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Electrician Common Core – Level 1 (Accelerated)

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 1 is the first 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 1 Certificate.

Included in the Level 1 program the student will learn basic DC theory, safety procedures, rudimentary motor control, introduction to electronics and the Canadian Electrical Code.

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

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of Level 1, Students will be able to:

  • Apply circuit concepts
  • Perform safety-related functions
  • Use tools and equipment
  • Organize work (use plans, drawings, specifications and the CEC)
  • Use mentoring techniques
  • Install and maintain supply services and metering equipment
  • Install and maintain protection devices
  • Install and maintain low voltage distribution systems
  • Install and maintain grounding and bonding systems
  • Install and maintain raceways, cables and enclosures
  • Install and maintain branch circuitry
  • Install and maintain communication systems

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