The demand for qualified electricians continues to grow. Electrician Common Core Level 1 program prepares students to enter an electrical apprenticeship with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed.
Electrician Common Core Level 1 program teaches students the electrical theory they need to advance in their apprenticeships. The aim of this program is to provide learners with the necessary skill and knowledge required to maintain employment as an electrical apprentice.
The program builds on students’ understanding of safety and rigging techniques, electrical circuit concepts, and construction and circuit drawings. Students will build their computer skills, be introduced to solid-state components using a variety of power supplies, and examine and design the internal circuitry of galvanometers, ammeters, voltmeters, watt meters, watt-hour meters, and ohmmeters.
Students must meet all of the pre-requisites listed below, meet their financial obligations with the college, and acknowledge their understanding of the college’s policies and procedures provided in the student handbook, prior to starting classes.
- High school graduation or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years of age before classes start).
- Pass college’s admissions test.
Students are provided with the tools and materials needed to complete their training; however, they will require to provide their own appropriate clothing and steel-toed boots which is described during orientation.
The Industry Training Authority (ITA) recommends the following education for apprentices entering this occupation. These are not pre-requisites, but rather a desired level of skill or knowledge that will contribute to the success in the industry.
- Recent Grade 12 graduate (within the past 5 years)
- Demonstrated mechanical aptitude
- Principles of Mathematics 11
- Physics 11
- English 12 or Communications 12
This program is 8 weeks in length.