Electrician

Electricians are in high demand – start your career here!

Looking for a high voltage occupation that is challenging, secure and financially rewarding? A career as an electrician might be the right fit for you!

To work as an electrician, you should:

  • Have good communication and reading skills
  • Be physically fit and good with your hands
  • Have a knack for math and working with mechanical things
  • Enjoy using tools, figuring out plans and solving problems

Electricians perform a variety of tasks on electrical systems. They need to be up to date on electrical building codes and in touch with developing electrical technologies. Electricians who specialize in new technologies such as solar power, wind power, fuel cells, wiring for smart homes and automated systems for high-tech industries are expected to be in demand.

To become an Electrician there are two ways to start.


Electrician Pathways

Foundation Program

  • 24-week full-time program
  • February and August intakes
  • You do not need an employer to take the Electrician Foundation program! In fact, the main reason to take the Electrician Foundation program is to gain experience and knowledge about the electrical trade to make it easier for you to find an employer to sponsor you for the remaining three levels of your apprenticeship.

If you are a high school student, contact the counseling office at your high school for information on how to become a Youth Train in Trades student and get a jump-start on your trades training while you complete your high school diploma. Learn more about the Youth Train in Trades program.

Electrician Foundation Training Schedule

ProgramLevelStartsEndsLength
*ElectricianFDTNAugust 3, 2021February 3, 202224 Weeks
*ElectricianFDTNFebruary 7, 2022July 21, 202224 Weeks
*ElectricianFDTNAugust 2, 2022January 27, 202324 Weeks
*ElectricianFDTNFebruary 7, 2023July 21, 202324 Weeks

 *Projected | All dates subject to change |


Apprenticeship Program

To begin an apprenticeship to become an electrician, you must:

College of the Rockies offers all three levels of Electrician Common Core technical training and Electrician, Construction Level 4 and Electrician, Industrial Level 4.

Electrician Apprenticeship Training Schedule

ProgramLevelStartsEndsLength
*Electrician Common Core1January 10, 2022March 18, 202210 Weeks
*Electrician Common Core1March 27, 2023June 2, 202310 Weeks
*Electrician Common Core2October 4, 2021December 10, 202110 Weeks
*Electrician Common Core2March 28, 2022June 3, 202210 Weeks
*Electrician Common Core2October 3, 2022December 9, 202210 Weeks
*Electrician, Common Core2March 27, 2023June 2, 202310 Weeks
*Electrician, Common Core3September 7, 2021November 12, 202110 Weeks
*Electrician, Common Core3January 10, 2022March 18, 202210 Weeks
*Electrician, Common Core3September 6, 2022November 10, 202210 Weeks
*Electrician Common Core3January 9, 2023March 17, 202310 Weeks
*Electrician, Construction (GAP)4March 21, 2022March 24, 20224 Days
*Electrician Construction4March 28, 2022June 3, 202210 Weeks
*Electrician Construction4January 9, 2023March 17, 202310 Weeks
*Electrician, Industrial4June 6, 2022August 12, 202210 Weeks

 *Projected | All dates subject to change |