ElectricAl Foundation Harmonized program

The demand for qualified electricians continues to grow. Ace Community College’s Construction Electrician Foundation diploma program will prepare you to enter an electrical apprenticeship with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed. This intensive program covers the fundamentals of electrical work and common topics like electrical circuits, technical drawings, and codes.

Safety practices and regulations are also covered, including the Workers Compensation Act and safe work practices. Studying under industry-experienced instructors, you’ll learn in labs and shops and then put your training into practice during an on-the-job practicum placement.

The aim of this program is to provide learners with the necessary skills and aptitude required to advance their career as an electrical apprentice in various settings: residential, commercial, and other electrical contractors. Students will learn all of the general area competencies required for work-based training and Level 1, understand the apprentice pathway to certification, and be prepared to write the SkilledTradesBC exam for Electrical Foundation harmonized program at the conclusion of the technical training. Foundation training prepares students to begin work in the construction industry. Students who successfully complete this program 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 layout, 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 workbased hours.

Career Occupation: Construction/ Industrial Electrician

Regulator of this Career: Skilled Trades BC. Please click below to go to Skilled Trades BC’s website  https://skilledtradesbc.ca/ 


This Program has been approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training.  

Prior to acceptance:
Grade 12 graduation, or equivalent (General Education Development, Adult Basic Education), or mature student status (age19 and one year out of school). All transcripts must be “true certified copies” or originals. Applicants must successfully complete the admissions interview and entrance assessments with a minimum score of 70% in the English Assessment and a minimum score of 70% in the Math Assessment.

Domestic Students:
⇒ Domestic students that can provide a Canadian transcript showing completion of English 11 or 12 or equivalent) with a passing grade of ‘C’, will be exempt from having to write the English Entrance Assessment.
⇒ Domestic students that can provide a Canadian transcript showing completion of Math 10, 11 or 12 (or equivalent) with a passing grade of ‘C’, will be exempt from having to write the Math Entrance Assessment.

International Students:
⇒ International students can meet the Math Entrance Assessment requirement by providing an equivalent to Canadian High School Math 10, 11 or 12 with a passing grade of ‘C’. The credential must be evaluated and verified.


Week 1
  • Student Success Strategies ,
  • Perform Safety Related Functions,
  • Line C- Use tools and equipment
    • C1- Hand tools
    • C2- Power tools
    • C3- Rigging
    • C4- Ladders and Scaffold
Week 2
  • Line C- Use tools and Equipment
  • Line B- Perform Safety Related Functions


Week 3
  • Applied Mathematics for Trades
  • Line B - Tests
Week 4
  • Line A
    • A1-Apply Circuit Concepts
  •  Assignments and Practical's on A1
Week 5
  • Line A- Apply circuit concepts
    • A2 Analyze DC Circuits
  • Assignments and Practical's on A2
Week 6
  • Line A- Apply Circuit Concepts
    • Review -A2 Analyze DC Circuits,
    • A3-Magnetism
    • A6 - Electronics
  • Assignments and Practical's on A3 and A6
Week 7
  • Line A-  Apply Circuit concepts
    • A6 - Electronics,
    • Assignments and Practical on A6,
  • Review Line A
Week 8
  • Mid Term
  • Line AA- Install and Maintain Communication Systems
    • AA1 Install voice, Data Cable ,
  • Line C- Use tools and Equipment
    • C4 Meters
  • Line D- Organize Work
    • D1 Blueprints
Week 9
  • Line D- Organize work
    • D1 Blueprints
  • Mid Term Exam 2 
  • Line H- Install and maintain consumer/Supply services and metering equipment - 
    • H1 to H3 CODE Elec. Services
Week 10
  • Line I- Install and Maintain Protection Devices
    • I2 Arc Fault, GFCI
  • Line J- Install and Maintain low voltage distribution systems,
  • Line L- Install and maintain bonding, grounding and ground fault detection systems
    • L1 Grounding and Bonding
Week 11
  • Line Q- Install and maintain raceways, cables and enclosures-
    • Q1 Install Conductors & Cables,
    • Q2 Install Raceways, Boxes & Fittings
  • Line R- Install and Maintain Branch Circuitry-
    • R1: Install Luminaires,
    • R2: Install Wiring Devices,
    • R3: Install Lighting Controls,
    • R4 Install Lighting Standards
Week 12
  • Review Line R,
  • Line D- Organize work
    • D2 Canadian Electrical Code
Week 13
  • First Aid Training and Certification
  • Build Residential mockup
Week 14
  • Exam- Code rule based,
  • Build Residential mockup
  • Finish any builds, Cleanup build residential mockup
Week 15
  • Program review and Final Exam Preparation,
  • Ace College Final Exam,
  • ITA Exam
Week 16
  • Field Study/Practicum (Week1)
Week 17
  • Field Study/Practicum (Week2)
Week 18
  • Field Study/Practicum (Week3)
Week 19
  • Field Study/Practicum (Week4)
Week 20

Career & Employment Strategies Theory - 100%

Electrical Foundation Harmonized Program

October 16, 2023 – February 02, 2024

Class Room No. 111


Our Program advisor is only a call or email away !!!

604-603-ACE1(2231) or info@acecollegecanada.com

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