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Substation Electrician (Level 1)

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Course Summary:

This course is the first of three courses that provides students with the practical and theoretical knowledge to become proficient as a Journeyperson Substation Electrician.

Course Outline:

Level 1 will cover the following topics:

  • Industrial wiring as per current “Canadian Electrical Code”

  • Relay control circuits

  • Wiring diagrams

  • Troubleshooting basics

  • Single and three phase electrical theory

  • Basic transformer theory

  • Three phase transformer connections

  • AC and DC motors and generators

  • Motor starter testing and troubleshooting


Theory Qualifying Test covering the following: atomic structure, basic electrical quantities and their relations, series and parallel circuits, series - parallel circuits, magnetism and electromagnetism, sine wave generation and components, semiconductor diodes, electrical meters, inductance, inductive reactance, impedance, capacitance, capacitive reactance, RCL series circuit solving and phasors, RCL parallel circuit solving with phasors, transformers, basic three-phase theory.

The Theory Qualifying Test is designed to confirm the apprentice is competent to successfully complete the theory portion of Level 1.  The Theory Qualifying Test is not required for entry if the candidate has a two or three year Community College Certificate in a related field.  Some additional exemptions are accepted.  Please call for clarification.

Lab Assignments:

Low voltage wiring
Control circuit design and wiring
Troubleshooting basics
AC/DC motors


Level 1 manual

Log Book:

The Substation Electrician Log Book will be provided with the Orientation training manual.



$7,475 + HST 
Includes materials, lunch and breaks.

Course Length:

3 weeks


Orangeville Training Centre

Course Dates and Registration:
CourseBegin DateEnd DateRegistration
Substation Electrician - Level 13/8/20213/26/2021 REGISTER
Substation Electrician - Level 111/1/202111/19/2021 REGISTER