School of Skilled Trades

Electrical Installations Technology

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  • Degree - NAIT offers a number of business degrees and applied science and technology degrees accredited by Alberta Advanced Education.
    Applied degree programs offer a stronger emphasis on practical applications of the concepts learned in the classroom
  • Diplomas & Certificates - These credit programs take 1 or 2 years and lead to government approved and industry-recognized credentials.
  • Journeyman Certificate - Hands-on and expert-led apprenticeship and industry training for skilled trades and technology professionals.
  • Continuing Education/Non-Credit - NAIT offers a wide range of non-credit programs and courses for personal and professional development in a number of interesting and exciting fields. These options are great for people who may be working but are interested in studying as well.

Delivery Options

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Please note due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these delivery options may shift from term to term. Please consult your program for details on delivery options.

  • On-Campus Day - Your course activity is done in-person Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • On-Campus Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done in-person on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online Day - Your course activity is done online Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • Online Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done online on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online Flexible Delivery - Your course activity is not scheduled and therefore you can determine when to do the coursework.
  • Both On-Campus and Virtual - Some of your coursework will be in-person, on campus and some will be done online.

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Open Studies

Open Studies allows you to explore credit courses without applying to a program.
It is an opportunity to get a feel for school and what program you want to be in.

International Students

Program availability may be limited for international applicants. Contact your student advisor for more information.

Advanced Credit

You may apply for advanced credit once you have been accepted into the program. Advanced Credit can be Transfer Credit (for completed post-secondary courses) or PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition).

Transfer Credit

In addition to the common guidelines outlined on the Transfer and Credit Options section and on the Transfer Credit Request Form (PDF), your program has other advanced credit requirements that are applied to each request including:

  • You must have completed the course or program no more than year(s) ago unless a formalized articulation agreement is in place
  • You must have a minimum mark of in the course(s) or program

Prior Learning and Assessment Recognition (PLAR)

If you do not qualify for transfer credit or credential recognition, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) may be an option.

Contact the program for additional information about Advanced Credit.

Program delivery for fall 2021 varies by program. We encourage you to review how your classes will be delivered (pdf). If you have questions about program delivery or class enrolment, please contact your program area.

Hard-wired for success

The Electrical Installations Technology diploma is your pathway to apprenticeship, and a unique opportunity to get the technical and career essential skills you need to succeed in the electrical industry.

The program focuses on theory and hands-on training required for the installation, repair and maintenance of electrical systems in residential, commercial and industrial environments. This program also teaches career essential skills such as communication, professionalism and collaboration, which will help you pursue a career in the Electrical Installations Technology field.

The Electrical Installations Technology diploma offers a direct pathway into trades training at NAIT without having to first be a registered apprentice.

Employment rates reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and do not guarantee future employment opportunities.

Salaries reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and are not a guarantee of future alumni income.

Industry-approved training

A career in the electrical industry calls for an understanding of both technical knowledge and career essential skills. Learning outcomes for this program include:

  • Understanding of industry standards, legislation, policies and practices
  • Ability to:
    • Identify safety hazards
    • Explain, discuss and apply electrical theory and mathematics
    • Install, analyze and maintain rotating, static and solid-state electrical equipment and controls
    • Design, interpret and convert drawings and schematic diagrams for electrical installations
    • Communicate effectively using written, verbal and graphical means
    • Navigate, interpret and apply applicable sections of the Canadian Electrical Code Part 1 for electrical installations

The program content and structure aligns with Alberta Credential Framework expectations. This 2-year diploma program provides you with immediate opportunities for employment in the field of electrical installation.  After completing the program, you will be eligible to enter into an apprenticeship and complete apprenticeship hours to receive a journeyperson’s certificate.

Enter the workforce with confidence

Increasing demands for energy and the ongoing development of new technologies mean big growth for the electrical industry! You’ll enter a diverse field of employment once you complete this diploma, with opportunities for residential, commercial and industrial electricians.

Other opportunities for managerial and leadership roles include foreman, project manager, estimator, purchaser, superintendent, field supervisor, inspector and trainer. 

Graduates will also be eligible to register for apprenticeship and may have associated employment opportunities.

Graduates of the diploma program are eligible to further their education with the following programs:

International Students

This program is available to international students as a pathway to apprenticeship.

Pathways to a trades career for international students  at NAIT
International applicants should please note the following:
 
  • Students in this program may qualify to work while studying.
  • Graduates of this program may qualify for a Post-Graduation Work Permit
  • Graduates holding a Post-Graduation Work Permit may qualify to register as an apprentice, upon meeting all of AIT’s eligibility requirements. Registering as an apprentice with Alberta Industry Training (AIT) is a requirement to work in this industry in Alberta. Learn more about who can register as an apprentice.
  • Prospective international applicants should connect with our international recruitment team to learn about their study options and how to apply.

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Open Program still has seats available.
Waitlisting Program is full and qualified applicants are being placed on a waitlist. For information about waitlists, please visit the Waitlist FAQs.

If you’re on a non-competitive waitlist, you should consider NAIT’s Academic Upgrading program or NAIT Equivalency Tests to become a more competitive applicant.

There is no guarantee that waitlisted applicants will be offered a seat, however it is common for seats to become available until the start of class. As seats become available, they are filled from the waitlist.
Closed Program is no longer accepting applications.
N/A Not available for this term.


*Program availability is subject to change without notice.