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Industrial Electrical Technology

Learn how to plan, install, test, inspect, troubleshoot, and service all types of industrial electrical equipment. You’ll take courses in the essentials of electricity, wiring and circuits, as well as  advanced courses in automation and motion control, programmable logic controls, industrial
communication systems, and computer aided design.

The program also prepares you for a variety of roles by teaching you construction and residential wiring methods. What you learn in class, you’ll demonstrate and test in a variety of on-site electrical lab areas, giving you hands-on training and exposure to real life working conditions to prepare you for a career as an industrial electrician.

You will be qualified to write an apprenticeship level in each of your two years of study, putting you closer to your Red Seal  certification.

Check out our one-year Construction Electrical program.


Program Facts

Start: September
Length: 2 years
Location: Summerside Waterfront Campus
Credential: Diploma, Industrial Electrical Technician
Minimum passing grade per course:

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Admission Requirements

  • Academic Grade 12
  • Résumé 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.

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates from this program may find employment with:

  • Manufacturing
  • Processing
  • Construction
  • Marine
  • Sales
  • Service industries
  • Engineering sector
  • Canadian Armed Forces

Tuition & Fees

View a full breakdown of costs for this program.

Red Seal Information


The most successful path to a Red Seal as an industrial electrician begins with the Industrial Electrical Technology program. This program enables you to earn 30 hours of apprenticeship time for each week of training and write two years of apprenticeship block exams, 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.



If you have any questions concerning the Industrial Electrical program, contact:

  • General Inquiries: (902) 888-6448

Degree Pathways

Many Holland College programs have degree pathways. For more information, see our Degree Pathways section.

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