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.
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