ELAT 400 - Electrician Level 4

The Electrician level 4 course provides students the opportunity to advance their knowledge and skills acquired either through Level 3 Apprenticeship, or from on the job experience. The course builds on the concepts learned in Level 3 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 3 Apprenticeship Technical Training
OR  successful challenge of Industry Training Authority Level 3 Placement Exam. 


Non-Course Prerequisites: 




Course Content:
Applied Trade Concepts:
- Principals of alternating current
- Principals of AC circuits
- Principals of electrical circuits and equipment 
Industrial Computing:
- Computer hardware and software
- Computer operating systems and networks
Digital Logic:
- Digital logic circuits
Programmable Logic Controllers:
- Principles of programmable controllers
- PLC programming
- PLC operations
High Voltage Installations:
- High voltage AC distribution systems
- High voltage cables and terminations
- High voltage AC switchgear and fuses
- High voltage protective relaying
- High voltage test equipment
- Industrial wiring practices
Modern Building Systems:
- Signal, communication, and alarm systems
- Emergency power systems
- Heating, ventilating, and air conditioning control systems
- Photovoltaic systems
- Data cabling
Automated Control Systems:
- Principles of process control
Variable Speed Drives:
- Adjustable speed DC drives
- Variable frequency AC drives
Electrical Code and Print Reading:
- Electrical construction drawings
- Rules of the CEC to wiring installations


Learning Outcomes:

- Identify the principals of alternating current, AC circuits, and electrical circuits and equipment
- Demonstrate proficiency in industrial computing including knowledge of hardware and software, and operating systems and networks
- Explain the function and capability of digital logic circuits
- Describe the principals of programmable logic controllers including programming and operations
- Explain the areas of high voltage installations including high voltage AC distribution systems, cables and terminations, AC switchgear and fuses, protective relaying, test equipment, and industrial wiring practices
- Demonstrate proper procedure when connecting alarm systems, emergency power systems, heating, ventilating and air conditioning control systems, photovoltaic systems, and data cabling
- Describe process controls in automated control systems
- Explain adjustable speed AC drives and variable frequency AC drives
- Demonstrate thorough comprehension when reading electrical construction drawings and applying the rules of the CEC to wiring installations 
- Upon completion of t his course, and the 1500 fourth year workplace hours, the learner will be eligible to write the Interprovincial Standards "Red Seal" examination for this trade. 


Grading System:  Percentage


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


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