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Electrician - Industrial (Apprenticeship)

Ontario College Certificate
Program Code:
Trades & Apprenticeship
Academic Year:
2015 / 2016
Accelerated Delivery?

About the Program

The program combines theoretical knowledge of the electrical trade with practical skills to complement the apprentice's on-the-job training.

See Apprenticeship - General Information.

Program Information

Length: 840-hour Ontario College Certificate program delivered in three components
Location: Doon (Kitchener)
Start: Varies

Admission Requirements


What is Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeship is an agreement between an individual who wants to learn a skill and an employer who needs a skilled worker. It is a combination of in-school training and on-the-job experience. An apprenticeship can last two to five years, depending on the program. About 90% of the apprentice's time is spent learning practical skills on the job, while supervised by a qualified journeyperson. The rest is spent learning theoretical and technical aspects of the trade. Over time, the apprenticeship system of training has proven to be one of the world's most successful ways to learn.

Apprenticeship Training - General Information
Becoming a Journeyperson

Skilled workers (journeypersons) are in high demand in a broad range of occupations and make an important contribution to Canada's economic growth. If you are interested in becoming a journeyperson, you must first complete an apprenticeship. Women are encouraged to investigate the significant benefits of a career in a skilled occupation.

On-the-Job Experience

Once you have decided which occupation best suits your interests and talents, it is up to you to find an employer willing to employ you as an apprentice.

In-School Training

Conestoga College provides the in-school training portion for a variety of skilled trades. You will be released from work to attend trade school either in a block or a one-day-a-week format, depending on the trade and delivery options.

Tuition & Fees

Fees set by MTCU as per Offer of Classroom Training
*Books and parking fees are additional.
*Applicants are registered on a first-come, first-served basis.
*You are not required to pay classroom fees while participating in OYAP.

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates of the program generally work in industrial and manufacturing settings and conduct repairs to electrical, fluid power, electronic and AC & DC drive systems.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website:

Pathways & Credit Transfer

Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions.

Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.

Pre-Certification of Qualification

If you have more than five years of experience working in a trade-specific area from outside of Canada or within Canada, you may want to pursue challenging your Certificate of Qualification. For more information on Trade Equivalency Assessments contact the Ontario Colleges of Trades at 1-855-299-0028 or email at Many Ontario colleges offer pre-certification courses in a variety of trade areas that assist you in preparing to write or re-write your certification exam. These also serve as excellent refresher courses.

For more information on part-time pre-certification programs to assist you in preparing for the Certificate of Qualification examination, check out the Conestoga College Continuing Education offerings at or contact 519-824-9390 ext 6148.

Exemption Testing

Apprentices may challenge the in-school portion of apprenticeship levels from a variety of trade-specific apprenticeship programs depending on their level of expertise and time spent on the job. Non-apprentices can likewise challenge the in-school portion of the program starting first at level one. For more information about Exemption Testing - Apprentices and Non-Apprentices please visit:

Course Information
Course # Courses
Level One
DRWG1720 Prints (Level 1)
ELCN1010 Electronics (Level 1)
ELEC1010 Canadian Electrical Code (Level 1)
ELEC1020 Electrical Theory (Level 1)
ELEC1040 Installation Methods (Level 1)
INST1030 Instrumentation (Level 1)
Level Two
DRWG2090 Prints (Level 2)
ELCN2030 Electronics (Level 2)
ELCN2050 Monitoring & Communication Systems (Level 2)
ELEC2020 Trade Theory (Level 2)
ELEC2100 Canadian Electrical Code (Level 2)
ELEC2110 Installation Methods (Motors) (Level 2)
INST2040 Instrumentation (Level 2)
Level Three
ELCN3010 Electronics (Level 3)
ELEC3020 Trade Theory (Level 3)
ELEC3030 Installation Methods (Level 3)
ELEC3120 Canadian Electrical Code (Level 3)
IFME3030 Fluid Power (Level 3)
INST3010 Instrumentation (Level 3)

Program Objectives

Apprenticeship Registration

Apprenticeship registration occurs after an employer is found. To register as an apprentice you or your employer may call the local Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities office at 519-653-5758 or 1-866-877-0099 to request registration and have an agreement prepared. Once you have registered as an apprentice and have received your offer of classroom training, you will be required to confirm your seat with Conestoga College and pay the appropriate classroom fee. Apprentices are enrolled to class on a first-come, first-served basis. You are not required to pay classroom fees while participating in OYAP. All apprentices in Ontario are required to be a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Trades Information about apprenticeship registration can also be found on the Ministry website at Another helpful website is
For more information, call the Apprenticeship Office at 519-653-5758 or 1-866-877-0099. If you have questions pertaining to the in-school training portion, call Conestoga College at 519-748-5220 ext 2400.

Disclaimer The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.

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