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Duration

4 years

Tuition

$5,160

  Calgary

Sep 15-Aug 22

Commitment

Full-Time

Delivery

Classroom

Credential

Apprenticeship

Year Founded

1916

Scholarships

no

If you enjoy problem-solving, mathematics and working with your hands, you’ll enjoy working as an electrician.

Learn how to install, alter, repair and maintain electrical systems designed to provide heat, light, power, control, signal or fire alarms for all types of buildings, structures and premises. On the job, you’ll begin by reading and interpreting electrical, mechanical and architectural drawings, specifications and applicable code to determine wiring layouts. Next, you’ll cut, thread, bend, assemble and install conduits and other types of electrical conductor enclosures, pull wire through conduits and holes in walls and floors as well as position, maintain and install distribution and control equipment such as switches, relays, circuit breaker panels and fuse enclosures.

Students can also specialize in renewable energy – such as wind and solar – and fire alarm systems. During your career, you may be able to work in specific industries including: residential (housing developments); commercial (office buildings); institutional (hospitals, schools); and industrial (plants and factories).

Upon successfully completing the required working hours and technical training periods, graduates will be awarded journeyperson status by Alberta’s Apprenticeship and Industry Training. Electricians are a Red Seal Endorsed trade –a recognizable standard that allows tradespeople to work across Canada.

Admission Requirements 

Successful completion of the following courses:

  • English 20-2
  • Math 20-3
  • Science 10

OR

A pass mark in all five Canadian General Educational Development (GED) tests

OR

Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Entrance Exam

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Student Reviews (3)

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)

Guaranteed job, if you put in the hours

Chris Williams

Calgary • May 31, 2021

Graduated From

Electrician

Overall:

5 out of 5

Instructors:

5 stars

Curriculum:

5 stars

Job Assistance:

5 stars

The Electrician program saved me a lot of grunt work. Compared to pre-employment graduates or people who start apprenticeships without work experience, you are basically jumping the line. Really good instructors and so many relationships with companies...

The Electrician program saved me a lot of grunt work. Compared to pre-employment graduates or people who start apprenticeships without work experience, you are basically jumping the line. Really good instructors and so many relationships with companies that you're going to get a good job out of this program if you do the work. I had a retail job in Calgary until I was 23, which is when I decided I wanted to challenge myself and start a new career. Looking back, I wish I started at SAIT sooner!

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)

Huge asset for me

Rick Salutan

Calgary • May 30, 2021

Graduated From

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Overall:

5 out of 5

Instructors:

5 stars

Curriculum:

5 stars

Job Assistance:

5 stars

My diploma from SAIT has paid off for me. Employers recognize it (at least in western Canada) and it has opened a lot of doors for me when applying to jobs. I did advanced training at another college, but it didn't come close to my experience at SAIT. ...

My diploma from SAIT has paid off for me. Employers recognize it (at least in western Canada) and it has opened a lot of doors for me when applying to jobs. I did advanced training at another college, but it didn't come close to my experience at SAIT. Great instructors. Solid reputation. I would recommend it for my program and probably all of the trade programs at the college.