This program focuses on building a working knowledge of electricity and electronics in relation to residential and commercial applications. Students will develop skills and competencies in electrical theory, network cabling, electrical system installation and electrical workplace safety.
1 year (2 semesters)
Ontario College Certificate
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The program covers installation, testing, maintenance, analysis and troubleshooting of specified electrical circuits, equipment and systems under the supervision of a qualified person. Throughout the program, students will learn to apply health and safety standards to their work, and perform tasks in accordance with the standards of the Canadian Electrical Code.
Graduates will receive a post-secondary certificate.
Program Standards and Learning Outcomes
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- Assist in the interpretation and preparation of electrical drawings including other related documents and graphics.
- Analyze and solve simple technical problems related to basic electrical systems by applying mathematics and science principles.
- Use and maintain test and instrumentation equipment.
- Assemble basic electrical circuits and equipment to fulfill requirements and specifications under the supervision of a qualified person.
- Assist in the installation and troubleshooting of basic electrical machines and associated control systems under the supervision of a qualified person.
- Assist in testing and troubleshooting electrical and electronic circuits, equipment, and systems by using established procedures under the supervision of a qualified person.
- Assist in the troubleshooting of control systems under the supervision of a qualified person.
- Use computer skills and tools to solve basic electrical related problems.
- Assist in conducting quality assurance procedures under the supervision of a qualified person.
- Assist in the preparation and maintenance of records and documentation systems.
- Install and assist in testing telecommunication systems under the supervision of a qualified person.
- Apply health and safety standards and best practices to workplaces.
- Perform tasks in accordance with relevant legislation, policies, procedures, standards, regulations, and ethical principles.
- Apply basic electrical cabling requirements and install and test system grounding for a specified number of applications under the supervision of a qualified person.
- Identify problems and troubleshoot electrical systems under the supervision of a qualified person.
- Assist in the selection of electrical equipment, systems and components to fulfill the requirements and specifications under the supervision of a qualified person.
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|ELCL1048||Electrical Installation Methods 1|
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The construction industry is one of the country’s largest employers, and skilled trades workers are among the highest paid and most in demand in Canada.
Graduates of the program bring a wide range of skills to future employers. This program increases your marketability and knowledge of the electrical industry. You may also be interested in continuing on to a two-year or three-year program at George Brown College.
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$ 4,929.00 *
* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in fall 2019. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2020 and at later dates.
International students: Visit the International Fees and Related Costs page for more information.
This program is approved for OSAP funding, provided the applicant meets OSAP eligibility criteria.
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Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic achievement, including the required courses, and any other selection criteria outlined below.
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent**
- Grade 12 English (C or U)
- Grade 11 Math (M or U) or Grade 12 (C or U)
** Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and no OSSD)
Mature Students may take the Admissions Assessment for English and Math, OR may consider upgrading to achieve the credit(s) needed in English and Math.
Please note that George Brown is committed to ensuring that applicants will succeed in their program of choice and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. Applicants may be required to have grades higher than the
minimum requirements stated.
College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.
Visit the International Admissions page for more information.
Domestic students should apply through Ontario Colleges
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If you are a college or university student or graduate, you may be eligible for program transfers or course-to-course transfers. We have transfer agreements with colleges and universities across Canada and internationally.
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