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Electrical Construction and Industrial - Certificate

Electrical Construction and Industrial - Certificate

Training in both construction and industrial electricity – with a strong focus on the principles and practices of construction wiring.

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Start Date:
September
Typical Length:
1 Year
 
(Varies for part-time or blended studies)
Credential:
Certificate
Tuition:
$3,515 (Domestic) • $11,350 (International)
 
Tuition is valid for the 2020-21 academic year. Program costs and fees (textbooks, supplies, etc.) are additional.
Locations:
+Locations & Availability

September 2020
Campus/Location DeliveryIn-class – Complete your program through courses that are held at a campus.

Online – All program courses are delivered online.

Blended – Complete your program through a combination of online and in-class courses (some courses are delivered 100% online). In-class courses are held at a campus.

Collaborative – program is delivered virtually on campus
Availability
Cumberland Campus • Springhill Full time • In-class Seats available
Ivany Campus • Dartmouth Full time • In-class Waitlist This program location has a multi-year waitlist. Contact Admissions for more information.
Ivany Campus/Online • Dartmouth Part time • Blended Waitlist
Kingstec Campus • Kentville Full time • In-class Waitlist
Lunenburg Campus • Bridgewater Full time • In-class Seats available
Marconi Campus • Sydney Full time • In-class Waitlist
Shelburne Campus • Shelburne Full time • In-class Seats available
Strait Area Campus • Port Hawkesbury Full time • In-class Seats available

Overview

Due to constant changes in technology, employers are looking for electricians capable of working in residential, commercial and industrial settings.

This program offers practical and theoretical training in both construction and industrial trades.

Electricians work in a wide variety of buildings and facilities – on everything from lighting and climate control systems, to communication equipment and thousands of other specific tools and devices. An Electrician's work involves assembling, installing, commissioning, testing, maintaining, servicing and operating electrical systems and equipment.

Admission requirements

  • High School Graduation Diploma or equivalent.
    • International students – High school diploma equivalency and English language requirements vary by country. View details

Program requirements

  • Portfolio Development – As part of your studies at NSCC, you develop a portfolio of your work; the portfolio captures your achievements and profiles your skills to employers.
  • Standard First Aid, CPR Level A

Tuition, fees and program costs

In addition to annual tuition, there are program costs (books, tools, etc.) and student fees for college services, health and dental plans, your student association and parking.

View detailed program fees page(s). Please note that tuition values on these pages are for 2019/20 and are meant for planning purposes only. They don't represent final amounts owing.

Work experience

  • Field experience (work placement) is a mandatory credit course completed at the end of your program. It provides you with the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills outside of the classroom.
  • Opportunities are typically unpaid and last approximately 5 weeks.
  • Transportation, accommodations and other costs related to work placements are your responsibility.
  • For more information visit Work Experience Opportunities

Study options

  • This program is available for part-time study. You complete your program through a combination of online and in-class courses (some courses are delivered 100% online).
  • In-class courses are held at Ivany Campus. No additional campus locations are available.
  • When applying for part-time study, you must meet all the admission requirements.
  • Once admitted, you're referred to a campus for course selection.
  • The time to complete the program through part-time study is two years.
  • Tuition for part-time study is calculated on a per-course basis and is paid at the beginning of each term.

Career options

  • Electrical construction, production plant operation and maintenance, public utilities and electrical supply.
  • Learn more about labour market information – visit Career Options.

Choose NSCC

  • This program is a first step towards certification in the Construction Electrician or Industrial Electrician trades. To become certified, you must register as an apprentice with Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency (NSAA). Once registered, you can transfer credit from this program towards your apprenticeship.
  • You benefit from our expert faculty, who bring years of experience and strong industry connections to the classroom.
  • You get hands-on and practical training. This program teaches a balance of theory and practical application, which means you read and study how to do a job and then you actually get to apply those skills in a work-like setting.

Other info

  • Certification with a Red Seal – Construction Electrician or Industrial Electrician are designated trades in Nova Scotia. Graduates who complete an apprenticeship program in this trade are eligible to write the provincial certification exam, receive their certification and Red Seal. The Red Seal allows certified tradespersons to practise the trade in any province or territory in Canada – where the trade is designated – without having to write further examinations.
  • You require a Certificate of Qualification issued by the NSAA to legally work in the Construction Electrician trade in Nova Scotia.
  • Additional skills and abilities, including math, reading and workplace skills, are essential for your success in Trades and Technology programs. See the Trades and Technology Preparation Checklist (PDF 23KB).
  • This program places a high importance on providing you with skills and knowledge to work safely in industry. You participate in a number of introductory safety awareness courses to prepare for employment.
  • Industrial safety standards require that you have adequate vision and colour perception to operate safely in the shop and in the field while performing tasks of this trade.
  • Many employers in this industry require a current, official Criminal Record check as part of the hiring process. A conviction on your criminal record may impact your ability to secure employment.

Courses may include

Course descriptions
Code Course
COMM 1227   Communications I
COMM 1228   Communications II
ELEC 1001   DC Theory
ELEC 1003   Residential Wiring
ELEC 1004   AC Theory
ELEC 1006   Commercial and Industrial Wiring
ELEC 1010   Tools and Equipment I
ELEC 1011   Tools and Equipment II
ELEC 1100   Work Experience
ELEC 1106   Blueprint Reading
MATH 1018   Fundamental Mathematics for Electricians
SAFE 1000   Introduction to WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems)
SAFE 1001   Introduction to NS OH&S Act
SAFE 1020   Introduction to Confined Space
SAFE 1021   Introduction to Hazard Identification
SAFE 1023   Introduction to Lock Out/Tag Out
SAFE 1025   Certified Fall Arrest and Protection
WORK 1100   Workplace Mentoring I

Next Steps

  1. 1

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  2. 2

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