complete online learning and this may include a webcam, internet access and a computer.

This program will kickstart your electrician apprenticeship - 2020/2021

There’s nothing quite like working with your hands and seeing the real results of a good day’s work. 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. If you want to achieve your network cabling specialist certification or kickstart your electrical apprenticeship training, this course is for you.

You’ll begin the electrician program by familiarizing yourself with electrical fundamentals and theories. You’ll learn from a variety of courses, such as the fire alarm technician course, with takeaways including 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. 

After graduating from our electrician apprenticeship program

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. Even better, you can select between daytime delivery and weekend delivery (Friday nights, Saturday and Sunday) options to suit your lifestyle. 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
 

Admission Requirements - 2020/2021

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 79 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic 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. SDS Program Requirements. 
  • 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
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 53, with test results within the last two years
  • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 169 with no language skill less than 162, 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 or equivalent college credit.

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-2020/2021

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 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 (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

Careers - 2020/2021

Career Opportunities

Upon completion students will be able to seek employment as apprentices in Electrical Construction and Maintenance, Industrial Electrician, Network Cabling or other related electrical trades.

More Information - 2020/2021

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: ELT1C
Campus Code: XKNV (XKNV - Kincardine Off-Site-Evenings)
September 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.

Program Details

More details

Canadian Students

Start Dates
Locations
Availability
2019 September
London
Closed
2019 September
London Campus Weekend
Closed
2019 September
Kincardine
Closed
2020 September
Blended
Open
2020 September
Blended
Open

International Students

Start Dates
Locations
Availability
2019 September
London
Closed
2019 September
London Campus Weekend
Closed
2019 September
Kincardine
Closed
2020 September
Blended
Open
2020 September
Blended
Open
Program Code
ELT1

Program Coordinator:

Al Hamilton

Delivery
Day Time
Full-Time
Weekend
Credential
Ontario College Certificate
Duration
30 weeks

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