Electrical Fundamentals - 063

Mohawk College Certificate
Student working with circuits

Get a thorough grounding in electrical fundamentals required in various maintenance occupations.

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Continuing Education Skills
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) OR 19 years of age or older.
  • Applicants require Grade 12 diploma with a minimum of Grade 11 mathematics and physics, or equivalent.

You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered.  Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.

The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the 2017/18 academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education - Technology and Skills.

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Mandatory Courses

Register Course number Course title Course Hours
Course description: This is a hands-on practical course where prior knowledge of electricity is not required. The course begins circuit theory, conductors, over current protection, sine waves, transformers, and progresses to wiring diagrams/practices, basic controls and electric motors. Extensive use is made of electric test meters. The focus of this course is directed toward heating and air-conditioning equipment is the residential market; however, the knowledge gained can be used in any electrical application.
Course description: This is a theoretical course where field experience and prior knowledge of electricity are required. A continuation of Electricity 1, it expands on thermostats and other electric control devices. New topics of 3-phase motors and starters, and complex control system circuitry and schematic wiring diagrams are included. A minimum of 3 hours homework per week is required.
Prerequisites: ELECHV107
Course description: To develop basic mathematical skills and problem solving abilities and to prepare students for College Technology programs. Modules covered are Operations with Numbers, Basic and Intermediate Algebra, Equations, Graphing and Systems of Equations and Percents, Trigonometry, Unit Conversions, and Geometry and Mensuration.
Credits: 5