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Electrical Techniques

You May Be Interested If:

You’re a senior-level secondary school student and have an interest in a career as an electrician. You can take your first step toward a career as a professional tradesperson through the dual credit program - and there's no better place to start than Sheridan.

What Students Are Saying About This Program

“I chose the Dual Credit program so I would have an easier time finding an apprenticeship. I liked the in-class and especially the shop time!”

“I chose to attend this dual credit program because I wanted to see what it would be like to be an electrician technician. After finishing this program, I look forward to perusing the electrical path. This dual credit program is something I would highly recommend.”

What Will I Learn/Do?

You’ll be taking three courses: one that will make you aware of electrical codes, one that will allow you to develop and practice real workplace skills in Sheridan’s well-designed and equipped shop setting and one course that will teach you how to stay safe in the workplace.

Secondary Credits 
Days/Wk 2
# wks 17
Hrs/Day 5
Term Fall Winter
Campus/City Skills Training Centre/Brampton
Courses Residential Prints &
Trade Safety 1
Dual Credit Codes TBO4T TNJ4T TNL4T
College Codes  TECH10065 ELEY10146 ENGI19599

Course Descriptions:

Residential Prints & Standards

In this course you’ll learn to interpret electrical codes, regulations and residential construction drawings. This skill and knowledge will enable you to plan and layout the electrical installation of a typical home. You will also be taught how to search for and find the information required to independently complete a material list necessary in the electrical construction of a residential service and the associated branch circuits.

Residential Installation

Here you will learn to interpret the symbols on schematic diagrams and electrical layout diagrams and match these to typical electrical devices. Time spent in the workshop area will allow you to develop the skills you’ll need to make safe and correct electrical connections. This skill and knowledge will help you to plan, lay out and build electrical installations found in the typical residence.

Trade Safety 1

Working safely is important. In this course you are taught how to stay safe in a potentially dangerous environment. You will learn about the common causes of workplace accidents and how to foresee and prevent them from happening, as well as about personal and workplace safety when working with electricity and with things such as lifts, ladders, harnesses and explosive tools.

Pathways to Full Time Sheridan Programs:

Your dual credit program offers you the chance to get a head start on the full time one year Electrical Techniques program, which offers an Ontario College Certificate. If you apply and are offered admission to this full time program, the courses you successfully earned in your dual credit program will be counted as completed.

Further Academic/Career Pathways:

Sheridan is recognized for excellence in skilled trades instruction. Our graduates have an outstanding track record, and employers seek them out for electrical apprenticeships. The one-year Electrical Techniques certificate program is the gateway to a full electrician apprenticeship. You may also want to continue your education in related engineering programs at Sheridan. You will receive credit for any courses successfully completed in the Electrical Techniques program that are in the selected engineering program.