Electrical (Construction)


Electricians work in a wide variety of buildings and facilities - on everything from lighting and climate control systems, to communication equipment and thousands of other specific tools and devices. An Electrician is designated as a Construction Electrician under the Inter-provincial Red Seal program.

An Electrician's work involves assembling, installing, commissioning, testing, maintaining, servicing and operating electrical systems and equipment.

Construction - electricians work either as employees who are part of a contractor's team, on both residential and commercial construction projects, or as independent electrical contractors on such projects.

Foundation Training

Full-time: 24 weeks, Cloverdale Campus

Program: Foundation training prepares students to begin work in the construction industry.   Students who successfully complete the Construction Electrician: Citation (Foundation) will acquire breadth of knowledge and develop the necessary habits concerning safety, time and materials management, hand tools and power tools.  Various practical projects are performed in a shop environment to enhance students' skills in lay out, assembly, installation, testing, troubleshooting and repairing electrical wiring, fixtures, control devices and related equipment in buildings and other structures.

At the end of the Foundation program students will write the Construction Electrician Level 1 exam. Students who complete the Foundation program and exam are eligible for SkilledTradesBC credit in Construction Electrician Level 1 apprenticeship and 350 work-based hours.

For start dates please go to the Program Schedule

Please visit the KPU calendar for more details about the Construction Electrician: Citation (Foundation).

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Apprentice Training

Full-time: 10 weeks, Cloverdale Campus

Program Offers: Levels 1, 2, 3 & 4

Refer to the Apprenticeship Training section for additional information on apprenticeship registration procedures and the responsibilities of the apprentice.

Please visit the KPU calendar for more information about the Construction Electrician: Apprenticeship.

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