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Apprenticeship

Glazier Journeyperson

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Campus

The location where your NAIT courses will be held.

School

The educational branch of NAIT that offers this program. Each school is uniquely equipped with facilities, equipment, and curriculum designed to benefit the needs of their students.

Credential

The type of certification (degree, diploma, certificate) you will earn after completing your program.

  • Degree - NAIT offers a number of business degrees and applied science and technology degrees accredited by Alberta Advanced Education.
    Applied degree programs offer a stronger emphasis on practical applications of the concepts learned in the classroom
  • Diplomas & Certificates - These credit programs take 1 or 2 years and lead to government approved and industry-recognized credentials.
  • Journeyman Certificate - Hands-on and expert-led apprenticeship and industry training for skilled trades and technology professionals.
  • Continuing Education/Non-Credit - NAIT offers a wide range of non-credit programs and courses for personal and professional development in a number of interesting and exciting fields. These options are great for people who may be working but are interested in studying as well.

Delivery Options

The flexible schedule options for this course including time of day and full/part-time.

  • Day - Courses taking place between Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • Evening/Weekend - Courses taking place on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online - Sometimes called "Home Study" or "Computer-Based Learning"
  • Blended - A combination of online and in-class components.
  • Distance - Traditional correspondence format. These courses work best if you can't get to a campus or if your schedule can't accommodate fixed class times

Periods

Apprenticeship is a method of gaining the expertise needed to become a skilled tradesperson. This is done through a combination of on-the-job experience and classroom training.

Most apprenticeship programs are 3-4 periods in length, with an average of 8 weeks for each training period. In addition, there are specific allotments of on-the-job training hours associated with each period, so most apprentices complete 1 period per calendar year.

Work with glass and begin a career that's crystal clear

Interested in becoming a glazier? Would you want to install pre-fabricated glass products for utility or aesthetics? How about make and repair products made from glass, aluminum and other related mediums?

But wait, there’s more; like how to install, fit, fabricate and attach architectural metals in commercial and residential buildings. Contributing to the creation of amazing products such as display cases, solariums, storefronts and skylights. As well there will be opportunities to work with specialized materials such as safety glass and their related applications.

 At NAIT, we’re here to teach you everything you need to know.

  • install, fit and fabricate glass units or architectural metals
  • maintaining and weatherproofing
  • taking and making precise measurements
  • measuring and marking glass, metal and other materials

Hands-on, industry-relevant skills

Glaziers are employed by construction companies, architects, interior design firms and glazier shops. The steady demand for repair work somewhat offsets economic slowdowns in the construction industry, but conditions in the construction industry do affect employment prospects, and employment may be seasonal.

To be successful in this trade you must have the ability to work at heights, good eye sight, and manual dexterity. Generally glaziers work a 40 hour work week, but may have to work overtime in order to meet construction deadlines.

Classroom & study hours

Students can expect to spend, on average

  • 30 hours per week in classrooms and labs
  • 30 hours per week studying outside of class time

Enter the workforce with confidence

Glaziers cut and install glass and aluminum systems for commercial, residential and automotive applications. The work is most rewarding for those who enjoy variety, developing special skills and seeing the results of their work. Glaziers work in a variety of environments.

Some work outdoors at construction sites, sometimes on scaffolds and swing-stages (platforms suspended from the top of high rise buildings and other elevated surfaces). Others work in factories installing glass in wooden or metal frames, or in shops replacing glass in vehicles or furniture.

Experienced glaziers may advance to supervisory positions such as foreman or contract manager, or set up their own shops doing work for private homes and small businesses.

 

Have questions? We've got answers 

For more information about the Glazier program at NAIT

Frank Meliefste, Program Chair
Email: frankmel@nait.ca
Phone: 780.491.1310



Periods

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Tuition & Fees

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How to Apply

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Scholarships & Awards

Funding for students in this program

Apprenticeship is a method of gaining the expertise needed to become a skilled tradesperson. This is done through a combination of on-the-job experience and classroom training.

Once your training has been completed, you’ll be able to write provincial examinations set by the Government of Alberta and become a certified journeyperson.

Period 1

The first period of technical training is 6 weeks in length, 30 hours per week. Apprentices are trained in standard workplace safety, tools and construction products, glass and glass fabrication level 1, glazing and service level 1, window systems, and math and drawing interpretation level 1.

Period 2

The second period of technical training is 6 weeks in length, 30 hours per week. Apprentices are trained in glass and glass fabrication level 2, glazing and service level 2, construction product application, frames and door systems, and math and drawing interpretation level 2.

Period 3

The third period of technical training is 6 weeks in length, 30 hours per week. Apprentices are trained in frame systems level 1, door systems level 1, glazing and service level 3, sloped glazing systems, and math and drawing interpretation level 3.

Period 4

The fourth period of technical training is 6 weeks in length, 30 hours per week. Apprentices are trained in Red Seal programs and specialty products, frame systems level 2, door systems level 2, glazing and service level 4, and math and interpretation level 4.

Period 1

  • Tuition: $588.00
  • Books & Supplies: $300.00
  • NAITSA & Materials Fee: $118.88
  • Athletic Fee: $28.20

Period 2

  • Tuition: $588.00
  • Books & Supplies: $80.00
  • NAITSA & Materials Fee: $118.88
  • Athletic Fee: $28.20

Period 3

  • Tuition: $588.00
  • Books & Supplies: $200.00
  • NAITSA & Materials Fee: $118.88
  • Athletic Fee: $28.20

Period 4

  • Tuition: $588.00
  • Books & Supplies: $45.10
  • NAITSA & Materials Fee: $118.88
  • Athletic Fee: $28.20

Complete an apprenticeship application & contract form

Effective November 1, 2014, you must fillout the application located on the MyTradesecrets website for Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board staff to determine if you are eligible for status as an indentured apprentice.

Dates & Deadlines

Once you are an indentured apprentice, you can review the availability and start and end dates of the program you are interested in. Log into your MyTradesecrets profile and do a search under the Class Registration section. Then you can determine the schedule that best fits your needs.

We recommend submitting your program application at least 90 days before the application deadline.

Apply to Program

Apply to the program with step-by-step instructions on how to complete the application process. Please note, processing time may vary for applicants, so we recommend starting early.

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Scholarships & Awards

NAIT supports over 4,000 students with over $6 million in scholarships and bursaries each year. Many are available for students across a wide range of programs.

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Apply for Apprenticeship and Industry Training

Begin the application process through MyTradesecrets.

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