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Electrical | Foundation


The full-time, 24-week program is theory and competency based. 

Line                  Course Name                                                                                                                                Hours
Line A               Apply Circuit Concepts                                                                                                               410 hr
Line B               Perform Safety-Related Functions                                                                                            29 hr
Line C               Use Tools and Equipment                                                                                                           14 hr
Line D               Organize Work                                                                                                                               72 hr
Line G               Use Communications and Mentoring Techniques                                                                    8 hr
Line H               Install and Maintain Consumer/Supply Services and Metering Equipment                     29 hr
Line I                 Install and Maintain Protection Device                                                                                    14 hr
Line J                 Install and Maintain Low Voltage Distribution Systems                                                       14 hr
Line L                 Install and Maintain Bonding, Grounding and Ground Fault Detection Systems            14 hr
Line Q                Install and Maintain Raceways, Cables and Enclosures                                                       29 hr
Line R                 Install and Maintain Branch Circuitry                                                                                      58 hr
Line AA               Install and Maintain Communication Systems                                                                      29 hr

                                                                                                                                             Total Program  hours 720 hr

  • Grade 12 Graduation Required or Mature Student,

  • 4 credits (2 courses) at English Studies 10, English First Peoples 10 level or equivalent, and

  • Any one of the following:

    • Foundations of math 11,

    • Workplace math 11,

    • Pre-calculus 11 or higher, or

    • Equivalent Math, ACCUPLACER or CAT

  • Physics 11 recommended 

Unless otherwise noted, “Permission of Instructor” may be used to accept a student into a course(s) when the student does not meet course prerequisites and/or does not attain the required threshold on entry assessments. See the Admission and Registration section on the website for details on this policy.

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

Trades learners are encouraged to enhance their employability by enrolling in Occupational First Aid (OFA) Level 1. OFA courses are scheduled throughout the year at CMTN.

Complete a CMTN Bursary Application [PDF]

Fees Domestic International
Full Time: 24 Weeks 24 Weeks
Tuition: $1,928.40 $8,195.28
Student Union Fees: $109.28 $109.28
Mandatory Fees: $551.28 $601.86
Health Insurance: N/A $317.04
Tuition and Fees Total: $2,588.96 $9,223.46
Classroom Supplies: $100.00 $100.00
Tools: $650.00 $650.00
Required PPE: $425.00 $425.00
Total Program Cost: $3,763.96 $10,398.46
Fees are effective as of August 1, 2024 for the 2024/25 academic year.

Books & supplies

Books are available at the CMTN Bookstore.

Tool kits are available for purchase at the registration office.  Kits are limited and reserved for students enrolled in specific Trades programs only. Tool kits do not include the required PPE and Supplies on the TOOLS/SUPPLIES LIST. Prices are subject to change without notice.

In addition to the fees outlined in the Program Fees section, the following additional costs apply:

  • Purchase of necessary learning resources (available at the CMTN Bookstore)
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Classroom Supplies
  • Appropriate clothing
  • Tools

Career opportunities 

A growing need for electricians has been identified in northwestern BC as resource development opportunities increase and as older workers begin to retire from existing positions in established industries. Graduates find employment as electrical apprentices installing and maintaining lighting, heating, control, alarm, data and commercial systems in residential, commercial and industrial settings and numerous other related fields.