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.

The program is delivered off campus through Continuing Education and regional colleges. Subject to demand, it may also be offered at a Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus.

For more information, contact Carol Krawczyk at or 306-775-7475 or Jim Marcia at or 306- 775-7484.

Apprenticeship Credit

With this Saskatchewan Polytechnic credential, you may be eligible for credit towards apprenticeship training. To learn more, contact the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC).

Career and Salary Information

Your Career

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

Potential Careers

Sample Job TitleNOC Classification1Earning Potential2
Instrumentation and Electrical TechnicianIndustrial Instrument Technicians and Mechanics (2243)$64,500 - $104,000
ElectricianElectricians (Except Industrial and Power System) (7241)$31,200 - $81,200

Length and Start Date

Start Date(s):


Regina: January 2 to April 27, 2018 (3 - 10 p.m. Monday to Thursday & Friday 3 - 7 p.m.)             

Saskatoon: January 8 to May 11, 2018 (8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Mon to Friday)

Fall of 2018 dates to be determined.

Length: 17 weeks


  • Moose Jaw
  • Prince Albert
  • Regina
  • Saskatoon


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.


  • 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.



  • Books and other fees are approximately $780
  • Additional costs to be considered for personal protective equipment. Steel toed work boots are required.

You may be eligible for Student Loans or Skills Training Benefit.


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 Sask Polytech students benefit from transferring course credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit from or to another college or university. Learn more about Transfer Credit.

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.

More about scholarships

Additional Information

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Part-Time Delivery

Some courses in this program might also be offered through part-time programming.

View the program page for a complete list of courses and additional information.

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