We are ready for Fall 2020

Lethbridge College provides a flexible learning environment that leverages faculty expertise, the advanced use of technology, and incorporates key experiential learning opportunities. Our approach to teaching and learning, whether on-campus, online or a blended combination of both, is to provide instruction in a way that facilitates interaction and engagement between students and their instructors and with other students in the course and provides opportunities to apply theory to real-world experiences.

 

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Overview

Designed for those who are not yet employed or apprenticed within the trades.

Trades employers are reluctant to hire employees with no experience, but you can enhance your chances in one of our pre-employment trades training programs. Designed for those who are not yet employed or apprenticed within the trades, these training programs provide the first year of the Alberta apprenticeship curriculum as well as various safety certificates. Successful completion of pre-employment training prepares you to write the first-year apprenticeship exam.

Electrician

Give yourself an advantage in the electrical trade. Through a mix of theoretical and hands-on training, our pre-employment electrician program will prepare you to write the first-year Alberta Apprenticeship Electrical exam. You’ll also gain employability skills and additional safety certificates like Fire Safety, WHMIS, ground disturbance and more.

Powerline Technician

Powerline technicians play a vital role in ensuring the reliable delivery of electricity to homes and businesses across the country. Our pre-employment program provides extensive hands-on and theoretical training in the utility electrical field related to overhead and underground distribution installations. Over twelve weeks, you’ll cover all of the material in the first-year Powerline Technician Apprenticeship exam curriculum and receive additional safety training and employability skills. You’ll even have a chance to put your skills into practice during a two-week practicum.

Welder

As a green collar career choice, the welding trade is flourishing. In our pre-employment welder training program, you’ll prepare to write the first-year Alberta Apprenticeship Welding theory and practical exams.

Starts In: September
Application Deadlines:

Details needed. Exact dates or date ranges.

Transfers:

Pre-employment training is designed to lead into a full appreticeship training program at Lethbridge College.

Delivery Format
Blended

A blended course is intentionally designed to include continuum of both face to face/on-campus and online delivery. This includes both synchronous (in real-time on a set schedule) and asynchronous learning strategies (learning that does not occur at the same time or same place). Communication, instruction and assessment components of a blended course provide consistent information but go further by enhancing and supplementing each other. Students may complete some of their lessons online and may also be required to come to campus.

Asynchronous

Learning does not occur at the same time or same place. Instructor provides materials including online readings, recorded lectures or presentations, posted lecture notes, video content, assignments and exams for online completion. Students access the course materials within a flexible timeframe prescribed by the instructor.

Synchronous

Learning happens in real time. Student and instructors interact and engage with each other in a specific virtual space, through a specific online medium, at a specific time. This can include video conferencing, live chatting, and live-streaming lectures.

 

Learning Environment

Apprenticeship programs require eight to 12 weeks of classroom training each year in addition to on-the-job training.


Electrician

Upon successful completion of The Pre-Employment Electrician program, you will:

  • be prepared to write the First Period Alberta Apprenticeship Examination.
  • be prepared to be employed within the Electrical industry in Alberta.
  • have obtained a variety of safety certificates (Standard 1st Aid/CPR Level A, Confined Space, WHMIS, Fire Safety, Fall Protection, Ground Disturbance, CSTS).
  • have learned valuable employability skills including cover letter and resume writing, and interview skills.
  • obtain a Letter of Recognition.

Powerline Technician

Upon successful completion of The Pre-Employment Powerline Technician Installer program, you will:

  • be prepared to write the First Year Apprenticeship examination.
  • be prepared to be employed within the powerline technician industry in Alberta.
  • have obtained a variety of safety certificates (Standard 1st Aid/CPR Level A, Confined Space, WHMIS, Fire Safety, Fall Protection, Ground Disturbance, CSTS).
  • have learned valuable employability skills including cover letter and resume writing, and interview skills.
  • obtain a Letter of Recognition.

Welder

Upon successful completion of the Pre-Employment Welding program, you will:

  • be prepared to write the First Year Welding Apprenticeship theory and practical examinations.
  • be prepared to be employed within the welding industry in Alberta.
  • have obtained a variety of safety certificates (Standard 1st Aid/CPR Level A, Confined Space, WHMIS, Fire Safety, Forklift Safety, Ground Disturbance and CSTS).
  • obtain a Letter of Recognition.

Electrician

English 20-2, Math 20-3, Science 10, or pass Apprenticeship Entrance Exam.

Powerline Technician

High School Diploma, Applied Math 20, Valid driver’s license (class 3 is preferred and required to gain employment in the field).

Welder

English 10-2 and Math 10-3 or Pass mark in all 5 Canadian G.E.D. Tests or pass Apprenticeship Entrance Exam.

 

Academic Year Tuition Fees Books & Supplies
Electrician $4,995.00 $150.00 $350.00
Powerline Technician $8,995.00 $0.00 $3,500.00
Welder $4,995.00 $295.00 $125.00

Investing in your future

When local businesses need skilled workers, they look to Lethbridge College. Many of the tradespeople building homes, businesses and even our new Trades, Technologies and Innovation Facility have learned their craft right here. And those individuals continue to support our students long after they graduate. Which means, as the next generation, you benefit from:

  • state-of-the-art facilities
  • the latest industry-standard tools
  • available scholarships