Electrician Level 1 Apprenticeship

This partnership between School District No. 42 and British Columbia Institute of Technology provides a unique opportunity for secondary students to complete Grade 12 graduation requirements while earning post secondary credits and certification in the electrical field. Additionally, students will acquire skills enabling them to directly enter the job market.

Adult students and graduating students may be eligible.




How to Apply

To apply to this program, visit

Your application package must include the following:

  • BCIT Application
  • SD 42 Partnership Application
  • Your resume
  • Cover letter (briefly stating why you are interested in this program)
  • Recent transcript of your grades

Submit the complete package to your school’s career planning assistant, work experience teacher, or counselor.

The Program

This is a 24-week program running from September to February at Garibaldi Secondary School.

The program provides graduates with the theory and practical skills necessary to enter the electrical trade. The electrical worker plans, assembles, installs, tests, repairs and maintains electrical equipment and systems in commercial, industrial and marine facilities.

The program emphasizes a hands-on approach to training. Experience gained in the workshop is focused on industry practice. The necessary theoretical component is integrated into the program to complement and enhance the practical work. Students are exposed to a variety of work environments through industry tours.


Program Content

The standard program consists of the following course content:

Applied mechanics  4 credits
Fundamentals of electricity 8 credits
Principles of magnetism 4 credits
Wiring methods 12 credits 
Electrical codes, plans and specs 8 credits
AC circuit analysis  2 credits 
Electronic devices 2 credits
Basic motor control  4 credits 
Computer skills and job preparation 4 credits

The minimum grade for individual courses is 70 percent. An overall GPA of 70 percent or better is required. All courses must be passed in order to successfully complete the program.

Dual credit

Students who successfully complete this program will have six complete courses (24 credits) on their secondary school graduation transcript.

Our vision
Our vision is for every individual to feel valued and for all learners to reach their potential.
Our mission
Our mission is to support all individuals in their development as successful learners, and as respectful, caring and responsible members of society.