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 3 is the third year theoretical and hands-on training component of the four-year program. Upon successful completion of the Certificate requirements, students will receive certification as a fourth-year apprentice.
Included in the Level 3 program the student will learn three-phase AC theory, digital electronics, AC/DC motor theory and the Canadian Electrical Code. The designated ITA funding is only applicable for registered active sponsored apprentices.
Upon completion of Level 3, learners will be able to do the following:
- Solve problems using Technical mathematics
- Use Electrical Circuit Concepts
- Analyze Three-Phase AC Circuits
- Analyze Electronic Circuits
- Use of Three-Phase testing equipment
- Apply the Canadian Electrical Code (CEC) regulations and standards
- Analyze D.C. Generators and Motors
- Analyze Single-Phase Alternators and Motors
- Analyze Three-Phase Alternators and Motors
- Understand Three-Phase Distribution Centres
- Install magnetic and electronic motor controls
- Install Three-Phase Transformers