Program Objectives

This program of study aims to train students in installation, repair, modifying and maintaining circuits, electrical and electronic systems, and communication networks on manufacturing, institutional and industrial construction machinery.

Program Content

Code Statement of Competency Hours Credits
754-992 To protect health, safety and physical integrity on construction sites 30 2
783-401 To determine their suitability for the trade and the training process 15 1
783-412 To use a computer 30 2
783-428 To verify the voltage, current and power of electrical circuits 120 8
783-433 To draw an installation sketch and a circuit diagram 45 3
783-445 To use tools 75 5
783-453 To work at heights and handle materials 45 3
783-466 To install electrical conduits and cables 90 6
783-477 To install residential branch circuits and associated protective devices 105 7
783-484 To interpret drawings, specifications, technical manuals and maintenance procedures 60 4
783-494 To install and maintain three-phase transformers 60 4
783-506 To install and maintain a service entrance and emergency power supply 90 6
783-517 To verify that electronic circuits are working properly 105 7
783-525 To verify the relay and integrated circuit logic of electrical and electronic circuits 75 5
783-537 To install and maintain a lighting system 105 7
783-546 To install and maintain a heating system 90 6
783-555 To install copper and fibre optic communications cables 75 5
783-564 To install a fire alarm system 60 4
783-578 To install home automation and residential telephone systems 120 8
783-586 To install and maintain DC and single-phase AC rotating machines and associated controls 90 6
783-597 To install and maintain a three-phase AC rotating machine and associated controls 105 7
783-607 To install and maintain a programmable controller for building electrical systems 105 7
783-615 To install and maintain electronic instrumentation for building electrical systems 75 5
783-622 To prepare for the job market 30 2
1800 120

Admission Conditions and Prerequisites

To be eligible for admission to this program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent, for example, an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary V studies, or a postsecondary diploma such as the Diploma of College Studies or a Bachelor's degree
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary IV credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition for equivalent learning
Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test (see the following table), or recognition of equivalent learning
Persons who have obtained Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister are required to pursue general education courses, concurrently with their vocational training, in order to obtain the Secondary IV credits they lack in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister.

Functional Prerequisites

A person who has reached the age of 18 can be admitted to a program of study leading to a Diploma of vocational studies (DVS) based on functional prerequisites. These prerequisites, in place for those aged at least 18 years at the start date declared for the vocational training program, are: successful completion of the general development test (GDT) and obtaining and passing the tests relative to the specific prerequisites in the language of instruction and mathematics, if applicable.

This table indicates the new course codes for common core basic education (CCBE) and diversified basic education (DBE) required for the specific prerequisites in language of instruction and mathematics for the targeted program of study. In the cases where the new course codes for the CCBE and the DBE are in progressive implementation, the old codes are indicated in parenthesis and are still valid. The equivalent course codes in basic education in the youth sector are also indicated in the table. When a DVS does not require any specific prerequisites in language of instruction or in mathematics, a (-) will be displayed in the appropriate field. Please note that the functional prerequisites do not apply to attestation of vocational specialty (AVS) programs.

Specific Prerequisites

Language of instructionSecond languageMathematics
ENG-3101-1 et ENG-3102-2 ou (ENG-3070-3)632-306 ou (630-316)--MTH-4153-2 ou (MTH-4103-1)563-414 ou 564-426 ou 565-426 ou (563-404) ou (564-406) ou (565-406)

Educational Organizations Offering the Program



Places available
Admission by waiting list
Course full
Aviron Québec Collège Technique
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Aviron Québec Collège Technique


Places available
Admission by waiting list
Course full
Institut technique Aviron de Montréal, Campus 5460
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Institut technique Aviron de Montréal inc. JA08250303 D Mar. 3rd, 2025
JA08250512 D May 12th, 2025
JA08240408 D Apr. 8th, 2024
JA08240903 D Sept. 3rd, 2024
Lester-B.-Pearson SB
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Career Development Services ELEC 2021 D/E Continuous entry
Pearson Electrotechnology Centre OPEN D/E To be determined
EL240515 D May 15th, 2024
EL240625 E June 25th, 2024


Electricians install, repair and modify circuits and electrical equipment (motors, switches, circuit breakers, automatons, etc.). They install electronic systems and communication networks. On construction sites, in homes, businesses and companies, electricians install, repair and replace lighting systems and electrical equipment, heating systems and alarm systems. It is an essential trade that offers good pay. This job is best suited to people who are good with their hands, able to work at heights, in tight spaces and outdoors.

Related Training(s)

Automated Systems Electromechanics

Average Salary

Electrician — $37.00

Job Titles

Power system electrician

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