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Pre-Employment Powerline Technician and Power Systems Electrician

Lethbridge College

Lethbridge College
Powerline technicians play a vital role in ensuring the reliable delivery of electricity to homes and businesses across the country. Our pre- employment program provides theoretical and hands-on training in the utility electrical ?eld related to overhead and underground distribution installations. Over twelve weeks, you'll cover all of the material in the ?rst-year Powerline Technician Apprenticeship exam curriculum and receive additional safety training and employability skills. Skilled tradespeople are in high demand in Canada. As a Powerline Technician/Power System Electrician you play a vital role in ensuring the reliable delivery of electricity to homes and businesses across the country. It is an essential and valued occupation with excellent starting wages and an impressive list of future employers. The Pre- Employment Powerline Technician program covers all material in the 1st year Powerline Technician Apprenticeship Exam curriculum, plus additional safety training, and employability skills.

Recruitment Services
3000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta, T1K1L6, Canada

  • Program Type Pre-Employment
  • Credential Type Certificate
  • Length 1 Year or Less
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education Only
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements

Academic Requirements:  Successful completion of English 20-2, Math 20-3, and Science 10, pass the Apprenticeship Entrance Exam, or a pass mark in all five Canadian General Educational Development (GED) tests. 

Non-Academic Requirements: A Valid driver’s license (class 3 is recommended).

Application Deadline

Contact the College at (403) 320-3202 and ask for Centre for Trades for information on program intake dates.

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2023/08/01 to 2024/07/31*.

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated November 15, 2023. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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