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Industrial Electrician - APPRENTICESHIP

Available at: Kingston


Level 1 Apprenticeship Program Code 0739
Level 2 Apprenticeship Program Code 0743
Level 3 Apprenticeship Program Code 0744

The Apprenticeship Training Program is the preferred route to becoming an Industrial Electrician. Apprentices are employed and earning a wage, while learning.

You are indentured to an employer who must agree to provide the training required in the Apprenticeship Training Standards. You must attend all classes of instruction, pass all examinations required, and fulfill the terms of the contract to receive your Ontario Certificate as a qualified Journeyperson Industrial Electrician.

You will receive an Apprenticeship Training Standard Book outlining the training objectives or areas of competency to be learned on the job. These competencies are necessary in order to function in the trade as a skilled worker or ‘Journeyperson’.

This program is funded in part by the Ministry of Labour Training and Skills Development (MLTSD)





An Industrial Electrician is a person who: 

  • lays out, assembles, installs, repairs, connects and tests electrical fixtures, apparatus, control equipment and wiring for alarm, light heat or power systems in buildings and other industries
  • plans installations from blueprints, sketches, specification and installs all electrical and electronic devices
  • troubleshoots and systematically diagnoses and corrects faults in electrical or electronic systems and equipment by repairing, programming or replacing electrical or electronic components as required
  • measures, cuts, threads, bends, assembles and installs conduits and other electrical conductor enclosures; splices and terminates electrical conductors
  • tests electrical and electronic equipment for proper function

Before, during and after the in-school portion, apprentices work to complete the on-the-job training objectives or areas of competency of their apprenticeship. After completing Advanced, as well as the job training competencies, apprentices are eligible to write the C. of Q. examination to qualify as a journeyperson. The entire process usually takes four to five years.

Program Name

Industrial Electrician - APPRENTICESHIP

Program Code



Certificate of Qualification (C. of Q.)

Start Dates


Program Duration

Day Release Delivery Format

Location (Campus)


Canadian Fees

The apprentice will be required to pay classroom and administrative fees. For information, 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

Basic (0739)
INDE 101 Canadian Elec Code - Basic
INDE 102 Prints - Basic
INDE 103 Electrical Theory - Basic
INDE 104 Installation Methods - Basic
INDE 105 Instrumentation - Basic
INDE 106 Electronics - Basic

Intermediate (0743)
INDE 201 Canadian Electrical Code-Inter
INDE 202 Prints - Intermediate
INDE 203 Electrical Theory - Interm
INDE 204 Installation Methods - Interm
INDE 205 Instrumentation - Intermediate
INDE 206 Electronics - Intermediate
INDE 207 Monitoring & Comm Sys - Interm

Advanced (0744)
INDE 301 Canadian Electrical Code-Adv.
INDE 302 Fluid Power
INDE 303 Electrical Theory - Advanced
INDE 304 Installation Methods-Advanced
INDE 305 Instrumentation - Advanced
INDE 306 Electronics - Advanced

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: 

    NOTE: Holders of a Certificate of Qualification in the Trade of Industrial Electrician who wish to obtain a C. of Q. as a Construction and Maintenance electrician may apply to the Apprenticeship Branch of the Ministry Advanced Education and Skills Development by submitting documented proof of the additional work experience required in the training standard for the Trade of Electrician: Construction and Maintenance.


    Health Requirements

    Not applicable


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    Molly Speagle

    Program Contact

    Frank McLaren

    Admissions Information

    Connect with a Student Recruitment Officer:

    International Students Contact:

    Additional Information

    Programs at St. Lawrence College are delivered using a variety of instruction modes. Courses may be offered in the classroom or lab, entirely online, or in a hybrid mode which combines classroom sessions with online learning activities. Program delivery can be run weekdays, weekends or evenings. Upon registration, each full-time student is provided a St. Lawrence College email account which is used to communicate important information about program or course events.

    For START DATES contact the Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities in your area:



    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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