Course Listing For Electrical Technology (Construction Wiring)
Occupational Health and Safety
In this course students will learn skills and knowledge to apply First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). In addition students will be able to interpret the Workplace Hazardous Material Identification System (WHMIS) and interpret provincial workplace health and safety legislation. Special attention will be given to hazard assessment, mitigation and/or elimination.
Course Code: CELTEC-1000
This course introduces students to blueprint reading and sketching. Blueprint reading will include residential and commercial types of structures focusing on engineered drawings. The ability to read and understand blueprints is essential in the construction field. Blueprints are used to design, plan, estimate and build a project.
Course Code: CELTEC-1010
Programmable Logic Controls I
In this course students will learn the knowledge and skills necessary to understand what a Programmable Logic Control (PLC) is, some of what it can do, and how to do basic programming and troubleshooting.
Course Code: CELTEC-1020
Introduction to Rotating Electrical Machines and Controls
This course introduces the theory of DC and AC rotating machines and their basic control. It will focus on the proper identification of the machine as well as the wiring connections and control methods. As part of this course, students will be given the opportunity to demonstrate motor wiring skills in a practical workshop environment.
Course Code: CELTEC-1050
Fire Alarm Systems
The installation and maintenance of fire alarm systems requires understanding of electrical characteristics in order to properly install and troubleshoot equipment in a safe and proficient manner. In this course students will learn the theory and mechanics of fire alarm systems.
Course Code: CELTEC-1061
Premise Cabling: Copper
This course is designed to provide the technician with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand the basics of communication systems, their installation procedures and troubleshooting techniques.
Course Code: CELTEC-1070
This course will explore the many types of available light sources as well as the wiring methods to install them. At times, the design and layout of the lighting system in single family dwellings may be done by the electrician. They must be familiar with the different types of fixtures and switching circuits in order to advise the owner when the choice of a system is to be made. Commercial type lighting fixtures (luminaries) will also be discussed during this course.
Course Code: CELTEC-1080
In this course you will learn about heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. The focus of the course will be on installation and servicing of systems to ensure the comfort and health of users of buildings. The following related components will be included in this course: Thermostats (duct averaging, area, changeover, programmable etc.), contactors, relays, solenoid valves, water flow switches, override switches, airflow switches, pilot lights, programmers, duct heaters, fasteners, baseboard heaters, underfloor heating systems, hot water heaters, heating panels, electrical space heaters.
Course Code: CELTEC-1091
Conductors and Voltage Drop
In this course students will learn common terms and materials as well as the various types and designs of electrical conductors. Students will learn internal and external variables that limit a conductors ability to conduct electricity. Students will be able to perform calculations of a conductors performance in the presence of certain variables.
Course Code: CELTEC-1100
Three Wire Distribution Systems
Three wire systems are generally used for residential and low power consumption customers. Three-wire systems are also extensively used in rural applications. Inside the home, three-wire circuits are part of the main electrical panel, the stove, electric hot water heater and the dryer. This course focusses on the three-wire Edison circuit and its use in wiring systems.
Course Code: CELTEC-1110
Introduction to AC Fundamentals
In this course students will learn the fundamentals of alternating current (AC) which will provide a foundation for future studies in transformers, rotating machines and transmission of electrical energy.
Course Code: CELTEC-1130
Introduction to DC Fundamentals
The installation and maintenance of electrical equipment requires an understanding of electrical characteristics in order to properly install and troubleshoot equipment in a safe and professional manner. This course will provide students with the basic theory required to solve and analyze DC circuits. Lab time will be used to reinforce theory.
Course Code: CELTEC-1140
Introduction to Transformers
This course introduces the theory of single-phase and three-phase transformers and their use in residential, commercial and industrial wiring. The course will present the student with the concepts of operation of isolation, autotransformer and instrument transformers. The course has a lab component to aid in reinforcement of theory. The Canadian Electrical Code will be used for the sizing of conductors and overcurrent devices used in transformer circuits.
Course Code: CELTEC-1150
This course is designed to enable the student to develop trade related math skills. Students will acquire competency in the math skills as they relate to their Electrical Construction Wiring trade and future career. Emphasis will be placed on developing problem solving and critical thinking skills that the student will use in trouble-shooting. Students will be challenged to continually make connections between math and the electrical field, as well as every day applications.
Course Code: CELTEC-1160
Introduction to Three Phase Circuits
This course introduces the theory of three-phase circuits and their use in commercial and industrial wiring. The advantages of a three-phase system will be discussed with emphasis on real world and practical wiring.
Course Code: CELTEC-1170
This course is designed to allow students to develop preparatory skills for securing and retaining employment including; workplace communication, time management, critical thinking and problem-solving, and customer service. Upon successful completion of this course students are able to use oral communications techniques, and create a variety of written documents and reports used in the workplace. Methods and strategies for job search, preparation and retention are also incorporated.
Course Code: COMM-1005
In this course, students are introduced to the fundamentals of various software programs and information processing systems used in today's workplace and educational environments. Students develop the skills necessary to understand and efficiently use common workplace productivity tools. The main areas of focus include: operating systems, e-mail and groupware, word processing, spreadsheets, electronic presentation software, and the integration of these technologies.
Course Code: COMP-1000
Introduction to Canadian Electrical Code
The installation of electrical equipment requires an understanding of the Canadian Electrical Code (CEC) for proper minimal installation procedures. In this course students become familiar with basic sections of the Code which enables them to use the Code throughout the program and their career.
Course Code: ELEC-1030
Wiring Methods I
In this course students learn the practical skills required for residential installations. Students become more familiar with the Canadian Electrical Code (CEC) by ensuring that all installations are in compliance.
Course Code: ELEC-1040
Wiring Methods II
In this course students learn the practical skills required to perform commercial/industrial installations. The course focusses on the proper selection and installation of conduit, tubing and cables and the wiring methods employed with this type of installation. Compliance with the Canadian Electrical Code (CEC) is stressed for all installations.
Course Code: ELEC-1045
Occupational Health and Safety
An overview of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Prince Edward Island. Students examine the legislation, how PEI employees are protected while on the job and the responsibilities of employees and employers.
Course Code: SAFE-1005