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Electrical Construction & Industrial – Diploma

Electrical Construction & Industrial – Diploma

Enhance your electrical knowledge, learning about electrical motors and controls, transformers, solid-state systems and automation technology.

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Start Date:
1 Year
+Locations & Availability

September 2019
Campus/Location DeliveryIn-class – Complete your program through courses that are held at a campus.

Online – All program courses are delivered online.

Blended – Complete your program through a combination of online and in-class courses (some courses are delivered 100% online). In-class courses are held at a campus.

Collaborative – program is delivered virtually on campus
Strait Area Campus • Port Hawkesbury Full time • In-class Waitlist

Program Overview

This program is an ideal way for graduates of a first-level electrical program to get hands-on experience and knowledge of electrical motors and controls, transformers, solid-state systems and automation technology. A special focus is placed on troubleshooting and problem-solving techniques.

You install, troubleshoot and perform transistor calculations for power supply, rectification and electronic control circuits. You also learn to install and maintain transformers, single-phase motors, motor controls and PLC systems; and connect integrated circuits, amplifiers, solid state drives, AC generators and three-phase motors, according to specifications and applicable codes.

Admission Requirements

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  • This program is a first step towards certification in the Construction Electrician or Industrial Electrician trades. To become certified, you must register as an apprentice with Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency (NSAA). Once registered, you can transfer credit from this program towards your apprenticeship.

Employment Opportunities

  • Graduates may find employment in electrical construction, production plant operation and maintenance, public utilities and electrical supply.

Student Success

Other Info

  • Certification with a Red Seal – Construction Electrician or Industrial Electrician are designated trades in Nova Scotia. Graduates who complete an apprenticeship program in this trade are eligible to write the provincial certification exam, receive their certification and Red Seal. The Red Seal allows certified tradespersons to practise the trade in any province or territory in Canada – where the trade is designated – without having to write further examinations.
  • You require a Certificate of Qualification issued by the NSAA to legally work in the Construction Electrician trade in Nova Scotia.
  • Continue your studies at university. This program includes courses that count towards a university degree. Find out more.
  • Safety Training – This program places a high importance on providing you with skills and knowledge to work safely in industry. You participate in a number of introductory safety awareness courses to prepare for employment.
  • Industrial safety standards require that you have adequate vision and colour perception to operate safely, in the shop and in the field, while performing tasks of this trade.
  • Many employers in this industry require a current, official Criminal Record check as part of the hiring process. A conviction on your criminal record may impact your ability to secure employment.

Courses May Include

Course descriptions
Code Course
ELED 1100   Work Experience
ELED 3000   Power Supply/Rectification
ELED 3001   Transformers
ELED 3002   Single Phase Motors
ELED 3003   Motor Starters and Control Devices I
ELED 3004   Motor Starters and Control Devices II
ELED 3005   Programmable Logic Controllers I
ELED 3006   Programmable Logic Controllers II
ELED 3007   Integrated Circuits and Amplifiers
ELED 3008   AC Generators/Three Phase Motors
SAFE 1000   Introduction to WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems)
SAFE 1001   Introduction to NS OH&S Act
SAFE 1020   Introduction to Confined Space
SAFE 1021   Introduction to Hazard Identification
SAFE 1023   Introduction to Lock Out/Tag Out
SAFE 1025   Certified Fall Arrest and Protection
WORK 1100   Workplace Mentoring I

Additional Graduation Requirements

Portfolio Development
Standard First Aid, CPR Level A

Next Steps

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