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Construction Electrician Level 2

Vancouver Career College’s Construction Electrician Level 2 program allows employer-sponsored students to continue in the Construction Electrician apprenticeship pathway. Through instruction in the classroom, as well as working in the lab and shop, you will build on the skills learned in Level 1, including mathematics, circuit concepts, and more.


You will learn all of the general area competencies required of a Level 2 electrician and be prepared to continue your apprenticeship pathway at the conclusion of the technical training. After successful completion of the program, you will have the option to continue training as a construction electrician or to move into the industrial electrician program. Upon graduation, you can qualify as an apprentice electrician on both residential and commercial construction projects.



Admissions Requirements



  • Electrician Level 1 technical training from an institution recognized by the Industry Training Authority; or
  • Foundation Electrician technical training program from an institution recognized by the Industry Training Authority
  • This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.


  • Electrician Apprentices

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Program Courses
ELEC2140 / Applied Mathematics
You will learn to solve problems involving right triangles by applying basic trigonometry and problems involving vectors. You will be able to describe terminology associated with triangles, the relationship between sides and angles for right triangles, and standard conventions related to vectors, scalars, and phasors, including their application in solving electrical problems.
ELEC2410 / Electrical Circuit Concepts
This course builds on the skills learned in the Level I Electrician competencies. You will learn to describe the principles of alternating current, inductance and inductive reactance, and capacitance and capacitive reactance. You will also be able to solve problems involving resistors, inductors, and capacitors in DC and AC circuits.
ELEC2440 / Single-Phase AC Circuits
This course enables you to be competent in describing the operating principles of single-phase AC series circuits and parallel circuits, as well as the principles of power factor correction. You will build on this learning through the analysis of single-phase AC circuits, solve problems involving power factor correction, and insert capacitors for power factor correction.
ELEC2460 / Electronic Circuits
This builds on the Level 1 Electrician competencies applying circuit concepts. At the completion of this course, you will be able to describe the application of diodes in rectifiers and the operating principles of FETs and IGBTs. Analysis of single-phase rectifier circuits, AC electronic circuits that utilize BJTs, and electronic circuits that utilize FETs and IGBTs will also be covered.
ELEC2530 / Using Scopes
This course teaches you how to use an oscilloscope and a scope meter. You will be able to describe the basic features of the oscilloscope and the basic controls on a dual-trace oscilloscope, as well understand its calibration and safe use. You will then use the oscilloscope or a scope meter for circuit measurement of amplitude, frequency, and phase displacement.
ELEC2620 / Construction Drawings and Specifications
In this course, you will learn to locate information found on working drawings and interpret that information. You will also learn to coordinate information found on various drawings and supporting material. Using various scenarios, you will modify drawings to reflect changes made during construction.
ELEC2700 / Low Voltage Distribution Systems
This course teaches you to interpret and apply codes, regulations, and standards, particularly the applicable CEC rules and regulations. You will learn how to determine single-phase service requirements and be able to describe the features of a single-phase, three-wire distribution. You will learn to identify various types of electrical equipment, fittings, cables, and conductors for single phase installations and explore how to determine device installation requirements for branch circuits as well as describe procedures to test devices.
ELEC2810 / Lighting and Lighting Controls
In this course, you will learn to describe the operation of various lighting equipment by studying the basic factors affecting vision, light characteristics and measurements, and lighting design. You will then be able to select lighting equipment and controls and learn how to connect, test, and maintain it. The efficacy and color-rendering properties of various types of lighting, such as incandescent, fluorescent, and HID will be studied with special emphasis on modern LED systems.
ELEC2820 / Installing Transformers
In this course, you will learn to connect and maintain single-phase transformers and describe how to connect and operate transformers in parallel. You will gain an understanding of voltage regulation and the use of tap-changer equipment. You will also become competent in connecting and maintaining autotransformers and instrument transformers. Interpretation of transformer nameplates will be studied as well as the selection of the correct equipment for various applications.
ELEC2830 / Protective Devices
This course will enable you to identify protective devices for single-phase installations, such as circuit breakers and fuses. The correct method to determine protective device requirements in these installations and the procedures to test them will also be learned.
ELEC2920 / Magnetic Motor Controls
In this course, you will learn to describe the operating principles of magnetic motor control circuits and then install and maintain these circuits. Topics include common control devices, control and time delay relays, plugging switches, jogging circuits, reversing magnetic starters, safety lockout procedures, and basic troubleshooting procedures. You will develop circuit diagrams involving automatic and sequence control, and schematic and wiring diagrams for three-phase magnetic starters.
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