Electrician (Construction and Maintenance) (Block Release) [Apprenticeship]

The Electrician (Construction and Maintenance) Apprenticeship is an Ontario College Certificate program. Students will learn the ins and outs of electrical theory and gain specialized skills. Students will learn to read and interpret drawings, install conduit and connect wire. Students will have the opportunity to apply their skills on-site through the apprenticeship component. Graduates will feel confident in laying out, connecting, repairing and maintaining electrical systems.


The power that runs our cities, towns, and the economy relies on skilled professionals. Fanshawe’s Electrician – Construction/Maintenance (Block Release) [Apprenticeship] program will give your career dreams the spark they need.

As a career, construction and maintenance electricians lay out, connect, repair and maintain an electrical system and equipment. You’ll work with cutting-edge technology, learning the ins and outs of electrical theory along with specialized technical skills. As well, you’ll be trained to maintain digital networks, the vital pathways that connect the modern world.

With the apprenticeship training component of the program, you’ll learn to read and interpret drawings, install conduit and connect wire while following electrical code specifications. If you're ready to work and want to combine technical training with earning power, your Apprenticeship will mix workplace-based training under the direction of experienced construction electricians with shorter lengths of classroom or online training.

The modern electrical sector is dynamic and always evolving. The skills you’ll learn at Fanshawe, combined with your work experience, will prepare you for a career as an electrician.


This is an apprenticeship program. You cannot apply to this program through Applicants need a sponsor/employer. Your sponsor/employer must register you with:

The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
Apprenticeship/Client Services
72-1200 Commissioners Road East 
London, Ontario, N5Z 4R3 
MLTSD is responsible for scheduling your in-school training at Fanshawe College.


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Career Information

Graduates will find a rewarding and interesting career in their field of choice and look forward to doing something different every day. Career roles could include:

  • electrician
  • engineering assistant
  • research assistant
  • control technician
  • residential electrical installer
  • fibre-optics specialist
  • fire alarm specialist
  • control technician
  • electronics specialist
  • repair specialist
  • instrument fitter 

Did you know Fanshawe consistently ranks high in graduate employment rates among large colleges in Ontario? 

Here are some examples of career opportunities for graduates of Fanshawe’s Electrician (Construction and Maintenance) (Block Release) [Apprenticeship] program:

Construction and Maintenance Electrician
Troubleshoot and repair electrical equipment in commercial and industrial facilities.


Plan, assemble, connect, install, repair, inspect, test and maintain electrical systems in residential, commercial, institutional and industrial settings.

Learning Outcomes

Level 1, 2, 3


Program Details

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Program Coordinator:

Rob Brown

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