Electrical Foundation

Canada / Nelson

  • Level : Certificate
  • Institution : Selkirk College
  • Deadline for application : 31 Mar 2022
  • Registration Fee : CAD100
  • Tuition Fee : CAD14,624 / Per Semester
  • Duration : 24 weeks
  • Language Requirements : International Certificate in English at B2 level ,International Certificate in English at C1 level,SAT or University's own exam,University's own English Language Placement Exam


This 24-week program will provide students, even those with little or no experience, with the necessary skills to gain employment in the trades as an apprentice electrician.

The program teaches aspects of residential, commercial and industrial wiring with a focus on residential. The curriculum follows the Industry Training Authority (ITA), BC Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development guidelines for the first year of the "in class" component of the electrical apprenticeship, which includes installation of electrical equipment in compliance with the Canadian Electrical Code.

Students engage in a variety of classroom, lab and shop activities. Students learn theoretical principals of electricity in the classroom, test their knowledge in the lab, and apply their knowledge in the shop where they design, install and construct electrical power, lighting and control systems in compliance with provincial and national codes.

Students earn credit for the Level One technical training component of the electrical apprenticeship as well as advance credit for 350 work-based hours of the practical on-the-job component of an apprenticeship.

Graduates of the Electrical Foundation Program at Selkirk College find employment as electrical apprentices engaged in the installation and maintenance of electrical power, lighting, heating, control, alarm, data and communication systems in residential, commercial and industrial settings as well as numerous other related fields.

General Requirements

1. High school diploma or Secondary school diploma

2. High school or Secondary school transcript of grades/mark sheets

3. Master degree/Graduate diploma

4. Master degree/Graduate transcript of grades or mark sheets

5. Language certificate

6. Reference letter (One or Two on request from University)

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