Electrical Power Distribution & Control Technician

Program Code: PDCT (Full-Time) Length of Program: Two-Year Co-op Awarded Upon Completion: Ontario College Diploma
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-1904 Mathematics for Technology I Term 2 ELC-2155 Electrical Systems Applications ELC-2505 Electronic Devices and Applications ELC-2764 Industrial Installation Practices ELE-1122 AutoCAD for Electrical Techniques ICS-2303 Fundamentals of Instrumentation II GED-XXX3 General Education Elective Academic Break Academic Break Term 3 ELC-3744 Digital Logic JSS-1001 Job Search and Success MTH-2904 Mathematics for Technology II PDC-1224 Intro to Transmission and Distribution of Electric Power PDC-1233 Introduction to Industrial Control and Protection GED-XXX3 General Education Elective Term 4 PDC-4013 Application of Power Electronics ICS-5354 Programmable Logic Control PDC-4003 Electrical Metering ICS-6715 Control Systems Architecture and Data Communications and Controls PDC-1115 Introduction to Protective Relays GED-XXX3 General Education Elective Term 5 (May - August) CPL-1049 Co-op Work Term

With more reliance on electricity and electrically powered devices, there is a greater need for skilled electrical workers with a wide variety of electrical experiences and knowledge. Lambton College's Electrical Power Distribution & Control Technician program prepares students for a career in the rewarding and extensive electrical field.

Working both in the classroom and in various lab and shop settings, students gain practical, hands-on experience along with strong theoretical training in electrical fundamentals.

This program teaches students how electricity works, how to wire and program PLCs, control strategies, power generation, distribution and protection, the wiring of residential, commercial and industrial circuits, interpreting electrical codes, and how electronics and instrumentation devices are used in today's high-tech world, along with many other electrical tasks.

The optional co-op provides students with the opportunity to gain important electrical experience and in many cases, co-ops are the beginning of a rewarding, full-time career. Even though this is a relatively new program, there are already student success stories of graduates extending their co-op into a full-time career.

Admission Requirements

OSSD or equivalent with:

Please Note: Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology or any Grade 12U mathematics is recommended; Grade 12 Foundations for College Mathematics (MAP4C) minimum final grade is 60%. If the program is highly competitive, preference will be given to students having Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology or any Grade 12U mathematics, as well as Physics C or U.

Employment Opportunities

Job opportunities in the Electrical Power Distribution & Control Technician field have been steadily increasing. To survive in today's global market economy, industry must draw from a pool of technically competent engineers, technologists, technicians, and skilled trades people.

Graduates of this program have the skills to compete in a wide variety of industries including power generation, distribution and utilization, industrial telecommunications, electrical maintenance and installation, and control systems.

Tuition Fees

Please Note: These fees apply to the 2021-2022 academic year and are subject to change. Fees do not include books (unless specifically noted), supplies or living costs.

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