Electrical | Apprenticeship
In Fall 2020 this trades program is offered via Distributed Learning with a focus on blended delivery. Trades students must prepare for face-to-face learning on campus where practical components of training take place in a regulated manner and meet all necessary health protocols. Learn more about Distributed Learning at CMTN.
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 CMTN 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.
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Dates and locations
|Level 3: January 04, 2021 - March 12, 2021||Terrace Campus|
|Level 4: March 22, 2021- May 28, 2021||Terrace Campus|
|Level 2: October 12, 2020 - December 18, 2020||Terrace|
Future planned intakes may be subject to change. Please check back to confirm availability.
The following learning outcomes are covered throughout levels 1-4 of the apprenticeship program:
Line A Apply Circuit Concepts
Line B Preform Safety-Related Functions
Line C Use Tools and Equipment
Line D Organize Work
Line G Use Communication and Mentoring Techniques
Line H Install and Maintain Consumer/Supply Services and Metering Equipment
Line I Install and Maintain Protection Device
Line J Install and Maintain Low Voltage Distribution Systems
Line K Install and Maintain Power Conditioning, Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) and Surge Suppression Systems
Line L Install and Maintain Bonding, Grounding and Ground Fault Detection Systems
Line M Install and Maintain Power Generation Systems
Line N Install and Maintain Renewable Energy Generating and Storage systems
Line O Install and Maintain High Voltage Systems
Line P Install and Maintain Transformers
Line Q Install and Maintain Raceways, Cables and Enclosures
Line R Install and Maintain Branch Circuitry
Line S Install and Maintain Heating, Ventilating and Air-conditioning (HVAC) Systems
Line T Install and Maintain Exit and Emergency Lighting Systems
Line U Install and Maintain Cathodic Protection Systems
Line V Install and Maintain Motor Starters and Controls
Line W Install and Maintain Drives
Line X Install and Maintain Non-Rotating Equipment and Associated Controls
Line Y Install and Maintain Motors
Line Z Install and Maintain Signaling Systems
Line AA Install and Maintain Communication Systems
Line AB Install and Maintain Building Automation Systems
Line AC Install, Program and Maintain Automated Control Systems
Line AD Install and Maintain Pneumatic, Hydraulic Control and Pumping Systems
For more information on the scheduling of these topics see the course outline provided by the instructor.
Please visit the Industry Training Authority's (ITA) website for more information on this program: www.itbc.ca/AssetFactory.aspx
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.
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Electrical - Apprenticeship Level 1-4*
|Full Time:||10 Weeks||10 Weeks|
|Student Union Fees:1||$41.92||$41.92|
These fees are term based and will not be charged twice if more than 1 apprenticeship level is taken in a term.
Tuition and fees are charged for each apprenticeship level.
Fees are effective as of August 1, 2020 for the 2020/21 Academic Year.
Books & supplies
In addition to the fees outlined in the Program Fees section, the following additional costs apply:
- C.S.A. approved safety footwear (WorkSafeBC regulations)
- Classroom supplies
- Appropriate clothing
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