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Program Start: 23 August 2021 - In Session
Location: Nipawin
Credit Granting Institution: Sask Polytech
Length: 17 weeks


The electrical program is an applied certificate that provides entry level skill training. You will learn how to make electrical installations and perform maintenance duties according to industry standards. This program develops the skills you need to work in residential and commercial construction and related industries.



  • Grade 11 with Foundations of Mathematics 20 or Workplace and Apprenticeship Mathematics 20 or Pre-Calculus 20. (Previous Saskatchewan Math 20 also accepted.)
  • English Language Requirement
Tuition: $3,100*
Books & Supplies: $1,200*
Student Fees: $95
Health & Dental Plan: $252*
*Note: Tuition, Books and Supplies, Health and Dental amounts are approximate, based on last year's program and may change at anytime.


Graduates may find employment with electrical contractors, large manufacturing and mining firms, retail outlets or wholesale outlets.

Trade time and academic credit maybe available for graduates who find
employment in the trade and register as apprentices.

Electrical Applied Certificate includes the following courses

Conductors and Branch Circuits (BWC 121)

You will learn the theory of conductors and how to select and install the correct conductors and equipment for branch circuits.

Essential Job Skills (JOBS 125)

You will develop essential job skills by preparing job search documents and practicing effective interpersonal communication skills for the workplace.


Equivalent Course(s):  COMM 105, COMM 127

Extra Low Voltage, Magnetism and Meters (BWC 122)

Your studies will focus on the inter-relationship of magnetism and electricity. You will use meters to measure electrical properties (such as volts, amps, resistance, power and energy). You will install basic signal systems and typical residential remote control relay systems using industry installation standards and trade standards of workmanship.

Introductory Electrical Theory and Practices (BT 100)

You will gain an understanding of the electrician trade, electrical theory and electrical terminology through classroom and lab experiences. Your studies will help you become familiar with basic electrical circuits and components used in electrical equipment. You will terminate conductors and install typical lighting and receptacle circuits.

Resistive Circuit Analysis (BT141)

You will be introduced to Ohm’s law, Watt’s law and Kirchoff’s laws through classroom and lab experiences. You will apply these laws to solve series, parallel, combination and three-wire circuit problems.

Safety and Personal Protective Equipment (SFTY 130)

You will be introduced to the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations, personal protective equipment and rigging. You will learn how to use and maintain tools.

Single Dwelling Plans, Lighting and Services (PLS 122)

Your studies will focus on electrical drawings and the installation requirements for single-dwelling services. You will learn how to read and interpret blueprints, apply lighting theory to determine lighting requirements for installations and calculate the minimum size of service equipment. You will also practice installing a typical 100-amp single-dwelling service.

Wiring Methods (Cables) (WM 131)

You will receive an introduction to the wiring methods used to install electrical circuits. You will become familiar with the minimum Canadian Electrical Code requirements and practice installing typical circuits. You will also be introduced to residential data cabling.

Wiring Methods (Raceways) (WM 132)

You will receive an introduction to the wiring methods used to install electrical circuits. You will become familiar with the minimum Canadian Electrical Code requirements and practice installing typical circuits.

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