BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

Electrician Pre-Apprenticeship

Program Delivery Location: Merritt
Credential: Certificate
Format: Full-Time
Start Dates: To be Confirmed

Electrician Pre-Apprenticeship

This 24-week program provides students with the necessary skills to seek employment as an apprentice electrician. The program exposes the student to aspects of residential, commercial and industrial systems in this trade with a focus on developing practical skills. The curriculum follows the B.C. Ministry of Advanced Education guidelines for the first-year in-class components of the Electrician Apprenticeship, which includes installation procedures in compliance with the Canadian Electrical Code for residential, commercial and industrial.

For more information on the curriculum and learning outcomes, please see the Industry Training Authority’s website, Level 1 program information: http://www.itabc.ca/program/electrician-construction

Graduates of this program receive credit for Level 1 apprenticeship technical training and may also be granted practical credit by the Industry Training Authority. 

Admission Requirements

  • BC secondary school graduation or equivalent, or 19 years of age and out of secondary school for at least one year as of the first day of classes.

  • One of: English 12, English 12 First Peoples, Technical and Professional Communications (TPC) 12, an equivalent Provincial Level Adult Basic Education English course, or equivalent assessment.

  • Math required: Students graduating from secondary school in or prior to 2012: Mathematics 11 or an equivalent Advanced Level Adult Basic Education Mathematics course, or an equivalent assessment. Students entering Grade 10 in or after 2010 and/or completing the new mathematics curriculum: One of: Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics 11, Foundations of Mathematics 11 or, Pre-Calculus 11, or an equivalent Advanced Level Adult Basic Education Mathematics course or an equivalent assessment.

Electrical Pre-Apprenticeship Courses
Individuals who complete the ITA Construction Electrician Foundation program, with a minimum of 70% on the Level One Technician Exam, will receive the following credit toward completion of the Construction Electrician apprenticeship program. Technical Training: Level 1 Work Based Training: 350 hours

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