Programs & Courses

Pre-employment Electrician

About This Program

Download an application form here.

Medicine Hat College offers the Pre-Employment Electrician program part-time at campuses in Medicine Hat and Brooks.

Brooks Campus
September 5 – December 9, 2017
Tuesdays/Thursdays: 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturdays: 9.a.m. - 4 p.m.
(plus an additional 12 hours per week of online/home work)

Medicine Hat Campus
January 9 – April, 2018
Tuesdays/Thursdays: 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturdays: 9.a.m. - 4 p.m.
(plus an additional 12 hours per week of online/home work)

The Pre-Employment Electrician program covers the same material as our traditional apprenticeship program, but students do not have to be employed/indentured to be accepted to this training. Students who successfully complete and pass the program will have skills equivalent to a first year trades apprentice and will be eligible to write the Alberta Apprenticeship & Industry Training First Period Theory Exam for the electrical trade.

In addition to the course content offered in the first year electrical apprenticeship program, our pre-employment program includes many additional hours of hands-on practice and safety training. Although you may start the program with very little or no experience in the electrical trade, you are given multiple opportunities to gain experience and a competitive edge in the workforce.

Upon successful completion of the pre-employment program, you will receive a Medicine Hat College Certificate of Completion, improving your job prospects significantly. You will be eligible to challenge the Alberta Apprenticeship & Industry Training First Year Period Apprenticeship Exam (Theory). You will also have the skills and knowledge that employers are looking for and have a greater chance of being indentured as an apprentice. Our staff and instructors have many contacts in the trades and during the program, industry representatives and potential employers will be encouraged to meet with and get to know our students.

For more information about Apprenticeship or the First Period Theory Exam, please contact Alberta Innovation and Advanced Education, Apprenticeship and Industry Training directly at 403.525.3100, or visit www.tradesecrets.gov.ab.ca.

The recommended prerequisites are:

  • English 20-2
  • Math 20-3
  • Science 10    
    (or equivalents)

 

Tuition fees for the program total $4,650. There is a $100 non-refundable application fee (which is applied toward tuition fees if you attend).

Additional Fees: Approximately $500 for books and materials. First Year Period Challenge exam fee is $150 (Theory) payable to Apprenticeship Industry and Training.

Required Supplies

 Material Where to Purchase Price (subject to change) 

 Modules

College Bookstore

$150.00

 Code Text

College Bookstore

$210.00

 Calculator
(Sharp EL-520XB-WH)

College Bookstore

$21.99

 Metric Ruler

College Bookstore
or Off Campus

$0.65 to $3.99

 Safety Glasses

College Bookstore
or Off Campus

$4.99 to $10.99

Safety Boots
(CSA approved)

Off Campus

Variable