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The demand for qualified electricians continues to grow. Vancouver Career College's Construction Electrician Foundation diploma program will prepare you to enter an electrical apprenticeship with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed.
This intensive program covers the fundamentals of electrical work and common topics like electrical circuits, technical drawings, and codes. Safety practices and regulations are also covered, including the Workers Compensation Act and safe work practices.
Studying under industry-experienced instructors, you'll learn in labs and shops and then put your training into practice during an on-the-job practicum placement.
Students must meet all of the pre-requisites listed below, meet their financial obligations with the college, and acknowledge their understanding of the college’s policies and procedures provided in the student handbook, prior to starting classes.
- High school graduation or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years of age before classes start).
- Pass college's admissions test.
Students are provided with the tools and materials needed to complete their training; however, they will require to provide their own appropriate clothing and steel-toed boots which is described during orientation.
The Industry Training Authority (ITA) recommends the following education for apprentices entering this occupation. These are not pre-requisites, but rather a desired level of skill or knowledge that will contribute to the success in the industry.
- Recent Grade 12 graduate (within the past 5 years)
- Demonstrated mechanical aptitude
- Principles of Mathematics 11
- Physics 11
- English 12 or Communications 12
Individuals who complete the Construction Electrician Foundation program (college program and ITA exam) will receive the following credit toward completion of the Construction Electrician apprenticeship program:
- Training: Level 1
- Work-based Training: 350 hours
In conjunction with the Industry Training Authority (ITA), a combination of the college diploma’s final grade with the ITA standardized written exam is required to earn the Construction Electrician – Certificate of Completion, the first stage on the apprenticeship pathway leading to apprenticeship in this trade.