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 program is designed to prepare you for employment in the electrical or related trades.

Program content

This program 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. You'll engage in extensive practical exercises to develop your 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

  • Successful placement on Entry Assessment Test
  • Principles of Mathematics 11 or 12
  • Pre-Calculus 11 or 12, or equivalent
  • English 12 or Communications 12
  • Physics 11 or 12 - recommended

General requirements

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

Kamloops
Williams Lake

Next Foundation program intakes

Kamloops (Harmonized)
February 1, 2021 - July 16, 2021

April 26, 2021 - October 8, 2021

August 3, 2021 - January 28, 2022

October 25, 2021 - April 22, 2022

January 31, 2022 - July 15, 2022

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

January 31, 2022 - July 15, 2022

Program length

24 weeks

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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.

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ELEC - Level 1 (Harmonized) Jan 04, 2021 Mar 12, 2021 Kamloops (FULL)
ELEC - Level 1 (Harmonized) Mar 15, 2021 May 21, 2021 Kamloops
ELEC - Level 1 (Harmonized) May 25, 2021 Jul 30, 2021 Kamloops
ELEC - Level 1 (Harmonized) Aug 03, 2021 Oct 08, 2021 Kamloops
ELEC - Level 1 (Harmonized) Oct 12, 2021 Dec 17, 2021 Kamloops
ELEC - Level 1 (Harmonized) Jan 04, 2022 Mar 11, 2022 Kamloops
ELEC - Level 1 (Harmonized) Mar 14, 2022 May 20, 2022 Kamloops
       
ELEC - Level 2 (Harmonized) Jan 04, 2021 Mar 12, 2021 Kamloops (FULL)
ELEC - Level 2 (Harmonized) Mar 15, 2021 May 21, 2021 Kamloops
ELEC - Level 2 (Harmonized) May 25, 2021 Jul 30, 2021 Kamloops
ELEC - Level 2 (Harmonized) Aug 03, 2021 Oct 08, 2021 Kamloops
ELEC - Level 2 (Harmonized) Oct 12, 2021 Dec 17, 2021 Kamloops
ELEC - Level 2 (Harmonized) Oct 12, 2021 Dec 17, 2021 Williams Lake
ELEC - Level 2 (Harmonized) Jan 04, 2022 Mar 11, 2022 Kamloops
ELEC - Level 2 (Harmonized) Mar 14, 2022 May 20, 2022 Kamloops
       
ELEC - Level 3 (Harmonized) Jan 04, 2021 Mar 12, 2021 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 3 (Harmonized) May 25, 2021 Jul 30, 2021 Kamloops
ELEC - Level 3 (Harmonized) Aug 03, 2021 Oct 08, 2021 Kamloops
ELEC - Level 3 (Harmonized) Oct 12, 2021 Dec 17, 2021 Kamloops
ELEC - Level 3 (Harmonized) Jan 04, 2022 Mar 12, 2022 Kamloops
ELEC - Level 3 (Harmonized) Mar 14, 2022 May 20, 2022 Kamloops
       
ELEC - Level 4 (Harmonized) Jan 04, 2021 Mar 12, 2021 Kamloops (FULL)
ELEC - Level 4 (Harmonized) Mar 15, 2021 May 21, 2021 Kamloops
ELEC - Level 4 (Harmonized) Mar 15, 2021 May 21, 2021 Kamloops
ELEC - Level 4 (Harmonized) May 25, 2021 Jul 30, 2021 Kamloops
ELEC - Level 4 (Harmonized) Aug 03, 2021 Oct 08, 2021 Kamloops
ELEC - Level 4 (Harmonized) Oct 12, 2021 Dec 17, 2021 Kamloops
ELEC - Level 4 (Harmonized) Jan 04, 2022 Mar 11, 2022 Kamloops
ELEC - Level 4 (Harmonized) Mar 14, 2022 May 20, 2022 Kamloops

Apprenticeship Costs

  • 10 weeks - $1,276.56

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apprenticeship@tru.ca

Costs for Electrician programs

Fees 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.

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