This program builds confidence and broadens knowledge for the student who has previously specialized in microcomputers, telecommunications or instrumentation. A combination of electrical power training and the above specialties improves confidence and employability.
The Electrical Power and Industrial Control Technology Program gives graduates a foundation in The Canadian Electrical Code, electrical power equipment, electrical power generation, industrial electronics, PLC programming and the design of power distribution systems.
Graduates from the Electrical Power and Industrial Control can obtain a dual diploma (Electrical Power and Industrial Control and Computer Control) by completing Level 4 of Computer Control. Entry to this 2nd option is competitive.
Graduates work on the design, installation, maintenance, and production of electro-mechanical devices that generate electrical power, including green power. You could design, program, and maintain industrial control systems, working at electrical utilities including independent power producers, consulting engineering firms, electrical contracting ventures, manufacturing operations, or government agencies. You might work in a structured environment doing maintenance or research, or in a fast-paced environment where you solve different technical problems every day, either alone or as part of a team.
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In all of our technology diploma programs you will spend an average of 30 hours per week in lectures and labs, split approximately 50/50. This balanced approach gives you time to apply the theory in a practical lab environment. In addition, you should expect an additional 30 hours per week preparing for labs, completing assignments and studying. If you need to work while going to school, the majority of our courses are offered in both the September and January terms so that you can tailor your school workload to your other commitments.
We have 21 well equipped labs to support the practical aspect of your education. In almost every lab each student has their own individual work station.In this program you will learn to use software and microprocessor technology in an electrical application, such as electrical power generation, and transmissions as well as industrial control. You will also learn to write software for microprocessors and programmable logic controllers. A comprehensive knowledge of the Canadian Electrical Code is developed.
A BCIT diploma shows potential employers that you are accomplished, focused, and serious about your chosen career path. Our programs and courses provide both fundamental theoretical knowledge and hands-on practical skills to help you "hit the ground running" in a new job. Graduates say that BCIT helped them fully prepare for employment.
Graduates of the program may work with electrical utility companies such as BC Hydro; consulting engineering companies or resource industries such as electrical power and control system designers or construction supervisors; manufacturers such as control system designers, technical sales representatives or performing on-site commissioning; inspection agencies such as CSA and with other agencies such as Translink, GVRD or the Ministry of Transportation and Highways, in working design as well as maintenance.
Companies which have hired our graduates include:
The The Electrical Power and Industrial Control Technology program is supported by a team of committed educators, staff and industry advisors who work hard for students' success.
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