Holland College | Industrial Electrical Technology

Industrial Electrical Technology

Start Date: September
Length: 2 Years
Location: Summerside Waterfront Campus
Credential: Diploma, Industrial Electrical Technician
  • Grade 12 academic
  • 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 academic Grade 12 math and Grade 11 or 12 physics.

NOTE: If your first language is not English please review our English Language Requirements page.

Fees for the academic year 2020/2021. Please note: Tuition and Fees are listed in Canadian dollars.

First-year international students pay an additional $4,000 CAD student fee, second-year international students pay an additional $3,250 CAD student fee (2020/2021 only).
International Health Fee is an additional $750 per year.
International Student Fees are due on the first day of class.

Tuition and Other Fees 1st Year 2nd Year
Tuition $ 4,212 $ 4,212
Student Union $ 168 $ 168
Health Insurance Fee $ 420 $ 420
First Aid/WHMIS $100 $ –
Graduation fee $ – $ 100
Total $ 4,900 $4,900
1stinstallment due upon first day of class $ 3,215 $ 3,215
2ndinstallment due January 6 $ 1,685 $ 1,685
Other Program Costs 1st Year 2nd Year
Books $ 665 $665
Uniforms/Safety Shoes $ 200 $ –
Equipment/Tools $ 400 $–
Total $1,265 $665
  • Manufacturing
  • Processing
  • Construction
  • Marine
  • Sales
  • Service industries
  • Engineering sector
  • Canadian Armed Forces

Degree Pathways

Many Holland College programs have degree pathways. For more information, see our Degree Pathways section.

Program Overview

Learn how to plan, install, test, inspect, troubleshoot, and service all types of industrial electrical equipment. You will take courses in the essentials of electricity, wiring and circuits, as well as advanced courses in automation and motion control, programmable logic controls, industrial
communication systems, and computer aided design.

The Industrial Electrical Technology program also prepares you for a variety of roles by teaching you construction and residential wiring methods. What you learn in class, you’ll demonstrate and test in a variety of on-site electrical lab areas, giving you hands-on training and exposure to real life working conditions to prepare you for a career as an industrial electrician.

Check out our one-year Construction Electrical program.

Take a virtual tour of the Summerside Waterfront Campus here.

Red Seal

The most successful path to a Red Seal as an industrial electrician begins with the Industrial Electrical Technology program. This program enables you to earn 30 hours of apprenticeship time for each week of training and write two years of apprenticeship block exams, 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.

View a detailed list of courses for this program.


Construction Electrical

The one-year Construction Electrical program prepares students for work in residential and commercial settings assembling, installing, testing, maintaining, servicing, and operating various electrical systems and equipment.

Electromechanical Technology

Earn an Electromechanical Technician Diploma in two years at Holland College. Learn how to install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair complex automated equipment. Learn about hydraulic/pneumatic systems, programmable logic controllers, electronics, microprocessors and more.

Electronics Engineering Technology

In the two-year Electronics Engineering Technology program, you will learn the theory and practical skills needed to design and troubleshoot circuits, and to install, operate, and service electronic or data communication


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