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Electrician: Construction & Maintenance - APPRENTICESHIP

Available at: Kingston


Level 1 Apprenticeship Program Code 0174
Level 2 Apprenticeship Program Code 0175
Level 3 Apprenticeship Program Code 0176

Apprenticeship training is the only way to become an Electrician. Apprentices are employed while learning. In the beginning, you are indentured to an employer who must agree to hire you and provide training during the term of apprenticeship. You must attend classes, pass examinations and fulfill the contract in order to receive your Ontario Certificate as a qualified journeyperson Electrician.

This program is funded in part by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development. 




Electricians plan, assemble, install, connect and test electrical power distribution and control devices in residential, commercial and industrial buildings. They may design blueprints, sketches and specifications for the installation of panel boards, switch boxes, pull boxes and other related electrical devices and pull and connect all of the associated wiring for these devices as well. They must be capable of diagnosing, troubleshooting and providing corrective action for electrical circuits, devices and machines.


Program Name

Electrician: Construction & Maintenance - APPRENTICESHIP

Program Code



Certificate of Qualification (C. of Q.)

Start Dates

See Additional Info

Program Duration

Basic: 8 weeks, Intermediate: 10 weeks, Advanced: 10 weeks

Location (Campus)


Canadian Fees

Classroom and administrative fees apply.
Contact the Skilled Trades Office 613-544- 5400, ext. 1376 or toll-free 1-866-826- 3338.

International Fees

Additional Costs

Scholarships and Bursaries

St. Lawrence College offers an extensive Student Scholarship and Bursary Program.  Scholarships and bursaries for this purpose are sponsored by external organizations and private individuals.  These awards recognize our academic excellence, community involvement, contribution to the quality of College life, outstanding achievement and professional potential.  For more details visit Bursaries and Scholarships.

Program Outline 2020-21

ELEC 101 Canadian Electrical Code
ELEC 102 Prints
ELEC 103 Electrical Theory
ELEC 104 Installation Methods
ELEC 105 Instrumentation
ELEC 106 Electronics

ELEC 201 Canadian Electrical Code - Intermediate
ELEC 202 Prints - Intermediate
ELEC 203 Electrical Theory - Intermediate
ELEC 204 Installation Methods - Intermediate
ELEC 205 Instrumentation - Intermediate
ELEC 206 Electronics - Intermediate
ELEC 207 Monitoring & Comm Sys - Intermediate

ELEC 301 Canadian Electrical Code (30 hrs.)
ELEC 302 Prints - Advanced
ELEC 303 Electrical Theory - Advanced
ELEC 304 Installation Methods (81 hrs.)
ELEC 305 Instrumentation (39 hrs.)
ELEC 306 Electronics (60 hrs.)

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

SLC graduates have many options to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Agreements between SLC and other institutions that are specific to this program are listed below. In addition, there are many credit transfer pathway agreements between colleges and universities within the province of Ontario. Please also visit to search for options relevant to your program area of study.

    Admission Requirements

    The apprentice must be currently: 


    Health Requirements

    Not applicable 


    I remember my time at SLC fondly as I made many friendships, learned many life lessons and developed many new skills all while furthering my education.  

    Carol-Ann Grant

    Program Contact

    Frank McLaren

    Admissions Information

    Connect with a Student Recruitment Officer:

    International Students Contact:

    Additional Information

    NOTE: Holders of a Certificate of Qualification in the Trade of Electrician (Construction and Maintenance) who wish to obtain certification as an Industrial Electrician may apply to the Apprenticeship Branch of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities by submitting documented proof of an appropriate work experience as an Industrial Electrician, plus documented proof of having successfully completed a recognized electronics control course.

    After completing the Advanced course plus the required job training hours, apprentices are eligible to write the C. of Q. examination to qualify as journeypersons. The entire process usually takes five years.

    Training Allowances: Apprentices attending school may be eligible for living allowances, travel expenses and employment insurance benefits. For more information, contact your local Service Canada office.

    Contact your local office of the Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities:

    135 North Front St
    Belleville, Ontario, 
    K8P 3B5
    Tel: 613-968-5558 
    or 1-800-953-6885 
    Fax: 613-968-2364

    132 Second Street East, Suite 202,
    Cornwall, Ontario,
    K6H 1Y4
    Tel: 613-938-9702
    or 1-877-668-6604
    Fax: 613-938-6627 

    299 Concession Street, Suite 201,
    Kingston, Ontario,
    K7K 2B9
    Tel: 613-548-1151
    or 1-866-973-4043
    Fax: 613-548-4120

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