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The 2017/2018 Academic timetable will be posted Monday April 3, 2017.

Continuing student registration for 2017/2018 Academic year begins on Monday May 8, 2017.

New student registration begins on Tuesday May 23, 2017.

The college reserves the right to change its course offerings at any time. Note: Not all courses listed are offered every term. Unless otherwise specified, a minimum of letter grade of C is required to meet a prerequisite.

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ELC-090

Mathematics for Electronics

45 hours Lecture

Students will review high school math as it applies to the courses in the Electronics Technician Program. Topics include basic arithmetic and algebra, number systems, complex numbers, linear and quadratic equations, determinants, graphing, trigonometry and logarithms. The principle emphasis is on problem solving using an electronic calculator. All example problems used are typical of those encountered in the study of electronics.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Electronics Technician: Electronics Core Program


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ELC-105

DC Circuit Analysis for Technicians

180 hours Lecture/Lab

This course is designed for students enrolling in the Electronics Technician program with little or no training or experience in electronics. Students will learn the full range of DC theory including atomic structure, current flow, resistance, Ohm's Law, series circuits, parallel circuits, series-parallel circuits, Kirchhoff's Laws, advanced circuit theorems, WYE and delta networks, and DC circuit analysis. Extensive laboratory exercises are used to reinforce and prove theoretical studies, and to provide 'hands-on' experience in the care and use of basic test equipment. The use of "Workbench" simulation software will also allow students to compare and learn the operation of basic circuits.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Electronics Technician Core Program


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ELC-106

AC Circuit Analysis for Technicians

180 hours Lecture/lab

This course is a continuation of ELC 105, the study of basic electronics circuits. Students will continue with basic topics including sine waves and phasor algebra, inductive circuits, capacitive circuits, resonance, passive filters, integrators and differentiators, advanced circuit analysis, along with polyphase power generation and distribution. Laboratory experiments, including "Electronics Workbench" simulation software, are extensively used which reinforces theoretical studies and provides a more 'hands-on' experience in the proper use of advanced laboratory equipment, such as the oscilloscope, function generator, and frequency counter.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Electronics Technician: Electronics Core Program


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ELC-108

Soldering & Workshop Practices for Technicians

60 hours Lecture/lab

Students will gain practical experience in electronic circuit construction methods. They will be instructed in and required to demonstrate the mastery of soldering and wire-wrap techniques, cable preparation, along with the care and use of basic hand tools and electronic test equipment. Students will be required to assemble and test an electronics kit.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Electronics Technician: Electronics Core Program


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ELC-109

Introduction to Microcomputers for Electronics Technicians

15 hours Lecture

This course introduces students to the basics of microcomputers, operating systems, hardware / software and common software packages including simulation software.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Electronics Technician: Electronics Core Program


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ELC-110

Digital Electronics Techniques for Technicians

180 hours Lecture/lab

Students will gain a theoretical and practical introduction to digital electronic techniques. Topics include number systems and codes; logic elements; Boolean algebra, De Morgan's theorem and Karnaugh maps; clocks, latches and flip-flops; D/A and A/D conversions; and digital memory techniques. In the lab, students will use "Multisim" to verify the operation of digital circuits, which they will build, thus gaining a better understanding of the theoretical principles introduced. All students are required to demonstrate their mastery of these topics by designing and constructing a digital project.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Electronics Technician: Electronics Core Program


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ELC-120

Transistors for Technicians

180 hours Lecture/lab

Students will be introduced to basic semiconductor theory and active solid state devices. You will learn about PN junctions and diode theory, bipolar junction transistors, JFET's and MOSFET transistor operation and circuit configurations. DC bias methods, along with small signal AC operation for each device, are thoroughly investigated, leading to power amplifiers and multi-stage amplifiers. Students will use the electronics lab facilities to investigate device characteristics, reinforce theoretical instruction, demonstrate applications, and gain 'hands-on' experience working with linear solid state devices.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Electronics Technician: Electronics Core Program


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ELC-130

Linear Circuits for Technicians

180 hours Lecture/lab

Students will be given an introduction to linear integrated circuits and analog signal processing. More specifically, they will learn about the operational amplifier (o;-amp) and how the op-amp can be configured to provide a variety of circuit functions including amplifiers, differentiators and integrators, filters, oscillators, voltage regulators and timers. Students will use "Electronic Workbench" and the electronics lab facilities to investigate op-amp characteristics, reinforce theoretical instruction, demonstrate applications and gain 'hands-on' experience with op-amps.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Electronics Technician: Electronics Core Program


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ELC-140

Basic Microcontrollers for Technicians

120 hours Lecture/lab

Students will be introduced to basic microcontroller operation. The course will include lectures on software with exercises and laboratory experiments to reinforce lecture material. There will also be discussions on the general architecture of a microcomputer. The research, design and construction of a student lead project will form a portion of the final mark.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Electronics Technician: Electronics Core Program


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ELC-201

Process Measurement

55 hours lecture, 55 hours lab

Students will be introduced to basic process measurement and instrument calibration. Topics covered include terminology, sources of error, standards, operation and calibration of typical instruments used in the measurement of: pressure, flow, level, temperature, analytic [pH] and electro-mechanical processes. Students will learn the physics of each process variable and the theory behind related measuring devices then apply and calibrate selected instruments to the measurement of those process variables, in the lab.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Industrial Automation Program, or instructor permission.


