PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS (From NIC website)
During the 24-week program, you will participate in enhanced Level 1 theoretical training, including lab work which enhances your learning of introductory electrical theory through the application of this new knowledge. You will learn how to correctly and safely use measuring instruments (meters), power supplies and other electrical equipment.
While learning about electrical theory, you will learn how to safely and correctly use common hand and power tools, supplies, electrical components and devices, equipment and specialty tools in a manner that a Year 1 apprentice is expected to know when working in residential and light commercial construction.
You will learn the interpretation of the latest edition of the Canadian Electrical Code and how these modern wiring techniques are being used in the residential and light commercial construction industries.
Employment opportunities for Construction and Electrician Red Seal tradespersons exist in residential; commercial and industrial electrical construction; electrical maintenance and service; industrial electrical and electronic process controls; HVAC systems maintenance and installation; marine electrical work; gas and electric utilities and others.
Construction electricians install equipment and wiring in new housing, shopping centres, condominiums, townhouses, office buildings, schools, hospitals, factories, processing plants, mills, mines, manufacturing plants, sub stations, etc.
Past graduates have worked for companies in town such as;
Apple Electric, Aiki Electric, Alborz Electric Inc, Drewry Electrical, Houle Electric Limited, JE Electrical Contracting, Jet Electric, Muchalat Construction
A Construction Electrician apprentice must complete a four-year program including 6000 workplace hours and 1200 in-school hours of training completed in four levels of training, each for ten weeks. After completion and achievement of a passing grade, the apprentice will hold the B.C. Certificate of Apprenticeship, B.C. Certificate of Qualification, and the Inter provincial Standard Endorsement also known as Red Seal.
North Island College
(Campbell River Campus)
1685 S Dogwood St
Campbell River, BC
How do I get started?
- Meet with the Career Teacher at your school
- Plan your Grade 11 & 12 classes
- Complete a SD71 District Train In Trades Application
- Meet with a Work Experience coordinator to set up a work experience placement
- Sign up for S.T.E.P.
- Apply for a Trades Sampler program
- Meet with your school counselor to ensure you are programmed into the right courses
How should I timetable my courses?
Below is a sample timetable showing the pathway and required courses needed between Grade 10 – 12 so a student could take the North Island Carpentry Foundation Program in their Grade 12 year.
|Grade 10||Grade 11||
Science 11 (Physics 11 Preferred)*
Socials 11 or 12 *
Elective 11 (CLE11*)
*Grade 11 Academic?
Elective 10/Elective 10
|Construction Trades Sampler
(Includes WorkPlace Math 11)
NIC Electrical Program
Counts as Grade 12 Electives
Who can/do I talk to?
G.P. Vanier Career Office
Mark R. Isfeld Career Office
Highland Career Office
Glacier View Career Office
Career Coordinator: Dawn Stevens
District Trades Coordinator
Email: Steve Claassen@sd71.bc.ca
TRADES PROGRAM APPLICATION FORMSIf you will complete any of the following applications digitally, make sure you download and save them to your computer first before completing. You can use the Fill & Sign feature in Adobe Acrobat Reader to sign it.
FILLABLE - District Application - Trades 2020 (Can be done at home and brought to Careers Teacher)
FILLABLE - Grade 12 SLP - Fall 2020 (Can be started at home and brought to Careers Teacher)
ITA Youth Train In Trades Application Form (To completed once accepted to program)
NIC Trades Application -Sample Only (See a school's Careers Department for actual one)