Sunday, July 27, 2014

Construction and Maintenance Electrical Engineering Technician Studies Include Realistic Perspective

Did you know Wikipedia defines electrical engineering as: "the study and application of electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism"? Additionally, "electrical engineering is subdivided into a wide range of subfields including electronics, digital computers, power engineering, telecommunications, control systems, RF engineering, signal processing, instrumentation, and microelectronics. The subject of electronic engineering is often treated as its own subfield but it intersects with all the other subfields, including the power electronics of power engineering."

Anyone who is interested in becoming a construction and maintenance electrician can attend Centennial College's Electrician: Construction and Maintenance - Electrical Engineering Technician undertaking. This program prepares students during the course of two years for areas of the industry that include service, installation, repairs, sales and design. According to Wikipedia, the duties of professionals in this field "range from basic circuit theory to the management skills required of project manager. The tools and equipment that an individual engineer may need are similarly variable, ranging from a simple voltmeter to a top end analyzer to sophisticated design and manufacturing software."

Centennial ensures students gain these skills through a base in areas such as electrical engineering sciences and skills, including electrical circuits, maintenance of electrical instruments or devices, operation of electrical motors and power transmission as used in the industry. Among specific courses within this offering are: Electrical Theory, Installation Methods, Electronics, Electrical Code ad Prints, Mathematics, Canadian Electrical Code and many others. The topics are covered through both theoretical lectures that set students up for success in the practical aspects of their studies that include lab experience as well as a co-op experience.

Co-op entails students heading into the field after closely working with the school's Career Services and Co-operative Education department staff to make their co-op work experience as meaningful as possible. They work with a wide variety of organizations in business and the industry, while assisting students with the sourcing of and preparation for co-op work placement opportunities. There are a range of reasons to take co-op, among which are: real-world, related work experience while you are a Centennial student; helps you decide what kind of job you will want as a grad; helps you pay for your college education; and increases your chances of getting a good job (with a higher salary) as a grad!

Applicants to this offering are required to have completed an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent; English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission; and Mathematics Grade 11 M or U, or 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take a Centennial College Engineering Math Skills Assessment for Admission.

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