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ELAT 300 - Electrician Level 3

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)

 

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

 

Total Weeks: 10

 

Prerequisites:
Successful completion of Level 2 Apprenticeship Technical Training

OR successful challenge of Industry Training Authority Level 2 Placement Exam.

 

Non-Course Prerequisites:

None

 

Co-requisites:

None

 

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:  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

 

Supplies:

- 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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