Certificate in Electrical Wiring Technology

In an effort to deliver a curriculum which is both current and timely, the Bermuda College in collaboration with the Electrical Occupational Advisory Committee (EOAC) and the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC) of America have adopted this comprehensive modular programme as the standard for apprenticeship training in Bermuda. The programme will take five years to complete and upon successful completion of the entire course, the student will be certified as a Journeyman Inside Wireman by both the NJATC and the Bermuda College. The NJATC certificate is highly regarded in the US and Canada and around the world wherever US and Canadian electrical standards are in use. 

Studying under the guidance of an experienced lecturer, students work through the modules in order, covering theoretical concepts while honing their practical skills. The passing grade for each module is 75%. 

The apprenticeship programme is very broad based, covering all areas of the trade and providing the graduate with the skill, knowledge and confidence to enter a dynamic and exciting industry. Additionally, instructors in the programme bring meaning to a high tech industry that is more rapidly changing than the curriculum can reflect. The experience and understanding that these individuals bring to the classroom make the programme the most unique way to learn to work in the electrical industry. 
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  • CT-ELWIR Programme Details Open or Close

    CURRICULUM TOTAL CREDITS: 60

    ELN 1101 How to Study This Course and Achieve Your Personal Goals
    ELN 1102 Introduction to Test Instruments and Overcurrent Protection Devices
    ELN 1103 Building Wire Construction and Insulation Properties
    ELN 1104 Conduit Fabrication
    ELN 1105 The Metric System and Metrication Changes
    ELN 1106 Blueprint Reading and Sketching
    ELN 1107 DC Theory: OHM’S Law
    ELN 1108 The DC Series Circuit
    ELN 1109 The DC Parallel Circuit
    ELN 1110 The DC Combination Circuit
    ELN 1111 Norton’s and Thevenin’s Theorems and Kirchhoff’s Laws
    ELN 1112 Intro to the National Electrical Code

    ELN 2113 Testing and Measuring with the Analog and Digital Multimeter
    ELN 2114 Developing NEC Code Book Skills
    ELN 2115 Understanding the Design and Function of AC and DC Generators
    ELN 2116 Laying-Out Residential Circuits and Basic Estimating
    ELN 2117 AC Theory: Inductance
    ELN 2118 AC Theory: Capacitance
    ELN 2119 Working with Series and Parallel RL & RC Circuits
    ELN 2120 Analysing and Working with Combination RLC Circuits
    ELN 2121 Filters, Power Factor and Power Factor Correction
    ELN 2122 Principles of Three Phase Systems
    ELN 2123 NEC – Branch Circuits 1 & 2 and Feeders and Services
    ELN 2124 Cabling Assemblies & Wiring Methods

    ELN 3125 Health and Safety
    ELN 3126 Advanced Blueprint Reading
    ELN 3127 Semiconductor Theory
    ELN 3128 BJTs, MOSFETs, & Other Transistor Types
    ELN 3129 Differential & Operational Amplifiers
    ELN 3130 Grounding and Bonding Fundamentals
    ELN 3131 The Grounding Electrode System
    ELN 3132 Personnel Protection and Ground Fault Protection of Equipment
    ELN 3133 Grounding and Bonding of Electronic Equipment
    ELN 3134 Review of the Theory of Three Phase Transformers
    ELN 3135 NEC: Overcurrent Protection
    ELN 3136 NEC: Transformer Protection and Ground Fault Protection

    ELN 4137 Lightning Protection Systems
    ELN 4138 AC Alternators
    ELN 4139 Electronic Variable Speed-Control
    ELN 4140 Motor Starters, Contactors and Control Relays
    ELN 4141 Manual and Automatic Operating Devices
    ELN 4142 Timing Devices and DC Motor Controls
    ELN 4143 AC Motor Speed Control and Troubleshooting
    ELN 4144 Digital Electronics and Boolean Algebra
    ELN 4145 The Allen Bradley SLC 500 Family PLC’s
    ELN 4146 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
    ELN 4147 Cable Tray Systems and the NEC
    ELN 4148 NEC: Hazardous-Locations Wiring Methods and Equipment

