In light of growing concerns about spreading incidents of COVID-19 (coronavirus) infection, Okanagan College has decided to postpone some 2020 Trades Foundation program intakes. Please check here to view up-to-date intake dates.
This 24-week program provides students with little or no previous experience in the electrical trade with the necessary skills to seek employment in that industry as an apprentice electrician. The program exposes the student to aspects of residential, commercial and industrial systems in this trade with a focus on developing practical skills. The curriculum follows the B.C. Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development guidelines for the first-year in-class components of the Electrician Apprenticeship, which includes installation procedures in compliance with the Canadian Electrical Code for residential, commercial and industrial systems.
B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent, or 19 years of age and out of secondary school for at least one year as of the first day of classes.
English 12 with minimum 50% or alternatives.
A minimum of 67% in any of:
Or a minimum of 85% on the ABLE mathematics test. Test scores are only good for two (2) years.
Applicants who have not satisfied the Math requirement within the last seven (7) years must write the ABLE Mathematics test and must receive a minimum of 85%.
Location: Kelowna and on a rotating basis in Penticton, Vernon and Salmon Arm
Program Schedule: February to July, February to October, August to January, and September to May (24 weeks)
Textbooks and Supplies: Approximately $691.75 plus 5% book tax, tool kit is approximately $415 (subject to change)
There are a number of physical activities involved in training for a skilled trade. Please review the physical activities of the program and the recommended student characteristics.
Minimum passing grade per component is 70%.
Trades and Apprenticeship
2019-20: $3,479.38 (Kelowna, Penticton, Salmon Arm) $3,529.12 (Vernon)
This program is student loan eligible.
Click here to view up-to-date intake dates.
Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 04/07/2020