Electrician - Blended Delivery

Electrician Apprenticeship Level I – Blended Program 2017

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The Electrician Apprenticeship Level I Blended Program is a new 17-week program that delivers electrical trades training through a combination of face-to-face instruction and online learning. Instead of the traditional 10 weeks spent on campus, students in this program will only require 5 weeks of on-campus instruction at the Okanagan College Kelowna Campus. In addition to this, students will spend a further 12 weeks completing the online portion of the course.

Through use of the most modern online learning processes and technologies, this flexible Blended model will maintain the quality and rigor of the traditional model, while also reducing the amount of time an apprentice is away from his or her workplace, home, and family.


Program Schedule

The program will run from March 27, 2017 to July 21, 2017. A breakdown of the timeline for this program can be found below. Click here or on Detailed Schedule in the navigation bar to the left, for more information.

Week 1 – On campus (30 hours) 

March 27 – 31, 2017
Orientation week

Week 11 – On campus (30 hours)

June 5 – 9, 2017

Review material covered online, perform labs

Weeks 2-5 – Online (12.5 hours/week*)
April 3 – 28, 2017

Online coursework & readings

Weeks 12-15 – Online (12.5 hours/week*)

June 12 – July 7, 2017
Online coursework & readings

Week 6 – On campus (30 hours)

May 1 – 5, 2017

Review material covered online, perform labs

Week 16 – On campus (30 hours)

July 10 – 14, 2017

Review material covered online, perform labs

Weeks 7-10 – Online (12.5 hours/week*)

May 8 – June 2, 2017
Online coursework & readings

Week 17 – On campus (30 hours)

July 17 – 21, 2017

Review all material & final exams

*This is a suggested minimum amount of time students should allot for online weeks. Online week time will be used to read assigned material, log on to to the OC website to access tutorial videos, complete assignments, complete tests for comprehension, post questions, participate in student forums, and engage in webinars for Q&A and progress monitoring.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition and fees for this program total $1221.40 (subject to change). The cost of textbooks is separate from tuition. A textbook list can be found here under Electrician Level 1.

Admission Requirements

You must be working in the trade and have registered with the Industry Training Authority (ITA) in order to enroll in an Apprenticeship course at Okanagan College.  

What does it look like? 

Get hands on training in the leading-edge Electrical labs in the new Trades Complex at Okanagan College's Kelowna campus, and take advantage of convenient, responsive and interactive online learning. Click here or on any of the images below to see what the online learning looks like.

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What are the benefits of the blended program?

Check out this infographic for a breakdown.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Have a question? Please click here or consult FAQ in the navigation bar to the left.

Apply / Contact Us

To apply now, or for more information on this program, please call 1-800-621-3038 or contact Delaney Ross at 250-762-5445 (ext. 4880) or email apprenticeship@okanagan.bc.ca.