Construction Electrical

Start Date: September
Length: 1 Year
Location: Summerside Waterfront Campus
Credential: Certificate, Construction Electrician
  • Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at or above the general level
  • Résumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program

Note: Preference will be given to applicants with Grade 12 academic math and Grade 11 or 12 physics.

International Student fee is an additional $3,930 per year (includes International Health Fee).

Tuition and Other Fees 1st Year
Tuition $ 4,048
Student Union $ 168
Health Insurance Fee $ 410
Graduation Fee $ 90
First Aid/WHMIS $ 100
Total $ 4,816
1st installment due on first day of class $ 3,197
2nd installment due January7 $ 1,619
Other Program Costs 1st Year
Books $ 945
Unforms/Safety Shoes $ 400
Equipment/Tools $ 400
Total $ 1,745

Graduates from this program may find employment in:

  •  the construction and service industries

Program Overview

The Construction Electrical program gives you fundamental knowledge about electricity and its applications, and prepares you to work in residential and commercial settings assembling, installing, testing, maintaining, servicing, and operating various electrical systems and equipment. You will move from the classroom to the lab, getting plenty of experience installing power and lighting  systems, signal and alarm systems, emergency lighting, communication equipment, motors, and automation and control systems. All the while you’ll be learning how to follow the National Building Code, the Canadian Electrical Code, and other safety requirements.

View a detailed list of courses for this program.

Check out our two-year Industrial Electrical Technology program, as well.

Red Seal

The most successful path to a Red Seal as a construction electrician begins with the Construction Electrical program. This program enables you to earn 30 hours of apprenticeship time for each week of training and write the apprenticeship year one block exam, which puts you well on your way to Red Seal certification. Upon graduation, once you are working with a suitable employer, you will register as an apprentice to complete your journey to challenge the Interprovincial Exam. When you register, Apprenticeship PEI will give you credit for the hours earned and block exams passed while you were at Holland College.

The Interprovincial Red Seal gives you the ability to work anywhere in Canada without further testing or certification. The Red Seal is recognized as the Interprovincial standard of excellence for your chosen trade and is the designation most employers will ask for.



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