Electricians work in a wide variety of buildings and facilities, on everything from lighting and climate control sysems, to communication equipment and thousands of other specific tools and devices.
An Electrician's work involves assembling, installing, commissioning, testing, maintaining, servicing and operating electrical systems and equipment.
In this 4-year apprenticeship, the apprentice works in industry and attends school for 10 weeks each year. These four 10 week blocks of technical training and 4 years of on the job training will progress the apprentice through the full spectrum of learning required to become a Qualified Electrician.
- You must be a registered apprentice within BC.
Persons wishing to become apprentices must be employed with a business that employs a qualified journeyperson Electrician.
The Industry Training Authority (ITA) sets up a registration for apprenticeship between the apprentice, the employer and the ITA.
For complete details on apprenticeship and to schedule your technical training, visit the OC Apprenticeship Programs
section of the website.
Electromagnetism & Applications
Meters & Test Equipment – Part 1
Electrical Prints and Drawings
AC Motor Controls - Part 1
Electrical Code & Wiring – Part 1
Industrial Power Electronics – Part 1
Alternating Current Fundamentals
Meters & Test Equipment – Part 2
Single Phase Alternating Current Circuits
Circuit Protection Devices
Alternating current Motor Controls – Part 2
Industrial Power Electronics – Part 2
Electrical Code & Wiring – Part 2
Three-Phase Alternating Current Circuits
Direct-Current Machines and Controls
Alternating Current Machines
Alternating Current Motor Controls – Part 3
Industrial Power Electronics – Part 3
Electrical Code & Wiring – Part 3
Applied Trade Concepts
Programmable Logic Controllers
High Voltage Installations
Modern Building Systems
Automated Control Systems
Variable Speed Drives
Electrical Code and Print Reading
Tuition fees are currently assessed at $1129.94 Income support for apprentices attending technical training courses is provided by Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC) through regular employment insurance eligibility. Financial Aid
The apprentice will write the Interprovincial Red Seal examination on the last day of the level 4 technical training class. Upon successfull completion the apprentice will receive their Trade Certification with the Interprovincial Endorsement (Red Seal).
All of the trades offered at Okanagan College lead to Journeyperson status under the Interprovincial standards (Red Seal) endorsement program. Red Seal certified workers can work anywhere in Canada where their trade is designated. Labour mobility is essential for the Canadian workforce. For skilled tradespeople, the Red Seal is the recognized passport to mobility in trades across Canada.
Visit the following site for more information on the schedule and how to apply on line at OC Apprenticeship Programs
(250) 762-5445 local 4880 or toll free 1-800 621-3038