Canadian SciTech College

Industrial Electrician (442A)


* This program does not require approval under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005


Preparing to attend the Certification of Qualification exam 442A?


What does an Industrial Electrician Do?


Industrial Electricians (442A) install, maintain, test, troubleshoot and repair electrical equipment and other types of electrical and electronic controls on various types of equipment found in an industrial site or plant.


Job Related Skills, Interests and Values:


● reading and interpreting drawings, blueprints and electrical code specifications

● installing, examining, replacing or repairing electrical wiring, receptacles, switch boxes, conduits, feeders, case assemblies, lighting fixtures and other electrical components

● testing electrical and electronic equipment and components

● working independently and sometimes with others to solve problems

● troubleshooting and solving many different problems during a working day

● maintaining, repairing, installing and testing electrical motors, generators, industrial storage batteries and various electrical control systems

● maintaining, repairing, installing and testing switchgears, transformers, switchboard meters, regulators and reactors


The course offers a review of the following topics:


● Electronic Controls 1

● Electronic Controls 2

● Electronic Controls 3

● Motors 1

● Motors 2

● Power Distribution and Control

● Electricity 1

● Electricity 2

● Electrical Equipment

● Low Voltage DistributionSystem

● Industrial instrument & Devices

● Microprocessor Based Systems

● Individual/Group Motor Calculations

● Wiring methods, Electronics AC/DC motor Theory and Control

● Power Distribution/Generating Systems

● Conductors and Ampacity Calculations

● Over Current Protection, Transformers

● Predictive Maintenance

● Basic Electricity and Electrical Safety


Registration is open to anyone 18 years of age or older. This course is recommended for persons with related experience.


What’s Your Future as an Industrial Electrician?


Most workers in this trade work full-time, often in shift work, and are usually employed in an industrial plant of some kind. Industries in Southern Ontario that employ industrial electricians include:


● electrical construction firms

● primary steel producers

● motor vehicle manufacturers

● motor vehicle parts manufacturers

● electrical power companies

● mining companies.


Robots and other computerized control equipment are increasingly common in auto parts and other manufacturing sectors. Electricians who install and repair it enhance their job opportunities, particularly with the large electrical contractors who specialize in installing and maintaining this type of equipment.


Wage Rate:


● As an apprentice you would start at a wage rate less than that of a journeyperson

● This rate gradually increases as you gain in competency

● Fully qualified Industrial electricians can earn anywhere from $19.00/ hour to $30.00/ hour, often with benefits and opportunities for overtime.