Construction Electrician Foundation
The Construction Electrician Foundation program is designed to
prepare students for positions as apprentice electricians with companies
that perform residential electrical work.
Students learn in the classroom, lab, and workshop using materials and
resources found on the job. In addition to math, physics, and fundamental
electrical concepts, students learn about heating, lighting, and alarm
systems. They also learn to interpret sketches, use a range of tools,
test equipment, and follow the Canadian Electrical Code. Safety
regulations, WorkSafeBC protocols, and even effective career strategies
are also covered.
Students will also 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 ITA exam for Level 1 at
the conclusion of the technical training.
Along with the hands-on training on campus, students take part in a field study in order to gain real work experience on the job.