The 4 years Industrial Electrician Apprenticeship program including 40-week in-school training will prepare qualified, skilled and job-ready apprentices for various industries. The program will produce graduates skilled in the application, installation, repair, and calibration and tuning of electrical equipment and control devices used in a variety of industrial sectors.
Graduates will have the knowledge and the hands-on experience in all areas of computerized control, programmable logic controllers and electrical devices. The program will aim to respond to the growing need of highly skilled apprentices in industries such as LNG, pulp and paper, mining, utilities plants, shipbuilding among others.
This program will appeal to learners who enjoy electrical and mechanical work. This program will emphasize hands-on, practical training using equipment typically encountered in industry. It is a viable option for those wishing to enter into an apprenticeship in the field of Industrial Electrical.
The program goals, program objectives and program learning tasks are outlined in the ITA Industrial Electrician Program Outline. The processes for achieving certification are outlined in the ITA Industrial Electrician Program Profile. Students will acquire the specific knowledge and skills required to be successful in the industry, and to achieve Industry Training Authority certification with Red Seal endorsement.
Upon successful completion of the proposed apprenticeship, graduates will be able to:
- Install of electrical devices and components found in industrial settings.
- Inspect and troubleshoot electrical equipment such as motors, generators, pumps, heavy duty machines, illumination systems, environmental regulating systems, communication systems, and associated electrical controls.
- Repair and service electrical devices and components.
- Calibrate electrical devices and components that are applied to industrial equipment.
- Preventive and predictive maintenance of electrical equipment.
- Install and program basic motor control and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC).
- Optimize industrial equipment in a variety of industry sectors.
- Troubleshoot and remedy intermittent and ongoing process faults and inconsistencies.
- Maintain calibration records and drawings through accurate documentation.
- Analyse a given situation and establish a plan for remediation of the problem.
- Work and communicate effectively as part of a team.
After completion of training, a passing grade on the inter-provincial exam will result in the BC Certificate of Apprenticeship, BC Certificate of Qualification, and the Inter-provincial Standard Endorsement, also known as Red Seal.
For general inquiries, email BCIT_Electrical@bcit.ca
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