Courses | Construction Electrician | Assiniboine Community College
Courses And Costs

  • Year 1

    • Course ID Title Credits/CEUs Study

    • Legend: D - Distance Education, P - PLAR, E - Elective

      ELEC-0017 AC Machines 6 credit(s)
      Prerequisite: ELEC-0022 Three-phase Theory This course introduces design and theory of operation of transformers and AC motors. Students perform transformer calculations involving power, voltage, current, turns ratio and fault current. Single phase and three phase devices and single phase and three phase connections of transformers and motors are examined.

      ELEC-0020 AC Theory Devices & Circuits 6 credit(s)
      Prerequisite: ELEC-0021 DC Theory Devices & Circuits This course builds on the knowledge of DC circuits to incorporate alternating current generation and utilization. Students perform circuit calculations involving resistive, inductive and capacitive circuits and power factor correction. Common residential and commercial light devices are examined.

      DRFT-0009 Blueprint Reading (ELECT) 3 credit(s)
      This course provides the fundamental skills necessary for students to become familiar with residential and commercial blueprints and the electrical trade.

      ELEC-0014 Commercial Wiring 9 credit(s)
      Prerequisite: ELEC-0018 Residential & Premise Wiring In this course students receive hands-on training that covers the installation of a variety of wiring methods including electrical metallic tubing, PVC conduit, ridged steel conduit, flexible metal conduit, liquid tight metal conduit, and armored cable (AC-90 and TECK-90). Motor control circuits include two- and three-wire circuits, motor starters, braking methods, programmable logic controllers and variable speed drives.

      COMM-0045 Communications 3 credit(s)
      This course includes instruction in techniques to improve both written and oral communication with prospective employers, co-workers and clients. Effective strategies for customer service are emphasized. It also serves to familiarize students with the regulations related to the workplace. As well, students receive an introduction to the use of computer software and hands-on experience with Windows operating system, Internet and email.

      ELEC-0021 DC Theory Devices & Circuits 6 credit(s)
      This course introduces basic electrical concepts devices and DC circuit analysis. Students perform circuit calculations involving two-and three-wire circuits and learn the correct use of meters in the electrical trade.

      ELEC-0019 Electrical Code 1 6 credit(s)
      This course covers the Canadian Electrical Code with an emphasis on applying the code to residential construction.

      ELEC-0015 Electrical Code 2 6 credit(s)
      Prerequisite: ELEC-0019 Electrical Code 1 Students learn the Canadian Electrical Code with an emphasis on applying the code to commercial and industrial construction.

      PRAC-0076 Practicum 1 - ELEC 2 credit(s)
      Prerequisites: Cumulative weighted grade point average (CWGPA) of 2.0 or greater and ELEC-0020 AC Theory Devices & Circuits, ELEC-0019 Electrical Code 1, ELEC-0018 Residential & Premise Wiring. Students spend approximately two weeks on the job to gain experience in a work environment. Credit is subject to the approval of the work experience by a designated faculty member. The student must submit evidence that the work has been successfully completed.

      PRAC-0077 Practicum 2 - ELEC 3 credit(s)
      Prerequisites: Cumulative weighted grade point average (CWGPA) of 2.0 or greater and PRAC-0076 Practicum 1 - ELEC, ELEC-0015 Electrical Code 2, ELEC-0016 Solid State Theory & Diodes, ELEC-0014 Commercial Wiring. Students spend approximately three weeks on the job to gain experience in an industrial environment. Credit is subject to approval of the work experience by a designated faculty member. The student must submit evidence that the work has been successfully completed.

      ELEC-0018 Residential & Premise Wiring 12 credit(s)
      This hands-on course covers all aspects of wood frame residential wiring. Students rough wire a simulated dwelling unit using non-metallic sheathed cable and finish with standard receptacles, switches, lights and electric heaters. The project includes service equipment and grounding. All work is done in accordance with the Canadian Electrical Code. Installation and termination of coaxial cable (RG6), installation termination and testing of category three (telephone), category five (computer network) and multi-made fiber-optic cable are also performed.

      ELEC-0016 Solid State Theory and Diodes 3 credit(s)
      Prerequisite: ELEC-0022 Three-phase Theory In this course students learn theory of operation of semi-conductor devices, diodes, rectification zener diodes and SRCs. They perform calculations involving rectification and instantaneous voltages. Labs are performed to verify calculated results.

      ELEC-0022 Three-phase Theory 3 credit(s)
      Prerequisite: ELEC-0020 AC Theory Devices & Circuits In this course students learn theory covering three phase systems (generation and utilization), devices and circuits.

    Tuition and other related fees: $4150
    Textbooks, tools, supplies and extracurricular costs: $1320

Fast Facts

Duration/Start 9 months/September

Credential Certificate

Credits 68.00

Optional Exit No

Co-op Work Placement No

Distance Delivery No

International Students No

Study Options
On Campus