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EFH-100 Electrician Common Core - Level 1 Harmonized

300 hours


Students will expand their knowledge of electrical theories, electrical circuits, including DC circuits, electronics and AC generation. Students will also learn the regulatory requirements of electrical installations, alterations and repair work through a more in depth study of the Canadian Electrical Code book. This course provides the equivalency of the 10 week ITA Apprenticeship Level 1 course.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Electrician Foundation Harmonized Program

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EFH-101 Safety, Basic Trade Tools, Fasteners And Fittings

32 hours


This course provides an introduction to the general safety requirements for working in any construction trade as outline by WorkSafeBC. Instruction includes identification and appropriate use of common hand and power tools, in the general construction trades. Students will be able to identify and use common fastening devices and within a lab setting, practice safe and effective uses of power tools.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Electrician Foundation Harmonized Program

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EFH-102 Electrical Codes, Plans & Specifications

34 hours


This course provides an introduction to basic processes and applications pertaining to the planning of construction projects through the use of the Canadian Electrical Code (CED), print reading, and development and use of specifications sheets. Students will be introduced to the Canadian Electrical Code (CEC), and its importance within the construction process. Instruction provides an essential introduction to blueprint reading, identification and use of symbols and lines and techniques commonly used in manufacturing and construction drawings. Students will examine typical residential and commercial drawings and blueprints and identify details of the drawings while learning of specifications and alteration considerations.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Electrician Foundation Harmonized Program

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EFH-103 Applied Mathematics and Sciences for the Electrical Trade

34 hours lecture, 5 hours shop


This course encompasses a review of algebra and trigonometry, with and without calculators, as it pertains to electrical applications. The curriculum is presented in the context of electrical applications in the field and are required of industry. In addition, instruction encompasses an introduction to the basic properties of thermal energy including heat transfer in solids, liquids and gases with the goal of performing heat loss calculations in residential buildings in order to size electric heating.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Electrician Foundation Harmonized Program

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EFH-104 Applied Wiring Methods

28 hours lecture, 214 hours shop


This course encompasses generally accepted methods used in modern residential and commercial construction to include: the proper and safe use of electrical hand and power tools and equipment, types of conductors, grounding and bonding, electrical services, branch circuit and feeder wiring, the installation of data and communication cabling, and the interpretation and application of the Canadian Electrical Code. Students will apply their learning in a wiring lab, as per regulatory specifications.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Electrician Foundation Harmonized Program

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EFH-105 Workplace And Employment Skills

28 hours lecture, 40 hours lab


This course provides an introduction to the electrical industry, the apprenticeship system and essential workplace skills. Instruction encompasses computer applications, essentials of employability skills, expectations and responsibilities of employers and employees, interpersonal communication skills and worksite readiness.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Electrician Foundation Harmonized Program

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OFA-001 WHMIS 2015

4 hours


This course is an introduction to the Workplace Hazardous Material Information System. The course includes the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling for chemicals (GHS) as well as WHMIS legislation introduced in 1988. Participants must attend and participate in 100% of the course.


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OFA-010 Occupational First Aid Level 1

8 hours


Learn CPR, choking and hemorrhage control and minor wound care according to WSBC Regulations, Part 3 Guidelines (3.14 - 3.21). This WorkSafeBC course is an excellent entry level WSBC First Aid course that is a recognized by local industry. Certification is by WSBC and is valid for three years.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Students must be at least 16 years of age. Students under 19 require a parent/ guardian signed waiver. Picture identification must be brought to the 1st class.

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