Electrical Techniques | St. Clair College
Program Code: T947
Status: Open
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Program Code: K731
Status: Open
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One Year - Ontario College Certificate
2 Semesters
Starts: September, January

Emergency Alternate Delivery Plan:
Fall 2022 Emergency Alternate Delivery

Bob Savic
519-972-2727 ext. 4091
Ryan Pepper
519-354-9714 ext. 3210

Program Overview

Electrical Techniques is designed to provide the learner with an understanding of the basic theoretical and practical aspects of the electrical trade and to familiarize them with the associated tools and materials. This is a great starting place for students who might want to pursue an Electrician apprenticeship such as:

  • Electrician Construction and Maintenance Apprentice (309A)
  • Industrial Electrician Apprenticeship (442A)

Program Highlights

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate may be granted credit by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development for 309A and 442A level 1 in school Electrical Apprenticeship Training with approval from the Employer.

Career Opportunities

Graduates are excellent candidates for job opportunities as Electrical Apprentices or entry-level positions in Electrical wholesale and/or distribution.

Admission Requirements

OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level, plus:

  • Grade 11 Math (C) or (U)

Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.


The curriculum below is for incoming students:

Semester 1
Code Title Credits
Electrical Theory I
Residential Installation Practices
Prints & Electrical Codes I
Electrical Calculations I
Safety And Trends In Electrical Industry
Raceway Installation Practices
Semester 2
Code Title Credits
Electronics & Instrumentation
Prints & Electrical Codes II
Electrical Theory II
Motor Controls And Programmable Logic Controllers
Electrical Calculations II

Your Investment

The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:

2022-2023 Tuition Fees  

For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.

Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.

Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.

Program Physical Demands Analysis

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

Electrical Techniques (Ontario College Certificate) (MTCU Code 45613)

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.