If you’re looking for a career in the trades that has great employment opportunities and allows you to use your head as much as your hands, the construction electrical program is a great place to get started.
This one-year program will give you a fundamental knowledge of electricity and its applications and prepare you to work in residential and commercial settings assembling, installing, testing, maintaining, servicing, and operating various electrical systems and equipment.
Working with electricity requires specialized skills. In this program you’ll move from the classroom to the lab getting plenty of hands-on experience installing power and lighting systems, signal and alarm systems, emergency lighting, communication equipment, motors, and automation and control systems. All the while you’ll be learning how to follow the National Building Code, the Canadian Electrical Code, and other safety requirements.
Upon graduation you’ll be ready to start your four-year apprenticeship to become a Red Seal Construction electrician. Don’t expect the learning to stop—as technology changes, so do the skills required of a construction electrician.
Check out our two-year Industrial Electrical program, as well.
|Location:||Summerside Waterfront Campus, Alberton’s West Prince Campus|
|Credential Issued:||Certificate, Construction Electrician|
|Minimum passing grade per course:
Graduates from this program may find employment with:
- Graduates from this profile may find employment in the construction and service industries
The National Occupational Classification (NOC) is the nationally accepted reference on occupations in Canada. It organizes over 40,000 job titles into 500 occupational group descriptions. It is used daily by thousands of people to compile, analyze and communicate information about occupations, and to understand the jobs found throughout Canada’s labour market. This program provides skills training that falls within the duties described in the following: NOC 7241.
- Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at or above the general level
- Resumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program
Note: Preference will be given to applicants with academic Grade 12 math and Grade 11 or 12 physics.
Tuition & Fees
Red Seal Information
The most successful path to a Red Seal as a construction electrician begins with the Construction Electrical program. This program enables you to earn 30 hours of apprenticeship time for each week of training and write the apprenticeship year one block exam, which puts you well on your way to Red Seal certification. Upon graduation, once you are working with a suitable employer, you will register as an apprentice to complete your journey to challenge the Interprovincial Exam. When you register, Apprenticeship PEI will give you credit for the hours earned and block exams passed while you were at Holland College.
The Interprovincial Red Seal gives you the ability to work anywhere in Canada without further testing or certification. The Red Seal is recognized as the Interprovincial standard of excellence for your chosen trade and is the designation most employers will ask for.
Open Academic Studies program
Feeling like you’re not quite ready for college? Check out the Open Academic Studies program.
Interested in taking a credit course but don’t want to register for an entire program? Credit courses provide credit toward a diploma or certificate program. Holland College has a variety of options for studying part time during the day, or, in some instances, in the evening or on the weekend.
If you have any questions concerning the Construction Electrical program, contact:
- General Inquiries: (902) 888-6448