PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS (From NIC website)
The Electronics Technician Core gives students the fundamentals of industrial electronics and automation including work with robotics and microprocessors, along with electrical fundamentals including the Canadian Electrical Code.
The program includes 700 hours of lab time in NIC’s state-of-the-art industrial automation facilities, which includes small and large robotic arms, 3D printers and high precision computer-controlled tools.
Past graduates have worked for companies in town such as; Accel Systems, Andritz, BCI Technologies, CAE, Confirmed Automation, ESC Automation, GE, Global Container Terminals, Inukton, Labatt Breweries, Livewire, National Energy Equipment, Pentair, RadioWorks, Royal Canadian Navy, Saputo, Schweitzer Engineering, Seamor Marine, Spartan Controls, Steinsvik, Telus, Terratek Energy, Trican, Tundra solutions, VanRX, Western Forest Products, Westshore Terminals, Weyerhauser
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 NIC Electronics Core (with Electrical) Program in their Grade 12 year at NIC.
Sample Timetable #1
|Grade 10||Grade 11||Grade 12|
CLE 10/Elective 10
Science 11 (Physics 11)
Foundations 11 or Pre-calc 11
*Elective 11 (Electronics recommended)
NIC Electronics Core (with Electrical)
Counts as Grade 12 Electives
Note: Requires “N” license as program is in Campbell River
Elective 10/Elective 10
Socials 11 or 12
Elective 12 (Math 12 recommended)
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)