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Ontario College Diploma | 4 semesters | Barrydowne | Capped Enrolment

Our program is modelled after the in-school portions of the Basic Electrician Apprenticeship. It includes practical, hands-on experience and in-class theoretical learning. You will gain theoretical knowledge in the areas of installation, troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance of complex electrical machinery. You will also apply electrical safety code and print reading knowledge to commercial and industrial installations. In addition, you will be introduced to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), power electronics, and instrumentation fundamentals.

Program Highlights

  • 2 years – 4 semesters
  • Co-op diploma apprenticeship option
  • Electrical lab features industry-standard 600 volt equipment
  • Hands-on experience using AutoCAD, PLCs, and instrumentation tools
  • Graduates can continue into Cambrian's Electrical Engineering Technology program

Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship Program Option

The Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship program combines a college diploma program and apprenticeship training leading to a Certificate of Qualification. The program enables individuals to train as apprenticeship participants, completing all in-school learning outcomes (trade school). In addition, participants have the option to pursue a co-op with an employer. Individuals who want to register for the Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship program must meet all eligibility criteria for both the college diploma program as well as apprenticeship training. For further information, please contact the Coordinators, Cooperative Placements at 705-566-8101, ext 7564 or 7707.

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Skills and Trades Training

Admission Requirements

For graduates of the new curriculum (OSS): Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits) or equivalent or mature student status, including:

  • Any grade 12 English (C), (U) or (M)
  • Any grade 12 mathematics (C) or (U) (MCT4C is highly recommended)

Recommended:

  • Any grade 11 or 12 physics (C) or (U)

Additional Information

The Skills Technology Institute (SkyTech) sponsors qualified Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship students to work as apprentices on a cooperative work term following their first and/or academic years. For further information, visit www.cambriancollege.ca/skytech.

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Program Delivery

Semester 1 - Fall 2016
Semester 2 - Winter 2017
Semester 3 - Fall 2017
Semester 4 - Winter 2018

Program of Study

Semester 1Credits
CAD 1100Computer-Aided Drafting I 2
ELC 1004Prints Electrical Code I 3
ELC 1009Electrical Workplace Safety 2
ELC 1125Electrical Installation I 5
ELR 1121Electrical Fundamentals 6
MTH 1152Electrical Math I 3
The following General Education course:  3
Media and Current Events 3
 Term Credits: 24
Semester 2
ELC 1211Electrical Installation II 5
ELC 1215Motor Control Fundamentals 4
ELC 1226Power Electronics Theory 3
ELC 2308Prints Electrical Code II 3
ENE 1012Introduction to Renewable Energy 2
ENG 1002College Communication 3
INT 1004Intro to Instrumentation 2
MTH 1252Electrical Math II 3
 Term Credits: 25
Semester 3
ELC 1011Prints and Electrical Code III 3
ELC 2315Electrical Systems 7
ELN 2320Power Electronics I 5
ENG 1780Applied Communication II 2
INT 1006Instrumentation I 4
MTH 2352Electrical Math III 3
One of the following General Education courses:  3
Negotiation Labour Relations 3
Cybernation 3
Rock Music, Culture Technology 3
Psychology of Evil 3
Issues and Ethics in Science 3
 Term Credits: 27
Semester 4
ELC 1012Prints and Electrical Code IV 3
ELC 2403AC DC Machines 7
ELC 2425PLC Basic Programming 4
ELN 2419Power Electronics II 4
INT 1007Instrumentation II 4
One of the following General Education courses:  3
Negotiation Labour Relations 3
Cybernation 3
Rock Music, Culture Technology 3
Psychology of Evil 3
Issues and Ethics in Science 3
 Term Credits: 25
 Total Credits: 101

Tuition Fee (Canadian Students)

The tuition fee for the 2015-2016 academic year is $3,655.48. Next year's tuition fees will be available by May 1, 2016.

Tuition Fee (International Students)

The tuition fee for the 2015-2016 academic year is $13,614.00 for two semesters of study. Next year's tuition fees will be available by May 1, 2016.

Books & Supplies

The estimated cost of books and supplies for 2015-2016 is approximately $800. This is the best information available at the time of publishing to the website and is subject to change.

Furthering Your Studies

Students successfully completing Cambrian College's Electrical Engineering Technician - Industrial program may enter directly into Cambrian College's Electrical Engineering Technology - Industrial program.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates will have completed the equivalent of the intermediate in-school training for an Industrial Electrician. Their competencies will not only make them desirable candidates as Apprentice Electricians, but they will also be capable of performing the functions of an Electrical Engineering Technician in an engineering environment.

Please note: Cambrian College strives to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website. Please note that the academic curriculum is continually reviewed and revised to ensure that Cambrian's programs and courses remain relevant. The College reserves the right to cancel or make changes to any course or program, fee, procedure, or campus location at any time.

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