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ELAT 200 - Electrician Level 2
Course Details

Course Code: ELAT 200

Calendar Description:
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).

Date First Offered: 2007-09-04

  • Total Hours: 300
  • Lecture Hours: 20
  • Shop Teaching Kitchen: 10
Total Weeks: 10

This course is offered online: No

  • Successful completion of level 1 Apprenticeship Technical Training
  • OR successful challenge of Industry Training Authority Level 1 Placement Exam
Non-Course Pre-Requisites: None

Co-Requisites: None

Rearticulation Submission: No

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%

Grading Weight:
  • Final Exam: 30 %
  • Quizzes and Tests: 70 %
Percentage of Individual Work: 70

Percentage of Group Work: 30

Course Offered in Other Programs: No

Additional Comments:
  • Please review the Trades and Apprenticeship Safety and Attendance Policy.
  • Safety Glasses
Keys to Success:
  • Attendance
  • Class participation
  • Maintaining a professional attitude
  • Successful study habits
  • Receiving a minimum of 70% on all practical and theoretical quizzes and tests.
Text Books:
  • Required - Centre for Curriculum, Transfer, and Technology, 2000, 2nd Year Course Modules (Northern Lights College). Chapters Covered: 9-17
  • Required - Canadian Standards Association, 2006, Canadian Electrical Code Part 1. Chapters Covered: All
  • Required - Mullin, R. C., 2004, Electrical Writing Residential (Thomson/Nelson). Chapters Covered: 14-25
  • Required - Hart, G. V., 2002, Ugly's Reference Manual (Burleson distributing). Chapters Covered: All
  • Optional - Herman, S. L., 2006, AC Fundamentals (Thomson/Nelson). Chapters Covered: All
  • Optional - Herman, S. L., 2006, DC Fundamentals (Thomson/Nelson). Chapters Covered: All
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