Construction Electrician Apprenticeship

Campus Kelowna, Penticton
Delivery Full-Time
Credential Apprenticeship
Notes

Level 1 = 10 weeks
Level 2 = 10 weeks
Level 3 = 10 weeks
Level 4 = 10 weeks

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Apprenticeship Description

Construction Electricians design, install, repair, inspect, operate, maintain and decommission electrical systems. This occupation is different from an Industrial Electrician.

Tuition and Fees

For each level of the apprenticeship program, tuition and fees are:

  • Tuition only: $1,143.70
  • Ancillary fees - College: $111.20 
  • Ancillary Fees Student Association: $40.90
  • Health and dental: N/A
  • Total: $1,295.80
     

Program Details

Program Outline for Harmonized Level 1:
  • fundamentals
  • DC circuits
  • electromagnetism and applications
  • meters and test equipment (part 1)
  • electrical prints and drawings
  • AC motor controls (part 1)
  • Electrical Code and wiring (part 1)
  • industrial power electronics (part 1)
Required textbooks for Harmonized Level 1:
  • Current Canadian Electrical Code Part 1 Spiral Edition, 2018: $200.29
  • TTBC Level 1 Harmonized Binders: $162.79
  • Mullins Electrical Wiring – Residential 2018 8th Edition: $175.79

Note: Prices do not include 5% GST, and prices are also subject to change. Textbooks are available at the OC Campus Store by contacting 250-762-5445 ext. 4586 or ordering online.

Supplies
  • binder
  • pencils, pens, erasers
  • Staedtler scale ruler (1:50, 1:20, 987 18 – SIBK Metric)
  • geometry set with compass and protractor
  • one of the following: Sharp EL-520W, EL-520X, EL-531X calculator to write IP Exam
  • government-issued picture ID to write the provincial and national exams (driver’s licence, photo ID or valid passport), student card is not acceptable
     
Program Outline for Level 2 Harmonized
  • alternating current fundamentals
  • meters and test equipment (part 2)
  • single phase alternating current circuits
  • circuit protection devices
  • single-phase transformers
  • alternating current motor controls (part 2)
  • lighting
  • industrial power electronics (part 2)
  • electrical code and wiring (part 2)
Textbooks for Level 2
  • Current Canadian Electrical Code Part 1 Spiral Edition 2018 (if not already purchased): $200.29
  • TTBC Level 2 Harmonized Binders: $121.29

Note: Prices do not include 5% GST, and prices are also subject to change. Textbooks are available at the OC Campus Store by contacting 250-762-5445 ext. 4586 or ordering online.

Supplies
  • binder
  • pencils, pens, erasers
  • Staedtler scale ruler (1:50, 1:20, 987 18 – SIBK Metric)
  • geometry set with compass and protractor (if not already purchased)
  • calculator to write IP exam, preferably one of the following: Sharp EL-520W, EL-520X, EL-531X 
  • government-issued picture ID to write the provincial and national exams (driver’s licence, photo ID or valid passport), student card is not acceptable
Be prepared for the first day of class
  • You will be writing a “Year 1 review” exam based on the Level 1 curriculum.  (eg. Resistor color codes)
  • You should also review your Level 1 modules (competencies) before this day if you wish to be successful on this review exam.
  • You will need a current Canadian Electrical Code (CEC) book, calculator, pencil and eraser to write this exam.
  • If you have not yet purchased your Level 2 modules competency binders, this can be done by going to the College Bookstore at the Kelowna campus.
Program Outline for Level 3
  • three-phase alternating current circuits
  • three-phase transformers
  • direct-current machines and controls
  • alternating current machines
  • alternating current motor controls (part 3)
  • industrial power electronics (part 3)
  • electrical code and wiring (part 3)
  • final examination
Textbooks for Level 3
  • Current Canadian Electrical Code Part 1 Spiral Edition 2018: $200.29
  • Electrical Apprentice Program Binder Level 3: $125.49

Note: Prices do not include 5% GST, and prices are also subject to change. Textbooks are available at the OC Campus Store by contacting 250-762-5445 ext. 4586 or ordering online.

Supplies
  • binder
  • pencils, pens, erasers
  • Staedtler scale ruler (1:50, 1:20, 987 18 – SIBK Metric)
  • geometry set with compass and protractor (if not already purchased)
  • calculator to write IP exam, preferably one of the following: Sharp EL-520W, EL-520X, EL-531X 
  • government-issued picture ID to write the provincial and national exams (driver’s licence, photo ID or valid passport), student card is not acceptable
Be prepared for the first day of class
  • You will be writing a “Year 2 review” exam based on the Level two curriculum.  
  • You should also review your Level 2 modules (competencies) before this day if you wish to be successful on this review exam.
  • You will need a current Canadian Electrical Code (CEC) book, calculator, pencil and eraser to write this exam.
  • If you have not yet purchased your Level Three modules competency binders, this can be done by going to the College Bookstore at the Kelowna campus
Program Outline
  • three-phase alternating current circuits
  • three-phase transformers
  • direct-current machines and controls
  • alternating current machines
  • alternating current motor controls (part 3)
  • industrial power electronics (part 3)
  • electrical code and wiring (part 3)
  • final examination
Textbooks for Level 3
  • Current Canadian Electrical Code Part 1 Spiral Edition 2018: $200.29
  • Electrical Apprentice Program Binder Level 3 - Harmonized Level 3: $157.29

Note: Prices do not include 5% GST, and prices are also subject to change. Textbooks are available at the OC Campus Store by contacting 250-762-5445 ext. 4586 or ordering online.

