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Electrician - Foundation (2018/19)

Total Cost (tuition & fees)$3,139.36
Tuition: $2,392.56
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Additional Fees
Application Fee:30.00
Student Association Fee:55.20
Bus Pass Fee:66.60
PVHE-100 Fee:120.00
Toolbox Fee:250.00
Health and Dental Fee:225.00
Total Fees:$746.80

*These prices are for domestic students and may not be 100% accurate. However, these estimates will give you an adequate idea of tuition and fees for our programs. These prices do not include textbook costs. All prices are subject to change.

Program Overview:

This comprehensive 24 week Electrician Foundation (pre-apprenticeship) program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to enter the electrical trade and covers the program competencies for Level 1 (Common Core) of the four year Electrician Apprenticeship program. Learning outcomes covered include applying circuit concepts, reading and interpreting drawings and manuals, using the Canadian Electrical Code, and installing and maintaining a variety of electrical systems, devices and circuits. The program includes classroom theory and practical hands-on experience in the state of the art electrical lab and shop setting. Safe work habits are emphasized, reinforced and practiced throughout the program.

 Program Information:

Upon successful completion of the 24 week Electrical Foundation program, students receive:

  • Level 1 Technical Training credit of the 4 Level Construction Electrician/Industrial Electrician Apprenticeship program from the Industry Training Authority
  • 350 Work-based Training hours
  • Certificate of Completion (Industry Training Authority)
  • College of the Rockies Certificate

Admission Requirements:

Secondary school graduation or equivalent or completion of a College of the Rockies assessment to acceptable level

Recommended Prerequisites:
The following education is highly recommended for student success within the program:

  • Recent secondary school graduate (within the past 5 years)
  • Principles of Math 11 or 12, Pre-Calculus 11 or 12, or equivalent
  • English 12 or Communications 12
  • Physics 11 or 12

Flexible Assessment (FA): Yes (Credit can be awarded for this program through FA)

Prior Learning Credit: Student may apply for prior learning credit with the ITA (Industry Training Authority), please visit www.itabc.ca

Start Dates:

Visit our Trades Training Schedule for program start dates

Technical Training Content:

ELEC 101 Use Safe Work Practices

  • Perform Lockout Procedures
  • Apply WCB Standards and Regulations
  • Apply Safe Work Practices
  • Apply WHMIS
  • Use a Daily Safety Plan
  • Use Safe Rigging Techniques

ELEC 102 Apply Circuit Concepts

  • Use Electrical Circuit Concepts
  • Analyze DC Circuits
  • Solve Problems Using the Principles of Electromagnetism
  • Analyze Electronic Circuits

ELEC 103 Use Test Equipment

  • Use Analog Meters
  • Use Digital Meters

ELEC 104 Read and Interpret Drawings and Manuals

  • Use Circuit Drawings
  • Use Construction Drawings and Specifications
  • Use Manuals and Manufacturers’ Instructions
  • Plan Time and Materials

ELEC 105 Install Low Voltage Distribution Systems

  • Apply Codes, Regulations and Standards
  • Install Service Equipment
  • Install Grounding and Bonding
  • Install Distribution Centres
  • Install Raceways, Boxes and Fittings
  • Install Conductors and Cables
  • Install Utilization Equipment and Devices

ELEC 106 Install Electrical Equipment

  • Install Protective Devices

ELEC 107 Install Control Circuits and Devices

  • Install Manual Motor Controls
  • Install Magnetic Motor Controls

Program Competencies:

Upon the successful completion of this program, students will be able to

  • perform lockout procedures;
  • apply WCB Standards and Regulations;
  • apply safe work practices;
  • apply WHMIS;
  • use a daily safety plan;
  • use safe rigging techniques;
  • analyze DC circuits;
  • solve problems using the principles of electromagnetism;
  • analyze electronic circuits;
  • use analog meters;
  • use digital meters;
  • use circuit drawings;
  • use construction drawings and specifications;
  • use manuals and manufacturers’ instructions;
  • plan time and materials;
  • apply codes, regulations and standards;
  • install service equipment;
  • install grounding and bonding;
  • install distribution centres;
  • install raceways, boxes and fittings;
  • install conductors and cables;
  • install utilization equipment and devices;
  • install protective devices;
  • install manual motor controls; and
  • install magnetic motor controls.

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