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Insulator (Heat and Frost) (Pre-Employment)

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Duration: 18 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 18 week Insulator (Heat and Frost) (Pre-Employment) 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.

Please note that due to the nature of this career, employees are required to tolerate regular physical activity during the course of their work day. If you have any medical concerns, please contact your admissions officer to ensure you are aware of the requirements of the occupation and to determine if you are eligible for accommodations in this program.

Apprenticeship Training

The Insulator (Heat and Frost) (Pre-Employment) 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 Education.

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
  • Safety
  • Tools and Equipment
  • Work Scheduling and Materials
  • Trade Practices
  • Industrial Applications (Preparation)
  • Piping and Fitting Insulation I
  • Commercial Applications (Preparation)
  • Plumbing and Mechanical Piping System Insulation I
  • Fire Stop System Installation I
  • Fireproofing Installation I
  • Asbestos Abatement (Preparation)
  • Asbestos Removal
  • Asbestos Maintenance and Repair
  • Lead Abatement and Mould Remediation
  • Blueprints I
  • Introduction to Essential Skills
  • Math Essentials
  • Insulator Math Fundamentals
  • Communication Essentials
  • Workplace Essentials
  • Computer Essentials
  • Introduction to Apprenticeship

Employment Opportunities

Upon Successful Completion of the Insulator (Heat and Frost) (Pre-Employment) 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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