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Steamfitter/Pipefitter (Entry)


Steamfitter/Pipefitter (Entry)

Duration: 34 weeks
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Faculty: Construction, Trades & Mining
Certification: Diploma of Vocational Education

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.

Entry Level Courses

Occupational Health and Safety Low Pressure Steam
WHMIS Aluminum Piping
Standard First Aid Pipe Template Development
Tools and Equipment Pipe Layout and Fitting Fabrication
Blueprint 1 (Basic Residential) Introduction to Electric Welding and Cutting
Blueprint 2 (Advanced Residential Light Commercial) Steel Piping
Introduction to Fuel Brazing and Cutting Introduction to Apprenticeship
Rigging Math Essentials
Pipe and Tubing Fundamentals Pipe Trade Math Fundamentals
Copper Piping Communication Essentials
Plastic Piping Workplace Essentials
Piping Valves Computer Essentials
Hydronic Heating 1  

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:

M&M Offshore
St. John's Dockyard
Capital Crane
Marystown Ship Yard

Garland Systems
Bradley Mechanical
Atlantis Plumbing

Air Tite Sheet Metal
Waydex Services
Flint Energy

Entrance Requirements

For detailed program Entrance Requirements please click here.