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ELAT 300 - Electrician Level 3
Course Details

Course Code: ELAT 300

Calendar Description:
The Electrician Level 3 course provides students the opportunity to advance their knowledge and skills acquired either through level 2 apprenticeship or from on the job experience. The course builds on the concepts learned in level 2 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 2 Apprenticeship Technical Training
  • OR successful challenge of Industry Training Authority Level 2 Placement Exam.
Non-Course Pre-Requisites: None

Co-Requisites: None

Rearticulation Submission: No

Course Content:
Three-Phase AC Circuits:
  • Wye and delta connections
  • Principals of power factor correction
Three-Phase Transformers:
  • Three-phase transformer banks
  • Three-phase autotransformers
  • Three-phase instrument transformer circuits
DC Machines and Controls:
  • DC generators
  • DC motors
  • DC motor controllers
AC Machines:
  • Squirrel-cage induction motors
  • Wound-rotor induction motors
  • Synchronous motors
  • Single-phase motors
  • Three-phase alternators
AC Motor Controls:
  • Reduced voltage starters
  • Wound-rotor motor controllers
  • Synchronous motor controllers
  • Multi-speed motor controllers
  • Motor braking and deceleration controls
Industrial Power Electronics
  • Thyristor circuits
  • Three-phase rectifier circuits
  • Basic logic gates
  • Op-amp circuits
Electrical Code and Wiring
  • Rules of the CEC to three-phase wiring installations
  • Commercial wiring practices
Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, and the 1500 third year workplace hours, the apprentice should be able to
  • Work in this field safely, and perform correct procedures typical of a third year apprentice:
  • Apply wye and delta connection in three-phase AC circuits
  • Apply principals of power factor correction in three-phase AC circuits
  • Connect and test three-phase transformer banks, autotransformers, and three-phase instrument transformer circuits
  • Connect and test DC generators, DC motors, and DC monitor controllers
  • Connect and test squirrel-cage induction motors, wound-rotor induction motors, synchronous motors, single-phase motors and three-phase alternators
  • Connect and test reduced voltage starters, wound-rotor motor controllers, synchronous motor starters, multi-speed motor controllers, motor braking, and deceleration controls
  • Connect and test thyristor circuits, three-phase rectifier circuits, and op-amp circuits
  • Describe basic logic gates
  • Explain commercial wiring practices
  • Apply appropriate rules of the CEC to three-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 - Ministry of advanced Education and ITAC, 2000, 3rd Year Course Modules (Queens Printer). Chapters Covered: 18-24
  • Required - N/A, 2006, Canadian Electrical Code Part 1. Chapters Covered: All
  • Required - Mullin, R. C. et al, 2004, Electrical Wiring Commercial (Thomson/Nelson). Chapters Covered: All
  • Required - Hart, G. V., 2002, Ugly's Electrical References (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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