Electrician Common Core – Level 2 (Accelerated)

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An Electrician is designated as a Construction Electrician under the Inter-Provincial Red Seal program. This ITA-BC Approved modular program provides opportunities for Electrical Apprentice’s 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.

Level 2 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 ITA funding is only applicable for registered active sponsored apprentices.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of Level 2, learners will be able to do the

  • Apply circuit concepts
  • Organize work
  • 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

Certificate Program

Total Program Hours:
300 Hours
Full-Time Program Length:
10 Weeks
(Includes holidays and professional days)
Program content is subject to change.

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Career Opportunities

Commercial Electrician
Construction Electrician Apprentice
Entertainment Industry Electrician
Institutional Electrician
Maintenance Electrician
Manufacturing Electrician
Marine Electrician
Residential Electrician
Admission Requirements:
  • Students must be an active sponsored apprentice registered with ITA prior to starting the program and writing the ITA-BC Certification Exam

Note: English level assessment will be required for international students.

Certificate Requirements:
  • 70% average upon successful completion of all courses and the required number of attested workplace hours.
Canada Apprentice Loan:

The Canadian Government has announced the creation of the Canada Apprentice Loan (CAL) as an expansion of the Canada Student Loans Program (CSLP). The purpose of CAL is to provide apprentices registered in Red Seal trades with interest-free loans to assist with the costs of technical training.

Starting in January 2015, Apprentices registered in a Red Seal trade apprenticeship program who meet the eligibility requirements for CAL may receive:

  • Up to $4,000 in loans per period of technical training;
  • Up to 5 funded periods of technical training; and,
  • Up to 6 years of interest-free status.

This applies to all levels of our Construction Electrician programs. Contact our Trades Advisor, Ed, for more information: 778-800-2719.

* Electrician Common Core – Level 2 (Accelerated) was reviewed and approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.

Students can expect to complete one to three hours of homework per day.

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Courses List

This 10 week Certificate program requires the student to complete the following courses.

Electrician Level II

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