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Electrical - Apprenticeship Levels 1 to 4

Program Details

Length: 7 weeks

Total Credits: This program provides credit towards Red Seal Certification

Intake Terms: Fall, Winter, Spring

Campus: Silver King

Student Loans: This program is eligible for Student Loans - details here

Credential Received

Credit for Apprenticeship Level

Overview

Program Summary

Selkirk College is endorsed by the BC Industry Training Authority (ITA) to deliver all four levels of Construction Electrical Apprenticeship Technical Training as well as levels 1, 2 and 3 of Industrial Electrical Apprenticeship Technical Training to registered electrical apprentices.
Each level of training consists of a full-time, ten-week, on-campus program of study. Activities include classroom sessions where as an apprentice you will learn theoretical principals of electricity and applied concepts of the Canadian Electrical Code. Laboratory sessions help to reinforce electrical concepts covered by the theory classroom component.
Upon successful completion of the Level Four technical training session, apprentices challenge the Interprovincial Trade Qualification examination. Those who pass the exam and complete the work-based hours earn the BC Certificate of Apprenticeship, the BC Certificate of Qualification, and the Interprovincial Standard Red Seal Endorsement.

Program Outcomes

Level 1
Upon successful completion of this program, learners will be able to:

  • use safe work practices.
  • 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 2
Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • use essential mathematical 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
Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • 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 4

Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to:
  • 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.
  • install signal and communication systems.
  • install high voltage systems.

Program Admission Requirements

Academic Requirements

The following admission requirements are specific to the Electrical Apprenticeship program:

  • Indentured in Electrical Apprenticeship
  • Active Apprenticeship Work Sponsor
  • Successful completion of previous level

Additional Requirements

  • A refundable tool deposit of $100 will be required at the start of the program.
  • Physically fit, (mobility/lifting) good manual dexterity, hand-eye coordination, balance, work at heights & in adverse weather.
  • An interview (in person or by telephone) with the School Chair or designate may be required before entry to the program. Interview results are not used as criteria for admission.

Program Curriculum

See the ITA website for program outline