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ELAT 200 - Electrician Level 2

The Electrician Level 2 course provides students the opportunity to advance their knowledge and skills acquired either through level 1 apprenticeship or from on the job experience. The course builds on the fundamentals learned in Level 1 as set forth by the Industry Training Authority (ITA).


Hours:300 (Lecture Hours: 20; Shop/Teaching Kitchen: 10)


Total Weeks: 10


Successful completion of level 1 Apprenticeship Technical Training

OR successful challenge of Industry Training Authority Level 1 Placement Exam


Non-Course Prerequisites:





Course Content:
AC Fundamentals:
- Trigonometry in electrical calculations
- Vectors in electrical calculations
- Principals of alternating current
Meters and Test Equipment:

- Oscilloscope for circuit measurements
Single Phase AC Circuits:
- Principals of inductance
- Principals of capacitance
- Effects of inductive reactance
- Effects of capacitive resistance
- Effects of impedance and power factor
- Series of AC circuits
- Parallel AC circuits
- Principals of power factor correction
Circuit Protection Devices:
- Circuit protection devices
Single Phase Transformers:
- Transformer fundamentals
- Multi-winding transformers
- Voltage regulation and tap changing equipment
- Autotransformers
- Instrument transformers
AC Motor Controls:
- Pilot and auxiliary control devices
- Lighting fundamentals
- Incandescent lighting circuits
- Fluorescent lighting circuits
- High-intensity discharge (HID) lighting circuits
Industrial Power Electronics:
- Single-phase rectifier circuits
- Transistor circuits
Electrical Code and Wiring
CEC to single-phase wiring installations


Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, and the 1500 first year workplace hours, the apprentice should be able to
- Work in this field safely, and perform correct procedures typical of a second year apprentice:
- Apply trigonometry and vectors in electrical calculations
- Describe principals of alternating current, and principals of inductance and capacitance in single phase AC circuits
- Demonstrate the proper use of an oscilloscope for circuit measurements
- Describe the effects of inductive reactance, capacitive resistance, and impedance and power factor in single phase AC circuits
- Analyze series and parallel AC circuits
- Apply principals of power factor correction in single phase AC circuits
- Describe circuit protection devices
- Describe voltage regulation and tap changing equipment of single phase transformers
- Connect and test autotransformers and instrument transformers
- Connect and test instrument transformers and pilot auxiliary control devices of AC motor controls
- Describe lighting fundamentals
- Connect and test incandescent lighting circuits, fluorescent lighting circuits, and high-intensity discharge (HID) lighting circuits
- Connect and test single-phase rectifier circuits and transistor circuits

- Apply appropriate rules of the CEC to single-phase wiring installations 


Grading System: Pass/Fail


Passing Grade: 70%


Percentage of Individual Work: 70


Percentage of Group Work: 30


Additional Comments:

- Please review the Trades and Apprenticeship Safety and Attendance Policy.



- Safety Glasses


Text Books:
Textbooks are subject to change.  Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.
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