Northern Lakes College


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Program Information

School:Northern Lakes College
Degree:Certificate; Apprenticeship
Field of Study:Electrician
Description:The Electrician Apprenticeship program prepares you to become a journeyman electrician. The term of apprenticeship for an electrician is 4 years (four 12-month periods). Electricians work for construction and maintenance contractors, manufacturers, resource companies, and other large organizations. Electricians may advance to careers such as foreman, superintendent, estimator, electrical inspector, technical instructor, or move into a management role. You too, can enter the electrical trade with the confidence and knowledge gained in the apprenticeship programs and Northern Lakes College.
URL:Electrician at Northern Lakes College
Length:4 Year(s)
Careers:Contractors and Supervisors, Electrical Trades and TelecommunicationsElectricians

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Students entering the program must first be registered as an apprentice with the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AAIT) office (Slave Lake, 849-7228) or visit the forms section at for an application. Those who want to become an apprentice must meet the following academic requirements: Route 1:applicants must have completed Grade 12; Grade 12 with Applied Math 20 (Math 23) or equivalent AND 10 credits in Science; Route 2:applicants must have received a passing mark on the Apprenticeship Level 5 entrance exam. Applicants must also be hired as an apprentice with an approved employer.

    * For either route, all applicants must also be hired as an Apprentice with an approved employer and registered with Alberta Apprenticeship.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on February 17, 2023