You won’t be bored on the job as an electrician. From working outdoors on scaffolding to indoor jobs in clean comfort – the changes in work conditions can be dramatic. But the training you receive in the Electrician Apprenticeship program will prepare you to succeed on any job, whether you specialize in commercial, industrial, maintenance or construction.

You’ll learn in small classes taught by experienced instructors who maintain close ties to the industry. In our modern facilities, you’ll gain real-world experience from reading electrical drawings to splicing wire to testing circuits for integrity. When you finish your apprenticeship, you’ll know the ins and outs of electrical work.

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Career Opportunities

When you finish your apprenticeship, you’ll be prepared for such positions as:

  • journeyman electrician
  • supervisor
  • estimator
  • electrical inspector
  • business owner

https://tradesecrets.alberta.ca/trades-occupations/profiles/003/   Electrician

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16 maximum

number of apprentices in each class

8-12 weeks

of classroom training each year in addition to on-the-job training

$76,164

the average annual salary of an electrician working in Alberta

At-a-Glance

Credential / Accreditation

Certified 'Journeyman' Papers

Duration

4 years

Application Deadlines

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Program Availability

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Academic Centre

Centre for Trades

Admissions

Academic requirements
  • Successful completion of English 20-2, Math 20-3 and Science 10, or entrance exam.
  • English 30-2, Math 30-3, Physics 30 or Chemistry 30 or Science 30 and related career and technology studies recommended.

Please note: You must be a registered apprentice to apply for this program. Information on how to become a registered apprentice is available on the Alberta Government's website.

Additional information on apprenticeship and industry training is available on Alberta's Tradesecrets website.


Admission

You can apply for apprenticeship and industry training through MyTradesecrets.


To arrange a tour, call 403-320-3322 or toll-free 1-800-572-0103.


Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board

Provincial Building, Room 280
200 - 5th Avenue South
Lethbridge AB   T1J 4C7

Telephone: 1-800-248-4823
Outside of North America: 1-403-476-9757
Fax: 403-381-5795


Ask about the Alberta Apprenticeship Scholarship Program. You might discover you’re eligible for a financial award!

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Delivery Formats

The Electrician Apprenticeship is delivered through an on-campus format with some blended and hyflex components. A distance delivery option is available through the Electrician Apprenticeship – Alternate Delivery program.

Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship programs require eight to 12 weeks of classroom training each year in addition to on-the-job training. You’ll work with an employer and our experienced instructors to gain the best of both worlds as you work and earn money while training.

Blended

This program includes both face-to-face/on-campus and online delivery in both synchronous (learning occurs in real-time on a set schedule) and asynchronous (learning does not occur at the same time or same place) formats.

Hyflex

This program is offered both on-campus and online; lectures and hands-on training opportunities are delivered through video conference, allowing students the option to attend classes in-person or remotely.

On Campus

This program is delivered in a face-to-face format on the main Lethbridge College campus. Lectures, labs and hands-on training opportunities will all take place on campus in Lethbridge.

Courses

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


Courses include:
  • Diesel fuel injection systems
  • Electrical welding and oxy fuel cutting
  • Electronic fuel management
  • Spraying equipment
  • Powertrain (specific to off-road)
  • Seeding and precision farming systems

View the full course outline for the Agricultural Equipment Technician Apprenticeship.

New Apprentice Orientation Booklet  

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Tuition and Fees

Title Tuition Fees Books/Supplies
Year 1
$784.00
$141.25
$408.45
Year 2
$784.00
$141.25
$152.70
Year 3
$784.00
$141.25
$121.75
Year 4
$1,176.00
$178.38
$336.05
Notes

Costs for supplies may vary considerably depending on what students already have or where they purchased their supplies; cost provided is on the moderately high end.

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Scholarships

You may be eligible for a financial award through the Alberta Apprenticeship Scholarship program.

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