This is a list of the Electrical (ELEC) courses available at KPU.
Enrolment in some sections of these courses is restricted to students in particular programs. See the Course Planner - kpu.ca/registration/timetables - for current information about individual courses.
For information about transfer of credit amongst institutions in B.C. and to see how individual courses transfer, go to the BC Transfer Guide bctransferguide.ca
Students will study effective learning and job search techniques. They will problem-solve using mathematics and apply science concepts appropriate to the electrical trade.
Students will be exposed to and learn the application of safe work practices, Worksafe BC Standards and Regulations, lockout and confined space procedures. They will learn practical components of rigging, scaffolding, and ladders. Students will also receive an orientaation in Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS).
Basic Electrical Theory
Students will be introduced to the nature and principles of electricity, the operation of electrical devices and the operation of testing / metering equipment. They will focus on the analysis and problem solving of Direct Current (DC) circuits. Students will learn the basic principles of magnetism.
Code and Blueprint Reading
Students will be introduced to the history and importance of the Canadian Electrical Code (CEC). They will learn the CEC and other related regulatory standards. Students will be introduced to the use of construction drawings, manufacturer's specifications, and job and material planning.
Students will learn the basics of simple motor controls circuits. They will cover the means of monitoring the processes being controlled. Students will learn the safety procedures and operating principles of manual and magnetic motor starters and control circuits.
Installation of Low-Voltage Distribution Systems
Students will use shop projects and hands-on activities to reinforce electrical theory and electrical code knowledge. They will receive practical training for the job-site. Students will learn the importance of workplace safety.