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Apprentice Training

Programs

As an apprentice, you’ll spend about 80% of your time on the job, so you earn while you learn. In addition to that practical experience, you also need to sign up for a few weeks of in-school technical training each year. Practical work hours and the technical training are both required to achieve your full trades qualification.

Training Schedules

The training schedule is posted online through Trades Training BC. To find the Camosun schedule:

  1. Follow the link to your specific trade.
  2. Select the "Vancouver Island" tab.
  3. Select the level you're looking for.

Direct Entry Apprenticeship programs

The following chart lists the technical training offered at Camosun.

  Programs Certificate Length
Architectural Trades Carpenter Red Seal 7 weeks
Construction Craft Worker Red Seal 4 weeks
Electrical Trades Electrician Red Seal 10 weeks
Metal Trades Metal Fabricator Red Seal 7 weeks
Sheet Metal Worker Red Seal 6 weeks
Welder Red Seal 8 weeks
Motor Vehicle Trades
Automotive Service Technician Red Seal 6 to 7 weeks
Diesel Engine Mechanic Red Seal 8 to 10 weeks
Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Red Seal 4 to 10 weeks
Transport Trailer Technician Red Seal 4 to 10 weeks
Truck and Transport Mechanic Red Seal 4 to 10 weeks
Plumbing & Pipe Trades
Domestic/Commercial Gas Fitter BC Certificate of Qualification 6 weeks
Plumber Red Seal 6 to 8 weeks
Sprinkler Fitter Red Seal 6 weeks
Steam/Pipe Fitter Red Seal 6 to 8 weeks
Professional Cook Professional Cook 1 BC Certificate of Qualification 6 weeks
Professional Cook 2 BC Certificate of Qualification 6 weeks
Professional Cook 3 Red Seal 6 weeks

Program standards for each trades's required training is set by the Industry Training Authority (ITA).

What to expect

To receive your "ticket" in the trade of your choice, you’ll be expected to receive apprentice training.

Each four- to 10-week, full-time apprenticeship training level requires you to come to class fully prepared.

If you’ve completed a foundation program, you are well on your way and will start apprenticeship training at Level 2.

Contact Us
Camosun College Lansdowne
3100 Foul Bay Rd
Victoria BC V8P 5J2
Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1
  • 250–370–3000
  • 1–877–554–7555 (toll-free)

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