Electrical Foundation, Certificate | Selkirk College | Burnaby, Canada
6 months
12744 CAD/full
3438 CAD/full
Tuition fee
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This 24-week Electrical Foundation program from Selkirk College will provide students, even those with little or no experience, with the necessary skills to gain employment in the trades as an apprentice electrician.

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The Electrical Foundation program from Selkirk College teaches aspects of residential, commercial and industrial wiring with a focus on residential. 

The curriculum follows the Industry Training Authority (ITA), BC Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development guidelines for the first year of the "in class" component of the electrical apprenticeship, which includes installation of electrical equipment in compliance with the Canadian Electrical Code.

Learn Vital Industry Standards

  • Canadian Electrical Code Regulations and Standards 
  • Circuit concepts and basics
  • Control circuit installation 
  • Low voltage distributions systems installation 
  • Read and interpret drawings and manuals 
  • Safe work practices 
  • Test equipment usage 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Use Essential Skills
  • Use Safe Work Practices
  • Use Tools and Equipment
  • Apply Circuit Concepts
  • Use Test Equipment
  • Read and Interpret Drawings and Manuals
  • Apply the CEC, Regulations and Standards
  • Install Low Voltage Distributions Systems
  • Install Control Circuits

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 6 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Most programs accept applications 12 months before the start date. 




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Have graduated from a BC Senior Secondary School or equivalent, or
  • Be 19 years of age or over at the time of application, or
  • Be under 19 years of age but have a written recommendation from your Secondary School Principal

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12744 CAD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12744 CAD for the full programme during 6 months.
  • National

    3438 CAD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3438 CAD for the full programme during 6 months.

Living costs for Burnaby

1600 - 2700 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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