Electrical Foundation Training

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.

Program Description


This course is designed to prepare people for employment in the electrical or related trades. Electricians are skilled in installing, maintaining and repairing electrical apparatus in residential, commercial and industrial environments.

» ITA Electrician, Construction Program Profile

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.

Course Length

24 weeks

Commencement Date

February 2022

Electrical admission information package

Admission Requirements

Education Requirements

To complete an Assessment Test ($37) applicants will be given a referral form from the Registrar's Office to take to the Library Centre.

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


See Program Costs for the statement of tuition fees.

Visit Financial Aid and Awards for information on apply for student awards

Electrical Trade(s) Required Tool List

Students need to purchase a Klein, Ideal or Greenlee starter tool/pouch kit which comes with 8-10 of the items listed below. Items not included must be purchased separately. All tools listed below are required for the program. Approximate cost is $400.

  • Tool Pouch
  • Belt for Tool Pouch
  • Hacksaw with 5-12" blades (32 teeth per blade)
  • 1" wide x 24' metric/standard tape measure
  • Utility knife
  • Flat blade screwdriver (shank and handle length approx 9") blade width is 3/16"
  • Flat blade heavy duty screwdriver (shank and handle length approx 11") blade width is 5/16"
  • Robertson #8 screwdriver (total length 8-10")
  • Robertson #6 screwdriver (total length 8-10")
  • Slip joint pliers 10"
  • High leverage side-cutting pliers with insulated comfort grips on handle (approx. 9" in length)
  • High leverage diagonal-cutting pliers with insulated comfort grips on handles (approx. 8" in length)
  • Wire stripper-cutters (strips wire up to #10 AWG)
  • Needle nose pliers (approx. 8" in length)
  • Phillips #2 screwdriver (total length approx. 8-10")
  • 16 oz. hammer (hammer holder required, may come with tool pouch)
  • 9 inch torpedo level (magnetic)


Questions regarding the electrical foundation program should be directed to the Admissions Office:


Randy Underwood
Electrical Instructor - Williams Lake

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