Durham College

Course Details

Certificate(Electrical Techniques)

Course Description

The Electrical Techniques program focuses on residential installations and will provide you with the basic skills to successfully install and test system grounding for a specified number of applications. You will learn to assist in the interpretation and preparation of electrical drawings and related documents and how to analyze and solve simple technical problems related to basic electrical systems by applying mathematics and science principles. The use of diagnostic equipment, tools and computers will help you solve basic electrical problems and gain a better understanding of the industry. Under the supervision of a licensed electrician, as a graduate you will: * Test and troubleshoot electrical and electronic circuits, equipment and systems * Ensure health and safety standards and best practices are applied in the workplace. If you successfully complete this program, you may be eligible to challenge the basic level exemption test for the electrician apprenticeship trade. Note: Students wishing to challenge apprenticeship exemption exams are required to pay an examination fee.

Course Duration


Career outcomes

You will develop basic competencies in electricity, network cabling and electrical system installation and become familiar with the relevant tools and materials required in this field. Related instruction in mathematics, prints and installations, safety and trade calculations is included to meet employer requirements. You may pursue a career in areas such as: * Assembling or testing in manufacturing or network cabling sector * Assisting with the installation, testing and troubleshooting of electrical systems and circuits, equipment and systems * Sales for electrical parts manufacturer In addition, upon successful completion of the Electrical Technician program you may choose to pursue an apprenticeship to become a fully licensed electrician

Certificate(Electrical Techniques) Durham College