Construction/Industrial Electrician (Entry)

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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 (Entry) 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.

Apprenticeship Training

  • 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
  • Math Essentials
  • Electrician Math Fundamentals
  • Communication Essentials
  • Workplace Essentials
  • Computer Essentials
  • Workterm

Employment Opportunities

Upon successful completion of the Construction/Industrial Electrician (Entry) 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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