Construction Electrician – Level 4

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 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.

Level 4 is the fourth year theoretical and hands-on training component of the four-year program. Upon successful completion of the Certificate, students will receive their Certification of Apprenticeship. The Certification of Apprenticeship (is a requirement and) qualifies students to write their IP Red Seal Exam.

Included in the Level 4 program the student will learn high voltage systems, digital electronics, PLC, fire-alarm and security systems, structured cabling systems and CEC. Level 4 will also include a review of the learning objectives from Levels 1-3.

The designated ITA funding is only applicable for registered active sponsored apprentices.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of Level 4, learners will be able to do the following:

  • Apply safe work practices
  • Analyze DC circuits
  • Analyze single-phase circuits
  • Analyze three-phase circuits
  • Analyze electronic circuits
  • Apply the Canadian Electrical Code (CEC) regulations and standards
  • Install emergency power systems
  • Install alternative power systems
  • Install transformers
  • Install HVAC
  • Install electronic motor controls
  • Install PLCs
  • Install process controls
  • Install fire alarm and suppressions systems
  • Install structured cabling systems
  • Install building automation systems
  • Install sounds systems
  • Install entertainment systems
  • Install CATV systems
  • Install security alarm systems
  • Install and use high voltage 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:
  • Grade 12 / GED or mature student status
  • Applicants must successfully complete the admissions interview and may be required to do an entrance assessment
  • Applicants must successfully complete the admissions interview

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

  • Successful completion of an ITA recognized Level 3 program
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.

* Construction Electrician – Level 4 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.

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