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Electrical Foundation Certificate


Intake
  • Fall
  • Spring

  • Training Type
    Foundation
  • Program Start Date
    September, January
  • Campuses
    Prince George

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  • Length
    6 months
  • Tuition Estimate
    (domestic students)
    $6,500
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    Varies-see the bookstore for more information
  • Credential Granted
    • Certificate
    • Trades Foundation Program
  • Learning Method Options
    Face-to-Face

Learning Method Option:

  • Face-to-Face: Program is fully delivered in class with face-to-face interaction
  • Online: Program is fully delivered online
  • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online): Program is delivered using a combination of face-to-face and online learning
  • Off-site: All or part of program is delivered in a physical location away from regular classroom/campus

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Application Deadline Advice

Limited seats; applications should be submitted as early as possible. Qualified applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Application Fee: $40 (Domestic); $125 (International)

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic (minimum grade)
1. English 11 (C) or equivalent
2. Foundations of Math 11 or Precalculus 11 or equivalent
3. Physics 11 or equivalent


Admission Advice
1. To meet admission requirements, students in grade 12 may submit expected final grades for courses in progress.
2. To meet admission requirements, students completing upgrading courses can submit interim grades once they are 50% through the course.
3. High school students may be eligible to take this program. See your school counsellor for details.
4. Selection Process

If the program is over-subscribed, students will be selected based on the selection criteria listed below:

  1. The letter grade for English 11, English 045 or Communications 12 or equivalent will contribute its actual points to the selection process: e.g., “A” = 4.0, “B+” = 3.33, etc.
  2. The letter grade for Foundations of Math 11, Math 045, or Math 044 or equivalent, will contribute its actual points to the selection process: e.g., “A” = 4.0, “B+” = 3.33, etc.
  3. The letter grade for Physics 11 or Physics 045 or Application of Physics 12, or equivalent, will contribute its actual points to the selection process: e.g., “A” = 4.0, “B+” = 3.33, etc.
  4. The mechanical reasoning portion of the Student Readiness Assessment will be awarded a maximum of 5 points. Refer to the Mechanical Reasoning Grading Scale in the CNC Calendar.
  5. Passing the English portion of the Student Readiness Assessment will be awarded 1 point.
  6. Passing the Math portion of the Student Readiness Assessment will be awarded 1 point.
  7. One or more trades-related courses at the Grade 12 level with a grade of “B” or higher, or successful completion of any foundation-level trades training program or documented experience of one year in a trade will be awarded 3 points.
  8. Credit for submitting a résumé and personal handwritten statement indicating their reasons for wishing to enter this program will be awarded a maximum of 3 points.

Maximum points available = 25


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy CNC's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements

Completion of English 12  (or equivalent) 

Students whose first language is not English need to submit an English Language proficiency assessment. For more information check here.

 

 

 

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

You must meet the admission requirements of your intended program (detailed in the program admission requirements section for CNC programs on EducationPlannerBC).


To view detailed admission requirements, please visit https://cnc.bc.ca/admissions/apply

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

You must meet the admission requirements of your intended program (detailed in the program admission requirements section for CNC programs on EducationPlannerBC).

For more details on General Admission to CNC check here.

Out-of-Province

You must meet the admission requirements of your intended program (detailed in the program admission requirements section for CNC programs on EducationPlannerBC).

For more details on General Admission to CNC check here.

 

BC Transfer Student

You must meet the academic requirements of your intended program (detailed in the program admission requirements section of CNC program profiles in the EducationPlannerBC Search Database).

If you have completed courses at other post-secondary institutions, you may request these credits be transferred to CNC. An official transcript from each institution at which the courses were taken must accompany your transfer credit request. For more information on transfer credit, check here.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

You must meet the academic requirements of your intended program (detailed in the program admission requirements section of CNC program profiles in the EducationPlannerBC Search Database).

If you have completed courses at other post-secondary institutions, you may request these credits be transferred to CNC. An official transcript from each institution at which the courses were taken must accompany your transfer credit request. For more information on transfer credit, check here.

Mature Student

Candidates who have not graduated from the BC high school system or equivalent, and who are at least 19 years of age, may be able to gain entry to CNC as a Mature student. Applicants in this category are still required to meet a program’s other admission requirements and all course prerequisites.

International Student

Details on International Student Admission can be found here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Details on Special Admission can be found on the Application Information web page.

How to Apply

Students can apply on the EducationPlannerBC website or Download and fill in an application form.

Details on applying can be found on this website.

Training in a program like this one can lead to different careers. Related occupations are presented to show potential career options, not definite outcomes.

Follow the links to learn more about these careers on WorkBC's career profiles.

Next Up: Apprenticeship

Taking a foundation program can help you build the skills that employers are looking for, making you well-positioned to find an employment in the trade and begin an apprenticeship.

Your technical and work-based training hours acquired from the Electrical Foundation Certificate program will be counted towards your next step in training as an apprentice. To progress as an apprentice, you will need to find an employer who will sponsor your apprenticeship and register with the Industry Training Authority (ITA). You will then be able to complete the work-based (on-the-job) training hours and next level(s) of the apprenticeship training of your chosen trade in:

For updated details regarding the Industry Training Program, please refer to the above links for respective ITA program profiles.