(Includes holidays and professional days) Program content is subject to change.
Becoming a Level 2 Electrical Apprentice is one of the first steps required to become an Electrician in British Columbia. This program will let you finish Level 2 in only 10 weeks!
An Electrician is designated as a Construction Electrician under the Inter-Provincial Red Seal program. This SkilledTradesBC Approved modular program provides opportunities for Electrical Apprentices to gain employable lifetime skills, and provides employers with a highly trained and experienced workforce, while strengthening British Columbia’s economy.
Electricians work in a wide variety of buildings and facilities. Since electricity is used for a variety of purposes including climate control, security, and communications, Electricians need to be proficient in many applications of electricity. There are three main settings in which Electricians typically work; Construction, Industrial and Institutional.
Electricians have many different responsibilities and tasks that they must carry out in their daily work. They assemble, install, alter, test, and maintain electrical systems designed to provide heat, light, power, control, signal, and fire alarms for all types of buildings and premises.
They ensure that all electrical connections are safe and meet the Canadian Electrical Code requirements. This program gives the student the necessary skills to be competitive in all environments.
The Level 2 Electrical Apprentice program is the second-year theoretical and hands-on training component of the four-year program. Upon successful completion of the requirements (minimum 70%), students will receive their Level 2 Certificate.
Included in the Level 2 program, the student will learn single-phase AC theory, advanced motor control, advanced electronics and the Canadian Electrical Code.
The designated SkilledTradesBC funding is only applicable for registered active sponsored apprentices.
Upon completion of Level 2, learners will be able to do the following:
Apply circuit concepts
Install and maintain supply services and metering equipment
Install and maintain protection devices
Install and maintain grounding, bonding and ground fault detection systems
Install and maintain power generation systems
Install and maintain renewable energy generation and storage systems
Install and maintain transformers
Install and maintain raceways, cables and enclosures
Install and maintain branch circuitry
Install and maintain HVAC systems
Install and maintain exit and emergency lighting systems
Install and maintain motors, starters and controls
Install and maintain cathodic protection systems
Why Study At Sprott Shaw?
Lifetime access to dedicated Employment Services Specialists (ESS) who can help you with resume and cover letter writing, interview skills, and the overall job search after graduation
Lifetime tuition-free access to course refreshers if you ever need to retrain and update your skills
Practicum opportunities with recognized organizations across BC
Multiple start dates so you can start your education when you want to without the wait
Career and professional development success courses to help create a career development marketing plan, learn the cardinal rules of professionalism, and identify the target markets and employment resources in the counselling field
Preparation and orientation courses to teach you how to find credible research, write papers, create proper citation formats including APA, and study effectively for exams
All-inclusive program costs where what you see is what you pay. Our costs include registration fees, assessment fees, tuition, textbooks, supplies, course materials, uniforms, certificates, graduation fees, practicum fees, and much more
Students must be an active sponsored apprentice registered with SkilledTradesBC prior to starting the program and writing the SkilledTradesBC Certification Exam.
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70% average upon successful completion of all courses and required number of attested workplace hours. The Sprott Shaw College final grade will account for 80% of the student’s overall mark for Level 2, with the Standardized Level Exam (SLE) accounting for the other 20%.
Program may not be available at all campuses. Program content is subject to change.
Students can expect to complete 1 – 3 hours of homework per day.
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