Electrician

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Offered at Nanaimo Campus.

View the Electrician program outline.

Subject areas covered in the assessment

Area of Study

Minimum Score

Details

Time

Reading Comprehension

23/30

30 questions (true/false, short answer)

45 minutes

Math (calculator is allowed, basic formula table is provided)

30/40

40 questions on:

  • converting from and to metric units & imperial units
  • reading a ruler
  • using Pythagorean Theory
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • decimals
  • fractions
  • percent
  • exponents and square roots- basic
  • word problems
  • algebra - solve simple equations with 1 unknown quantity
  • Transposing
  • geometry: area, perimeter/circumference

60 minutes

Combined Reasoning 21/3030 multiple choice questions including mechanical, spatial and abstract reasoning30 minutes
Personal Profile - 30 min. A writing sample describing why you are a good candidate for the electrical program

Approximate Time: 3 Hours - A dictionary is not permitted. A calculator is permitted.

Resources to help you prepare for your assessment:

Trades Math Study Guides

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