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This program provides graduates with the theory and practical skills necessary to enter the electrical trade. The electrical worker plans, assembles, installs, tests, repairs and maintains electrical equipment and systems in commercial, industrial and marine facilities.

Program delivery mode: in person

  • This program will be delivered in person for the coming semester.
  • We have put measures in place for your safety and well-being, ensuring that all safety protocols are addressed. Please see the BCIT COVID-19 page for details on the procedures that have been implemented.

Your education is our priority and we will continue to deliver the applied instruction, collaborative experience, and industry connections that you expect from BCIT.

The Program

The program emphasizes a hands-on approach to training, where experience gained in the workshop is focused on industry practice. The necessary theoretical component is integrated into the program to complement and enhance the practical work. Industry tours will expose the student to a variety of work environments.

Entrance Requirements

Costs & Supplies


Program Details

Graduating & Jobs

Job Opportunities

Graduates may qualify for advanced standing as indentured candidates within the apprenticeship system.

Job opportunities exist in the construction, mining, forestry, food production, manufacturing, grain handling, transportation, utility and service industries. The nature of the electrical trade has changed with the impact of solid-state control and programmable logic controllers. Challenging career opportunities are available to individuals who are prepared to acquire a broad range of technical skills.

Faculty, Advisors & Staff

Advisory committee

  • Andy Cleven, Electrical Joint Training Committee
  • Ark Tsisserev, EFS Engineering Solutions Ltd.
  • Bill Strain, Villa Electric Ltd.
  • Deborah Cahill, Electrical Contractors Association of BC
  • Nick LeForte, City of Surrey
  • Pete Fisher, Metro Vancouver

Contact Us

For general inquiries, email 

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