This program will be delivered in a blended format (OA, OS, OR and OF/CLAS) for the Fall 2021 semester.
Some courses will be delivered online while others occur on-campus.
Learn more about our course delivery options
Graduates can pursue entry-level positions in the mining, oil and gas, construction, transportation or manufacturing industry and are prepared to become indentured electrician apprentices.
Electricians in the construction industry can further specialize in residential, commercial, institutional and industrial types of installations.
Admission and selection
- Fall 2021 start: applications are open Oct. 7, 2020, until the program start date but are subject to change.
- Winter 2022 start: applications open March 31, 2021, until the program start date but are subject to change.
- Spring 2022 start: applications are open June 14, 2021, until the program start date but are subject to change.
Successful completion of the following courses or equivalents:
- Math 20-1, Math 20-2, Math 20-3, Pure Math 20, or Applied Math 20
- English Language Arts 20-1 or English Language Arts 20-2
- Science 10
All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.
A pass mark in the SAIT Admission Examination (level 5) or equivalent is accepted in lieu of the above requirements.
Note: General Educational Development (GED) tests are not accepted in lieu of the admission requirements.
SAIT evaluates international documents for admissions. After you've applied, consider our international document assessment service if your education is from outside of Canada.
Direct entry: four-step process
Step 1: Read the program information to see the qualities needed for student success.
Step 2: Ensure that you meet all of the admission requirements listed above.
Step 3: Apply to Pre-Employment Electrician and submit your transcripts and/or anticipated final grades.
Admission will be extended on a first-qualified, first-offered basis until the program is full.
Step 4: Find out how to monitor your application status after you apply.
Communication during selection
Email is the primary source of communication during the selection process. Ensure your personal email account is managed appropriately to receive our emails, files and communications.
|Course Code||Course Name||Credits|
|CODE-232||Electrical Code I||3.0|
|ELEC-230||Electrician Theory I||6.0|
|ELEC-231||Electrician Laboratory I||3.0|
|ELEC-245||Elec. Practical Applications I||3.0|
Looking for course descriptions and requisites? Visit the course catalogue
Students must attain a PGPA and/or a CGPA of 2.0 or better in each semester and pass the necessary prerequisite courses to progress through the program. To qualify for graduation, students must pass all courses, attain a CGPA of 2.0 or better and complete course requirements within the prescribed timelines.
The opportunity to advance your education through transfer to, within or from SAIT is available with the following universities and colleges:
- Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training
- Rocky Mountain College
To learn more, visit Transfer Options.
This program is eligible for Canada-Alberta Job Grant funding.
2021/22 Domestic Tuition and Fees*
|Year||Tuition fees||SAIT fees||Saitsa fees||Health & Dental Plan||2021/22 total|
Campus athletic and recreation Fee: $92
Universal transit pass (UPass): N/A
Student support fee: $75
Student technology fee: $75
Saitsa fee: N/A
Health and Dental Fees
- Health Plan: N/A
- Dental Plan: N/A
Find out about tuition and financial aid.
* Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change.
Next steps for incoming students
Have you been accepted to this program? Here's what you'll need for your first day of classes.
Your program orientation date will be announced shortly.
Visit our orientation page.
We are expecting to meet you at student orientation. Important program information is discussed to ensure you are prepared to begin classes that begin on day one. Orientation is a mandatory part of your learning experience to ensure student success.
How to register for classes
You'll automatically be enrolled in a fixed block of classes. Learn more on our registration and schedules page.
Computers and laptops
This is a bring your own device program with a standard hardware and software requirement. See the specific requirements on our computers and laptops page.
Additional technology requirements
You'll need a SHARP EL-520X calculator, which is recommended by Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training.
Required personal protective equipment (PPE)
You'll need CSA-approved steel-toed boots or shoes as well as one pair of safety glasses.
Required equipment and tools
You'll need a:
- Staedtler electric/electronic symbols 977/116 template
- Staedtler metric scaling ruler with 1:50 scale
- hand tools box (Klein 12 piece set)
All of these items will be available for purchase during orientation.
To support your success, SAIT offers some short courses before classes start, including SAFE 160: Safety Orientation.
Find your booklist on the SAIT Bookstore's website. The booklist will be available closer to the program start date.
Alan MacLean, Academic Chair
Next steps for all students
Here's what else you'll need to do to get ready!
Important dates and deadlines
Find important dates applicable to all students, including your transcript and tuition payment deadlines on our Important Dates page.