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So, you’re already an apprentice or you’re working in trades and are thinking about becoming one. First, you, or your employer, need to contact the Industry Training Authority to register as an apprentice. Then, enroll in one of BCIT’s many apprenticeship programs. In our apprenticeship programs, you’ll still work full-time for your employer, but you’ll spend part of your time attending technical training at BCIT. You get to earn while you learn! As an electrical apprentice, for example, you would attend technical training for 10 weeks per year over a four-year period to complete the training requirements of the apprenticeship. The rest of the time, you would be working on-the-job to obtain the required practical skills. Once your apprenticeship is complete, you’ll be in a great position to obtain Red Seal endorsement – your ticket to working outside of BC in your chosen trade.

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  • Indicates programs accepting international students.
  • Indicates programs with a co-op option.

Trades

Construction

  1. Boilermaker
    Apprenticeship Full-time
  2. Carpentry
    Apprenticeship Full-time
  3. Electrical
    Apprenticeship Full-time
  4. Gasfitter - Class B
    Apprenticeship Full-time
  5. Industrial Electrician
    Apprenticeship Full-time
  6. Ironworker - Reinforcing
    Apprenticeship Full-time
  7. Ironworker Generalist
    Apprenticeship Full-time
  8. Joinery (Cabinetmaker)
    Apprenticeship Full-time
  9. Marine Fitter
    Apprenticeship Full-time
  10. Metal Fabricator
    Apprenticeship Full-time
  11. Plumber
    Apprenticeship Full-time
  12. Sheet Metal
    Apprenticeship Full-time
  13. Steamfitter/Pipefitter
    Apprenticeship Full-time
  14. Welder
    Apprenticeship Full-time

Electrical/Electronics

  1. Electrical
    Apprenticeship Full-time
  2. Industrial Electrician
    Apprenticeship Full-time
  3. Instrumentation and Control Technician
    Apprenticeship Full-time

Mechanical

  1. Machinist
    Apprenticeship Full-time
  2. Millwright
    Apprenticeship Full-time
  3. Refrigeration
    Apprenticeship Full-time

Transportation

  1. Auto Body and Collision Technician
    Apprenticeship Full-time
  2. Automotive Collision and Refinishing Common Core
    Apprenticeship Full-time
  3. Automotive Refinishing Technician
    Apprenticeship Full-time
  4. Automotive Technician
    Apprenticeship Full-time
  5. Automotive Technician GM (ASEP)
    Apprenticeship Full-time
  6. Diesel Engine Mechanic
    Apprenticeship Full-time
  7. Heavy Duty Equipment Technician
    Apprenticeship Full-time
  8. Heavy Mechanical Trades Apprenticeship
    Apprenticeship Full-time
  9. Marine Mechanical Technician
    Apprenticeship Full-time
  10. Motorcycle Technician
    Apprenticeship Full-time
  11. Transport Trailer Technician
    Apprenticeship Full-time
  12. Truck and Transport Mechanic
    Apprenticeship Full-time