Electrical: Industrial

CampusStart Date
St. AndrewsSeptember 2018

Program Overview

Industrial Electricians have strong analytical minds and an appreciation for workplace safety. They install, maintain, test, troubleshoot and repair industrial electrical equipment and associated electrical and electronic controls. You'll learn how to use computer software for troubleshooting and equipment calibration. Our program also allows you to challenge the Apprenticeship Block 1 Examination at the end of the academic year. As the push to replace dated electrical factory equipment continues, Industrial Electricians are in high demand.


Duration

The requirements for this certificate program may be achieved within one academic year of full-time study.


Admission Requirements

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  • High School Diploma or Adult High School Diploma or GED Diploma of High School Equivalency

    (NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies)


    Career Possibilities

    Industrial Electricians are employed by electrical contractors and maintenance departments of factories, plants, mines, shipyards and other industrial establishments. Electricians work in a wide variety of buildings and facilities - on everything from lighting and climate control systems, to communication equipment and thousands of other specific tools and devices.

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    NOC Codes

    7242 - Industrial electricians
    7243 - Power system electricians


    What you will learn

    • electrical theory
    • tools and fasteners
    • commercial/industrial raceways
    • single-phase motors and controllers
    • transformers and three-phase theory
    • programmable logic controllers
    • industrial motors and controls
    • programmable controllers and human-machine interface
    • safety measures in an industrial environment
    • tools and fasteners
    • lighting systems
    • workplace practicum


    Program Courses

    This year's courses are still under development. Showing 2017's courses for reference.

    Students learn the nature of electricity, how it is created, controlled and used to provide convenience to our lives. The basic electrical terms are defined and values are measured and calculated.

    Students focus on the methods used to measure and size wires and cables to reduce voltage drop and power loss.

    Prerequisites:

    • BEEB1093

    This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to work with series and parallel circuits.

    Prerequisites:

    • BEEB1048

    This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to calculate alternating current values.

    Prerequisites:

    • BEEB1093

    This course focuses on the fundamental methods and practices for wiring basic circuits that are found in the variety of buildings that provide general power and lighting requirements.

    Prerequisites:

    • SECU1194G
    • PRLP1033E

    This course presents basic motor controls concepts and gives students a conceptual understanding of typical devices such as pushbuttons, selector switches, sensors, starters, contactors, overloads, relays, and typical industrial motors. Students will also learn the tricks and methods to check & test components.

    Prerequisites:

    • BEEB1143C
    • BEEB1153C

    This course covers advanced concepts of Allen Bradley programmable controllers including system design, program planning, and advanced programming functions. Human Machine Interface software (Wonderware) is connected to the controller using Ethernet/IP.

    Prerequisites:

    • ICCI1007

    Students start-up and operate the variable speed drive while being faced with programming challenges. Upon completion of this course the student will be able to troubleshoot, repair, program, and solve most drive related problems including programming and start-up of new or replacement AC drives.

    Prerequisites:

    • BEEB1144
    • BEEB1103D

    The purpose of the applied workplace experience course is to provide students with a direct, supervised practical experience. Such an experience enables students to apply the knowledge acquired during their training directly to their field of study. The practicum exposes the students to the trade environment and participants are expected to become members of the team in the industry site to which they are attached.

    This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to install lighting systems and properly install electric heaters and control devices.

    Prerequisites:

    • BEEB1143C

    Participants carry out various calculations related to single and three phase transformers, as well as circuit testing and analysis and transformer installation.

    Prerequisites:

    • BEEB1103D

    Students learn the specific requirements for the installation of electrical equipment and devices for commercial and industrial purposes.

    Prerequisites:

    • BEEB1143C

    This course provides instruction on the procedures for sizing, selecting and installing single-phase service entrances.

    Prerequisites:

    • SECU1194G

    This course builds on the basic concepts of AC electricity, including AC waveforms, electrical measurements, resistance, inductance, capacitance, impedance, and transformer action.

    Prerequisites:

    • BEEB1103D

    This course is designed to introduce students in the construction trades to a variety of generic hand and power tools and equipment and their uses within the context of safe work practices. Students become familiar with, and safely handle construction trade tools and equipment, and become more skilled with the tools and equipment specific to their trade as they use them in an applied fashion in their trade specific courses. They are required to demonstrate the selection and safe use of common hand and power tools and receive instruction on several types of fastening systems.

    Prerequisites:

    • SECU1194G

    This course provides students with an introduction to PLC hardware and software.

    This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to apply the Canadian Electrical Code and the National Building Code requirements.

    The purpose of this course is to refresh skills in mathematics developed through secondary programs in areas deemed essential for the successful completion of the program. Although the topics covered in this course are common to any math program, every effort is made to illustrate their usage in the trades’ professions.

    In this course, the students are presented with a balance of theoretical mathematics and applied mathematics. Instructional emphasis is focussed on the information, principles and formulas required to perform trade related mathematical calculations.

    Prerequisites:

    • MATH1208

    This course provides an introduction to the meaning of community service.  Students learn how community service can enhance a student’s educational experience, personal growth, employability, and civic responsibility. Students participate in one day of volunteering to enhance their understanding of civic responsibility and to help the New Brunswick Community College realize its vision of transforming lives and communities. 

    In this course, students focus on applying communication skills in reading, writing, speaking, document use, and critical thinking to make occupation-specific communication effective and efficient while developing computer-related skills necessary to be successful in college and on the job.
     
     

    In this course, students focus on acquiring job search skills to gain a work-term placement as well as employment while also, developing interpersonal communication skills needed to grow their career.
     

    This course provides the students with a working knowledge of basic sketching practices and print reading. They develop the ability to extract information from trade related drawings, specifications and graphs for residential, commercial and industrial practices.

    This course is intended to provide the students with the knowledge required to function safely in their work environment. Included within this course are the specific WorkSafeNB competencies required for all NBCC graduates. Participants cover the safety and security standards required on the job so that they are aware of potential hazards and can prevent them.

    The safety procedures introduced in the course focus on preparing the students to function efficiently and safely as they get more practice and applied knowledge specific to their trade.

    This course provides students with an understanding of:

    - their responsibilities when working in areas where fall hazards exist;

    - the use of and inspection of the required equipment; and

    - the critical controls necessary to reduce the risk of a fall.

    This course provides students with an understanding of the hazards related to working in a confined space environment. It looks at the proper safe work practice and procedures for confined spaces as well as rescue considerations.


    Specific Considerations

    The nature of this trade requires that the workers have a certain body strength and agility, and that they are able to work under the conditions established on construction sites. Most classes required for this program are scheduled to take place between 8:30am and 4:30pm, Monday to Friday; however, some required classes may be scheduled during evening hours.


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