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Electrician

Post-Secondary Education - Trades & Technology

Sask Polytech Applied Certificate

Are you looking for a career in the trades?  Have you thought about becoming an electrician?  The Electrician Applied Certificate Program is a great place to start.

This program provides entry-level skills training on how to make electrical installations and perform maintenance duties according to industry standards.  Learn how to install, test, replace and repair lighting fixtures, wiring, and electrical equipment.  Trade time and academic credit may be available for graduates who find employment in the trade and register as apprentices.

Graduates may find employment with electrical contractors, large manufacturing or mining firms and retail or wholesale outlets.

The Electrician Applied Certificate Program is approximately 17 weeks long.

The following courses are offered:

BT 141 - Resistive Circuit Analysis

You will prove Ohm’s Law, Watt’s Law, and Kirchoff’s Laws through classroom and laboratory experiences. You will apply these laws to solve series, parallel, combination, and three-wire circuit problems. You will become familiar with the terminology, operation, and connection of cells and batteries.

Credit Units: 4     Course Hours: 60.0     Prerequisites(s): BT 100(concurrent)

BWC 121 - Conductors and Branch Circuits

You will be introduced to different conductor and insulation materials. You will be able to calculate conductor cross-sectional area, conductor resistance, line drop, and line loss. You will be able to determine conductor ampacity, overcurrent device rating, and bonding conductor size for appliance, receptacle, and lighting branch circuits. You will be able to design an electrical layout for a single dwelling and complete an estimate for the installation.

Credit Units: 4     Course Hours: 60.0     Prerequisites(s): BT 100(concurrent)

BWC 122 - Extra Low Voltage, Magnetism and Meters

You will focus on the inter-relationship of magnetism and electricity. You will use meters to measure electrical properties (such as volts, amps, resistance, power and energy). You will install basic signal systems and typical residential remote control relay systems using industry installation standards and trade standards of workmanship.

Credit Units: 4     Course Hours: 60.0

JOBS 125 - Essential Job Skills

You will develop essential job skills by preparing job search documents and practicing effective interpersonal communication skills for the workplace.

Credit Units: 1     Course Hours: 15.0

PLS 122 - Single Dwelling Plans, Lighting and Services

Your studies will focus on electrical drawings and the installation requirements for single dwelling services. You will learn how to read and interpret construction drawings and apply lighting theory to determine lighting requirements for installations. You will also learn how to calculate the minimum size of service equipment. You will install a typical 100 amp overhead and underground single dwelling service.

Credit Units: 4     Course Hours: 60.0     Prerequisites(s): BT 100(concurrent), BWC 121(concurrent)

SFTY 130 - Safety and Personal Protective Equipment

You will be introduced to the Occupational Health and Safety requirements for the electrician trade. You will learn about personal protective equipment that is required when working in the electrical trade. You will learn about arc flash hazards. You will learn how to utilize ladders and scaffolds safely. You will be introduced to basic rigging equipment, calculations, and operations. You will learn about Occupational Health and Safety requirements for rigging operations and equipment.

Credit Units: 3     Course Hours: 45.0

WM 131 - Wiring Methods (Cables)

You will be introduced to installation requirements for electrical circuits using various types of cables. You will become familiar with the minimum Canadian Electrical Code requirements and practice installing typical circuits using various types of cables.

Credit Units: 4     Course Hours: 60.0     Prerequisites(s): BT 100(concurrent), SFTY 130(concurrent)

WM 132 - Wiring Methods (Raceways)

You will be introduced to installation requirements for electrical circuits using various types of raceways. You will become familiar with the minimum Canadian Electrical Code requirements and practice installing typical circuits using various types of raceways. You will learn how to bend electrical metallic tubing, PVC conduit, and how to install cable tray.

Credit Units: 3     Course Hours: 45.0     Prerequisites(s): BT 100(concurrent), SFTY 130(concurrent)

BT 100 - Introductory Electrical Theory and Practices

You will gain an understanding of the electrician trade, electrical theory and electrical terminology through classroom and lab experiences. Your studies will help you become familiar with basic electrical circuits and components used in electrical equipment. You will terminate conductors and install typical lighting and receptacle circuits.

Credit Units: 4     Course Hours: 60.0

TOOL 149 - Tools and Fasteners

You will learn how to use hand and power tools common to the electrician trade. You will learn how to safely operate and maintain powder actuated tools. You will learn about common fasteners used for wood, metal, masonry, and other materials.

Credit Units: 3     Course Hours: 45.0

Prerequisites:

Grade 11 with FDN MATH 20 or W&A MATH 20 or PRE CALC 20* & English Language Requirement. (MATH 20 or GEN MATH 20 also accepted.) Applicants who do not possess the academic qualifications for a program may be admitted if evidence of probable success can be established through a special admission assessment.

*Apply before June 15, 2018 and be entered to win a $1,000 scholarship!

Application Fee:$ 45.00
Total: $ 45.00

Program Details

Location:HUMBOLDT
Start Date:August 20, 2018
Dates & Times:

Starts August 20, 2018

*Apply before June 15, 2018 and be entered to win a $1,000 scholarship!

Status: IN PROGRESS
Application Notes:

*Apply before June 15, 2018 and be entered to win a $1,000 scholarship!

For More Information Contact Us At

306.682.2623 or 1.800.667.2623