Electrical Techniques - Industrial Electrician Apprenticeship

Program: EIAP
Credential: Ontario College Certificate
Delivery: Full-time
Work Integrated Learning: Apprentice Placement
Length: 840 hours
Effective: Fall 2023
Location: Midland

Description

The Electrical Techniques - Industrial Electrician Apprenticeship program prepares apprentices to install, maintain and repair highly sophisticated electrical equipment in an industrial setting. Apprentices explore principles and applications of instrumentation control systems; programmable controllers; electronics, schematics and blueprint interpretation; safety and circuit; and component troubleshooting.

Career Opportunities

Industrial electricians install, maintain, test, troubleshoot and repair industrial electrical equipment and associated electrical and electronic controls. They are employed by electrical contractors and maintenance departments of factories, plans, mines, shipyards and other industrial establishments. 

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. assist in the interpretation and preparation of electrical drawings including other related documents and graphics;

  2. analyze and solve simple technical problems related to basic electrical systems by applying mathematics and science principles;

  3. use and maintain test and instrumentation equipment;

  4. assemble basic electrical circuits and equipment to fulfill requirements and specifications under the supervision of a qualified person;

  5. assist in the installation and troubleshooting of basic electrical machines and associated control systems under the supervision of a qualified person;

  6. assist in testing and troubleshooting electrical and electronic circuits, equipment, and systems by using established procedures under the supervision of a qualified person;

  7. assist in the troubleshooting of control systems under the supervision of a qualified person;

  8. use computer skills and tools to solve basic electrical related problems;

  9. assist in conducting quality assurance procedures under the supervision of a qualified person;

  10. assist in the preparation and maintenance of records and documentation systems;

  11. install and assist in testing telecommunication systems under the supervision of a qualified person;

  12. apply health and safety standards and best practices to workplaces;

  13. perform tasks in accordance with relevant legislation, policies, procedures, standards, regulations, and ethical principles;

  14. apply basic electrical cabling requirements and install and test system grounding for a specified number of applications under the supervision of a qualified person;

  15. identify problems and troubleshoot electrical systems under the supervision of a qualified person;

  16. assist in the selection of electrical equipment, systems and components to fulfill the requirements and specifications under the supervision of a qualified person;

  17. install and troubleshoot power generating and distribution systems and associated equipment under the supervision of a qualified person;
  18. install and troubleshoot rotating equipment and associated control systems under the supervision of a qualified person;
  19. install and troubleshoot motor drives and associated control systems under the supervision of a qualified person.

External Recognition

Upon successful completion of their Level 3 in-school training, apprentices must complete the remainder of their 8,160 hours of on-the-job training to become competent in the required skills (as outlined in the Apprenticeship Training Standard) and qualify for their Apprenticeship Certificate. Thereafter, they are eligible to write their Certificate of Qualifications exam. Graduates may be able to receive credit toward further education in related postsecondary diploma, advanced diploma, or degree programs.

Admission Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, mature student status
  • Apprentices have to be registered with the Ministry of Labour, Training, and Skills Development

Additional Information

An apprenticeship involves practical training provided on-the-job by a skilled worker, or trainer. The skills or competencies to be developed are set out by the trade’s Apprenticeship Training Standard and are recognized by the industry as being essential to the practice of the trade.

As these essential skills are developed, the apprentice’s sponsor or trainer signs the relevant sections of the training standard to indicate that the apprentice has met the individual training objectives by demonstrating the skills required of a skilled worker, or journeyperson, in the trade.

Graduation Requirements

Students must successfully complete all three levels to receive a certificate.

  • Electrician Level 1- Basic (EIAB)
  • Electrician Level 2- Intermediate (EIAI) 
  • Electrician: Industrial Electrician Apprenticeship Level 3- Advanced (EIAA)

Graduation Eligibility

Students must successfully complete all required courses as noted below. Further details, if applicable, are noted under "Additional Information" above.

Program Tracking

Level 1- Basic (EIAB)

Plan of Study Grid
Program CoursesHours
ELAB 1000 Canadian Electrical Code 33
ELAB 1001 Prints 30
ELAB 1002 Electrical Theory 63
ELAB 1003 Installation Methods 48
ELAB 1004 Instrumentation 24
ELAB 1005 Electronics 42
 Hours240
 Total Hours240

Level 2- Intermediate (EIAI)

Plan of Study Grid
Program CoursesHours
ELAI 1000 Canadian Electrical Code - Intermediate 39
ELAI 1001 Prints - Intermediate 30
ELAI 1002 Electrical Theory - Intermediate 81
ELAI 1003 Installation Methods - Intermediate 39
ELAI 1004 Instrumentation - Intermediate 42
ELAI 1005 Electronics - Intermediate 39
ELAI 1006 Monitoring and Communication Systems 30
 Hours300
 Total Hours300

Level 3- Advanced (EIAA)

Plan of Study Grid
Program CoursesHours
ELAA 1000 Canadian Electrical Code - Advanced 30
ELAA 1002 Electrical Theory - Advanced 60
ELAA 1003 Installation Methods - Advanced 81
ELAA 1004 Instrumentation - Advanced 39
ELAA 1005 Fluid Power 30
ELAA 1006 Electronics - Advanced 60
 Hours300
 Total Hours300
ELAA 1007Electrician-Inds App Exam Prep

Disclaimer: The information in this document is correct at the time of publication. Academic content of programs and courses is revised on an ongoing basis to ensure relevance to changing educational objectives and employment market needs. 

Program outlines may be subject to change in response to emerging situations, in order to facilitate student achievement of the learning outcomes required for graduation. Components such as courses, progression, coop work terms, placements, internships and other requirements may be delivered differently than published.

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