What to Expect
If you have an aptitude for mathematics and are a creative problem solver who can create new ways of completing tasks, then you will enjoy working as an electrician.
Electricians are often involved in construction or maintenance and do a variety of electrical work. Working conditions can change dramatically from one job to the next, from indoor conditions to outdoor scaffolding, sometimes in confined and restricted locations.
Training at NAIT
The Electrician apprenticeship term is:
- 4 years (four 12-month periods)
- minimum of 1500 hours on-the-job training each year in periods 1, 2 and 3
- minimum of 1350 hours on-the-job training in period 4
- 8 weeks of technical training each year in periods 1, 2 and 3
- 12 weeks of technical training in period 4
All periods of the Electrician program are delivered as Open Exit or Distance delivery.
If you are in Open Exit delivery, you can expect to spend, on average, 30 hours per week in class and labs.
If you are in Distance delivery, you can expect to spend 10-12 hours per week on coursework, as well as 8-10 days at NAIT during periods 1, 2 and 3 and 13-15 days at NAIT during period 4.