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Electrician Apprentice


Credential: Apprenticeship
Available: Full Time Classroom

Program Description

A career as an electrician will see you working in residential, commercial, industrial or institutional environments, reading and interpreting electrical, mechanical and architectural drawings and electrical code specifications to determine their wiring requirements. This program will train you to install, alter, repair and maintain electrical systems. Electricians may be required to lift heavy objects.

Apprentices may be eligible for financial support.

How to register

Entrance Requirements

To enter an apprenticeship, you must have the educational qualifications required for the trade to which you apply. Entrance requirements are monitored by Alberta and Industry Training.

See the Apprentice System of Training to find out about becoming a registered apprentice. 

Apprentice Success Services

Have you been out of school for some time? SAIT is committed to your success and is pleased to offer resources designed to prepare you for your training at SAIT and make your learning experience a successful one while in training. Visit Study Skills and Learning2 Strategies to learn how SAIT can help promote your success.

Find out more about how you can learn while continuing to work with SAIT's Blended Learning programs.

Online Apprenticeship Learning

SAIT’s Blended Learning programs allow automotive service technician, welding and electrical apprentices to complete their theoretical training online before coming to SAIT’s state-of-the-art labs and shops to perform the hands-on portion of their training.

Learn more about online apprenticeship training >

Determine your math and reading level

Take our online quiz to see where your math and technical reading skills stand.

Math skills quiz     |     Technical reading quiz

Apprenticeship cost calculator

Take the guesswork out of preparing for your Apprentice education.

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Inspiring Stories

James, now a Journeyman Electrician, works for Gavco Power Systems. He plans to take more courses and move up the ladder. 

James Fitzpatrick
Electrician | 2018

"Full of great instructors, lots of fun — everything was good." 

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