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Electrical (Construction) - Year 3 - 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 3 of the 4 Year BC Electrical Trades Apprenticeship Program. The program is 10 weeks in length and covers the learning outcomes for Year 3 of the electrical trade.

Training topics covered in this program include analyzing three-phase and electronic circuits, using power quality analyzers, reading and interpreting drawings and manuals, installing low voltage distribution systems, installing electrical equipment such as transformers, protective devices, DC motors and generators, AC motors and generators, and installing control circuits and devices.


Admission Requirements:

  • Sponsored Electrical Apprentice that has successfully completed Year 2 technical training and completed the pre-requisite number of hours of work experience, OR
  • May accept Journeyperson Electrician for skills upgrading if space available.

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

Learners may request formal recognition for flexible assessment at the College of the Rockies through one or more of the following processes: External Evaluation, Worksite Assessment, Demonstration, Standardized Test, Self-assessment, Interview, Products/Portfolio, Challenge Exam. Contact an Education Advisor for more information.

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

  • describe characteristics of three phase AC;
  • calculate electrical quantities regarding three phase circuits;
  • connect and test three phase transformer banks;
  • describe the construction and operation of DC machines;
  • describe the construction and operation of three phase AC machines;
  • connect and test different starting techniques of three phase AC motors;
  • describe the features and application of solid state devices;
  • apply the Canadian Electrical Code; and
  • understand and apply commercial and industrial wiring practices.

This program should 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:

ELEC 301 Apply Circuit Concepts

  • Analyze Three-phase Circuits
  • Analyze Electronic Circuits

ELEC 302 Use Test Equipment

  • Use Power Quality Analyzers

ELEC 303 Read and Interpret Drawings and Manuals Use Construction Drawings and Specifications

ELEC 304 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 305 Install Electrical Equipment

  • Install Transformers
  • Install Protective Devices
  • Install DC Motors and Generators
  • Install AC Motors and Alternators

ELEC 306 Install Control Circuits and Devices

  • Install Magnetic Motor Controls
  • Install Electronic Motor Controls

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