Electrical: Industrial

CampusStart DateTuition/Fees
St. AndrewsSeptember 2021 (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 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.

    Program Courses

    Courses are subject to change.

    Students learn the nature of electricity, how it is created, controlled and used to provide convenience to our lives. The basic electrical terms are defined and values are measured and calculated.

    Students focus on the methods used to measure and size wires and cables to reduce voltage drop and power loss.


    • BEEB1093D

    This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to work with series and parallel circuits.


    • BEEB1048

    In this course students learn to calculate generated alternating current values.


    • BEEB1093D

    This course focuses on the fundamental methods and practices for wiring basic circuits that are found in the variety of buildings that provide general power and lighting requirements.


    • PRLP1033E
    • SECU1221F

    This course presents basic motor controls concepts and gives students a conceptual understanding of typical devices such as pushbuttons, selector switches, sensors, starters, contactors, overloads, relays, and typical industrial motors. Students will also learn the tricks and methods to check & test components.


    • BEEB1143E
    • BEEB1153D

    This course covers advanced concepts of Allen Bradley programmable controllers including system design, program planning, and advanced programming functions. Human Machine Interface software (Wonderware) is connected to the controller using Ethernet/IP.


    • ICCI1007

    Students start-up and operate the variable speed drive while being faced with programming challenges. Upon completion of this course the student will be able to troubleshoot, repair, program, and solve most drive related problems including programming and start-up of new or replacement AC drives.


    • BEEB1144E
    • BEEB1103E

    The purpose of the applied workplace experience course is to provide students with a direct, supervised practical experience. Such an experience enables students to apply the knowledge acquired during their training directly to their field of study. The practicum exposes the students 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 provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to install lighting systems and properly install electric heaters and control devices.


    • BEEB1143E

    Participants carry out various calculations related to single and three phase transformers, as well as circuit testing and analysis and transformer installation.


    • BEEB1103E

    Students learn the specific requirements for the installation of electrical equipment and devices for commercial and industrial purposes.


    • BEEB1143E

    This course provides instruction on the procedures for sizing, selecting and installing single-phase service entrances.


    • SECU1221F

    This course builds on the basic concepts of AC Theory as it applies to the AC circuits that contain resistance, inductance and capacitance.



    • BEEB1103E

    This course is designed to introduce students in the construction trades to a variety of generic hand and power tools and equipment and their uses within the context of safe work practices. Students become familiar with, and safely handle construction trade tools and equipment, and become more skilled with the tools and equipment specific to their trade as they use them in an applied fashion in their trade specific courses. 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.


    • SECU1221F

    This course provides students with an introduction to PLC hardware and software.

    This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to apply the Canadian Electrical Code and the National Building Code requirements.

    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.


    • MATH1208

    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, students focus on applying communication skills in reading, writing, speaking, document use, and critical thinking to make occupation-specific communication effective and efficient while developing computer-related skills necessary to be successful in college and on the job.

    In this course, students 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 provides the students with a working knowledge of basic sketching practices and print reading. They develop the ability to extract information from trade related drawings, specifications and graphs for residential, commercial and industrial practices.

    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 provides students with an understanding of:

    - their responsibilities when working in areas where fall hazards exist;

    - the use of and inspection of the required equipment; and

    - the critical controls necessary to reduce the risk of a fall.

    Note:  This course may be delivered at the discretion of the college.

    This course provides students with an understanding of the hazards related to working in a confined space environment. It looks at the proper safe work practice and procedures for confined spaces as well as rescue considerations.

    Note:  The delivery timeline of this course is at the discretion of the campus.

    NOC Codes

    7242 - Industrial electricians
    7243 - Power system electricians

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