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Electrician Pre-apprenticeship Program

Electrician Pre-apprenticeship Program

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Program Details

School: School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science Start Date: Summer
Location: Progress Campus Program Length: 17 Weeks
Email: elec.preapp@centennialcollege.ca Tel: 416-289-5000, ext. 2188
Program Code: 4511

Program Overview

Get a head start on an electrician apprenticeship career through our pre-apprenticeship program in electrical construction and maintenance with an overview of refrigeration and air conditioning. Our tuition-free program includes skills training and assistance finding a work placement with an employer. Course materials, including textbooks, safety equipment and toolkits, are provided free of cost (administration and ancillary fees may apply). This is your opportunity to join a rewarding skilled trade!

Program includes:

  • Workplace communication skills targeted to these trades
  • Industry-specific job readiness skills
  • Assistance to search for a paid work placement

Safety training, sought out by industry employers will also be provided:

  • First Aid
  • Working at Heights

Program Schedule

17 weeks of in-school training followed by up to 8 weeks on the job.


17 weeks between May 4, 2020 to August 28, 2020.

Work Placement:

Up to 8 weeks between August 31, 2020 to December 15, 2020.

Apprenticeship Training Programs


Electrician: Construction and Maintenance (309A), Level 1 – First 8 weeks

Secondary (overview):

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems Mechanic (313A) – Next 2 weeks


Weeks 1–7

  • Pre-Training

Weeks 8–15

  • Electrical Training 1
  • Canadian Electrical Code 1
  • Prints 1
  • Electrical Theory 1
  • Installation Method 1
  • Instrumentation 1
  • Electronics 1

Weeks 16–17

  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Training

Admission Requirements

  • Completion of: Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), General Education Development (GED) or equivalent
  • Eligible to work in Canada


  • Gain valuable skills based on Level 1 Electrical Apprenticeship for Construction and Maintenance
  • Access to state of the art labs for experiential learning
  • Course materials, including textbooks, safety equipment and toolkits provided free of cost
  • Access to Centennial College resources, including the Centre for Accessible Learning and Counselling Services (CALCS) and library.
  • Administration and ancillary fees may apply
  • Completion of this training may increase your chances of being hired

Career Outlook

  • Residential Service Electrician (Trade 309A)
  • Commercial Electrician (Trade 309A)
  • Journeyperson Electrician
  • Maintenance Electrician

Areas of Employment

  • Service
  • Installation
  • Repairs

How to Apply

  • Applicants may be asked to write an assessment test facilitated by Centennial College
  • Applicants may be asked to attend an interview (by invite only, based on assessment results)
  • Deadline to apply: Friday, March 20, 2020
  • Please email elec.preapp@centennialcollege.ca

Funded by Ontario

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