ELFT 101 - Electrician Foundation Trades Training

The Electrician Foundation Trades Training course provides students the opportunity to acquire the basic knowledge and skills that employers are seeking when hiring new trainees, combined with the Level 1 technical training for the trade. The course prepares the student for entrance into the field of Electrician. In the Foundation portion of this program, students will be exposed to substantial hands-on exercises that will directly relate to the workplace.


Hours: 240 (Lecture Hours: 80; Shop/Teaching Kitchen: 160)


Total Weeks:  8


Admission into Program


Non-Course Prerequisites: 




Course Content:
Employability Skills
- Apply Study and Learning Skills
- Describe the Apprenticeship System
Safe Work Practices
- Control Workplace Hazards
- Describe WorksafeBC Regulations
- Describe Personal Safety Practices
- Describe Fire Safety
Tools and Equipment
- Describe Common Hand Tools and Their Uses
- Describe Common Power Tools and Their Uses
- Describe Removal of Broken Fasteners
- Describe Rigging and Hoisting Equipment
- Describe Ladders and Platforms
Organizational Skills
- Solve Trades Mathematical Problems
- Apply Science to Trades Applications
- Read Drawings and Specifications
Electrical Fundamentals
- Describe the Basic Principles of Electricity



Learning Outcomes:
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Describe and demonstrate general safety practices for trades areas and apply safety procedures that are required on work sites.
- Describe and demonstrate general knowledge of construction drawings used in industry.
- Describe and demonstrate the correct use of various hand and power tools used in the trade.
- Describe and demonstrate the proper technique used for fastening devices, cutting threads, and removing broken, threaded fasteners.
- Describe and demonstrate the correct installation of residential, commercial and industrial wiring practices as required in industry.

Knowledge:  Demonstrate an awareness of and appreciation for industry standard safety procedures

Attitudes:  Demonstrate professional attitudes and good work habits

Technologies: Demonstrate effective use of digital access to information. IE: Learning material is open access information and provided on-line.

Skills:  Demonstrate the proper use of trade-related tools and the appropriate basic trade skills expected of a first-year apprentice


Grading System:  Percentage


Passing Grade:  70%


Percentage of Individual Work:  30


Percentage of Group Work:  70


Additional Comments:

- All Students will sign and adhere to the Trades and Apprenticeship Safety and Attendance Rules and Regulatory Practices for Students Policy.


Text Books:
Textbooks are subject to change.  Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.