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, emergency lighting, communication equipment, motors, automation and control systems and solar energy systems, as well as learning how to follow the National Building Code, the Canadian Electrical Code, and other safety requirements.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the Construction Electrical program at Holland College, graduates will:
- Work in accordance with applicable acts, regulations, legislation, and national codes to ensure personal and public safety.
- Select and use equipment including hand tools, power tools, and test instruments in a safe and efficient manner.
- Demonstrate wiring methods and techniques for residential and commercial installations in accordance with the Canadian Electrical Code.
- Interpret and follow diagrams, blueprints, and schematics.
- Apply electrical theory to various lighting, power, and control installations.
- Apply problem-solving and critical thinking for the installation, configuration, and troubleshooting of electrical systems under the supervision of a qualified person(s).
- Communicate and work effectively with supervisors and coworkers. 8. Identify the importance of ongoing personal and professional development, that will lead to enhanced work performance and career opportunities and keep pace with industry changes.
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 Red Seal 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 Red Seal gives you the ability to work anywhere in Canada without further testing or certification.