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Electrical (Construction / Industrial) - Year 1 - Apprenticeship (2017/18)

Total Cost (tuition & fees)$1,030.40
Tuition: $977.40
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Additional Fees
Application Fee:30.00
Student Association Fee:23.00
Total Fees:$53.00

*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 program is Year 1 of the 4 Year BC Construction Electrical Apprenticeship Program. The program is 10 weeks in length and covers the learning outcomes for Year 1 of the electrical trade.

An Electrician is a person who installs, constructs, alters, repairs, maintains, commissions, tests, services, calibrates, and operates related electrical and electronic systems in any premise, place, building or structure. Electricians insure that all electrical connections are safe and meet the electrical code. Electricity is used for a variety of purposes including climate control, security, and communications and therefore electricians need to be proficient in many applications of electricity.

Students will receive Provincial Apprenticeship Curriculum pertinent to the apprenticeship level in which they are enrolled.

Upon successful completion of all four levels and appropriate time in the trade, the student may be eligible to write the Inter-provincial exam in Electrical.


Admission Requirements

  • Sponsored Electrical Apprentice, OR
  • Journeyperson Electrical (for skills upgrading).

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

Apply: Apprenticeship application form


Start Dates:

Visit our Trades Training Schedule for program start dates


Program Competencies:

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

  • apply concepts of work, power, and energy;
  • apply principles of electricity;
  • apply concepts of electric circuits;
  • describe electric circuits;
  • analyze AC/DC circuits;
  • describe Principles of Electromagnetism;
  • use common meters;
  • read and interpret electrical drawings;
  • understand manual and magnetic starters;
  • apply the Canadian Electric Code;
  • describe safe work practices;
  • describe residential wiring practices;
  • describe electronic and solid state devices; and
  • use and maintain hand tools properly.

This program will help students:

  • incorporate a "safety first" approach to every job and in every situation;
  • make generalizations (transfer knowledge and training to new situations);
  • think critically and act logically to evaluate situations;
  • adapt to new situations and demands by applying and/or updating knowledge and skills;
  • demonstrate initiative, motivation, energy and persistence to get the job done;
  • work towards accomplishing collective goals and responsibilities; and
  • recognize when it is necessary to seek more information from others.

Technical Training Content:

ELEA 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

ELEA 102 - Apply Circuit Concepts

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

ELEA 103 - Use Test Equipment

  • Use Analog Meters
  • Use Digital Meters

ELEA 104 - Read and Interpret Drawings and Manuals

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

ELEA 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

ELEA 106 - Install Electrical Equipment

  • Install Protective Devices

ELEA 107 - Install Control Circuits and Devices

  • Install Manual Motor Controls
  • Install Magnetic Motor Controls

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