Insulator (Heat and Frost) (Entry)

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Duration: 17 weeks. Click here for specific start dates.
Faculty: Construction, Trades and Mining
Certification: Diploma of Vocational Education
Entrance Requirements: Please click here

Program Description

The 17 week Insulator (Heat and Frost) (Entry) Diploma program is a provincially-accredited apprenticeship program that was developed by government and approved by the Provincial Apprenticeship and Certification Board. The program provides students with a wide range of skills that are needed to work as a first-year apprentice, including those related to safety, insulation principles, materials and practices, hot work, asbestos removal, blueprint reading, pipe and piping systems, as well as many others. Most courses are designed in such a way that students spend time divided equally between the classroom and insulator shop.

Apprenticeship Training

The Insulator (Heat and Frost) (Entry) program is an apprenticeship trades program. Courses completed at Academy Canada meet the requirements to become a first-year apprentice. Once this training is completed and the graduate obtains their first position in the trade, s/he must register as an Apprentice with the Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour.

Government will then cover the costs associated with regular advanced training as the apprentice gains experience and works towards completing their Journeyperson exam. Passing this examination will result in receiving Red Seal Certification.

Program Courses

  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
  • Standard First Aid
  • Job Site Safety
  • Hand and Power Tools
  • Shop Tools and Equipment
  • Insulation Principles
  • Insulation Materials
  • Insulation Practices
  • Introduction to Pipe and Piping Systems
  • Blanket Insulation
  • Fibrous Board Insulation
  • Installing Pipe Insulation
  • Hot Work Practices
  • Asbestos Awareness
  • Blueprint Reading – Part I
  • Introduction to Apprenticeship
  • Math Essentials
  • Insulator Math Fundamentals
  • Communication Essentials
  • Workplace Essentials
  • Computer Essentials

Employment Opportunities

Upon Successful Completion of the Insulator (Heat and Frost) (Entry) program, graduates may be eligible for employment (depending on specific hiring practices) in various sectors of the commercial, industrial, construction, and oil and gas industries.

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