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

  1. Meet with the Career Teacher at your school
  2. Plan your Grade 11 & 12 classes
  3. Complete a SD71 District Train In Trades Application
  4. Meet with a Work Experience coordinator to set up a work experience placement
  5. Sign up for S.T.E.P.
  6. Apply for a Trades Sampler program
  7. Meet with your school counselor to ensure you are programmed into the right 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
English 10
Math 10
CLE 10/Elective 10
PE 10
English 11
Science 11 (Physics 11)
Foundations 11 or Pre-calc 11
Elective 11 (Electronics recommended)

NIC Electronics Core (with Electrical)
(Campbell River Campus)

Counts as Grade 12 Electives

Note: Requires “N” license as program is in Campbell River

English 11
Socials 10
Science 10
Elective 10/Elective 10

English 12
Socials 11 or 12
Elective 12 (Math 12 recommended)
G.P. Vanier Career Office

Phone: 250-338-2110
Career Teacher: Ross Jamison
Career Coordinator: Kelley Giorgianni

Mark R. Isfeld Career Office

Phone: 250-334-4628
Career Teacher: Peter Lineger
Career Coordinator: Randy James

Highland Career Office

Phone: 250-339-5525
Career Teacher: Jacques Nijhof
Career Coordinator: Tracey.MvKinney

Glacier View Career Office

Phone: 250-338-2752
Career Coordinator: Dawn Stevens

District Trades Coordinator

Steve Claassen
Cell: 250-897-5632
Email: Steve


If 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)