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Dual-Credit Pre-Employment Electrician

Length: 8 Months
Credential: Certificate
Available: Classroom

Program Highlights

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

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Program length

  • Pre-Employment Electrician is offered over two semesters (September to June)
TermProgram start
Fall 2019 Sept. 9, 2019

Who is this program 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. 

Program description

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. 

Your career

Electricians play a critical role in many industries including mining, oil and gas extraction, construction, transportation and warehousing, manufacturing, and wholesale trade. Electricians in the construction industry can further specialize in residential (housing developments), commercial (office buildings), institutional (hospitals) and industrial (plants, factories) types of installations.

They install, alter, repair and maintain electrical or live alarm systems designed to provide heat, light, power and controls for all types of buildings, structures and premises.


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. 

Co-requisite requirements

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

  • Math 20-1 or Math 20-1 or Math 20-3
  • English Language Arts 20-1 or English Language Arts 20-2
  • 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. 


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


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 electrician apprenticeship


Dual Credit 

To learn more about all dual-credit opportunities currently offered in Alberta, visit Alberta Dual Credit.

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