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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.
At NAIT, instrumentation and control technician apprentices get hands-on training in well-equipped industrial instrumentation and process labs. You will work on diverse equipment, including pneumatic, electronic and microcomputer-based instruments used to measure and control industrial plant processes. This training develops the problem-solving skills and competencies needed to work safely and efficiently in increasingly automated industries.
NAIT has been delivering the Instrumentation and Control Technician (formerly Instrument Technician) apprentice program since 1969.
The Instrumentation and Control Technician 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.
As a student in NAIT's Instrumentation and Control Technician program, you will have access to our state-of-the-art Spartan Centre for Instrumentation Technology, which features modern classrooms and study spaces, and a number of technical labs and simulated systems.
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Apprenticeship training for Instrumentation and Control Technicians is post-secondary education designed to provide Alberta with a steady supply of highly skilled employees.
Apprenticeship involves a combination of on-the-job training as an employee of a participating employer, and technical training at NAIT. On-the-job training is done under the supervision of a certified journeyperson or qualified Instrumentation Technician tradesperson. Technical training includes learning the theory, hands-on skills and technologies of the trade.
The term of apprenticeship for an Instrumentation and Control Technician is 4 years. The four 12-month periods include:
Each period of technical training concludes with an apprenticeship board examination that requires a passing grade of 70% to continue to the next year.
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The Interprovincial Red Seal Program was developed to provide journeypersons with the ability to work anywhere in Canada.
If you are a certified Blue Seal journeyperson in Alberta, you've proven that you meet Alberta's high industry standards and possess the skills to succeed in your trade.
With industry becoming increasingly automated, instrumentation and control technicians are needed virtually anywhere there are control and metering systems, such as in:
Experienced instrumentation and control technicians may advance to supervisory positions, be employed as engineering technicians or move into company sales offices.
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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. Please refer to the tuition and fees page for more detailed information.
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Please note: This information is provided to help you estimate your costs for student financing. Some courses may also have additional expenses. 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.
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.
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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The Alberta Apprenticeship is a training program that is limited to Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada. Temporary visa holders (such as those participating in the Post-Graduation Work Permit program (PGWPP)) do NOT meet the eligibility requirements and are not able to register through the online apprenticeship registration system.
Please contact Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training if you have any questions.
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Install, maintain and repair the measuring and control instruments used in industrial and commercial processing.
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