There is a huge demand for qualified electricians in Canada. Electricians are presently needed across the country in both construction and industrial applications. Electrician have a bright job outlook in coming years, projecting a 15 percent growth rate in the number of electrical positions between 2010 and 2020.
There is presently a two to three year waiting list to enroll in electrical programs across the province of Nova Scotia. With a well-recognized need for electricians in Canada, and a shortfall in the availability of training in the province of NS, the McKenzie College Electrical program is ideal for students wishing to enter the industry.
In developing our program we took direct guidance from the Interprovincial Program Guide for the electrical trades. We have fully implemented the Level One objectives of the Apprenticeship Curriculum Standard, plus additional instruction to develop each student to the level that they are employable in the field.
Electrical Career Opportunities
The McKenzie College Electrician Program is designed for those students who wish to enter the field as an apprentice electrician. Electrical apprentices typically combine in class study with a defined term of work experience in order to become a Journeyman Electrician. The McKenzie College Electrician program credits graduates with their first block of electrical study and work experience hours.
What makes our program unique?
The McKenzie College Electrician Program is a 28 week program of study that includes 24 weeks of in class and lab education and 4 weeks of supervised work experience. The program is industry recognized and apprenticeship credits are available to students who complete the program.
- Workplace Mentoring
- Safety Practices and Building Code
- Tools, Equipment, Access and Lifting
- DC Theory
- Single Phase AC Theory
- Three Phase AC Theory
- Conductors, Cable and Voltage Drop
- Wiring Distribution and Protective Devices
- Lighting, Controls and Emergency Lighting
- Heating Systems
- Single Phase Service Entrance
- Supervised Work Experience
Applicants to the Electrician program are asked to provide the following documentation prior to receiving acceptance:
- High School Record
- Completed application form
- $50.00 registration fee