What to Expect
The Electrician program follows the current Alberta Apprenticeship Course Outline (pdf) to ensure all students are provided with appropriate training experiences to successfully pass their apprenticeship examinations.
Classroom & Study Hours
Students in the open exit program can expect to spend, on average
- 30 hours per week in classrooms and labs
Students in the distance delivery program can expect to spend
- 10-12 hours per week on coursework
- 8-10 days at NAIT in periods 1, 2 and 3
- 13-15 days at NAIT in period 4
Training is done at NAIT's Main Campus in Edmonton.
Is This Program For You?
To be successful in their trade, electricians need
- good communication and reading skills
- an aptitude for math
- mechanical ability, strength and manual dexterity
- the ability to distinguish colours to work with colour-coded wiring
- the ability to work at heights
- the ability to lift between 11 and 25 kilograms
- the ability to get along well with co-workers
- the willingness to keep up with new developments in the field
- the ability to create new ways of doing things
- the ability to do very precise work expertly
- the ability to work at a variety of tasks
Electricians who install or maintain equipment in existing homes or businesses also must be neat, friendly and able to deal with customers courteously.
The School of Skilled Trades wants our first-year students to become confident in their abilities, get connected to NAIT through groups, peers and staff, be supported personally and academically, get motivated to complete their program and most importantly enjoy the learning environment here at NAIT.
Being an apprentice student is quite different from being a full-time student. Apprentices are in school for short periods of time and some programs are on satellite campuses. Our goal is to improve communication with apprentices on all campuses to ensure you have access to all the services we have to offer at NAIT for you to be successful.
If there is something you are looking for or if you need additional information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Apprenticeship Information
- Frequently asked questions about NAIT apprenticeship
- Frequently asked questions about the apprenticeship process
Women in Technology and Trades
The Electrician program is supported by Women in Technology and Trades (WITT), an offering of NAIT Student Engagement. The goal of WITT is to ensure that all female students are aware of and prepared for the career opportunities that are available to them in diverse technical fields. Throughout the year, WITT provides networking events, lunch and learns, mentorship opportunities and support services that are available to women in technology and trades programs at NAIT.