Dual-Credit Pre-Employment Electrician

Designed for: students in grades 11 or 12

Delivery: Classroom

Length: 8 months

Intake: No planned offerings for 2023/2024


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.

Program length

  • Dual-Credit Pre-Employment Electrician is offered over two semesters (September to June). 

Pathways to post-secondary

The skills explored in this program can lead to many different post-secondary pathways, including:

Admission requirements

Students should be entering grade 11 or 12 in the same academic year as they begin Dual-Credit Pre-Employment Electrician

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, Pure Math 10 or Applied Math 10
  • 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. 

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Course Code Course Name SAIT Credits High School Credits*
CODE-232 Electrical Code I 3.0
ELEC-230 Electrician Theory I 6.0
ELEC-231 Electrician Laboratory I 3.0
ELEC-245 Electrical Practical Applications I 3.0

*up to a total of 15 high school credits for all 14 courses

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