Electrical: Industrial

CampusStart DateTuition/Fees
St. AndrewsSeptember 2024 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International

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 or Canadian Adult Education Credential (CAEC) or Essential Skills Achievement Pathway: Post-Secondary Entry High School Diploma

    NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies
    International Student Admission 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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    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.

    Technology Requirements
    NBCC is a connected learning environment. All programs require a minimum specification, including access to the internet and a laptop. Your computer should meet your program technology requirements to ensure the software required for your program operates effectively. Free wifi is provided on all campuses.

    Areas of Study

    • Workplace Safety
    • Motors and Controls
    • Rigging and Hoisting
    • Mathematics
    • Tools and Equipment
    • Blueprint Reading
    • Communication Skills
    • Employment Skills
    • Commercial/Industrial Systems
    • Programmable Logic Controllers
    • Lighting Systems
    • Wiring Principles

    Program Courses

    Courses are subject to change.

    Learners acquire the knowledge of the nature of electricity, sources of electricity, and how it is used to provide convenience to our lives. The basic electrical terms are defined, and values are measured and calculated.

    In this course learners acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to calculate generated alternating current values.


    • BEEB1203A

    This course provides the learner with the knowledge and skills necessary to work with direct current series and parallel resistive circuits.


    • BEEB1200A

    Learners acquire the fundamental methods of wiring and the skills necessary to carry out repairs using conventional troubleshooting methods.


    • CPTC1113B
    • SECU1322B
    • PRLP1093A

    This course presents basic control concepts for motors and variable speed drives. Learners acquire the knowledge of the operation of common control devices and their symbols when reading schematic diagrams. 


    • BEEB1204A
    • BEEB1207A
    • BEEB1203A

    This course is designed to provide learners the knowledge and skills necessary to install lighting systems and single-phase service entrance equipment. Instruction is given on sizing and selecting appropriate components based on industry standards and following the Canadian Electrical Code.


    • BEEB1204A
    • CPTC1113B
    • PRLP1093A

    Learners acquire the knowledge and skills for the installation of electrical equipment and devices pertaining to commercial and industrial purposes.


    • BEEB1204A
    • SECU1322B
    • CPTC1113B
    • PRLP1093A

    This course builds on the basic concepts of Alternating Circuit Theory as it applies to the AC circuits that contain either resistors, inductors, or capacitors.


    • BEEB1202A

    The purpose of the applied workplace experience course is to provide learners with a direct, supervised practical experience. Such an experience enables learners to apply the knowledge acquired during their training directly to their field of study. The practicum exposes the learners to the trade environment and participants are expected to become members of the team in the industry site to which they are attached.

    This course is designed to introduce students in the trades to a variety of hand tools, power tools, stationary power tools and equipment and their uses within the context of safe work practices. Students become familiar with the safe use and handling of the tools and equipment commonly used in the trades sector. They are required to demonstrate the selection and safe use of common hand and power tools and receive instruction on several types of fastening systems. 


      This course provides learners with an introduction to Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) hardware and software.


      • BEEB1204A
      • BEEB1205A

      The purpose of this course is to refresh skills in mathematics developed through secondary programs in areas deemed essential for the successful completion of the program. Although the topics covered in this course are common to any math program, every effort is made to illustrate their usage in the trades’ professions.

      In this course, the students are presented with a balance of theoretical mathematics and applied mathematics. Instructional emphasis is focussed on the information, principles and formulas required to perform trade related mathematical calculations.


      • MATH1269A

      This course provides an introduction to the meaning of community service.  Students learn how community service can enhance a student’s educational experience, personal growth, employability, and civic responsibility. Students participate in one day of volunteering to enhance their understanding of civic responsibility and to help the New Brunswick Community College realize its vision of transforming lives and communities.

      In this course, learners focus on applying communication skills in reading, writing, speaking, document use, and critical thinking to make communication effective and efficient while developing computer-related skills necessary to be successful in college and on the job in a trade.


      In this course, learners focus on acquiring job search skills to gain a work-term placement as well as employment while also, developing interpersonal communication skills needed to grow their career.

      This course is designed to provide students with the skills to sketch and read blueprints to extract information. Students learn to interpret information from blueprints and use proper instruments and techniques to produce drawings.

      A safe and healthy workplace is the responsibility of the employer and the employee. This course introduces students to the importance of working safely and addresses how employers and employees can control the hazards and risks associated with the workplace. Students will also learn about the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders including WorkSafeNB, the employer and the employee in ensuring workplaces are safe.

      This course introduces students to the safe use of rigging, hoisting and lifting equipment.


        NOC Codes

        72201 - Industrial electricians
        72202 - Power system electricians

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