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Electrician

Applied Certificate

Program Overview

Electrician is an applied certificate program. It provides entry level skill training. You will learn how to make electrical installations and perform maintenance duties according to industry standards.

Note 

International applicants are not currently considered for admission to this program.

Career and Salary Information

Your Career

Graduates may find employment with electrical contractors, large manufacturing and mining firms, retail outlets or wholesale outlets.

Trade time and academic credit may be available for graduates who find employment in the trade and register as apprentices. Please contact the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC) for further information.

Potential Careers

Sample Job TitleNOC Classification1Earning Potential2
Instrumentation and Electrical TechnicianIndustrial Instrument Technicians and Mechanics (2243)$50,000 - $95,200
ElectricianElectricians (Except Industrial and Power System) (7241)$31,200 - $81,200

Length and Start Date

Start Date(s): Varies:
  • September - Moose Jaw;
  • September and February - Prince Albert;
  • August and January - Saskatoon

Length: 20 weeks

Locations

  • Saskatchewan Polytechnic Moose Jaw campus
  • Saskatchewan Polytechnic Prince Albert campus
  • Saskatchewan Polytechnic Saskatoon campus

Admissions

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 11 with Foundations of Mathematics 20 or Workplace and Apprenticeship Mathematics 20 or Pre-Calculus 20*
  • English Language Requirement


*Previous Saskatchewan mathematics requirement also accepted:

  • Math 20
  • General Math 30

Special Admission

Applicants who do not possess the academic qualifications for a program may be admitted if evidence of probable success can be established through a special admission assessment. Interested individuals should still apply. Applicants are automatically considered for special admission. However, some specific admission requirements may still need to be met. Refer to the ACCUPLACER© cut scores for this program below, and review additional details concerning Special Admission.

ACCUPLACER©

  • 70 Arithmetic
  • 55 Elementary Algebra
  • 70 Reading
  • 55 Sentence

Admission Method

First Qualified/First Admitted

The First Qualified/First Admitted (FQFA) process is used for the majority of Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs. When we determine that you meet the program's admission requirements, you will be offered admission based on the date you fully qualify for the program. The earlier you provide the appropriate documents and information that qualify you for admission to the next intake, the earlier you might begin your studies. Your application, once qualified, is always considered for the next intake. 

Applicants to programs with multiple intakes in an academic year remain in the application pool until the last intake for that academic year has begun. Programs using the FQFA process receive applications year round and maintain an application pool for each academic year. Qualified applicants who are not offered a seat must reapply for the next academic year. 

Sponsored programs or programs targeted to specific groups do not accept applications year round or maintain an application pool.

See Admission Processes for more information about this method of admission.

Tuition and Fees

Estimates are based on current rates and are subject to change. Amounts for a program may vary by campus. Totals shown here include all mandatory fees as well as books and supplies. For a complete breakdown of tuition and fees for this program, click here to access the Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus Tuition and Fee Schedules.

 

$4,600

Courses

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Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
BT 140
Introductory Electrical Theory and Practices
5
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You will gain an understanding of the electrician trade, electrical theory and electrical terminology. Your studies will help you become familiar with basic electrical circuits, components used in electrical equipment and types of fasteners. You will terminate conductors and install typical lighting and receptacle circuits.
Credit Units: 5
Course Hours: 70.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
BT 141
Resistive Circuit Analysis
5
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You will be introduced to Ohm's Law, Watt's Law and Kirchoff's Laws through classroom and lab experiences. You will apply these laws to solve series, parallel, combination and three-wire circuit problems.
Credit Units: 5
Course Hours: 70.0
Prerequisites(s): BT 140(concurrent)
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
BWC 121
Conductors and Branch Circuits
5
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You will learn the theory of conductors and how to select and install the correct conductors and equipment for branch circuits.
Credit Units: 5
Course Hours: 70.0
Prerequisites(s): BT 140(concurrent)
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab, Independent Study
BWC 122
Extra Low Voltage, Magnetism and Meters
4
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You will focus on the inter-relationship of magnetism and electricity. You will use meters to measure electrical properties (such as volts, amps, resistance, power and energy). You will install basic signal systems and typical residential remote control relay systems using industry installation standards and trade standards of workmanship.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): BT 141(concurrent)
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab, Independent Study
COMM 127
Industry Communications
2
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You will practice fundamental employability skills related to oral and written communications. You will also practice employability skills related to working effectively with others. You will learn personal employability skills and the effect of attitudes and behaviours on successful job search.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Equivalent Course(s): COMM 127A, COMM 187, COMM 191, COMM 193, JOBS 190, TCOM 105, TCOM 120, TCOM 140
Potential Learning Method(s): Prior Learning, Online, Print Distance Individual, Independent Study, Lecture/Theory, Work Based Delivery
COMP 172
Introduction to Microsoft Word and Excel
1
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You will learn the purpose and uses of a word processor and electronic spreadsheet. You will develop the basic skills of creating, editing and formatting documents and spreadsheets.
Credit Units: 1
Course Hours: 15.0
Equivalent Course(s): COAP 120, COAP 172, COAP 381, COMP 120
Potential Learning Method(s): Prior Learning, Online, Lecture/Lab, Print Distance Group
MATH 134
Mathematics for Electricians
3
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You will study the fundamentals of mathematic measurements, calculations and problem solving for electrician studies. You will learn arithmetic computation, basic algebra, basic trigonometry and capacity calculations involving distance, area, volume and weight measurements.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Theory
PLS 122
Single Dwelling Plans, Lighting and Services
5
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You will focus on electrical drawings and the installation requirements for single-dwelling services. You will learn how to read and interpret blueprints, apply lighting theory to determine lighting requirements for installations and calculate the minimum size of service equipment. You will also practice installing a typical 100-amp single-dwelling service.
Credit Units: 5
Course Hours: 70.0
Prerequisites(s): BT 140(concurrent), BWC 121(concurrent)
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
SFTY 130
Safety and Personal Protective Equipment
3
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You will be introduced to The Saskatchewan Employment Act and The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, personal protective equipment and rigging. You will learn how to use and maintain tools.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
WM 131
Wiring Methods (Cables)
4
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You will receive an introduction to the wiring methods used to install electrical circuits. You will become familiar with the minimum Canadian Electrical Code requirements and practice installing typical circuits. You will also be introduced to data cabling.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): BT 140(concurrent), SFTY 130(concurrent)
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
WM 132
Wiring Methods (Raceways)
3
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You will receive an introduction to the wiring methods used to install electrical circuits. You will become familiar with the minimum Canadian Electrical Code requirements and practice installing typical circuits.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): BT 140(concurrent), SFTY 130(concurrent)
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab

PLAR & Transfer Credit

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes that adults learn in many different ways and through many different means. This includes acquiring knowledge and skills through life and work experience or non-formal training.


Transfer Credit

Many Saskatchewan Polytechnic students benefit from transferring credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit from or to another college or university. To learn more, visit our transfer credit web page.

 

Student Awards

Thanks to the generosity of donors and alumni, Saskatchewan Polytechnic gives away more than $2 million in student awards during the academic year.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers student awards for every certificate and diploma program at every campus. You don't have to be a brainiac to receive a student award. Not all student awards are based on marks - some are based on financial need or things like community or volunteer involvement.

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