Steamfitter/Pipefitter (Entry)

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Duration: 36 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 Steamfitter/Pipefitter (Entry) Diploma program is a provincially-accredited apprenticeship curriculum 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, blueprint reading, piping and tubing fundamentals, piping (including copper, plastic, brass), piping valves, low pressure steam, heating systems, pipe layout/fitting fabrication and pipe template development as well as many others. Most courses are designed in such a way that students spend time divided equally between the classroom and one of our three Steamfitter/Pipefitter shops.

Program Courses

  • Blueprint Interpretation
  • Bracket, Support, Hanger, Guides and Anchor Fabrication
  • Communication Essentials
  • Computer Essentials
  • Copper Piping
  • Hydronic Heating 1
  • Introduction to Apprenticeship
  • Introduction to Electric Welding and Cutting
  • Introduction to Fuel Brazing and Cutting
  • Low Pressure Steam
  • Math Essentials
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Pipe and Tube Bending
  • Pipe and Tubing Fundamentals
  • Pipe Layout and Fitting Fabrication
  • Pipe Template Development
  • Pipe Trade Math Fundamentals
  • Piping Valves
  • Plastic Piping
  • Rigging
  • Safety
  • Standard First Aid
  • Steel Piping
  • Tools and Equipment
  • WHMIS
  • Workplace Essentials

Employment Opportunities

Upon successful completion of the Steamfitter/Pipefitter (Entry) program, graduates may be eligible for employment (depending on specific hiring practices) in maintenance departments of paper mills, offshore platforms, mining factories, plants, and similar organizations. Opportunities also exist for self-employment. Steamfitters and pipefitters lay-out, assemble, fabricate, maintain and repair piping systems carrying water, steam, chemicals and fuel in heating, cooling, lubricating, and other process piping systems. A small sample of Academy Canada’s excellent employers include:

  • Air Tite Sheet Metal
  • Atlantis Plumbing
  • Bradley Mechanical
  • Capital Crane
  • Flint Energy
  • Garland Systems
  • M&M Offshore
  • Marystown Ship Yard
  • St. John’s Dockyard
  • Waydex Services

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