What to Expect
Alberta’s steamfitter-pipefitter apprenticeship program is increasing to 4 periods in the 2018/2019 academic year. Industry has made this change to increase mobility and employability of Alberta steamfitter-pipefitter trained workers throughout Canada. Increasing the apprenticeship program from 3 to 4 periods affects all apprentices differently >> See detailed information on these changes (pdf)
If you have any questions about how these changes affect your apprenticeship training, please call 780.378.7200.
The Steamfitter/Pipefitter program follows the current Alberta Apprenticeship Course Outline (pdf) to ensure all students are provided with appropriate training experiences to successfully pass their apprenticeship examinations.
Classroom & Study Hours
Students can expect to spend, on average
- 30 hours per week attending classes and working in steamfitter/pipefitter labs
Training takes place at NAIT's Patricia Campus, 12204 149 Street NW, Edmonton.
Please note: Some travel may be required to NAIT's Spruce Grove Campus for training purposes.
Is This Program For You?
Steamfitter/pipefitter work is most rewarding for those who enjoy working with little direction or supervision. To be successful in their trade, steamfitter/pipefitters need
- the physical strength and stamina required to lift heavy materials and stand for long periods
- manual dexterity
- mechanical aptitude
- the ability to read and understand complex instructions
- the ability to do careful and exacting work
The School of Skilled Trades wants our first-year students to become confident in their abilities, get connected to NAIT through groups, peers and staff, be supported personally and academically, get motivated to complete their program and most importantly enjoy the learning environment here at NAIT.
Being an apprentice student is quite different from being a full-time student. Apprentices are in school for short periods of time and some programs are on satellite campuses. Our goal is to improve communication with apprentices on all campuses to ensure you have access to all the services we have to offer at NAIT for you to be successful.
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