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Mining Apprenticeship Program Industrial Electrician - Apprenticeship (2019/20)

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*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:

The Mining Apprenticeship Program (MAP) is an innovative program that is collaboratively delivered by Teck Elk Valley Operations and College of the Rockies Trades Department. The primary objective of the Mining Apprenticeship Program is to provide training opportunities to apprentices in the Industrial Electrician trade. The MAP program outline covers the work-based training component. During technical training, apprentices are covered by the program outline pertaining to their trade and level of training. Teck Elk Valley Operations provides apprenticeship work-based training hours on-site at their Elk Valley locations.

College of the Rockies is the employer sponsor for MAP apprentices and provides the required technical training for apprentices at each level of apprenticeship. The Mining Apprenticeship program begins with an orientation at the College of the Rockies followed by an orientation to one of Teck’s Elk Valley operations. Apprentices will be employed approximately nine to ten months of the year and attend technical training for up to ten weeks each year depending on their Apprenticeship level. Apprentices are given the opportunity to rotate through different mine operation sites while completing work-based training. 

Credentials Granted:

Upon successful completion of 40 weeks of technical training, the inter-provincial Red Seal exam, and 6000 work-based training hours, apprentices receive:

  • Red Seal Certification from the Industry Training Authority

Admission Requirements:

  • Secondary school graduation or equivalent, AND
  • Successful completion of Electrician Foundation program or Level 1 Electrician Apprenticeship program, AND
  • Successful interview for a MAP posting.

Work-based Training Content:

The work-based training hours reinforce the technical training content, including the following:

Level 1

  • Use Safe Work Practices
  • Apply Circuit Concepts
  • Use Test Equipment
  • Read the Interpret Drawings and Manuals
  • Install Low Voltage Distribution Systems
  • Install Electrical Equipment
  • Install Control Circuits and Devices

Level 2

  • Use Essential Skills
  • Apply Circuit Concepts
  • Use Test Equipment
  • Read and Interpret Drawings and Manuals
  • Install Low Voltage Distribution Systems
  • Install Electrical Equipment
  • Install Control Circuits and Devices

Level 3

  • Circuit Concepts
  • Control Circuits
  • Electric Motors
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Power Distribution Systems
  • Electronics

Level 4

  • Test Equipment
  • Low Voltage Distribution Systems
  • Electrical Equipment
  • Control Circuits
  • Computer Systems
  • Electric Motors
  • Power Distribution Systems
  • Power Supplied
  • Power Generation Equipment
  • Control and Monitoring Systems and Devices



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