Construction Electrician Red Seal Exam Prep (Live Online)

  • Formats:

    Live Online

  • Duration:

    16 Hours

  • Registration Fee:

    $495

Start Date

Live Online

Part Time: September 3, 2020, – October 22, 2020

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Program Overview

 

The Construction Electrician Red Seal Examination Preparation course is designed based on the competencies listed in the trade’s Red Seal Occupational Standard (RSOS). The course will help students review all the trade-specific concepts and theories they will need to challenge and successfully pass the Red Seal Examination.

This intensive review course is for participants who have the requisite theoretical and practical knowledge and have met the challenge requirements to write the exam. The course will guide candidates and help them with the preparation material for the exam to become a Red Seal Construction Electrician.

Students will have eight weeks to complete the course, which will include two hours of live instruction each week. Additionally, students will be expected to take part in various independent and group activities.

Red Seal Construction Electrician

Construction Electrician as a Career Choice

Construction electricians plan, design, assemble, install, alter, repair, inspect, verify, commission, connect, operate, maintain and decommission electrical systems. Electrical systems provide heating, lighting, power, alarm, security, communication and control in residential, commercial, institutional, industrial, transportation and entertainment environments.

Construction electricians may be self-employed or employed by electrical contractors, utilities, and operations and maintenance departments of various facilities and municipalities.

What do Construction Electricians do?

Construction electricians must read and interpret electrical, mechanical, civil and architectural drawings and specifications such as electrical, building, fire, and jurisdictional codes to complete electrical installations. They use electrical test equipment and digital technology to ensure system safety, functionality and compatibility. Construction electricians require good communication skills to negotiate, coordinate and facilitate work with clients, co-workers, jurisdictional authorities and other trades. Organizational skills are required to successfully plan and execute their work. They also require strong analytical and problem-solving skills in order to read and interpret diagrams, drawings and specifications. They require mechanical aptitude to install, diagnose and repair systems and components. It is beneficial for construction electricians to have good vision, the ability to distinguish colours, manual dexterity and a willingness to keep up with new developments in the trade. With changing technologies, digital and computer skills are necessary to this trade for job performance, learning methods and updating skills. Their work may be performed indoors or outdoors, at heights, in confined spaces and in hazardous environments. They require stamina as construction electricians spend much of their time performing static and physical tasks such as climbing.

Skills Needed to become a Construction Electrician

Construction electricians require good communication skills to negotiate, coordinate and facilitate work with clients, co-workers, jurisdictional authorities and other trades. Organizational skills are required to successfully plan and execute their work. They also require strong analytical and problem-solving skills in order to read and interpret diagrams, drawings and specifications. They require mechanical aptitude to install, diagnose and repair systems and components. It is beneficial for construction electricians to have good vision, the ability to distinguish colours, manual dexterity and a willingness to keep up with new developments in the trade. With changing technologies, digital and computer skills are necessary to this trade for job performance, learning methods and updating skills. Their work may be performed indoors or outdoors, at heights, in confined spaces and in hazardous environments. They require stamina as construction electricians spend much of their time performing static and physical tasks such as climbing.

Career Options

Construction electricians play a crucial role as mentors and trainers to apprentices in the trade. They may also advance to positions such as foremen, instructors, project managers, superintendents, estimators, technicians, system designers, electrical inspectors or start their own contracting business.

Admission Requirements

Applicants need a minimum of a high school diploma and must be 19 years or older at the time of starting the course.

Technical Requirements

Live Online Students

Ashton College uses web conferencing tools to help instructors and students connect and collaborate live online. Students should have access to a computer, laptop or smartphone to access the class sessions.

To be able to participate in webinars, students need a webcam and headset, or a microphone and headphones, along with a high-speed internet connection.

 

Dates

Live Online

Part Time:

  • September 3, 2020, – October 22, 2020
    • Webinars will be held on Thursdays from 6:00 – 8:00 pm PST

 

 

Fees

Registration fee for this course is $495.

Note: As part of the course, you will have to purchase two textbooks, which may approximately cost $165 and $200.

Topics

  • Safety and Organization
  • Installation, Servicing, and Maintenance
  • Various Equipment, Devices, and Systems
  • Generation and Distribution
  • Wiring
  • Motors and Control Systems
  • Signalling
  • Communication

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