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Construction/Industrial Electrician (Pre-Employment)

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Duration: 35 weeks plus 2 week work term. Click here for specific start dates.
Faculty: Construction, Trades & Mining
Certification: Diploma of Vocational Education
Entrance Requirements: Please click here

Program Description

The 9-month Construction/Industrial Electrician (Pre-Employment) Diploma program is a provincially-accredited apprenticeship program that was developed by government and approved by the Provincial Apprenticeship and Certification Board. The program provides students with a wide range of skills that are needed to work as a certified first-year apprentice in either the construction or industrial sector. Some of the course you will do include safety, single- and three-phase theory, blueprint reading, conduit, tubing and fittings, wiring, fire alarms and security systems, transformers, single phase service entrance, heating systems and many others. Most courses are designed in such a way that students spend time divided equally between the classroom and one of our electrical shops.

Please note that due to the nature of this career, employees are required to tolerate regular physical activity during the course of their work day. If you have any medical concerns, please contact your admissions officer to ensure you are aware of the requirements of the occupation and to determine if you are eligible for accommodations in this program.

Apprenticeship Training

The Construction/Industrial Electrician (Pre-Employment) program is an apprenticeship trades program. Courses completed at Academy Canada meet the requirements to become a first-year apprentice. Once this training is completed and the graduate obtains their first position in the trade, s/he must register as an Apprentice with the Department of Education. Government will then cover the costs associated with regular advanced training as the apprentice gains experience and works towards completing their Journeyperson exam. Passing this examination will result in receiving Red Seal Certification.

Program Courses

  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
  • Standard First Aid
  • Safety
  • Tools and Equipment
  • Access Equipment
  • Hoisting, Lifting and Rigging
  • Support Components
  • Drawings, Schematics and Specifications
  • Electrical Drawings and Schematics
  • Introduction to the Canadian Electrical Code
  • DC Theory
  • Series and Parallel DC Circuits
  • Single-Phase Theory
  • Conductors and Cables
  • Grounding and Bonding
  • Conduit, Tubing and Fittings
  • Raceways, Wireways and Busways
  • Fundamental Wiring
  • Lighting Systems and Controls
  • Three-Phase Theory
  • Voltage Drop and Power Loss
  • Single-Phase Service Entrance
  • Distribution Equipment
  • Protective Devices
  • Single-Phase Motors
  • Job Planning
  • Three-Phase Service Entrance
  • Electric Surface Heating Systems
  • Transformers
  • Fiber Optics
  • Fire Alarms
  • Security Systems
  • Communication Systems
  • Introduction to Communication and Trade Documentation
  • Mentoring I
  • Introduction to Apprenticeship
  • Introduction to Essential Skills
  • Math Essentials
  • Electrician Math Fundamentals
  • Communication Essentials
  • Workplace Essentials
  • Computer Essentials
  • Workterm

Employment Opportunities

Upon successful completion of the Construction/Industrial Electrician (Pre-Employment) program, graduates may be eligible for employment (depending on specific hiring practices) in various sectors of the industrial or construction industries. Opportunities also exist for self-employment.

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