Electricity powers our world and is present all around us, providing light, power, air conditioning and refrigeration. 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. Graduates will meet the Ministry of Labour’s Working at Heights training requirement.
The Electrical Techniques program focuses on residential installations and will provide you with the basic skills to successfully install grounding/bonding 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.
Under the supervision of a licensed electrician, as a graduate you will:
Test and troubleshoot electrical and electronic circuits, equipment and systems
Ensure health and safety standards and best practices are applied in the workplace.
If you successfully complete this program, you may be eligible to challenge the basic level exemption test for the electrician apprenticeship trade.
Note: Students wishing to challenge apprenticeship exemption exams are required to pay an examination fee.
Courses and course descriptions are subject to change.
YEAR ONE FEES
Please note: fees are based on the 2019-2020 academic year and do not include textbooks. For more information please
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WHAT YOU COULD BE:
Elevating Device Mechanic apprentice
Salesperson for electrical parts manufacturer
WHERE YOU COULD WORK:
Network cabling industry
Program Transfer, Degree Completion and Additional Credentials
Successful completion of the Electrical Techniques certificate program will offer opportunities for further study in additional Durham College programs such as Electrical Engineering Technician; Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Techniques; and Mechanical Technician – Elevating Devices. As a graduate, you may also be eligible to pursue pathways into a variety of Durham College programs in the electrical industry, including electronics and electromechanical.