Electrical: Industrial

CampusStart Date
St. AndrewsSeptember 2018

Program Overview

Industrial Electricians have strong analytical minds and an appreciation for workplace safety. They install, maintain, test, troubleshoot and repair industrial electrical equipment and associated electrical and electronic controls. You'll learn how to use computer software for troubleshooting and equipment calibration. Our program also allows you to challenge the Apprenticeship Block 1 Examination at the end of the academic year. As the push to replace dated electrical factory equipment continues, Industrial Electricians are in high demand.


The requirements for this certificate program may be achieved within one academic year of full-time study.

Admission Requirements

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  • High School Diploma or Adult High School Diploma or GED Diploma of High School Equivalency

    (NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies)

    Career Possibilities

    Industrial Electricians are employed by electrical contractors and maintenance departments of factories, plants, mines, shipyards and other industrial establishments. Electricians work in a wide variety of buildings and facilities - on everything from lighting and climate control systems, to communication equipment and thousands of other specific tools and devices.

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    NOC Codes

    7242 - Industrial electricians
    7243 - Power system electricians

    What you will learn

    • electrical theory
    • tools and fasteners
    • commercial/industrial raceways
    • single-phase motors and controllers
    • transformers and three-phase theory
    • programmable logic controllers
    • industrial motors and controls
    • programmable controllers and human-machine interface
    • safety measures in an industrial environment
    • tools and fasteners
    • lighting systems
    • workplace practicum

    Specific Considerations

    The nature of this trade requires that the workers have a certain body strength and agility, and that they are able to work under the conditions established on construction sites. Most classes required for this program are scheduled to take place between 8:30am and 4:30pm, Monday to Friday; however, some required classes may be scheduled during evening hours.

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