Electrician (Construction and Maintenance) – Algonquin College

Program Info

School: Algonquin College
Faculty: Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence
Degree: Certificate; Apprenticeship
Field of Study: Electrician
Description: This 28-week Algonquin College Certificate apprenticeship program fulfills all in-class requirements. It is divided into three eight-week levels (Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced) where you alternate between going to school for eight weeks and working in the field for eight to 12 months. You take courses on the Canadian Electrical Code, electrical theory, electronics, instrumentation and installation methods. You also learn about prints, standards and electrical principles, practical installations and how to work in a variety of specialty areas.

At the end of this program, you are qualified to write the exam to earn a Certificate of Qualification in the Electrician Construction and Maintenance trade. To work outside of Ontario, you need to test for the Red Seal Endorsement (RSE) in Industrial or Construction specializations.

URL: Electrician (Construction and Maintenance) at Algonquin College
Length: 28 Week(s)


LOCATION: Ottawa, Ontario
ENTRANCE DATES: January, May, September
TELEPHONE: (613) 727-4723 – 7031
TOLL FREE: (800) 565-4723
FAX: (613) 727-7665
EMAIL: international@algonquincollege.com
ADDRESS: 1385 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology was established in 1967, and is located on the unceded territory of the Algonquin People. The College has served over 50 years as a leader in post-secondary education and undergone significant growth since its establishment. Algonquin students are sought out by employers in every industry due to the hands-on skills and career focus they gain from learning in realistic lab and classroom environments. By the time students graduate, they are ready to take on the work world.


Algonquin College provides on-campus housing for students, with a variety of room options to choose from. Whether you are looking for a female only room or a male only room, we have something that will fit your needs. Rooms are all shared occupancy, so you will be able to meet new people and make friends during your time here. Plus, our mandatory Meal Plan ensures that you always have access to food when you need it. Payment options are available, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with the school if you have any questions. 


Prerequisites:* These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
Eligibility is determined by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development. Applicants must be formally registered as apprentices and be released by their sponsor to attend the College. Although a Grade 10 education is the minimum entry requirement for an electrical apprentice, the level of education required for success in today`s electrical industry is constantly increasing. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that electrical apprentices entering the in-school training program have a minimum equivalent of Grade 12 physics, chemistry, communications and mathematics.

Fees & Scholarships

International student:$18,114

Notes for Canadian Students:

College fees are set in accordance with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities’ policies. Fees must be paid each term for you to officially register for your classes. Your costs will vary depending on your program of study, lifestyle and other variables.

Notes for International Students:

A differential fee will apply to international students. Please contact International at international@algonquincollege.com for current fee information.

Scholarships, prizes and awards are given in recognition of academic excellence, and can include money, plaques, books, medals, etc, or any combination thereof. They are given in recognition of achievement at a variety of levels (program, department, school), for various areas (subject, program, activity, student government, etc.) and often reflect the interest and commitment of donors from the community. Visit Financial Aid page for more information.

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