Electrician, Construction

Construction electricians work in a wide variety of buildings and facilities — on everything from lighting and climate control systems, to communication equipment and thousands of other specific tools and devices. A construction electrician's work involves assembling, installing, commissioning, testing, maintaining, servicing and operating electrical systems and equipment. Construction electricians need a good understanding of the many applications of electricity, and must ensure that building codes and other safety requirements are followed.

Electrician

This course is designed to prepare people for employment in the electrical or related trades.

Course content

This course covers care and use of hand tools and electrical meters; installation and maintenance of electrical equipment; electrical theory and calculations; and the Canadian Electrical Code. Students engage in extensive practical exercises to develop their job readiness skills, such as motor control, cable tray, conduit and residential wiring.

Female student wiring
Two students working circuit
Male student wiring solar panel

Education requirements

General requirements

  • Students are required to supply their own approved safety glasses and boots
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Locations

Kamloops
Williams Lake

Next program intakes

Kamloops (Harmonized)
February 3, 2020 - July 17, 2020
April 27, 2020 - October 9, 2020
October 26, 2020 - April 23, 2021

Williams Lake (Harmonized)
February 3, 2020 - July 17, 2020
February 1, 2021 - July 16, 2021

Program length

24 weeks

Contact
trades@tru.ca

Electrician, Construction

This training is offered to indentured industrial electrical apprentices. Apprentices are required to attend technical training that consists of 10 weeks per year over a four-year period. This apprenticeship program requires that apprentices complete a set of core knowledge competency standards of technical training and a complete set of core workplace standards for each level (year) of the apprenticeship. The apprentice will have to provide evidence to a certified assessor to prove competence for the core workplace competency standards. The completion of competency standards will be tracked by the use of a logbook provided for the apprentice and maintained by the apprentice for all four levels of the apprenticeship.

All apprenticeships have a waitlist. Adding your name is free, and you will be contacted when your name comes up.

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ELEC - Level 1 (Harmonized) Jan06, 2020 Mar 13, 2020 Kamloops
ELEC - Level 1 (Harmonized) Mar 16, 2020 May 22, 2020 Kamloops
ELEC - Level 1 (Harmonized) May 25, 2020 Jul 31, 2020 Kamloops
ELEC - Level 1 (Harmonized) Oct 13, 2020 Dec 18, 2020 Kamloops
ELEC - Level 1 (Harmonized) Jan 04, 2021 Mar 12, 2021 Kamloops
ELEC - Level 1 (Harmonized) Mar 15, 2021 May 21, 2021 Kamloops
ELEC - Level 2 (Harmonized) Jan 06, 2020 Mar 13, 2020 Kamloops
ELEC - Level 2 (Harmonized) Mar 16, 2020 May 22, 2020 GAP
ELEC - Level 2 (Harmonized) May 25, 2020 July 31, 2020 Kamloops
ELEC - Level 2 (Harmonized) Aug 04, 2020 Oct. 9, 2020 Kamloops
ELEC - Level 2 (Harmonized) Oct 13, 2020 Dec 18, 2020 Kamloops
ELEC - Level 2 (Harmonized) Oct 13, 2020 Dec 18, 2020 Williams Lake
ELEC - Level 2 (Harmonized) Jan 04, 2021 Mar 12, 2021 Kamloops
ELEC - Level 2 (Harmonized) Mar 15, 2021 May 21, 2021 Kamloops
ELEC - Level 3 (Harmonized) Jan 06, 2020 Mar 13, 2020 Kamloops
ELEC - Level 3 Jan 06, 2020 Mar 13, 2020 Kamloops
ELEC - Level 3 (Harmonized) Mar 16, 2020 May 22, 2020 Kamloops
ELEC - Level 3 Mar 16, 2020 May 22, 2020 Kamloops
ELEC - Level 3 (Harmonized) May 25, 2019 Jul 31, 2020 Kamloops
ELEC - Level 3 (Harmonized) Aug 04, 2020 Oct 09, 2020 Kamloops
ELEC - Level 3 (Harmonized) Oct 13, 2020 Dec 18, 2020 Kamloops
ELEC - Level 3 (Harmonized) Jan 04, 2021 Mar 12, 2021 Kamloops
ELEC - Level 3 (Harmonized) Mar 15, 2021 May 21, 2021 Kamloops
ELEC - Level 4 Jan 06, 2020 Mar 13, 2020 Kamloops
ELEC - Level 4 Jan 06, 2020 Mar 13, 2020 Kamloops
ELEC - Level 4 Mar 16, 2020 May 22, 2020 Kamloops
ELEC - Level 4 May 25, 2020 Jul 31, 2020 Kamloops
ELEC - Level 4 Aug 04, 2020 Oct 09, 2020 Kamloops
ELEC - Level 4 Oct 13, 2020 Dec 18, 2020 Kamloops
ELEC - Level 4 (Harmonized) Jan 04, 2021 Mar 12, 2021 Kamloops
ELEC - Level 4 (Harmonized) Mar 15, 2021 May 21, 2021 Kamloops
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Costs for Electrician programs

Fees are based on 2019 rates and are subject to change.

Costs include items such as student/ancillary fees, books, personal tools and safety gear, which are kept by students when they graduate from the program.

General
Application fee $29.83
Accuplacer exam fee $37
Accuplacer rewrites $25
Parking (student parking website) $2.50 (pass) Motorcycle
$5 per day
Electrical Foundation
Tuition $2,375.00
Student and lab fees $795.00
Electrical code book, learning guides, text books $328.00
Hand tools and basic tool pouch $400.00
CSA work boots, clear safety glasses $150.00
Scientific calculator (non-programmable) $30.00
Calculator, 3-ring binder, paper, pens, etc. $50
Total $4,128.00