Steamfitting

About The Program

Does working on large industrial projects or maintaining boiler and comfort systems interest you? Steamfitting is a multi-faceted trade, encompassing a wide array of responsibilities over an even wider range of working environments.

Steamfitters test and maintain the systems once they are in place, using specialized equipment to ensure the safety of the pipes and other components of the system such as the automatic controls that are increasingly being used to monitor these systems. Steamfitters often work on heating and cooling systems in large industrial plants as well as various systems in electric power plants. They must know how to work with a wide variety of materials because these systems are made of several different types of materials including steel, copper, plastic and numerous metal alloys.

From fabrication shops, to shipyards, through to pulp mills, and water treatment plants, right up to oil refineries, and even nuclear power plants — steamfitting has it all! There are four levels of technical training for the steamfitting apprenticeship. The program will be delivered in a variety of formats combining in school and work-based training, all designed to meet the competency standards and profile as defined by the industry.

Program Information:

Campus

  • Delta

 

Certifications:

  • Red Seal Certification
  • Gas ‘B’ ticket (Level 4)
  • Cross Connection Control (Level 3)

 

4 years

Information:

Training consists of learning the basics of the steamfitting trade with
an emphasis on safety.

This program does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, PTIB did not review this program.

Books:

  • Skill Plan (Included in Tuition)

This stage of technical training exposes students to intermediate technical aspects of the trade. Drafting and systems process is a strong focus, in addition to many practical shop projects.

This program does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, PTIB did not review this program.

Books:

  • IPT’s Pipe Trades Training Manual ($50) (Recommended)

Past the half-way point in your apprenticeship, this level of technical training focuses on steam systems, fluid, power and supply systems.

This program does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, PTIB did not review this program.

Books:

  • Gas Trade 3 Training ($190)
  • AWWA Canadian Cross Connection Manual ($86)
  • Natural Gas and Propane Installation code CSA B149. 1:20 ($265) (Recommended)
  • IPT’s Pipe Trades Training Manual ($50) (Recommended)

This final level of technical training has substantial coverage of Steamfitting/Pipefitting as well as final preparation for the interprovincial Red Seal exam.

This program does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, PTIB did not review this program.

Books:

  • Gas Trade 3 Training ($190)
  • Gas Trade 2 Training ($430)
  • Natural Gas and Propane Installation code CSA B149. 1:20 ($265)
  • IPT’s Pipe Trades Training Manual ($50) (Recommended)

Pre-Requisites:

  • Recommended education is Grade 12 or GED
  • Minimum requirement is Grade 10 completion, including English, Math and Science 10

 

Course Dates:

June 14 2021 – August 6 2021
October 25 2021 – December 17 2021
January 10 2022 – March 4 2022
March 14 2022 – May 6 2022
August 30 2021 – October 15 2021
October 25 2021 – December 17 2021
January 10 2022 – February 25 2022
March 14 2022 – April 29 2022
August 30 2021 – October 15 2021
October 25 2021 – December 17 2021
March 14 2022 – May 6 2022
January 10 2022 – March 4 2022