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Ontario College Advanced Diploma | 6 semesters | Barrydowne | Capped Enrolment

Our program is designed to meet the needs of various industries that rely on electrical technologists to support day-to-day operations and project work. Courses include an in-depth study of power electronics, electrical control systems, and instrumentation on actual equipment used by industry that will give you the ability to install, maintain, and troubleshoot today's modern electrical systems.

Completing this technology-level program will help position you for faster career advancement opportunities.

Program Highlights

  • 3 years – 6 semesters
  • Co-op diploma apprenticeship option allows you to complete the first, second, and third levels of in-school apprenticeship training
  • Electrical lab features industry-standard 600 volt equipment
  • Hands-on experience using AutoCAD, PLCs, and instrumentation tools
  • Learn to write reports that meet standards set by the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists

Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship Program Option

The Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship program combines a college advanced 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 advanced 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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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)

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Program Delivery

Semester 1 - Fall 2016
Semester 2 - Winter 2017
Semester 3 - Fall 2017
Semester 4 - Winter 2018
Semester 5 - Fall 2018
Semester 6 - Winter 2019

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
Semester 5
ELC 1006Intermediate PLC 6
ELC 3504Industrial Wiring Practices 6
ELC 3511Electronic Drives 3
INT 3505Instrumentation III 3
MTH 2353Electrical Math III (TECH) 3
TEC 3501Technical Report Research 1
 Term Credits: 22
Semester 6
ELC 1007PLC Projects Troubleshooting 5
ELC 1008Electrical Protection Dist. 3
ELC 3609Fundamental Hydraulics 3
ELC 3613Industrial Networking 6
MTH 3552Electrical math v 3
TEC 3601Technical Report 1
 Term Credits: 21
 Total Credits: 144

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 $500. This is the best information available at the time of publishing to the website and is subject to change.

Employment Opportunities

Because graduates will have completed extensive electrical training, they will be attractive to employers as Apprentice Electricians.

Graduates may also work as electrical engineering technologists analyzing, maintaining and operating industrial electrical equipment such as variable speed drives, motor controls, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), industrial networks, and other specialized equipment.

University Degree Opportunities

Graduates from this program may continue their studies at university and may receive credit for their prior College education. Refer to College/University Agreements for further information.

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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