Electrician Apprenticeship

Electrician Apprenticeship

Program Description

This program prepares students for entrance into the field of Electrician by providing them with the basic knowledge, skills and technical training that employers are seeking in new hires. As electricity is used for a variety of purposes including climate control, security and communications, electricians need to be proficient in many applications of electricity.

Students will receive provincial apprenticeship curriculum pertinent to the apprenticeship level in which they are enrolled.  Upon successful completion of all four apprenticeship levels and appropriate time in the trade, students may be eligible to write the Inter-Provincial Exam for either Construction or Industrial Electrician.

Career Prospects

There are a wide range of career paths for electricians. Some of the types of work, or areas of specialty that can be pursued after electrician training include, but are not limited to: construction and maintenance work, industrial work, linework, communication systems, security and fire alarm systems, solar panel installation, wind turbine maintenance, marine and elevator repair. With advances in technology the work of the electrician is changing and today's wired environment requires electricians to be able to install electrical control systems that are becoming more complex, often solid-state or computer controlled, which requires electricians to have a greater knowledge of electronic systems.


Location: Fort St. John Campus

Length: 10 weeks per level (4 levels/1200 hours)

Start: Refer to the Trades Intake Schedule 

Fees: Current Fee Schedule

Admission Prerequisites

Admission requirements as indicated by the ITA.

Important Notes

  1. The program is not eligible for Canada Student Loans.
  2. Students must provide safety equipment, including footwear having CSA safety-toe protection and CSA safety glasses with clear lenses.
  3. The program is affiliated with the Industry Training Authority.
  4. The information on this program page is a summary of the official Program Completion Guide approved by NLC’s Education Council. Download a PDF of the Program Completion Guide.  

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Apprenticeship Contact: trades@nlc.bc.ca