Are you ready for a highly technical and in-demand career as an electrician? Learn a wide range of skills from electrical safety and  codes to more advanced skills in wiring and blueprint reading.

Connect yourself to a lucrative career with this six-month Applied Electrical Installation certificate. Combining theory and practical components, this program will focus on residential wiring and safe work procedures and practices.

This entry-level program will take you from electrical safety and general code to electrical skills in wiring and blueprint reading. Work with mock-ups that simulate industry scenarios and put your skills to work wiring a simulation condo. A three-week industry-based practicum will emphasize practical applied learning, preparing you for real-world electrical problems you can solve.

Gain the entry-level skills industry is seeking. This program will provide a base to build a career in the electrical trade. Upon successful completion, you will be ready to start an apprenticeship in the electrical industry and begin working toward journeyperson certification.

Graduates will have the opportunity to build careers and further their apprenticeship training with electrical contractors and construction companies, in maintenance departments or with public utilities. Register as an apprentice within two years of finishing the program and you may get in-school training credit for Level 1 Construction Electrician, Industrial Electrician or Power Electrician apprenticeships.


  • A complete Manitoba Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Consumer/Essential Mathematics 40S or equivalent

English is the language of instruction at Assiniboine. All applicants educated outside of Canada or in a country not on the test exempt list are expected to meet the English language proficiency requirement. See assiniboine.net/elp for more information. 

Careers & Connections

Graduates find employment opportunities with electrical contractors, construction companies, maintenance departments of industrial companies, public utilities and wholesale suppliers.

Students who successfully complete the accredited program with an accumulative average of 70% or better in the trade subjects and level for which the program was accredited, gain employment and register as an apprentice within two years of graduating, will receive credit for Level 1 in-school technical training and 900 hours in the Construction, Industrial or Power Electrician apprenticeship program. Assiniboine has a number of agreements with other colleges, universities and professional organizations, making it possible for students to apply credit taken at Assiniboine to programs at other institutions. For up-to-date information on agreements, visit assiniboine.net/registrar.

Tools & Supplies

Textbooks, supplies and uniforms for all of our programs and courses may be purchased at the Assiniboine Bookstore at the Victoria Avenue East Campus. Booklists are available from your school office 30 days prior to the start date of your program. Visit the Bookstore website to learn more.

Our classrooms, labs and shops are equipped with the necessary equipment that you need to make the most of your experience. However, there are some tools and supplies that you will need to purchase for personal use to help you with your studies. Much of what you purchase you’ll be able to use after you graduate and begin your career. 


At-Home Computing

Programs at Assiniboine have certain technology requirements. Students require access to computer devices at home and may be required to bring these on campus when instructed. 

For this program, you are expected to have access to a computer at home. It should have a webcam, microphone and internet access to enable remote learning for the theory portions of your programs.

At-Home Computing Information

Courses & Costs

To graduate with an Applied Electrical Installation certificate, students must successfully complete 46.5 academic credits and 1 practical credit. The minimum passing grade for each course is indicated on the course outline.

Estimated Program Costs
  Credits Tuition Course fees Students' Association fees (Inc Health Premium) Estimated textbooks, tools and supplies
Applied Electrical Installation 47.5 $2,440 $840 $390 $1,570

All fees are estimated and subject to change without notice.

This program has certain ‘bring your own device’ requirements that means you may need to purchase certain technology if you do not already own. Please visit assiniboine.net/byod for more information.

Title Credits/CEUs Elective Distance PLAR
AC Theory Devices & Circuits (ELEC-0020)

Prerequisite: ELEC-0021 DC Theory Devices & Circuits
This course builds on the knowledge of DC circuits to incorporate alternating current generation and utilization. Students perform circuit calculations involving resistive, inductive and capacitive circuits and power factor correction. Common residential and commercial light devices are examined.

6 credit(s) No No No
Applied Electrical Safety (WRKP-0038)

This course provides an understanding of safety practices students need to know to protect themselves and others in the workplace or construction site. This course provides information and examples under Manitoba's Workplace Safety and Health Acts and accompanying Regulations. Students also study the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems (WHMIS).

3 credit(s) No No No
Applied Math and Science (MATH-0089)

This course introduces students to general mathematics and science knowledge required in the electrical field. Topics in mathematics include fractions, algebraic equations, and formulas, ratio, proportion, areas, volumes, significant figures and engineering notation, right angle triangle and trigonometry. Topics in science include Ohm' law, series & parallel circuits, combination circuits, simple machines, work, force and pressure, light, gas laws, scientific procedures and plotting data on graphs.

6 credit(s) No No No
Blueprint Reading (ELECT) (DRFT-0009)

This course provides the fundamental skills necessary for students to become familiar with residential and commercial blueprints and the electrical trade.

3 credit(s) No No No
Careers in Electrical Trade (PEDV-0251)

In this course students are given an understanding of careers and training opportunities in the Electrical Construction trade. Students gain an understanding of the apprenticeship training system in Manitoba and have an awareness of the trade's dynamics, including the roles and responsibilities that affect jobsite activities.

1.5 credit(s) No No No
College Foundations (PEDV-0345)

This course will improve students' ability to navigate the college experience and environment, including student's rights, roles, and responsibilities. In this course, students will reflect on their skills, attitudes, and expectations and develop learning strategies to help them to become successful, resilient, and self-directed learners. The course covers topics such as success in online learning, time management strategies, learning strategies, assessment taking strategies, academic integrity, information and digital literacy, and wellness, among others. It integrates elements of student orientation.

0 credit(s) No No No
Communications (COMM-0045)

This course includes instruction in techniques to improve both written and oral communication with prospective employers, co-workers and clients. Effective strategies for customer service are emphasized. It also serves to familiarize students with the regulations related to the workplace. As well, students receive an introduction to the use of computer software and hands-on experience with Windows operating system, Internet and email.

3 credit(s) No No No
DC Theory Devices & Circuits (ELEC-0021)

This course introduces basic electrical concepts devices and DC circuit analysis. Students perform circuit calculations involving two-and three-wire circuits and learn the correct use of meters in the electrical trade.

6 credit(s) No No No
Electrical Code 1 (ELEC-0019)

This course covers the Canadian Electrical Code with an emphasis on applying the code to residential construction.

6 credit(s) No No No
Practicum - AELCT (PRAC-0297)

Prerequisites: ELEC-0019 Electrical Code 1, Cumulative weighted grade point average (CWGPA of 2.0 or greater)
Students spend approximately 120 hours on the job to gain experience in a work environment. The work practicum is subject to prior approval of and monitoring by a faculty member. Credit is based on successful completion of the work practicum plus submission of evaluation by the employer. Work experience acquired prior to registration in the program in not eligible for this credit.

1 credit(s) No No No
Residential & Premise Wiring (ELEC-0018)

This hands-on course covers all aspects of wood frame residential wiring. Students rough wire a simulated dwelling unit using non-metallic sheathed cable and finish with standard receptacles, switches, lights and electric heaters. The project includes service equipment and grounding. All work is done in accordance with the Canadian Electrical Code. Installation and termination of coaxial cable (RG6), installation, termination and testing of category three (telephone), category five (computer network) and multi-made, fiber-optic cable are also performed.

12 credit(s) No No No

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