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Electrical Trades Foundation

Certificate in Electrical Foundation

Bringing electrical systems to life

Gain confidence

If you’re interested in a high demand and exciting career as an electrician, Camosun’s Electrical Foundation program will give you the basics for entry level employment and apprenticeships.


Foundation for future training

Camosun's Electrical program combines theory with hands-on experience in a supportive learning environment.

Start your career as an Electrician

The 24-week Electrical Foundation program combines theoretical knowledge with hands-on practical experience to prepare you for initial entry into the electrical trade. After earning the foundation certificate, you will be well-prepared to begin an apprenticeship, where you will continue your hands-on learning, working side-by-side with an electrical journeyman to install, maintain, design and upgrade a wide variety of electrical systems.

There are limitless possibilities as electrical work includes commercial and residential wiring systems, heating, lighting and power distribution systems, electrical and alternate (green) energy generating equipment, alarm and data systems, and industrial systems.

Hands-on learning

Throughout this competency-based program, you will spend significant time in the lab developing skills and techniques that are needed within the industry. You'll be exposed to on-the-job conditions, so come prepared to work in a number of different simulations and environments.

Your ability to apply theory in lab settings will give you real-world experience to prepare you for the tasks you will be asked to perform in your subsequent apprenticeship. Our instructors will work one-on-one with you to ensure your success throughout the program.

Next up: Apprenticeship

As a graduate, you'll have the technical skills and education equivalent to that of a first-year apprentice. You will also receive equivalent credit for Apprenticeship Level 1 technical training as well as some of the required work-based training hours in the electrical apprenticeship program. Camosun also offers the next levels of technical training you’ll need as you proceed through your four-year apprenticeship in this Red Seal trade.

For more details regarding this Industry Training Authority accredited program, please review the ITA Electrical program profile.

In their own words

"The Electrical Foundations program has given me a wealth of practical knowledge and hands-on experience that will serve me well as I enter the field and begin my new career path. The instructors are fantastic. Their knowledge and experience helps to give me an idea of what to expect outside of school and on the worksite. The self-paced program has allowed me to get ahead and potentially graduate early. Can't beat a program like that!"

Jessica Jackman

Electrical Foundation

Certificate (Level 1 Electrical Apprenticeship)
24 weeks
Study Options
Full-time only
Work Experience
Eligible for an apprenticeship once employed
Flexible intake
Trades & Technology
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Camosun College Lansdowne
3100 Foul Bay Rd
Victoria BC V8P 5J2
Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1
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