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Electrician (Construction) - Year 4 - Apprenticeship (2018/19)

Total Cost (tuition & fees)$1,049.90
Tuition: $996.90
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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 4 of the 4 Year BC Electrical Trades Apprenticeship Program. The program is 10 weeks in length and covers the learning outcomes for Year 4 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.  

Program Information:

This program is Level 4 of the British Columbia Construction Electrician Apprenticeship program. 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 that has successfully completed Year 3 technical training and completed the prerequisite number of hours of work experience, OR
  • May accept Journeyperson Electrician for skills upgrading if space available.

Flexible Assessment (FA): No

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 should be able to:

  • describe characteristics of single and three phase circuits;
  • calculate electrical quantities of single and three phase circuits;
  • install computer hardware and software;
  • run software applications and network programs;
  • connect and test integrated and digital logic circuits;
  • run and program PLC system;
  • describe various L.V. wiring systems;
  • connect and test structured cabling;
  • describe the construction and operation of high voltage equipment;
  • program and run various V.S.D.;
  • review the C.E.C.; and
  • read and interpret electrical drawings.

Technical Training Content:

ELEA 401 Apply Circuit Concepts

  • Analyze DC Circuits
  • Analyze Single-phase AC Circuits
  • Analyze Three-phase Circuits
  • Analyze Electronic Circuits

ELEA 402 Use Test Equipment

  • Perform Structured Cable Testing and Reporting

ELEA 403 Read and Interpret Drawings and Manuals

  • Use Construction Drawings and Specifications

ELEA 404 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 405 Install Electrical Equipment

  • Install Protective Devices
  • Install HVAC
  • Install Emergency Power Systems
  • Install Alternative Power Systems

ELEA 406 Install Control Circuits and Devices

  • Install Magnetic Motor Controls
  • Install PLCs
  • Install Automated Controls

ELEA 407 Install Signal and Communications Systems

  • Install Fire Alarm and Suppression Systems
  • Install Structured Cabling Systems
  • Install Nurse Call Systems
  • Install Building Integrated Control Systems
  • Install Sound Systems
  • Install Entertainment Systems Install CATV Systems
  • Install Security Alarm Systems

ELEA 408 Install High Voltage Systems

  • Apply High Voltage Safety Procedures
  • Install High Voltage Cable
  • Install High Voltage Switch Gear
  • Use High Voltage Test Equipment

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