Electrical Engineering Technology - Journeyman Electrician Stream
Electrical Engineering Technology - Journeyman Electrician Stream is a three-year part-time offering for Journeyman Electricians, enabling them to work while studying. The program provides a combination of practical and theoretical education that employers are seeking in the industry. After successfully completing this program, Journeyman Electricians will receive a SAIT diploma in Electrical Engineering Technology. The program is nationally accredited by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board and Technology Accreditation Canada.
- Three-year program
- Fall 2019
- Part-time study (online and evenings weekends)
- At least 60% in Pure Math 30 or Math 30-1, or at least 75% in Math 30-2
- At least 60% in English Language Arts 30-1 or at least 75% in English Language Arts 30-2
- At least 60% in Physics 20
- All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.
- SAIT accepts high school course equivalents for admission. If you don't meet the requirements, consider Academic Upgrading.
Direct Entry: Four Step Process
Step 1: Read the program information to see the qualities needed for student success.
Step 2: Ensure that you meet all of the admission requirements listed above.
Step 3: Apply to Electrical Engineering Technology (part-time) and submit your transcripts and/or anticipated final grades.
- In addition to the admission requirements, you must demonstrate completion of a Journeyman Electrician Certificate program in Alberta within the past five calendar years. If you've completed your Journeyman Certificate more than five years ago, you may be eligible for this program subject to passing three challenge exams (see PLAR below).
- You must also apply for Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) before your application will be confirmed.
- If your Journeyman Certificate is from another province, we will assess your transcripts for program eligibility. Submit your Journeyman Electrician transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The deadline to submit your application and transcripts is July 13, 2019.
Step 4: Find out how to monitor your application status after you apply.
You will be eligible for credit in the following:
- Electrical Principles ELCT-205
- Safety and Environment ENVS-247
- Electrical Practices ELEC-266
You must apply for PLAR credit. Complete the RPL application form and indicate the courses you want credit for. A PLAR processing fee of $150 per course is required to grant the credits. Please email the completed RPL application form to email@example.com. If you haven't completed a Journeyman Electrician Certificate program in Alberta within the last five calendar years or if you have completed another Journeyman Electrician program outside of Alberta, you may be eligible for this program subject to you writing and passing three challenge exams. The fee per challenge exam is $250.
Written challenge exam: Aug. 17 - 25, 2019
Practical challenge exam: Aug. 26, 2019
Year 1: Online and In-Class Labs (approx. 2 weekends of on-campus time per semester)
|Semester 1: Fall 2019||Semester 2: Winter 2020||Semester 3: Spring/Summer 2020|
|MATH-237 - Math for Technologists||MATH-280 - Calculus for Technologists||ENGD-238 - Electrical Diagrams & AutoCAD|
|ELTR-232 - Digital & Electronic Circuits||ELEC-291 - Electrical Analysis||COMM-288 - Technical Communications II|
|COMM-238 - Technical Communications I||COMP-213 - Computing for Engineering Technology||ELTR-262 - Power Electronics|
Year 2: Evenings/Weekends (approx. 12 hours of on-campus time per week)
|Semester 4: Fall 2020||Semester 5: Winter 2021||Summer Break|
|ELEC-306 - Machine Applications||DSGN-301 - Electrical Design Principles|
|ELEC-352 - Rotating Machines||CNTR-309 - PLC: Premium Unity Pro Applications|
|ELEC-353 - Transformer Applications||ELEC-302 - Generation & Grid Operations|
|ELCM-374 - Industrial Networks & Communications|
Year 3: Evenings/Weekends (approx. 12 hours of on-campus time per week)
|Semester 6: Fall 2021||Semester 7: Winter 2022||Summer Break|
|DSGN-396 - Industrial Electrical Design||ELEC-361 - Power Systems Analysis|
|CNTR-358 - PLC: Contrologix Applications||ELEC-364 - Protection & Control|
|PROJ-333 - Technical Project Management||PROJ-373 - Capstone Project Course|
Course fees for the Journeyman Electrician Stream will be the same as courses in the full-time Electrical Engineering Technology Program.
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