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Dual-Credit Pre-Employment Electrician

Closed for Fall 2020

Length: 8 months Credential: Certificate Delivery: Classroom

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Overview

Jump-start your electrician apprenticeship through this program covering electrical codes and theory, along with basic wiring and safety.

This program covers all course materials received by a first-year electrician apprentice, plus additional hands-on skills and safety training. Students will be provided with the opportunity to learn about basic wiring skills and safety training. The program will prepare the student to enter the workforce and become an apprentice.

Is this the right fit for me?

This program is the right fit for students in Grade 11 or 12 who:

  • enjoy working with their hands and have good manual dexterity; and
  • can concentrate on detailed work, are patient and able to think critically to problem-solve.

Credential

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to receive a SAIT Pre-Employment Electrician certificate and can challenge the written and practical exams for first-year apprenticeship.

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Career opportunities

The skills explored in this program can lead to many different career pathways, including:

  • electrician journeyperson 
  • foreman 
  • superintendent 
  • estimator 
  • electrical inspector 

Admission requirements

In order to be eligible for a SAIT credential, students must successfully pass the following courses or equivalents with an average of at least 50%:

  • Math 20-1 or Math 20-3
  • English Language Arts 10-1 or English Language Arts 10-2
  • Science 10

Admission requirements

Program length

  • Pre-Employment Electrician is offered over two semesters (September to June)
Term Program start
Fall 2020 N/A

How to apply

Get to know SAIT's dual-credit programs

Dual-credit is a unique opportunity for Grade 11 and 12 students to explore post-secondary options and career pathways, while earning course credits, workplace certification or a SAIT credential alongside their high school diploma.

Admission Requirements

Co-requisite requirements

In order to be eligible for a SAIT credential, students must successfully pass the following courses or equivalents with an average of at least 50%:

  • Math 20-1 or Math 20-2 or Math 20-3
  • English Language Arts 10-1 or English Language Arts 10-2
  • Science 10

There may be other pre-requisite or co-requisites required by the school board for admission into this dual-credit program. Check with your local school board for further information.

To qualify for graduation from SAIT, students must pass all courses, attain a CGPA of 2.0 or better and complete the course requirements within the prescribed timelines. 

How to Apply 

Students interested in dual-credit studies should contact their career practitioner, high school counselor or off-campus coordinator.

The selection of high school students for dual-credit programs is determined by each school board. School boards will take into account different criteria, such as attendance, ability to commit to the program, and if the student is on-track to complete the required co-requisite classes.

Prior to the opening of applications for our dual-credit programs, a family information session will be held for eligible schools. At this information session, prospective students and their families have the opportunity to learn more  and ask questions about the dual-credit program in which they are interested.

School boards will provide prospective high school students with deadlines for program application and registration. Once selected by the school board, students will need to register for the dual-credit program with SAIT.

Students who have successfully been selected to participate in dual-credit studies will receive detailed information about the registration process.

Courses

Course Code Course Name
CODE-232 Electrical Code I
ELEC-230 Electrician Theory I
ELEC-231 Electrician Laboratory I
ELEC-245 Electrical Practical Applications I

Credits

Students who complete the dual-credit Pre-Employment Electrician program are eligible to earn:

  • up to 15 high school credits
  • a SAIT Pre-Employment Electrician certificate
  • the potential to write the Alberta Industry and Training (AIT) exams for first-year carpenter apprenticeship

Have questions about this program?

Contact us at

Dual Credit
403.284.8906
dual.credit@sait.ca

For more information visit Alberta Dual-Credit.

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