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Ontario College Certificate

Electrical Techniques

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

(Brampton)

For the Spring/Summer 2021 semester, this program will be delivered entirely through remote learning. View delivery modes for all programs.

Master the fundamental skills you need to become an electrical apprentice.

Program Overview

Practical, hands-on experience

Working both in the classroom and in the shop, you'll get practical, hands-on experience in electrical fundamentals. In just eight months you can master the basic skills you need to become an electrical apprentice. It's the first step towards a career as a professional tradesperson – and there's no better place to start than Sheridan.

Your electrical apprenticeship

To prepare for an electrical apprenticeship, you'll gain instruction in:

  • Application of the Canadian Electrical Code
  • Electrical Theory 
  • Electrical Trade Safety
  • Math fundamentals
  • Commercial and residential building prints and standards

Further education

After earning your Electrical Techniques certificate, you can continue your education in related Electromechanical Technician and Technology programs at Sheridan. Advanced standing will be granted for equivalent courses.

Explore your future classroom

As a student in Electrical Techniques, you’ll work in labs designed to imitate the real-world workplace. Want a look inside? Take a virtual tour of our Electrical Lab.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

Degree Entrance Scholarship Available

Once you’ve applied for admission to this program, we’ll automatically consider you for this award.

International Student?

This program is part of our new two-year graduate certificate bundles! You may be able to qualify for a three-year post-grad work permit.

Courses

Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.

  • CODETITLECREDITS
    TECH10065Residential Prints and Standards 4
    ENGI17900Industrial Electronics Devices 14
    ELEY10146Residential Installations6
    APPL19402Computer Applications3
    ENGI19599Electrical Trade Safety 13
    MATH13431Mathematics for the Trades3
    COMM15586Industrial Workplace Preparation3
    Total:26
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    TECH19014Commercial Prints and Standards4
    ENGI10001Electrical Theory 15
    ENGI13199Instrumentation Electrical3
    ENGI11632Commercial Installations4
    ENGI16529  Electrician Trades Safety 2 3
    ENGI10016Alternate Energy 3
     General Education Course (Open)3
    Total: 25

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:

  • One English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or ENG4U).

or

Mature student status.

Applicant Selection

Eligible applicants will be selected on the basis of their previous academic achievement (the average of their six highest senior-level credits, including required courses).

Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other, related programs.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

Career Opportunities

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 can serve as the gateway to a full electrician apprenticeship.

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    Faculty

    Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

    Designation

    Ontario College Certificate

    Duration

    1 yr (2 semesters)

    Location

    Davis Campus

    7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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    Faculty

    Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

    Designation

    Ontario College Certificate

    Duration

    1 yr (2 semesters)

    Location

    Davis Campus

    7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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    Degree Completion

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    Faculty

    Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

    Designation

    Ontario College Certificate

    Duration

    1 yr (2 semesters)

    Location

    Davis Campus

    7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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    Learning Outcomes

    The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

    • Assist in the interpretation and preparation of electrical drawings including other related documents and graphics.
    • Analyze and solve simple technical problems related to basic electrical systems by applying mathematics and science principles. 
    • Use and maintain test and instrumentation equipment. 
    • Assemble basic electrical circuits and equipment to fulfill requirements and specifications under the supervision of a qualified person. 
    • Assist in the installation and troubleshooting of basic electrical machines and associated control systems under the supervision of a qualified person. 
    • Assist in testing and troubleshooting electrical and electronic circuits, equipment, and systems by using established procedures under the supervision of a qualified person. 
    • Assist in the troubleshooting of control systems under the supervision of a qualified person. 
    • Use computer skills and tools to solve basic electrical-related problems. 
    • Assist in conducting quality assurance procedures under the supervision of a qualified person. 
    • Assist in the preparation and maintenance of records and documentation systems. 
    • Install and assist in testing telecommunication systems under the supervision of a qualified person. 
    • Apply health and safety standards and best practices to workplaces. 
    • Perform tasks in accordance with relevant legislation, policies, procedures, standards, regulations and ethical principles. 
    • Apply basic electrical cabling requirements and install and test system grounding for a specified number of applications under the supervision of a qualified person. 
    • Identify problems and troubleshoot electrical systems under the supervision of a qualified person. 
    • Assist in the selection of electrical equipment, systems and components to fulfill the requirements and specifications under the supervision of a qualified person. 

