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:
New Industrial Electrician Apprentices starting the program after December 1, 2018 will be required to complete their levels in the harmonized program.
Harmonized structure: Level 1, 2, 3 are common to Electrical and Industrial Electrician. Level 4 apprentices will be registered into their specific trade: Electrical (CE) or Industrial Electrical (IE)
Harmonized apprentice levels will be regularly schedule as follows:
Current Industrial Electrician Apprentices will have the following options to complete their training:
Apprentices that began their training prior to December 2018 are encouraged to complete each level of training in their current stream as follows:
If you try to register for and the level is unavailable please ask the Apprentice Services Customer Service Representative to add your contact information to the interests list to be notified when additional intakes become available.
Current apprentices that need to transition to the new program will need to complete GAP training in order to enter the new stream. Additional training is required to address the gaps in program content as follows:
Check the Apprenticeship Training Schedules to see available training dates.
Potential students for this program are currently either registered as an apprentice, or they possess a Certificate of Qualification in Construction Electrician, and wish to pursue a career as an Industrial Electrician.
Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.
After completion of training, a passing grade on the inter-provincial exam will result in the B.C. Certificate of Apprenticeship, B.C. Certificate of Qualification, and the Inter-provincial Standard Endorsement, also known as Red Seal.
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