Hi DND Dan

I actually just registered 5 min ago to help answer your question! I've actually put in for NCM-SEP into ATIS and I find out if i made in a few days, so we might end up working together!

I'm already enrolled in school, BCIT, doing the Electronics Core Common course which covers all the same ground as POET and some of the QL5 stuff to boot (as i understand it, don't take my word as gospel).

I'm only about 7 weeks in but we have covers some of the following basic (as in everyone needs to know this, eg POET) electronics concepts;

(All D/C so far)

Soldering and resister code reading

Ohms Law

Kirchhoff voltage law

Kirchhoff current law

voltage divider

current divider

series circuits

parallel circuits

series-parallel circuits

resistance

voltage

current

conductance

Wheatstone bridges

ladder networks

superposition theorem

Thevenins theorem

Norton's theorem (same thing as Thevenin Voltage (Vth) divded by Thevenin Resistance (Rth) with the Rth now in parallel, doesn't really count!)

power formulas

max power transfer

A whole bunch on capacitors

Magnetism

Electromagnetism

troubleshooting series, parallel and series parallel circuts

Ive no doubt forgotten some stuff already, but if you just learn even one of the above ahead of time you will be doing yourself a huge favor.

Everything here is pretty much interrelated, but if I was in your shoes, id study up on Ohms law, Voltage, Current, Resistance and Kirchhoffs laws.

Just by doing that you are giving yourself a massive head start.

I'm told A/C makes D/C look nice and friendly, and I'm beginning to believe it.

Knowing D/C ahead of time will give you more time to get familial with A/C and get threw it!

As for mathematics you will need, no if and or buts;

very good algebra

understanding slope and positions on a Cartesian grid

firm to excellent understanding of scientific notation (and engineering notation)

understanding of logarithms and log base (ln and e too)

excellent trigonometry skills, if you cant handle sohcoatoa, get started now as it is a must with polar coordinates

Also, start doing logic puzzles, they are a massive help with troubleshooting D/C circuits (maybe A/C too? don't know, not there yet)

Ive set my army.ca account up to send my main email emails if some one PMs me, so if you have any questions, Ill get right back to you!

Hope everything goes well for you, and look forward to seeing you bashing electronics with me down the road!

-Charlie

*edited for spelling