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Course details

Covers the basic principles of conventional motor control for those working in an industrial setting.


  • Familiarity with wiring methods and AC Motor operation.





Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of TELC 0130 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 70452


Tue Jan 10 - Thu Feb 09 (5 weeks)

  • 5 weeks
  • CRN 70452
  • $665.40
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 10 - Feb 09 Tue, Thu 17:00 - 20:00 Burnaby SE01 Rm. 221

Aaron Lee

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



Important information
  1. Textbooks are not required. This course DOES NOT carry a waitlist and space is limited. Registration is processed on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED basis. In the case of course cancellation, students will be notified. Ensure your contact information (e.g. personal email address) is current. For inquiries, email

In Progress

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the features of manual motor starters.
  • Draw diagrams for manual AC motor starters.
  • Connect and test manual motor starters.
  • Identification of common symbols & their application in motor control diagrams.
  • Describe the features & construction of three-phase, across-the-line magnetic motor starters.
  • Draw & label schematic diagrams for basic motor control circuits.
  • Convert between schematic & wiring diagrams.
  • Describe features of common control devices.
  • Connect & operate simple three-wire control circuits.
  • Describe features of control and time delay relays.
  • Describe features and applications of plugging switches.
  • Develop circuit diagrams involving automatic and sequence control.
  • Check fuses & perform safety isolation on a fusible disconnect switch.
  • Describe simple troubleshooting procedures for magnetic starters & controls.
  • Interpret CEC rules & regulation about magnetic motor starters.
  • Describe features of programmable relays.
  • Develop programs using relay logic.
  • Connect, operate and program programmable relays.

Effective as of Winter 2018


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