    ELN 5149 Motivation and Leadership
    ELN 5150 Fire Alarm Systems
    ELN 5151 Introduction to Instrumentation
    ELN 5152 Fundamentals of Controllers
    ELN 5153 Security Systems & Telephone Wiring
    ELN 5154 Structured Cabling Systems
    ELN 5155 Solar Power Generation and Fuel Cell Basics
    ELN 5156 High Voltage Testing
    ELN 5157 Harmonics and Power Quality Surveys
    ELN 5158 Automation Networks
    ELN 5159 Understanding Emergency Building Installation Requirements
    ELN 5160 Electrical Load Calculations

  • ELN Course Descriptions Open or Close

    ELN 1101 How to Study This Course and Achieve Your Personal Goals

    1 credits
    The following topics are contained in this module: How to study this course and achieve your personal goals; The attributes of an IBEW/NECA apprenticeship; Knowing your apprenticeship and your responsibilities; The IBEW and its history; The structure of NECA and its heritage; Your job and the future it holds for you; Sexual harassment; Electrical safety.

    ELN 1102 Introduction to Test Instruments and Overcurrent Protection Devices

    1 credits
    The following topics are contained in this module: Identifying some basic tools of the trade; The workplace of an electrical worker; The proper care and use of ladders; The installation and use of fastening devices; Reality of electrical shock; Introduction to test instruments; Introduction to overcurrent protection devices; Understanding the design and function of ground fault interrupters.

    ELN 1103 Building Wire Construction and Insulation Properties

    1 credits
    The following topics are contained in this module: Learning to tie basic knots; Using hand signals; Hoisting loads properly; How wire connectors are made and installed; Building wire construction and insulation properties.

    ELN 1104 Conduit Fabrication - Theory and Practice

    1 credits
    The following topics are contained in this module: How building wire is sized; How to work with fractions; Review of basic trigonometric functions; How to fabricate ninety degree stubs, kicks and offsets in electrical conduit; How to fabricate 3 & 4 bend saddles in electrical conduit.

    ELN 1105 The Metric System and Metrication Changes

    1 credits
    The following topics are contained in this module: Working with aluminum conductors; Identifying commonly used electrical materials; Working with prefixes and powers of ten; The Metric System; How to solve basic algebraic equations; How to manually calculate square root.

    ELN 1106 Fundamentals of Blueprint Reading and Sketching

    1 credits
    The following topics are contained in this module: The fundamentals of blueprint drawing and sketching; Understanding architectural views and how to draw them; Understanding common scales used on blueprints; Working with blueprint specifications, elevations, and schedules; Understanding and drawing electrical and mechanical symbols used on blueprints; Reading and analysing a residential blueprint.

    ELN 2113 Testing and Measuring with the Analogue and Digital Multimeter

    1 credits
    This module introduces the student to test instruments. In addition, the student is given the training that will enable him or her to measure electrical properties safely and efficiently. Seven intense labs provide the necessary hands on training for this very important module. Topics include: Avoiding the hazards of drug abuse; The IBEW Constitution; Understanding your local union by-laws; Parliamentary procedure and how it works; Introduction to the Comet Programme; Getting acquainted with Electrical Test instruments; Understanding and Using Multimeters.

    ELN 2114 Developing NEC Code Book Skills

    1 credits
    This module continues to build and strengthen the student’s knowledge of the NEC and also requires the student to solve code related job problems in the classroom setting under the guidance of a Code Certified Instructor. Topics include: Developing code book skills; Development of the NEC: The table of contents; The arrangement, structure, and language of the NEC; Codeology fundamentals; NEC article 90 introduction; Applying the NEC’s "General Chapter" Included are twenty class participation workshops that enable the student to apply this knowledge to solving "on the job" problems.

    ELN 2115 Understanding the Design and Function of AC and DC Generators

    1 credits
    This module introduces the student to the oscilloscope and AC and DC generators. Topics include: Reviewing the applications of DC theory; Comparing direct current to alternating current; Using oscilloscopes to view AC waveforms; Testing and verifying circuit performance; An introduction to three phase systems; Circuit calculations for basic systems; Understanding how the DC generator works; understanding the design and function of AC generators; Becoming familiar with AC resistive circuits. Eleven labs are included which give the student the training, confidence and capability to safely test and measure various electrical quantities.

