Electrical Techniques

Program Code: ELTC (International) Length of Program: One-Year Awarded Upon Completion: Ontario College Certificate Starts: Sep (Closed)
Term 1 ELC-1274 Basic Electrical Installations I ELC-1726 Electrical Theory ELC-1732 Safety and Electrical Code I COM-1113 Workplace Communications ICS-1302 Fundamentals of Instrumentation I MTH-1084 Mathematics for Electrical Circuits - OR - MTH-1904 Mathematics I* Term 2 ELC-2155 Electrical Systems Applications ELE-1122 AutoCAD for Electrical Techniques ELC-2505 Electronic Devices and Applications ICS-2303 Fundamentals of Instrumentation II ELC-2764 Industrial Installation Practices GED-XXX3 General Education Elective

Lambton College's Electrical Techniques program utilizes applied learning combined with strong theoretical training to prepare students for a career in the extensive electrical field.

Working both in the classroom and in various lab and shop settings, students gain practical, hands-on experience in electrical fundamentals. In just eight months, students will be able to master the basic skills needed to help compete for employment as an electrical apprentice.

These skills go well beyond the minimum requirements to begin an electrical apprenticeship. After students earn their Electrical Techniques certificate, they can continue their education in related technology programs at Lambton College.

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

Co-op students and employers will find this information most useful and can reference this capabilities document to ensure students are gaining the experience they need to fulfull the program requirements.

The student will be capable of the following skills by the end of the term indicated:

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 co-op information, contact:
Co-op & Career Services
519-542-7751 x 3455