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ELFT 090 - Electrician Foundation Trades Training
Course Details

Course Code:
  ELFT 090

Calendar Description:

The Electrician Foundation Trades Training course provides students the opportunity to acquire the basic knowledge and skills that employers are seeking when hiring new trainees, combined with the Level 1 technical training for the trade. The course prepares the student for entrance into the field of Electrician. In the Foundation portion of this program, students will be exposed to substantial hands-on exercises that will directly relate to the workplace.

Date First Offered:  2010-09-01

  • Total Hours: 240
  • Lecture Hours: 80
  • Shop Teaching Kitchen: 160
Total Weeks:  8

This course is offered online:  No

  • Admission into Program
Non-Course Pre-Requisites: None


Rearticulation Submission: No

Course Content:
Safe Work Practices:
  • Applications of the Worker’s Compensation Act
  • General safety practices for Trade areas
  • Basic body mechanics for lifting or moving objects
  • Procedures for preventing and extinguishing small fires
  • Safety procedures for work sites
Sketching and Reading Drawings:
  • Sketch simple objects using Orthographic Projection
  • Sketch simple objects in isometric
  • Sketch simple working drawings
Basic Measuring, Layout and Hand Tools:
  • Use of measurement and layout tools
  • Use of basic hand tools
  • Identification of wrenches
  • Identification of pliers
  • Hand saws
  • Identification of screwdrivers
  • Specialty tools
Use Fastenings and Fittings:
  • Use of fastening devices
  • Cutting threads and removal of broken threaded fasteners
Learning Outcomes:
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe general safety practices for trades areas and apply safety procedures on work sites
  • Apply knowledge of electrical drawings to create isometric and simple working drawings, and drawings using Orthographic Projection
  • Identify and use various tools of the trade including basic hand tools, measurement and layout tools, wrenches, pliers, saws, screw drivers, and specialty tools
  • Demonstrate proper technique in using fastening devices, cutting threads, and removing broken threaded fasteners
Demonstrate an awareness of and appreciation for good safety procedures

Demonstrate professional attitudes and good work habits


Demonstrate the proper use of trade-related tools and the appropriate basic trade skills expected of a first year apprentice

Grading System:

Passing Grade:

Grading Weight:
  • Final Exam: 35 %
  • Quizzes and Tests: 65 %
Percentage of Individual Work:  30

Percentage of Group Work:

Course Offered in Other Programs:  No

Additional Comments:
  • Please review the Trades and Apprenticeship safety and Attendance Policy.
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 - Ministry of Advanced Education and ITAC, 1992, Entry Level Course Modules (Queen's Printer). Chapters Covered: All
  • Required - Hart, George V., 2002, Ugly's Reference Manual (Burleson Distributing). Chapters Covered: All
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