Apprenticeship

Gasfitter

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You’re a gasfitter. You know how to size, install, test, adjust and service natural gas and propane equipment ranging from residential furnaces to industrial boilers. You’re comfortable repairing and extending gas mains, and installing, repairing and servicing pipes and fittings between mains and buildings.

But you want to learn more, like how to repair underground gas mains and distribution pipes, or how to convert appliances to use other fuels, like propane or natural gas. Maybe you need more training installing vents and flues for gas-consuming appliances, like ranges, dryers, barbecues, etc. At NAIT, where we are the largest pipe trades training facility in Alberta, we’re here to teach you everything you need to know.

Quick Facts

Credential: Journeyman Certificate

Hands-on and expert-led apprenticeship and industry training for skilled trades and technology professionals.

Campus: Patricia

Any in-person components of your courses will be delivered at NAIT's Patricia Campus in Edmonton. View map

Delivery Options:

  • Both On-Campus and Virtual - Some of your coursework will be in-person, on campus and some will be done online.

Periods: 3

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.

Hands-on, industry-relevant skills

If you like working independently with little direction or supervision, as well as job security and variety, then you will enjoy working as a gasfitter.

Gasfitters work both indoors and outdoors at physically demanding tasks. They are sometimes called in an emergency related to gas lines or leaks. As you work with explosive gases and power tools, a high priority is placed on safety training.

To be successful as a gasfitter, you must have:

  • the ability to work with little supervision
  • the skill to diagnose problems
  • the ability to lift in excess of 25 kgs
  • mechanical, electrical and electronic aptitude
  • manual dexterity
  • customer service skills

Gasfitters train at the Suncor Energy Centre for Piping Systems Technology at Patricia Campus (12204 – 149 St NW), with some training for gas utility operators being delivered at the Enform facility in Nisku.

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Did You Know

We are the largest pipe trades training facility in Alberta. The major pipe trades include Gasfitter

Enter the workforce with confidence

As a gasfitter, you will be employed in the construction, manufacturing and utilities industries, primarily by mechanical and service companies or propane distributors.

Gasfitter A certification is required to work on appliances exceeded 400,000 British Thermal Units (BTUs). Gasfitter B certification can only work on units below 400,000 BTUs.

Experienced gasfitters can advance to become supervisors, maintenance or service managers, or start their own contracting business.

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  • Student application support
  • Program entrance requirements, tuition & fees, and how to apply
  • Program admissions process
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  • Student funding options
  • Fee and refund inquiries
  • General program and course withdrawal procedures
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Please fill out the form below if you have any program-specific questions relating to:

  • Program details
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  • Advance credit and Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (PLAR)
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Tuition & Fees

The tuition and fee amounts below are estimates based on current academic year’s rates. For financial planning purposes, please use these totals as an approximate estimate of your costs. Actual fees may vary by term and enrolment activities. Students who take all of their courses online are exempt from U-Pass, Health & Dental, and Recreation & Athletics fees. All fees are subject to change. Please refer to the tuition and fees page for more detailed information.

View the technical equipment requirements (PDF)

Scholarships & Awards

How to Apply

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.

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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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Want to learn more about this program?

Thank you for your interest! We want to get you in contact with the right person to answer your questions.

Please contact the Student Service Centre for general inquiries such as:

  • Student application support
  • Program entrance requirements, tuition & fees, and how to apply
  • Program admissions process
  • Enrolment support
  • Student funding options
  • Fee and refund inquiries
  • General program and course withdrawal procedures
  • Navigating nait.ca and MyNAITPortal

Contact Student Service Centre

Please fill out the form below if you have any program-specific questions relating to:

  • Program details
  • Work-integrated learning and cooperative education
  • Advance credit and Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (PLAR)
  • Program and course withdrawal



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