Advanced Apprenticeship Programs

Title: STEAMFITTER - PIPEFITTER BLOCK COURSES

Start Date: TBA

Duration: 8 Weeks

Start Time: 8:30 AM

Description:
Block II
Steamfitter/Pipefitters need to be comfortable with a wide range of hand and power tools, handling equipment, torches and welding equipment. They use hand and power tools to measure, cut, thread and bend pipe to its required shape. They use testing equipment to check systems for leaks. They use welding, cutting, shaping, soldering, threading and brazing equipment to join pipes and fabricate sections of piping systems.
Requirements:
Successful completion of entry level courses, plus relevant work experience totaling a minimum of 3600 hours. Successful completion of government Block II examination, then proceeds to Third Year Apprentice.
Block III
Steamfitter/Pipefitters must carry out quality control checks on work performed. The system must be tested and commissioned to verify the quality of work and to confirm that the system is functioning to design specifications. This requires the tradesperson to be very knowledgeable in interpreting specification, drawing, codes and blueprints
Requirements:
Successful completion of advanced Block II courses, plus relevant work experience totaling a minimum of 5400 hours. Successful completion of government Block III examination, then proceeds to Fourth Year Apprentice.
Block IV
Steamfitter/Pipefitters lay out, assemble, fabricate, maintain, repair and service piping systems carrying water, steam, fluids, gases, chemicals and fuel in heating, cooling, lubricating and process piping systems. They measure, cut, thread, groove, bend, solder, assemble and install metal, plastic and fiberglass pipes, valves and fittings. As well, they must be able to join and secure pipe section of related equipment. They check systems for leads. They also do general maintenance work including replacement of worn components.
Requirements:
Completion of advanced Block III courses, plus relevant work experience totaling a minimum of 7200 hours. Successful completion of Interprovincial Red Seal Certification Examination, then proceeds to a Journeyperson status.

Prerequisites: As per AES requirements.

Open to: All

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Title: PLUMBER BLOCK COURSES

Start Date: TBA

Duration: 8 weeks

Start Time: 8:30 AM

Description: Plumbers install, repair and maintain plumbing fixtures and systems, including water, steam, chemical, medical gas, process piping, irrigation and fueling piping systems. They are employed by plumbing contractors, maintenance departments of manufacturing, commercial, health care and educational facilities and by plumbing service companies. Plumbers install piping and equipment in residential, commercial, institutional and industrial buildings. They may also install specialized equipment such as medical gas equipment, compressed air equipment, residential fire systems, water conditioners, sewage and water treatment and storage and flow systems for toxic waste.

Prerequisites: As per AES requirements.

Open to: All

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Title: SPRINKLER BLOCK COURSES

Start Date: TBA

Duration: 8 weeks

Start Time: 8:30 AM

Block II
Sprinkler system installers lay out, install, repair, maintain, modify and test fire protection systems in a variety of buildings and settings. They work on fire protection systems such as wet, dry, pre-action, stand pipe, clean agent, carbon dioxide and dry chemical. Their duties include: reading and interpeting engineered drawings, installing hangers and clamps to support the piping system, preparing the pipe, joining pipe using a variety of methods, installing associated equipment as well as maintaining, inspecting and testing all types of fire protection systems.
Requirements:
Successful completion of entry level (Block I) courses, plus relevant work experience totaling a minimum of 5400 hours. Successful completion of government Block III examination, then proceeds to Fourth Year Apprentice.
Block III
Sprinkler system installers work primarily indoors, often in unheated or temporarily-heated spaces. They may also be required to install outdoor systems both above and below ground. The installation of sprinkler equipment takes place throughout all phases of construction; typically, in the mid to latter stages of new construction or in situations where renovation of existing structures is undertaken or upgrading is legislated. Installers frequently work on the same site more than once and routinely perform a variety of tasks covering all aspects of the trade. They frequently are required to work in confined spaces and at heights. They must tolerate physical discomfort due to extensive lifting of various weights overhead, temperature changes, noise and dust.
Requirements:
Successful completion of advanced Block III courses, plus relevant work experience totaling a minimum of 7200 hours. Successful completion of interprovincial Red Seal Certification Examination, then proceeds to Journeyperson status.

Prerequisites: As per AES requirements.

Open to: All

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