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    Faculty

    Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

    Designation

    Ontario College Certificate

    Duration

    1 yr (2 semesters)

    Location

    Davis Campus

    7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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    Internship

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    Faculty

    Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

    Designation

    Ontario College Certificate

    Duration

    1 yr (2 semesters)

    Location

    Davis Campus

    7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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    Program Summary

    Program Fees

    Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.

    The fees shown here are for the 2021–2022 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website.

    Program Fees

    Fees for this program are paid to the University of Toronto Mississauga.

    Program Fees

    Fees for this program are paid to Brock University.

    Program Fees

    Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.

    For Canadian Students

    The fees shown here are for the 2021-2022 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website. For English Language Studies, depending on your level placement, your program completion time may differ.

    For International Students

    The fees shown here are for Fall 2021, and are subject to change. The English Language Studies program is offered to international students in 7-week sessions. The fees displayed are for each 7-week session and include tuition and health insurance. Depending on your level placement, your program completion time may differ.

    Fees For Canadian Students

    Fees for Canadian students

    $4,876.00
    Fees for International Students

    Fees for International students

    $18,667.00

    Financial Aid & Awards

    Your education is a big investment, and we're here to help! Keep an eye on our Financial Aid & Awards page for regular updates, and check out these important links:

    All new international students beginning their studies in the Fall 2021 or Winter 2022 semesters will receive an entrance scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $2,000.

    Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

    Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

    Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

    Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

    Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

    Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $2,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

    Bursaries for Grade 12 Students Pursuing Studies Toward a Career in Law

    The annual Bursary Program for grade 12 students pursuing careers in the justice sector at an Ontario university or college is now open! Bursaries are offered by the Association of Justices of the Peace of Ontario (AJPO), the Association of Ontario Judges (AOJ) and the Ontario Superior Court Judges’ Association (OSCJA). Each association offers one bursary per year in each of their judicial regions for a total of 22 bursaries province-wide!

    Applications close on May 26. Spread the word to students! Visit the Bursary web page for more information.

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    Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

    Designation

    Ontario College Certificate

    Duration

    1 yr (2 semesters)

    Location

    Davis Campus

    7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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    Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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    Ontario College Certificate

    Duration

    1 yr (2 semesters)

    Location

    Davis Campus

    7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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    Labs & Technology

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    Ontario College Certificate

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    1 yr (2 semesters)

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    7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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    Date: Wednesday, May 26th, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
    Want to learn more about Experiential Design? This interactive workshop will explain what Experiential Design is and explore the many exciting career options in this rapidly-growing field.

    Sheridan’s new Bachelor of Experiential Design is the first degree of its kind in Canada, teaching holistic approaches to wayfinding, public installation, placemaking, exhibition design, themed environments and event design. Our internationally recognized faculty, deep industry connections and renowned creative culture provide the ideal foundation for this ground-breaking program.

    Workshop Schedule

    • Overview of what Experiential Design is all about
    • Interactive design activity exploring sensory communication
    • Q&A with experiential designers working in the industry

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    Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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    Ontario College Certificate

    Duration

    1 yr (2 semesters)

    Location

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    7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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    Professional Sales Certificate

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    Designation

    Ontario College Certificate

    Duration

    1 yr (2 semesters)

    Location

    Davis Campus

    7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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    Ontario College Certificate

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    Location

    Davis Campus

    7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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    Earn your Masters degree

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    Faculty

    Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

    Designation

    Ontario College Certificate

    Duration

    1 yr (2 semesters)

    Location

    Davis Campus

    7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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    Transfer Opportunities

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    Faculty

    Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

    Designation

    Ontario College Certificate

    Duration

    1 yr (2 semesters)

    Location

    Davis Campus

    7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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    Faculty

    Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

    Designation

    Ontario College Certificate

    Duration

    1 yr (2 semesters)

    Location

    Davis Campus

    7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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    Faculty

    Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

    Designation

    Ontario College Certificate

    Duration

    1 yr (2 semesters)

    Location

    Davis Campus

    7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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    Ontario College Certificate

    Full-time 1 year Program code: PETEQ

    Ontario College Certificate
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