Not an apprentice? Not a problem. Kick-start your career in the trades in our Pre-Employment Electrician program. Specifically designed for those who are not yet employed in the trade, the Pre-Employment Electrician trades training program provides the first year of the Alberta Apprenticeship Electrical curriculum as well as various safety certificates.
Trades employers are reluctant to hire employees with no experience, but you can enhance your chances in our Pre-Employment Electrician trades training program. Through a mix of theoretical and hands-on training, our Pre-Employment Electrician program prepares you to write the first-year Alberta Apprenticeship Electrical exam.Apply Now Grab and Go Information
When you finish your apprenticeship, you’ll be prepared for such positions as:
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the average annual salary of an electrician working in Alberta
upon successful completion of the Pre-Employment Electrician program you’ll be ready to write the First Period Electrician Apprenticeship exam
The Pre-Employment Electrician program is designed to lead into a full apprenticeship program
September or January
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English 20-2, Math 20-3, Science 10, or pass Apprenticeship Entrance Exam.
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The Pre-Employment Electrician program is delivered on campus through an apprenticeship-style training but may have some blended and hyflex components.
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.
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.
This program is delivered in a face-to-face format on the main Lethbridge College campus in accordance with AHS guidelines. Lectures, labs and hands-on training opportunities will all take place on-campus in Lethbridge.
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 learned valuable employability skills including cover letter and resume writing, and interview skills.
- obtain a Letter of Recognition.
Tuition and Fees
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.
“That’s the thing – even though I got my ticket here, as a journeyman electrician, you never really stop learning. You can be a 20-year or 50-year journeyman and still learning new things. It can be daunting but it also makes it exciting. It’s definitely a rewarding trade.”