    ELN 2116 Laying-Out Residential Circuits and Basic Estimating

    1 credits
    This module builds on the introductory blueprint reading skills learned from year one. The following topics are contained in this module: Reviewing the basic fundamentals of blueprints; Analysing and laying-out residential circuits; Understanding job costs and how to do an actual quantity take-off; Understanding, interpreting and evaluating blueprint specifications; Interpreting blueprint schedules and locating components on the print; Becoming familiar with blueprint systems integration; Learning how to effectively use blueprints; Understanding and using ratchet type benders; The fundamentals of segment and concentric bending; Understanding how to install wire and cable.

    ELN 2117 AC Theory: Inductance How it Affects a Circuit

    1 credits
    This module introduces the student to Inductance and how it affects an AC circuit. It also lays the ground work for solving problems in AC circuits and the operation of transformers and other inductive devices. Topics include: Becoming familiar with inductive reactance; Frequency and inductive reactance; Inductors in series and parallel. Six labs allow the student to gain practical experience with series and parallel circuits.

    ELN 2118 AC Theory: Capacitance and How it Affects a Circuit

    1 credits
    This module introduces the student to the third quantity of an AC circuit-Capacitance. Topics include: How capacitance affects a circuit; Becoming familiar with capacitive reactance; Working safely with capacitors; Working with capacitors in series or parallel; Understanding vectors and how to use them effectively. Seven labs provide practical circuits for the student to analyse.

    ELN 5149 Keys to Success-Motivation and Leadership

    1 credits
    This module will teach the student about his/her new and more important role as an electrical journeyman, as a potential instructor, as a role model for apprentices and as a responsible and productive member of society. Topics include: After apprenticeship; Soon to be an Instructor; Keys to success-motivation and leadership; The economics of unemployment.

    ELN 5150 Fire Alarm Systems

    1 credits
    This course has been developed to provide a high level of instruction to the Apprentice Level and Journeyman Level Installer. The student will learn the fundamentals of fire alarm systems; examine the basic signal types, circuit classes and styles and general principles of fire alarm signalling. Topics include: Introduction to fire alarm systems; Fundamentals of fire alarm systems; Initiating devices; Notification devices; Wiring and wiring methods; Inspection, Testing and maintenance; Interfaced systems; Supervising stations; NICET certification. Lab assignments give students the opportunity to work with the latest fire alarm equipment available to the job site.

    ELN 5151 Introduction to Instrumentation

    1 credits
    This module introduces the student to the fundamentals of instrumentation which is the first step in learning the measurement and controls fields. Topics include: Introduction to instrumentation-definitions; Introduction to instrumentation-fundamentals; Understanding instrument symbols; Fundamentals of instrument calibration; Understanding calibration procedures; Fundamentals of pressure; Fundamentals of flow.

    ELN 5152 Fundamentals of Controllers

    1 credits
    This course introduces the student to more advanced topics in Instrumentation. Topics include: The fundamentals of temperature; Pneumatics and control valves; Fundamentals of controllers; The smart instrument communicator; Fundamentals of smart instrument calibration; Fundamentals of instrument installation (Part 1) and (Part 2).

    ELN 5153 Security Systems & Telephone Wiring

    1 credits
    This module introduces the student to security systems. While there are a number of systems available, this course uses the Sentrol ZX400/ZX410 as its source of information. The student will learn that this particular system is very much like many others and much of the knowledge obtained studying the Sentrol Security System is applicable to other security types as well. In addition, the student will study Telephone Wiring. Topics include: Basic security system; Magnetic contacts; Passive infrared motion detectors; Glassbreak sensors; Basic telephone wiring; Safety codes; TIA/EIA Standards and codes; Structured cabling systems.

    ELN 5154 Structured Cabling Systems

    1 credits
    This module introduces the student to Structured Cabling Systems with special emphasis on TIA/EIA Standards. Topics include: Structured cabling system overview; Cabling system performance; Unshielded twisted pair cables; Unshielded twisted pair connecting hardware; Pathways and spaces; Telecommunications cabling administration; Telecommunications grounding and bonding; Residential telecommunications cabling.