Supplies
  • binder
  • pencils, pens, erasers
  • Staedtler scale ruler part #987 18-1 (if not already purchased)
  • geometry set with compass and protractor (if not already purchased)
  • calculator to write IP exam, preferably one of the following: Sharp EL-520W, EL-520X, EL-531X 
  • government-issued picture ID to write the provincial and national exams (driver’s licence, photo ID or valid passport), student card is not acceptable
Be prepared for the first day of class
  • You will be writing a “Year 2 review” exam based on the Level two curriculum.  
  • You should also review your Level 2 modules (competencies) before this day if you wish to be successful on this review exam.
  • You will need a current Canadian Electrical Code (CEC) book, calculator, pencil and eraser to write this exam.
  • If you have not yet purchased your Level Three modules competency binders, this can be done by going to the College Bookstore at the Kelowna campus
Program Outline
  • applied trade concepts
  • industrial computing
  • digital logic
  • programmable logic controllers
  • high voltage installations
  • modern building systems
  • automated control systems
  • variable speed drives
  • electrical code and print reading
Textbooks for Level 4
  • Current Canadian Electrical Code Part 1 Spiral Edition 2018 (if not already purchased): $200.29
  • Electrical Apprentice Program Modules Level 4: $134.99

Note: Prices do not include 5% GST, and prices are also subject to change. Textbooks are available at the OC Campus Store by contacting 250-762-5445 ext. 4586 or ordering online.

Supplies
  • binder
  • pencils, pens, erasers
  • geometry set with compass and protractor (if not already purchased)
  • calculator to write IP exam, preferably one of the following: Sharp EL-520W, EL-520X, EL-531X 
  • government-issued picture ID to write the provincial and national exams (driver’s licence, photo ID or valid passport), student card is not acceptable
Be prepared for first day of class
  • You will be writing a “Year 3 review” exam based on the Level 3 curriculum.  
  • You should also review your Level 3 modules (competencies) before this day if you wish to be successful on this review exam.
  • You will need a current Canadian Electrical Code (CEC) book, calculator, pencil and eraser to write this exam.
  • If you have not yet purchased your Level 4 modules competency binders, this can be done by going to the College Bookstore at the Kelowna campus
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Admission Requirements

  • Registered as an apprentice with ITA BC
  • Must be working for an employer with at least one qualified journeyperson. 
  • Not registered as an apprentice? Ask your employer to register you as an apprentice with the Industry Training Authority (ITA). It’s free, simple, and can be completed within a few minutes online or printed and mailed to the ITA Head Office. More details can be found at www.itabc.ca

 

Financial Incentives

The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant provides direct support to apprentices in the first two years of an approved apprenticeship training program (Red Seal trades). The taxable grant is $1,000 for Level 1 and $1,000 for Level 2. This grant is only available after you have completed the specified level of technical training and have a specific number of work-based hours on your ITA transcript.

The Apprenticeship Completion Grant is a $3,000 taxable cash grant for apprentices who complete their apprenticeship training and obtain Red Seal endorsement or a provincial/territorial certificate of qualification in a designated Red Seal trade. Apprentices can apply twice; once after their first year of training, and one more time after their second year.

Note: this grant is not available to students in the Professional Cook and/or Baker Apprenticeship programs.

The Apprenticeship Completion Grant is a $2,000 taxable cash grant for apprentices who complete their apprenticeship training and obtain Red Seal endorsement or a provincial/territorial certificate of qualification in a designated Red Seal trade.

WorkBC Apprenticeship Supports

Apprentice financial supports are available to eligible apprentices while they’re completing their classroom apprenticeship training. Apprentices may be able for supports which cover costs such as child card, transportation, disability, and more. Once an apprentice completes the WorkBC application online, a 16-digit reference code will be emailed to them. Use the 16-digit reference code for the Service Canada EI application. 

Service Canada EI Application

Apprentices attending full-time technical training (sometimes referred to as block-release training), they may be eligible to receive Employment Insurance (EI) benefits while unemployed and attending your course. Refer to the Service Canada website for application details.

Apprentices registered in a Red Seal trade apprenticeship program who meet the eligibility requirements may receive up to $4,000 in loans per period of technical training. The purpose of the CAL is to provide apprentices registered in Red Seal trades with loans to assist with the costs to attend technical training.

The LNG Canada Trades Training Fund is available for application by employers on behalf of their apprentices who are high-demand trades. Funding can be requested for apprenticeship training, foundation training as well as specialized, technical and managerial training. Only small companies with 20 employees or less, who are supporting apprenticeship in the demand trades, are eligible.

The federal government will now provide tax recognition for the costs that many employed tradespeople incur to provide their own tools in their employment duties. A deduction (up to a maximum of $500/year) will be allowed for the total cost of new tools acquired by an employed tradesperson in a tax year in excess of $1000. Employer will need to certify that the employee is required to obtain those tools for use in employment activities.

Apprentices who complete their third and four year of any apprenticeship program may be eligible for a tax credit. The apprentice will receive the tax credit when they file their annual income taxes. Apprentices will be eligible for a tax credit of $2,000 for completing Level 3 and a credit for $2,500 for completing Level 4 of any apprenticeship. For more information visit www.sbr.gov.bc.ca

Your T2202A tax form is available online via myOkanagan on the last day of February.
To access your tax form:

  1. Login to myOkanagan
  2. Username: 300XXXXXX@stu.oc
  3. Password: birthdate (mmddyyyy) (you will be asked to update your password the first time you login)
  4. Click the "T2202A Tax Form" link under Online Services

If you have any problems accessing your myOkanagan account, please call IT Services at 1-866-839-4032 or complete an online myOkanagan password reset request.

 

 

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