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Electrical Engineering Technology - Journeyman Electrician Stream

Program Overview

Electrical Engineering Technology - Journeyman Electrician Stream is a three year part-time offering for Journeyman Electricians, enabling them to work while studying. The program provides a combination of practical and theoretical education that employers are seeking in the industry. After successfully completing this program, Journeyman Electricians will receive a SAIT diploma in Electrical Engineering Technology. The program is nationally accredited by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board and Technology Accreditation Canada.

Program Length

  • Three-year program
  • Fall 2018
  • Part-time study (online and evenings weekends)

Admission Requirements

  • At least 60% in Pure Math 30 or Math 30-1, or at least 75% in Math 30-2
  • At least 60% in English Language Arts 30-1 or at least 75% in English Language Arts 30-2
  • At least 60% in Physics 20
  • All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.

Direct Entry: Four Step Process

Step 1: Read the program information to see the qualities needed for student success.

Step 2: Ensure that you meet all of the admission requirements listed above.

Step 3: Apply to Electrical Engineering Technology (part-time) and submit your transcripts and/or anticipated final grades.

  • To be eligible for this part-time offering, you must demonstrate completion of a Journeyman Electrician Certificate program in Alberta within the past five years. If your Journeyman Certificate is from another province, we will assess your transcripts for program eligibility. Submit your Journeyman Electrician transcripts to admissions@sait.ca
  • Application and transcripts submission deadline is on July 13, 2018.

Step 4: Find out how to monitor your application status after you apply.

Program Schedule

Year 1: Online and In-Class Labs (approx. 2 weekends of on-campus time per semester)

Semester 1: Fall 2018Semester 2: Winter 2019Semester 3: Spring/Summer 2019
MATH-237 - Math for Technologists MATH-280 - Calculus for Technologists ENGD-226 - Electrical Diagrams & AutoCAD
ELTR-232 - Digital & Electronic Circuits ELEC-291 - Electrical Analysis COMM-288 - Technical Communications II
COMM-238 - Technical Communications I COMP-213 - Computing for Engineering Technology ELTR-262 - Power Electronics

Year 2: Evenings/Weekends (approx. 12 hours of on-campus time per week)

Semester 4: Fall 2019Semester 5: Winter 2020Summer Break
ELEC-306 - Machine Applications DSGN-301 - Electrical Design Principles
ELEC-352 - Rotating Machines CNTR-309 - PLC: Premium Unity Pro Applications
ELEC-353 - Transformer Applications ELEC-302 - Generation & Grid Operations
ELCM-374 - Industrial Networks & Communications

Year 3: Evenings/Weekends (approx. 12 hours of on-campus time per week)

Semester 6: Fall 2020Semester 7: Winter 2021Summer Break
DSGN-396 - Industrial Electrical Design ELEC-361 - Power Systems Analysis
CNTR-358 - PLC: Contrologix Applications ELEC-364 - Protection & Control
PROJ-333 - Technical Project Management PROJ-373 - Capstone Project Course


Course fees for the Journeyman Electrician Stream will be the same as courses in the full-time Electrical Engineering Technology Program.

If you have earned a Journeyman Certificate as an Electrician in Alberta within the last five years, your certification will be forwarded to Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for review and potentially three course credits in the following; Electrical Principles ELCT205, Safety and Environment ENVS247 and Electrical Practices ELEC266. A processing fee of $150 per course is required to issue you the three credits at which point you then will be confirmed for entrance into the program.

If you have not completed a Journeyman Electrician Certificate program in Alberta within the last five years or have completed another Journeyman program outside of Alberta, you may be eligible for this program subject to you writing and passing three challenge exams. The fee per challenge exam is $250.

Written challenge exam:  August 17 - 25, 2018

Practical challenge exam:  August 26, 2018

For more information contact us:

MacPhail School of Energy

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