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Master the fundamental skills you need to become an electrical apprentice.
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
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.
Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.
CODE TITLE CREDITS TECH10065 Residential Prints and Standards 4 ENGI17900 Industrial Electronics Devices 1 4 ELEY10146 Residential Installations 6 APPL19402 Computer Applications 3 ENGI19599 Electrical Trade Safety 1 3 MATH13431 Mathematics for the Trades 3 COMM15586 Industrial Workplace Preparation 3 Total: 26
CODE TITLE CREDITS TECH19014 Commercial Prints and Standards 4 ENGI10001 Electrical Theory 1 5 ENGI13199 Instrumentation Electrical 3 ENGI11632 Commercial Installations 4 ENGI16529 Electrician Trades Safety 2 3 ENGI10016 Alternate Energy 3 General Education Course (Open) 3 Total: 25
Courses subject to change.
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Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:
- One English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or ENG4U).
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 ProficiencyAll applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.
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.
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.
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 2020–2021 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.
Fees for this program are paid to the University of Toronto Mississauga.
Fees for this program are paid to Brock University.
Fees for Canadian students$5,139.69
Fees for International students$17,980.69
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.
Ontario College Certificate
Full-time 1 year Program code: PETEQ
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Sheridan’s electrical programs help you master the skills required for a career in the electrical industry. You’ll gain both electrical theory and hands-on practice in our state-of-the-art facilities. Check out the tools, equipment, instructors and facilities that make Sheridan’s electrical programs so successful.
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