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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. 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 140 - Introductory Electrical Theory and Practices

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

Credit Units: 5 Course Hours: 75.0

BT 141 - Resistive Circuit Analysis

You will be introduced to Ohm's Law, Watt's Law and Kirchoff's Laws through classroom and lab experiences. You will apply these laws to solve series, parallel, combination and three-wire circuit problems.

Credit Units: 5 Course Hours: 70.0

Prerequisites(s): BT 140(concurrent)

BWC 121 - Conductors and Branch Circuits

You will learn the theory of conductors and how to select and install the correct conductors and equipment for branch circuits.

Credit Units: 5 Course Hours: 70.0

Prerequisites(s): BT 140(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

Prerequisites(s): BT 141(concurrent)

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

You will focus on electrical drawings and the installation requirements for single-dwelling services. You will learn how to read and interpret blueprints, apply lighting theory to determine lighting requirements for installations and calculate the minimum size of service equipment. You will also practice installing a typical 100-amp single-dwelling service.

Credit Units: 5 Course Hours: 70.0

Prerequisites(s): BT 140(concurrent), BWC 121(concurrent)

SFTY 130 - Safety and Personal Protective Equipment

You will be introduced to The Saskatchewan Employment Act and The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, personal protective equipment and rigging. You will learn how to use and maintain tools.

Credit Units: 3 Course Hours: 45.0

WM 131 - Wiring Methods (Cables)

You will receive an introduction to the wiring methods used to install electrical circuits. You will become familiar with the minimum Canadian Electrical Code requirements and practice installing typical circuits. You will also be introduced to data cabling.

Credit Units: 4 Course Hours: 60.0

Prerequisites(s): BT 140(concurrent), SFTY 130(concurrent)

WM 132 - Wiring Methods (Raceways)

You will receive an introduction to the wiring methods used to install electrical circuits. You will become familiar with the minimum Canadian Electrical Code requirements and practice installing typical circuits.

Credit Units: 3 Course Hours: 45.0

Prerequisites(s): BT 140(concurrent), SFTY 130(concurrent)

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 December 31, 2017 and we'll waive the $45 application fee!

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

Total: $ 0.00

*Apply before December 31, 2017 and we'll waive the $45 application fee!

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

Tuition & Fees - $3,335  (estimate based on 2017 tuition & fees and is subject to change without notice)

Books & Materials - $1,029  (estimate based on 2017 books & materials and is subject to change without notice)

Program Details

Location:HUMBOLDT or WATROUS (TBD)
Start Date:August 20, 2018
Dates & Times:

Starts August 20, 2018

*Apply before December 31, 2017 and we'll waive the $45 application fee!

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

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Application Notes:

*Apply before December 31, 2017 and we'll waive the $45 application fee!

**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