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Electrical Engineering Technician

Fanshawe College
2 years
Full time
Diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
London (Ontario, Canada)
English

Program description

Electrical Engineering Technician

Ensuring that there’s power to run our towns, cities, hospitals, schools and the economy is a satisfying and respected career option. If the joy of having a dynamic and in-demand career is your goal, Fanshawe’s Electrical Engineering Technician program will provide the skills and experience to light up your future with limitless potential.

You’ll begin your AutoCAD training and PLC training by learning the basics: electrical fundamentals, automation, and power generation and distribution. While pursuing your AutoCAD certification, you’ll continuously apply the knowledge you obtain from the AutoCAD courses in real-world situations, working alongside your mentors and classmates with state-of-the-art technology and lab access. You'll also study PLCs, power generation and distribution systems, energy management, and conservation. Your skills will be as diverse as the constantly evolving electrical landscape.

After Graduation:

By the time you graduate from our AutoCAD courses, you’ll have the skills necessary to wire residential and industrial projects, along with the ability to work on hydraulic/pneumatic systems, programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and industrial automation.

Specialists in electrical consumption and conservation techniques have never been more sought after in today’s changing economy. Are you ready to power-up your career?

Admission requirements

  • OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U),
  • University/College (M), or Open (O) stream WITH:
    • Mathematics ONE OF:
      • Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology* (C)
      • Grade 12 Advanced Functions (U)
      • Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors (U)
      • Grade 12 Foundations for College Mathematics (C)

OR

Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE)

OR

Pre-Technology Ontario College Certificate

OR

  • Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) AND:
    • Mathematics ONE OF:
      • Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology* (C)
      • Grade 12 Advanced Functions (U)
      • Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors (U)
      • Grade 12 Foundations for College Mathematics (C)

OR

Mature Applicant with standing in the required course stated above

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

  • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 79 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years. SDS Program Requirements.
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 60 with no score less than 50 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 53, with test results within the last two years
  • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 169 with no language skill less than 162, with test results within the last two years
  • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 70% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
  • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 8, 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9, or 70% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the institute website.


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Program content

Level 1

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • DC Theory
  • Mathematics 1
  • Installation Practices
  • Reason & Writing 1-Technology
  • Practical Electronics
  • Law, Ethics & Occupational H&S

Level 2

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • AC Theory
  • Electrical Machines 1
  • Automation 1
  • Mathematics 2
  • Computer Aided Design

Level 3

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • Electronics-Basic Devices & Sensors
  • Wiring Design/Industrial Design
  • Electrical Machines 2
  • Network Systems
  • Project Management

Level 4

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • Motor Drives & Power Electronics
  • Electrical Energy & Distribution
  • Automation & Instrumentation
  • Capstone Project Technician
  • Technical Communication for Technicians

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.

Tuition fees

Canadian students

The tuition fee for Canadian students is 1,360.26 CAD, and the total fees are 2,538.64 CAD.

International students

The tuition fee for International students is 7,233.50 CAD, and the total fees are 9,017.86 CAD.

For more detailed information about fees, please visit the institute webpage.

Qualification

Credential - Ontario College Diploma

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. interpret and produce electrical and electronics drawings including other related documents and graphics.
  2. analyze and solve routine technical problems related to electrical systems by applying mathematics and science principles.
  3. use, verify, and maintain instrumentation equipment and systems.
  4. assemble, test, modify and maintain electrical circuits and equipment to fulfill requirements and specifications under the supervision of a qualified person.
  5. install and troubleshoot static and rotating electrical machines and associated control systems under the supervision of a qualified person.
  6. verify acceptable functionality and apply troubleshooting techniques for electrical and electronic circuits, components, equipment, and systems under the supervision of a qualified person.
  7. analyze, assemble and troubleshoot control systems under the supervision of a qualified person.
  8. use computer skills and tools to solve routine electrical related problems.
  9. assist in creating and conducting quality assurance procedures under the supervision of a qualified person.
  10. prepare and maintain records and documentation systems.
  11. install, test and troubleshoot 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. configure installation and apply electrical cabling requirements and system grounding and bonding requirements for a variety of applications under the supervision of a qualified person.
  15. assist in commissioning, testing and troubleshooting electrical power systems under the supervision of a qualified person.
  16. select electrical equipment, systems and components to fulfill the requirements and specifications under the supervision of a qualified person.
  17. apply project management principles to assist in the implementation of projects.

Career opportunities

Career opportunities exist not only with manufacturers of electrical equipment and electrical power utilities, but with the many industrial firms which use electrical equipment. Graduates work in areas such as electrical maintenance, field service, drafting, quality control and technical sales.

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Fanshawe College

Fanshawe College

Fanshawe College is a large, publicly-funded College located in London, Ontario, Canada - approximately two hours from Niagara Falls, Toronto, or Detroit. There are 21,000 full-time students at Fanshawe, including 7,500 international students from more than 100 different countries. Fanshawe...


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Why study at Fanshawe College

London is a great location - a large city with a population of close to 500,000, so there is something for everyone. It is small enough to be more affordable than some of the larger cities and it is very student-friendly. Fanshawe College has a 90.3% percent Graduate Employment Rate, which is number one among Ontario colleges. There are also 60 co-op programs available, where students can "earn while they learn."

Contact info

Fanshawe College

1001 Fanshawe College Boulevard
N5Y 5R6 London Ontario
Canada

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fanshawec.ca/international

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