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Construction/Industrial Electrician (Entry)


Construction/Industrial Electrician (Entry)

Duration: 35 weeks plus 2 week work term
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Faculty: Construction, Trades and Mining
Certification: Diploma of Vocational Education

Electrical Training in St. John's

Whether you've recently graduated from high school or you're interested in changing fields, Academy Canada's Electrical – Construction/Industrial Electrician (Entry) Diploma program can help. Through our electrical training programs in St. John's, our students develop key skills and get active experience before they start their careers.

Learn About Our Program

During our 9-month program, you'll learn the industry skills you need to get an apprenticeship in either an industrial or construction sector. The government developed the program, and the Provincial Apprenticeship and Certification Board accredited it. Your courses will include:

  • Blueprint reading
  • Fire alarms and security systems
  • Heating systems
  • Single- and three-phase theory

During most of your courses, you'll split your time between our electrical shops and the classroom. This allows you to get practical hands-on experience alongside your theoretical education.

For a full list of entry-level courses, see the list below.

  • Access Equipment
  • Communications Essentials
  • Communications Systems
  • Computer Essentials
  • Conductors and Cables
  • Conduit, Tubings, and Fittings
  • DC Theory
  • Distribution Equipment
  • Drawing, Schematics, and Specifications
  • Electrical Drawings and Schematics
  • Electric Surface Heating Systems
  • Fibre Optics
  • Fire Alarms
  • Fundamental Wiring
  • Grounding and Bonding
  • Hoisting, Lifting, and Rigging
  • Introduction to Apprenticeship
  • Introduction to Communication/Trade Documents
  • Introduction to Canadian Electrical Code
  • Job Planning
  • Lighting Systems and Controls
  • Math Essentials
  • Protective Devices
  • Raceways, Wirings, and Busways
  • Single Phase Service Entrance
  • Single Phase Theory
  • Safety
  • Security Systems
  • Series and Parallel DC Circults
  • Single Phase Motors
  • Standard First Aid
  • Three Phase Service Entrance
  • Three Phase Theory
  • Tools and Equipment
  • Electrician Math Fundamentals
  • Transformers
  • Voltage Drop and Power Loss
  • Workplace Essentials
  • Workterm

Confidently Enter the Field

Once you complete your program, you may qualify for a variety of industrial or construction jobs, depending on each company's hiring practices. You can also pursue self-employment. Some employers who work with Academy Canada include:

  • Abitibi Bowater
  • Deer Lake Power
  • Drycore
  • LaFarge
  • Mac Electric
  • Humber Valley Resorts
  • Newfoundland Hydro
  • Newfoundland Power

Contact Us

To learn more about our electrical training programs in St. John's and how they can benefit you, fill out our "request more information" form to your left. If you're ready to enroll, call us today at 1.800.561.8000, or click on the links below to apply now.