Electrician is an applied certificate program. It provides entry level skills training. You will learn how to make electrical installations and perform maintenance duties according to industry standards. The Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification commission grants the first of four levels of training to graduates who enter the Electrician Apprenticeship program.
Meadow Lake Campus
Feb 5th, 2024 - Jun 14th, 2024 Full-time
Tuition: $3157.00 (subject to change)
Application Fee of $35.00
Books: $1060.00 (subject to change)
Print Fee: $50.00
* Grade 11 with Math 20, or Foundations of Math 20, or Workplace and Apprenticeship Math 20, or Pre-Calculus 20.
* Original transcripts required before application is considered.
* English language requirement.
Applicants who do not possess the academic qualifications for a program may be admitted if evidence of probable success can be established through a special admission assessment. Interested individuals should still apply. Applicants are automatically considered for special admission.
Application process opens immediately
Extra Low Voltage, Magnetism and Meters
Your studies will focus on the inter-relationship of magnetism and electricity. You will use meters to measure electrical properties (such as volts, amps, resistance, power and energy). You will install basic signal systems and typical residential remote control relay systems using industry installation standards and trade standards of workmanship.
Essential Job Skills
You will develop essential job skills by preparing job search documents and practicing effective interpersonal communication skills for the workplace.
Resistive Circuit Analysis
You will be introduced to Ohm's Law, Watt's Law and Kirchoff's Laws through classroom and lab experiences. You will apply these laws to solve series, parallel, combination and three-wire circuit problems.
Conductors and Branch Circuits
You will learn the theory of conductors and how to select and install the correct conductors and equipment for branch circuits.
Introductory Electrical Theory and Practices
You will gain an understanding of the electrician trade, electrical theory and electrical terminology through classroom and lab experiences. Your studies will help you become familiar with basic electrical circuits and components used in electrical equipment. You will terminate conductors and install typical lighting and receptacle circuits.
Single Dwelling Plans, Lighting and Services
Your studies will focus on electrical drawings and the installation requirements for single-dwelling services. You will learn how to read and interpret blueprints, apply lighting theory to determine lighting requirements for installations and calculate the minimum size of service equipment. You will also practice installing a typical 100-amp single-dwelling service.
Safety and Personal Protective Equipment
You will be introduced to The Saskatchewan Employment Act and The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, personal protective equipment and rigging. You will learn how to use and maintain tools.
Wiring Methods (Cables)
You will receive an introduction to the wiring methods used to install electrical circuits. You will become familiar with the minimum Canadian Electrical Code requirements and practice installing typical circuits. You will also be introduced to residential data cabling.
Wiring Methods (Raceways)
You will receive an introduction to the wiring methods used to install electrical circuits. You will become familiar with the minimum Canadian Electrical Code requirements and practice installing typical circuits
Tools and Fasteners
You will learn how to use hand and power tools common to the electrician trade. You will learn how to safely operate and maintain powder actuated tools. You will learn about common fasteners used for wood, metal, masonry, and other materials.