About the Program
Apprentices get a full understanding of the complexities and engineering involved in fabricating structural steel components as well as manufacturing, high pressure, processing equipment, components for plants, and other industries that rely on quality fabrication. Training is provided in
- oxy-fuel gas cutting and arc welding
- material handling theory and practical exercises
- blueprint reading
- layout and fabricating methods on structural steel, bridges, tanks, boilers and pressure vessels
- introductory theory in
- quality control methods
Theory and shop classes concentrate on fabrication safety practices including
- the safe and correct use of hand and power tools
- shop safety practices
- procedures for working in confined spaces
- personal protective equipment
- work permit and lockout procedures
The structural steel and plate fitter program has been delivered at NAIT since 1984, and NAIT is the only institute in Alberta to provide training.
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, seasonal workwear.
Scholarships & Bursaries
For general application and special selections, ranging from $500 to $5,000, see Scholarships & Bursaries.