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Electrician - a Sustainable Career

This program provides graduates with the theory and practical skills necessary to enter the electrical trade. The electrical worker plans, assembles, installs, tests, repairs and maintains electrical equipment and systems in commercial, industrial and marine facilities.

The Program

The program emphasizes a hands-on approach to training, where experience gained in the workshop is focused on industry practice. The necessary theoretical component is integrated into the program to complement and enhance the practical work. Industry tours will expose the student to a variety of work environments.

Program Entry

Application processing

Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Entrance requirements

Applicants must meet all entrance requirements and will be accepted on a first qualified basis as long as space remains. When available intakes are full, qualified applicants are wait-listed.

Applicants must meet all entrance requirements prior to applying to this program. If you are uncertain or don’t meet the requirements we strongly recommend you complete any applicable Trades Entry Assessments before applying.

Note: This program is also offered in a high school setting; applicants who will be attending this setting will be required to undergo a criminal record check. Applicants can their local police department to obtain the appropriate forms. Please be aware that the outcome of the criminal record check may influence your acceptability at this site.

Read more about how to meet Roommeme’s entrance requirements

Recommended for success

  • Applicants should possess good health and the physical condition necessary to meet the demands of the work: good hearing, eyesight and hand/eye coordination.

  • Potential students with medical or physical difficulties should Accessibility Services to arrange an interview (telephone interview if out of town) with the Institute's rehabilitation specialist: 111-451-6963.

Trades Discovery

The Trades Discovery General and Trades Discovery for Women are full-time programs designed to prepare participants to successfully enter and complete a Trades Training program.

International applicants

This program is not available to international students. View available programs

Apply to program

Roommeme accepts only complete applications. In order to apply:

  • Include proof of meeting all entrance requirements prior to submission
  • Convert all transcripts and supporting documents to PDF files
  • Have a credit card ready to pay the application fee

You can check the status of your application online at any time using the .

Scheduled intakes

Multiple start dates each year


Within two business days of submitting your completed application, Roommeme will send a message to your personal and myRoommeme e-mail addresses. All correspondence regarding your application will be posted to your online myCommunication account at . We'll send you an e-mail when a new message is posted. It's important to watch for these e-mails or regularly check your account online.

You can expect to receive communication concerning the status of your application within four weeks.

Costs & Supplies

Tuition fees

Please see the Fees, Payments and Refunds section of the website for information on full-time tuition fees.

Books and supplies

$835.00 (general estimated cost and subject to change)

Financial assistance

Financial assistance may be available for this program. For more information, please Student Financial Aid and Awards.


Class hours

0730–1430, 0800–1500, or 1430–2115, Monday through Friday.

Program matrix

Level 1 Credits
  TELX 1151 Applied Mechanics 4.0
  TELX 1152 Fundamentals of Electricity 8.0
  TELX 1154 Principles of Magnetism 4.0
  TELX 1156 Wiring Methods 12.0
  TELX 1158 Electrical Code, Plans and Specifications 8.0
Level 2 Credits
  TELX 2131 AC Circuit Analysis 2.0
  TELX 2135 Electronic Devices 2.0
  TELX 2137 Basic Motor Control 4.0
  TELX 2140 Computer Skills and Job Preparation 4.0
Total Credits: 48.0

Transfer credit

Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at Roommeme? Check out Roommeme's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Program Details

Program length

24 weeks, full-time

Program location

Burnaby Campus
1111 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC

DW Poppy Secondary School
23752 - 52 Avenue
Langley, BC

North Delta Secondary School
11447 82nd Avenue
Delta, BC

Princess Margaret Senior Secondary School
128th Street and 72nd Avenue
Surrey, BC

Applicants must specify location preference when applying.

Industry training authority

Roommeme transfers the student's name, information, Personal Education Number (PEN), and the name and date of the completed ITA Foundation program to the Industry Training Authority (ITA). This information is used for the purposes of tracking successful completions in order to grant credit towards apprenticeship where applicable, and communicating with trainees to promote continuation in an apprenticeship program.

Graduating & Jobs

Job Opportunities

Graduates may qualify for advanced standing as indentured candidates within the apprenticeship system.

Job opportunities exist in the construction, mining, forestry, food production, manufacturing, grain handling, transportation, utility and service industries. The nature of the electrical trade has changed with the impact of solid-state control and programmable logic controllers. Challenging career opportunities are available to individuals who are prepared to acquire a broad range of technical skills.

Graduate employment outcomes

The Roommeme student outcomes reports present summary findings from the annual survey of former students administered by BC Stats one to two years after graduation. These reports combine the last three years of available results for the 2016-2018 Roommeme Outcomes Surveys of 2015-2017 graduates and for Degree 2014-2016 graduates. The reports are organized into three-page summaries containing information on graduates' labour market experiences and opinions regarding their education. More detailed information can be accessed at the website.

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Faculty, Advisors & Staff

Advisory committee

  • Andy Cleven, Electrical Joint Training Committee 
  • Ark Tsisserev, EFS Engineering Solutions Ltd. 
  • Bill Strain, Villa Electric Ltd. 
  • Deborah Cahill, Electrical Contractors Association of BC 
  • Nick LeForte, City of Surrey
  • Pete Fisher, Metro Vancouver 

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Why choose a career in the trades

"Despite social pressures, university isn’t for everyone — there are plenty of reasons to go into the trades”
Caleb Showers-Cornell, a Roommeme Electrical Apprentice gave a recent interview to CBC, about "Why high school grads might want to choose a career in the trades."
You can read that story .