About this Apprenticeship

  • Length:3 Years
  • Class Location:Welland Campus
  • Starts In:Fall
  • Credential:Certificate of Apprenticeship
  • School of:Trades

Apprentices complete 840 hours of college instruction which leads to approximately 4 years of on-the-job training as paid trainees.

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This program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.



Please be advised that the curriculum you have selected is for a past or future term. The remaining information on this website is reflective of the most recent intake term, unless stated otherwise.

Term one (2018 Year)
Code Course Name Credits
APPR1380 Canadian Electrical Code I 2
APPR1381 Prints I 2
APPR1382 Electrical Theory I 4
APPR1383 Installation Methods I 3
APPR1384 Instrumentation I 2
APPR1385 Electronics I 3
Term two (2019 Year)
Code Course Name Credits
APPR1386 Canadian Electrical Code II 3
APPR1387 Prints II 2
APPR1388 Electrical Theory II 5
APPR1389 Installation Methods II 3
APPR1390 Instrumentation II 3
APPR1391 Electronics II 3
APPR1392 Monitoring & Communication Systems 2
Term three (2020 Year)
Code Course Name Credits
APPR1393 Canadian Electrical Code III 2
APPR1394 Prints III 2
APPR1395 Electrical Theory III 4
APPR1396 Installation Methods III 5
APPR1397 Instrumentation III 3
APPR1398 Electronics III 4

Admission Requirements

  • OSSD or equivalent
  • Grade 12 English or equivalent
  • Students must have identified sponsor to register in this sector

Career Opportunities

  • Control technician
  • Data communications
  • Electronics specialist
  • Certified fiber optics specialist
  • Certified fire alarm specialist
  • Instrument fitter
  • Low voltage repair work
  • Residential electrical installer

Why Study at Niagara College?

  • Outstanding levels of student satisfaction
  • Highly experienced and supportive professors
  • State-of-the-art facilities for your practical experiences
  • Small class sizes where you will receive individual attention from the professors
  • Students support system which includes counselling and financial aid

The Benefits of Apprenticeship

  • The Province of Ontario is facing a large shortage of skilled labour.
  • A certified journeyperson earns a good wage.
  • Approximately 18 per cent of skilled workers are self-employed.
  • There is, and will continue to be, a demand for highly qualified, highly skilled tradespeople.
  • Majority of tuition for the in-school training is paid for by the .