Electrician - Apprenticeship

Admission Requirements Tuition and Fees Program Structure

March 18, 2020 - COVID-19 information for apprentices 
The March-April and May-June intakes for apprenticeship training are cancelled.

Advanced Education has been working with eleven post-secondary institutions who deliver classroom learning to determine the best course of action that will help protect the health of apprentices, instructors and staff.

Apprentices who started classroom instruction on or after March 2, 2020 should discuss tuition options with their institutions. Priority will be given to affected apprentices seeking to re-register for classes in the 2020/21 academic year. Details to follow.

Apprentices who started technical training before March 2, 2020 will be contacted and advised by their institution about next steps for distance learning options, assessments and completion. Apprentices who complete the program and are in good academic standing will not be required to challenge the provincial theory or practical examinations.

For more information please visit the provinces trades website. You can also contact the AIT Information Line at 1-800-248-4823 if you need information or wish to discuss your apprenticeship.


We offer a four-year Electrician - Apprenticeship program for those interested in becoming an electrical journeyperson (electrician).

After graduating the program, you will be able to:

  • Know and understand electrical theory and its application to lighting, power and control equipment
  • Layout and install electrical circuits in residential, commercial, industrial and institutional structures
  • Complete instructions from electrical installation plans and specifications
  • Troubleshoot and maintain electrical systems and equipment
  • Know and understand the work of other tradespeople in the construction industry and know the different types of building construction
  • Perform tasks in accordance with industry quality and production standards

Career opportunities

As an electrician, you will be ready for employment with construction and maintenance contractors, resource companies and other large-scale organizations. Experienced electricians may advance to supervisory roles or start their own contracting business.

Admission requirements

In order to register for the Electrician - Apprenticeship program, you must be an eligible indentured apprentice.

Find out more about the Alberta Apprenticeship Entrance Requirements.

Tuition and fees

 Fees (Year 1 to 3) - 8 Week Session
Fees (Year 1 to 3) - 8 week session  Domestic Students
Tuition $840.00
Health & Dental Fee n/a
Wellness & Athletic $17.60
Student Association Building Fee $8.96
Student Association Fee $52.08
Technology Fee $67.00
Materials $72.00
Total Fees & Tuition ***$988.08

Please note, these estimates are based on 100% enrollment for all semesters and do not include mandatory laboratory fees. 

For more information view the Keyano College Credit Calendar

For Year 4 tuition and fees view our Keyano College Credit Calendar.

Program structure

The Electrician - Apprenticeship program is a four-year program that includes:

  • A minimum of 1,500 hours of on-the-job training and eight weeks of technical training in each of the first three years
  • A minimum of 1,350 hours of on-the-job training and 12 weeks of technical training in the fourth year

Course outline for all years.

How apprenticeships work

An apprenticeship is a work experience based post-secondary education. As an apprentice, you will find a matching employer to help tutor you as you become an electrician through an Apprenticeship Agreement.

Your time is divided by on-the-job training under a certified journeyperson (about 80%) and attending technical training courses at a training provider, such as Keyano College (about 20%).