Insulator (Heat & Frost) (Entry)

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

Program Description

The 17 week Insulator (Heat & 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.

Entry Level Courses

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