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Electrical - Apprenticeship Level 1-4

Overview 

Electrical work requires skill and knowledge to install, construct, alter, repair, maintain, commission, test, service, calibrate, and operate related electrical and electronic systems in any premise, place, building or structure. Electricians ensure that all electrical connections are safe and meet the electrical code. Indentured apprentices combine on-the-job training with formal classroom technical skills at NWCC to earn journeyperson classification. Level 1-4 apprenticeship technical training is offered concurrently, with 10 weeks of instruction per level. Upon successful completion of all four levels and appropriate time in the trade, the student may be eligible to write the Inter-provincial exam in Electrical.

Program Outline 

LEVEL 1

Line B Use Safe Work Practices
Line D Apply Circuit Concepts
Line E Use of Test Equipment
Line F Read and Interpret Drawings ad Manuals
Line G Install Low Voltage Distributions Systems
Line H Install Electrical Equipment 
Line I Install Control Circuits and Devices 

 LEVEL 2

Line A Use Essential Skills
Line D Apply Circuit Concepts
Line E Use Test Equipment
Line F Read and Interpret Drawings and Manuals 
Line G Install Low Voltage Distributions Systems
Line H Install Electrical Equipment
Line I Install Control Circuits

LEVEL 3

Line D

Apply Circuit Concepts
Line E Use Test Equipment
Line F Apply the CEC, Regulations and Standards
Line H Install Low Voltage Distribution Systems
Line I Install Electrical Equipment
Line J Install Control Circuits

LEVEL 4

Line D Apply Circuit Concepts
Line E Use Test Equipment
Line G Apply the CEC, Regulations and Standards
Line H Install Low Voltage Distribution Systems
Line I Install Electrical Equipment
Line J Install Control Circuits
Line K Install Signal and Communication Systems
Line L Install High Voltage Systems

Please see the following link to the Industry Training Authority's (ITA) website for this program.

www.itabc.ca/AssetFactory.aspx

Career Opportunities 

Electricians typically find work in three industries...

  • Construction - Electricians work either as employees who are part of a contractor's team on both residential and commercial construction projects, or as independent electrical contractors on such projects.
  • Industrial - Electricians are typically employed at large-scale industrial facilities such as pulp mills, hydroelectric dams, and mining and smelting operations.
  • Institutional - Most large institutions such as hospitals, school boards, universities and other public facilities have at least one electrician working as part of their maintenance department.
Admission Requirements 

Students entering Electrical Apprenticeship classes must be registered as an apprentice and submit a Trades Worker Identification (TWID) # upon registration.

Learners should be aware that many employers require Grade 12 completion.

Fees

In addition to the Fees outlined in the Fees and Refunds section, the following additional costs apply:

  • C.S.A. approved safety footwear (WorkSafeBC regulations)
  • Classroom supplies
  • Appropriate clothing

 

Click here for a NWCC Bursary Application

Click here for a TransCanada Bursary Application

Dates and Locations 
Location Level Start End
Terrace  Level 3 January 3, 2017 March 10, 2017
Terrace  Level 4 March 13, 2017 May 19, 2017 
Terrace Level 2 March 13, 2017 May 19, 2017
Terrace  Level 1  January 3, 2017  March 10, 2017

 

Program Fees 

Electrical - Apprenticeship Level 1

FEES Full Time (10 Weeks) International (10 Weeks)
Tuition: $685.70 $2057.20
*Student Association Fee: $31.38 $31.38
*Canadian Federation of Students Fee: $8.82 $8.82
Technology Fee: $35.80 $35.80
Registration Fee: $19.20 $19.20
Infrastructure Fee: $5.50 $5.50
Material Fee: $128.80 $128.80
Graduation Fee:  $6.90 $6.90
Total: $922.10 $2,293.60

Electrical - Apprenticeship Level 2

FEES Full Time (10 Weeks) International (10 Weeks)
Tuition: $685.70 $2057.20
*Student Association Fee: $31.38 $31.38
*Canadian Federation of Students Fee: $8.82 $8.82
Technology Fee: $35.80 $35.80
Registration Fee: $19.20 $19.20
Infrastructure Fee: $5.50 $5.50
Material Fee: $128.80 $128.80
Graduation Fee:  $6.90 $6.90
Total: $922.10 $2,293.60

Electrical - Apprenticeship Level 3

FEES Full Time (10 Weeks) International (10 Weeks)
Tuition: $685.70 $2057.20
*Student Association Fee: $31.38 $31.38
*Canadian Federation of Students Fee: $8.82 $8.82
Technology Fee: $35.80 $35.80
Registration Fee: $19.20 $19.20
Infrastructure Fee: $5.50 $5.50
Material Fee: $128.80 $128.80
Graduation Fee:  $6.90 $6.90
Total: $922.10 $2,293.60

Electrical - Apprenticeship Level 4

FEES Full Time (10 Weeks) International (10 Weeks)
Tuition: $685.70 $2057.20
*Student Association Fee: $31.38 $31.38
*Canadian Federation of Students Fee: $8.82 $8.82
Technology Fee: $35.80 $35.80
Registration Fee: $19.20 $19.20
Infrastructure Fee: $5.50 $5.50
Material Fee: $128.80 $128.80
Graduation Fee:  $6.90 $6.90
Total: $922.10 $2,293.60

Most trades programs require students pay a $250 refundable tool deposit.

Tool Kit: $493.48 plus tax

BOOK LISTS:
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4

Fees are effective as of August 2nd, 2016

*These fees are term based and may vary due to the length of the program.

**Please note that these are approximate costs and may vary depending on courses taken.