Part-Time: February 09, 2023 – March 30, 2023
Schedule: Webinars are held on Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:30 pm PST
The Red Seal Construction Electrician 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.
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.
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. Their work may be performed indoors or outdoors, at heights, in confined spaces and in hazardous environments.
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. They require stamina as construction electricians spend much of their time performing static and physical tasks such as climbing.
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.
Note: Before registering for any Red Seal Exam Preparation courses, please contact your local trades authority to confirm your eligibility to write the relevant Red Seal Exam.
Subject to change without notice
Azim Hasmani is a Master Electrician, an Interprovincial Red Seal Journeyman, and a member of the Electrical Contractors Association. After completing his electrical apprenticeship, he went on to study electronics, microprocessors, and fire alarm systems at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. In 2013, he completed his Certificate in Adult Continuing Education from the University of Alberta, and then he went on to teach the electrical apprenticeship program in Northern Alberta. He brings knowledge of troubleshooting high voltage AC and DC circuits, renewable energy, safety in the workplace, applicable codes, standards, and legislative requirements on trades.
Chad Soucy is a Master Electrician, Red Seal Industrial and Construction Electrician. In 2012, he further expanded on his mission to lifelong learning by becoming an electrical instructor. He continued on this path as an Online course developer and is steadfastly committed to electrical safety and sound adult learning theories.
The registration fee for this course is $495.
Live Online Students
Ashton College uses web conferencing tools for conducting online classes and online learning management systems for managing resources, assignments, and grades. These tools help instructors and students connect live online as well as asynchronously. The basic requirements for online learning include a computer, webcam, speakers, and a microphone or a headset and headphones, along with a reliable internet connection. Though online learning can be pursued using smartphones and tablets, the use of laptops or desktop computers is encouraged for an enhanced learning experience.
This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training. As such, it was not reviewed.