Electrical Techniques Learn from professionals. Great facilities. Hands-on training to help launch your career or prepare for your apprenticeship.

General information

Program code
2 Semesters (1 Year)
Ontario College Certificate
Academic area

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2018 Owen Sound, Midland

Program description

This program provides students with the theoretical and practical training to perform most basic electrical techniques. At the completion of the program, students are ready to apply for work as an Electrician's helper or apprentice, or they may choose to continue their education and apply for an Electrical Engineering Technician or Technologist post-secondary program. Students will be exposed to topics including
health and safety, reading of drawings, applied math, communications, electrical theory, electronic theory, installation practices, CAD and basic control system principles.

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Admission details

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

  • OSS curriculum: OSSD or equivalent, with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG4C, ENG4U)

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

  • Any credit Communication course taken at Georgian College
  • Most college preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Technology Foundation, Technology Fundamentals and General Arts and Science*
  • Equivalent courses in English taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)
  • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications
  • Mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*
  • Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
  • English, Literature or Communication credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

Home school applicants:

  • Applicants can write the mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.


View the Electrical Techniques articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.


Mandatory Courses

  • ELEC1001 AC Circuit Fundamentals
  • ELEC1003 Electrical Installations
  • ELEC1004 Electronics 1
  • ELEC1005 Electronics 2
  • ELEC1006 Prints and Electrical Code
  • ELEN1000 DC Circuit Fundamentals
  • ENVR1003 Environmental Health/Safety
  • MATH1018 Introduction to Technical Mathematics
  • DRFT1003 Introduction to Technical Drafting
  • ELEC1002 Electrical Systems and Control

Communications Course

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.

General Education Course

To be selected from College list