About the Program
Ironworkers may be certified in any of the following.
- Ironworker – erect structural steel components, and install ornamental and other structural metalwork.
- Ironworker – metal building systems erector – assemble pre-engineered buildings (1-storey framed metal buildings).
- Ironworker – reinforcing – place and tie, reinforce steel and post tension tendons.
- Ironworker – structural/ornamental – create and install ornamental and other structural metalwork.
Period 1 is common to all branches of the trade. Period 2 is for ironworker and ironworker – reinforcer. Period 3 is for ironworker, ironworker – metal building systems erector and ironworker – structural/ornamental, and period 4 is for ironworker, ironworker – structural/ornamental.
In this program, apprentices participate in period 1 and period 3 only. They will learn the basic skills needed to be a succesful journeyperson through theory instruction and hands-on shop classes.
The ironworker program has been delivered at NAIT since 1995.
Tuition & Fees
- Recommended Path - Alberta High School Diploma with: English 30-2, Math 30-3, Physics 20 or Chemistry 20 or Science 20.
- Minimum Requirements - Successful completion of: English 10-2, Math 10-3, a pass mark in all 5 GED tests or Entrance Exam.
You must currently be employed in the trade. If you are not, you must first find an employer willing to hire an apprentice, then contact Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training to become a registered apprentice.
PPE Requirements: CSA approved steel toe boots (min. 6"), clear safety glass, gloves, hard hat and seasonal workwear.
Scholarships & Bursaries
For general application and special selections, ranging from $500 to $5,000, see Scholarships & Bursaries.