Learn how to plan, install, test, inspect, troubleshoot, and service all types of industrial electrical equipment. You will take courses in the essentials of electricity, wiring and circuits, as well as advanced courses in automation and motion control, programmable logic controls, industrial
communication systems, and computer-aided design.
The Industrial Electrical Technology program also prepares you for a variety of roles by teaching you construction and residential wiring methods. What you learn in class, you’ll demonstrate and test in a variety of on-site electrical lab areas, giving you hands-on training and exposure to real-life working conditions to prepare you for a career as an industrial electrician.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the Industrial Electrical Technology program at Holland College, graduates will:
- Work in accordance with applicable acts, regulations, legislation, and national codes to ensure personal and public safety.
- Demonstrate wiring methods and techniques for residential, commercial, and industrial installations and systems in accordance with the Canadian Electrical Code.
- Interpret and follow diagrams, blueprints, and schematics, and produce technical documentation for electrical systems and controls.
- Apply the principles of electricity, electronics, math and science to analyze and solve technical problems.
- Use programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and human-machine interfaces (HMIs) to control and monitor industrial processes and machines.
- Implement instrumentation and motion control techniques to measure, regulate and automate physical variables such as pressure, temperature, flow, speed and position.
- Apply troubleshooting techniques and critical thinking skills in the design, installation, configuration, and maintenance of industrial control systems and assemblies in accordance with operating standards, job requirements, and specifications.
- Communicate and work effectively with supervisors, coworkers, and other tradespersons.
- Identify the importance of ongoing personal and professional development, that will lead to enhanced work performance and career opportunities and keep pace with industry changes.
The most successful path to a Red Seal as an industrial electrician begins with the Industrial Electrical Technology program. This program enables you to earn 30 hours of apprenticeship time for each week of training and write two years of apprenticeship block exams, which puts you well on your way to Red Seal certification. Upon graduation, once you are working with a suitable employer, you will register as an apprentice to complete your journey to challenge the Red Seal exam. When you register, Apprenticeship PEI will give you credit for the hours earned and block exams passed while you were at Holland College.
The Red Seal gives you the ability to work anywhere in Canada without further testing or certification.
This program has degree pathways, giving you the opportunity to receive credit for your Holland College diploma when you continue your education. For a complete list of agreements, visit the Degree Pathways page.
|Details of Agreement
|University of New Brunswick - Saint John, Saint John, N.B.
|Bachelor of Applied Management
|Graduates with a 70% average receive two years of credit toward a Bachelor of Applied Management degree.