Training schedule details provided by the BC Trades Training Consortium (TTC).
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Not ready for an apprenticeship program? This Foundation (Pre-apprenticeship) program may be of interest:
In the harmonized structure of Electrician Apprenticeship: Level 1, 2, 3 are common to Electrical and Industrial Electrician. Level-4 apprentices will take the specific trade that they were registered in: Construction Electrical (CE) or Industrial Electrical (IE).
This program satisfies the training standard set by the BC Industry Training Authority (ITA) for:
For updated details regarding Electrician, Industrial, please review the ITA Accredited program profiles.
Individuals who wish to begin an apprenticeship in this program must register with the ITA along with their sponsors. Application forms for all programs are available from the ITA website. Online registration is also available for most programs though the ITA website.
Industrial Electricians inspect, install, test, troubleshoot, repair and service industrial electrical equipment and related electrical and electronic controls. Service also includes calibration and preventative/predictive maintenance. Industrial electricians are employed by maintenance departments of plants, mines, smelters, oil and gas rigs, platforms, mills, shipyards, factories, and other industrial establishments. Some are employed by electrical contractors.
The program combines technical training and work-based training. It generally takes four years to complete.
The technical training is made up of four levels. The first three levels are Common Core Electrician. After the third level students choose either Construction Electrician or Industrial Electrician for the fourth level training. Each level is 10 weeks (300 hours) for a total of 1200 technical training hours. This block of training is normally delivered through an ITA approved training institution. Sometimes it may also be met through approved training models (distance education, online, part-time) and/or a level challenge exam.
The work-based training totals 6000 hours. Based on a 30-hour work week this involves 200 weeks of training.
For details about the Pan-Canadian Harmonization Initiative and recent changes to the program structure, visit the ITA website OPSN 2017 004.3 .
Important Note: Industry strongly recommends to have at least one year of work-based training as an electrical apprentice before starting your in-school technical training.
Individuals who hold the credentials listed below are entitled to receive partial credit toward the completion requirements of this program.
Construction Electrician- Certificate of Qualification
Construction Electrician- Level 1 & 2 Technical Training
Apprenticeship training in this program can lead to a career in:
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