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ELC-205

Process Control Devices

55 hours lecture, 55 hours lab

Students will learn about the typical elements found in modern industrial control systems and then apply these elements to open and closed loop control of processes, including: pressure, flow, level, temperature, analytic and electro-mechanical systems. They will also learn the characteristics of typical process variables and trouble-shooting techniques for multiple types of open and closed loop systems.


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ELC-206

Process Control SystemsPLA

55 hours lecture 55 hours lab

This course builds upon "Process Control Devices" (ELC 205). Students will learn about basic control systems in pressure, flow, level, temperature, analytic and mechanical processes.. They will also learn about system elements, including: pumps, valves, indicators, switches, recorders, transmitters, signal conditioners, drives and PID control of typical loops utilizing these elements. Regional industrial processes studied will include: Pulp and Paper, Steam Generation, Water Treatment, Mining, Food Processing and Hydro-electric Power Generation.


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ELC-215

Programmable Logic Controllers I

35 hours lecture, 55 hours lab

Students will be introduced to the basic principles of operation and programming of PLCs. You will apply a PLC to: relay replacement, analog and digital interfacing PLC operation will include: CPU, memory, I/O, branch and latching instructions, timers, counters, sequencers, registers and data files. They will use both computer based PLC simulation and real PLCs for programming practice.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Industrial Automation Program, or instructor permission.


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ELC-216

Programmable Logic Controllers

Students will apply the programming knowledge gained in PLC I (ELC 215) to typical industrial operations. They will interface process instruments using Allen-Bradley SLC 5/03 PLCs, equipment from multiple manufactures to measure and control both on-off and analog PID systems. PLC control techniques will be applied to: pressure, flow, level, temperature, analytic and electro-mechanical systems. This course is 30 % lecture and 70 % lab. Included is introduction to the concepts involved with project definition, tasks and management of a project.


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ELC-220

Autocad for Technicians

Lecture/Computer lab

Students will also learn the basics of AutoCAD and AutoCAD Electrical; the most widely used computer aided drafting program in industry. They will be able to use CAD to prepare schematic layouts, circuit and instrument diagrams, bill of material, and to import/export graphics files. This course is 90% CAD lab, 42 hours of immersion in AutoCAD and 19 hours developing CAD drawings as a component of other courses within the program.

Prerequisite(s):

  • None, High School Drafting recommended and familiarity with MS Windows applications and computers is strongly recommended.


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ELC-230

Industrial Power Electronics

55 hours lecture, 55 hours lab

Students will gain practical experience in working with power control devices (Thyristor, Mosfets) and control circuits, including: rectifiers, inverters, choppers, CSI, VSI, and PWM drives. Students will "construct" modular AC and DC Motor drives, using power Thyristor and Mosfets, then test, operate and troubleshoot the control circuits. Variable speed motor control will be examined with and without feedback. Concept, analysis, and applications of commercial industrial drives will be introduced.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Industrial Automation Program, or instructor permission.


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ELC-235

Electrical Power Circuits and Machines

55 hours lecture, 55 hours lab

This course studies single, two, and three phase power systems, circuit elements, AC & DC motors and generators, transformers, and controls. The course includes working with voltages and currents commonly used in Industry and not studied in the common core program. Emphasis is placed on three phase machines and electro-mechanical motor controls. This course is hands-on and includes instruction on personal protective equipment, care and control around live circuits and equipment, and workplace safety. Appropriate use of protective equipment and safety awareness is necessary to continue in the program.

Prerequisite(s):

  • This course studies single, two, and three phase power systems, circuit elements, AC & DC motors and generators, transformers, and controls. The course includes working with voltages and currents commonly used in Industry and not studied in the common core program. Emphasis is placed on three phase machines and electro-mechanical motor controls. This course is hands-on and includes instruction on personal protective equipment, care and control around live circuits and equipment, and workplace safety. Appropriate use of protective equipment and safety awareness is necessary to continue in the program.


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ELC-240

Industrial Control of Chemical Processes

Lecture/lab

The Industrial Electronics Technician must have a good basic understanding of the processes, upon which he or she will be working. It is often necessary to communicate with engineers, operators, and chemists, as well as perform tasks safely. Many industrial processes including Water Treatment, Mining, Pulp and Paper and Combustion Emission systems, involve complex electronic controls and complex chemical reactions such as soda lime water treatment, chlorine, sodium hydroxide, sodium hypochlorite, sodium sulphite, sulphuric and other acids/bases. Students will review basic chemical reactions and learn an overview of chemical processes found in regional industries. This course is 60% lecture and 40% lab.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Electronics Technician Core training or equivalent


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ELC-250

Fluid Power Controls

15 hours lecture, 45 hours lab

Students will examine typical electronic controls used to position pneumatic and hydraulic cylinders found in many mechanical processes. The basics of cylinder and valve operation will be covered. Topics will include actuators, servo valves, for both pressure and position, and an Electro-pneumatic Automation Station.


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ELC-260

Data Acquisition And Control Systems

18 hours lecture, 42 hours lab

Students will gain practical experience in working with multiple Human Machine Interface (HMI/MMI) computer software programs used in industry today. Topics of study will include, PC hardware interfacing, PC communications, data acquisition and display, Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA), Distributed Control System (DCS) and data highways.

Prerequisite(s):

  • ELC 215 and ELC 220


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ELC-270

Control System Project

90 hours lab

This project allows students to apply and consolidate the skills and knowledge previously learned in the Process Control, PLC, Data Acquisition and CAD courses through the design, construction and demonstration of a typical industrial control system. Students will consult with a local industry representative to select and define the scope of the project. They will design and build the system then test and evaluate it based on previously established criteria.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of all other courses in the Industrial Automation Program


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