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Electrician (Construction and Maintenance)

Algonquin College

Faculty:Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence
Degree:Certificate; Apprenticeship
Field of Study:Electrician
Length:28 Week(s)
Careers:Contractors and Supervisors, Electrical Trades and TelecommunicationsElectricians


This 28-week Algonquin College Certificate apprenticeship program fulfills all in-class requirements. It is divided into three eight-week levels (Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced) where you alternate between going to school for eight weeks and working in the field for eight to 12 months. You take courses on the Canadian Electrical Code, electrical theory, electronics, instrumentation and installation methods. You also learn about prints, standards and electrical principles, practical installations and how to work in a variety of specialty areas.

At the end of this program, you are qualified to write the exam to earn a Certificate of Qualification in the Electrician Construction and Maintenance trade. To work outside of Ontario, you need to test for the Red Seal Endorsement (RSE) in Industrial or Construction specializations.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Eligibility is determined by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development. Applicants must be formally registered as apprentices and be released by their sponsor to attend the College. Although a Grade 10 education is the minimum entry requirement for an electrical apprentice, the level of education required for success in today`s electrical industry is constantly increasing. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that electrical apprentices entering the in-school training program have a minimum equivalent of Grade 12 physics, chemistry, communications and mathematics.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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