Program Capabilities

Program Capabilities outline what skills students should possess as they progress through each term/year of their program.

Students and employers will find this information most useful and can reference either the list of skills or the full program capabilities document to ensure students are gaining the experience they need to fulfill the program requirements.

Upon Graduation

  • Analyze and solve basic technical problems related to electrical environments
  • Work responsibly and effectively in accordance with appropriate practices and procedures
  • Complete all work in compliance with health and safety legislation and prescribed organizational practices and procedures to ensure safety of self and others (ex.) lockout and confined space safety procedures
  • Interpret and prepare drawings and other technical documents to appropriate engineering standards
  • Analyze electrical data to determine proper applications of electrical equipment and installations
  • Apply knowledge of electrical equipment, tools and devices to complete installations according to the Canadian Electrical Code
  • Test electrical equipment and installations using a digital multi meter and /or other trade related test equipment, collecting and then analyzing the data required
  • Applied knowledge and operation of many electrical devices such as limit switches, proximity switches push buttons, relays, timers, selector switches, potentiometers, transducers, 3-way lighting circuits etc.
  • Create , read and interpret electrical schematics, ladder logic and PLC programs
  • Install a complete residential customer service and load center
  • Install, connect and troubleshoot three phase motor control circuits including basic “start-stop”, “forward-jog” and “forward-reverse” type circuits and also using VFD’s
  • Bend, cut, thread and install different types of electrical conduit according to the Canadian Electrical Code
  • Communicate effectively in written and oral formats using traditional methods as well as personal computer techniques
  • Knowledge of AutoCad for creating and updating drawings

For more information, please contact the appropriate campus:

Sarnia Campus
905-890-7833 x 222
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