Courses

A Guide To Fire Pumps

The student will be able to safely employ the correct methods and procedures for inspection and testing of fire pumps in accordance with applicable codes and regulations.

Open To
  • Red Seal Journeyperson Sprinkler System Installer
Category Post Journey / Specialty
Duration 16 Hrs

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Backflow Prevention

The student will learn how to properly and efficiently install, survey, test and troubleshoot backflow equipment as it is used in water supply connections.

Open To
  • Red Seal Journeyperson Steamfitter/Pipefitter
  • Red Seal Journeyperson Plumber
  • Red Seal Journeyperson Sprinkler System Installer
Category Post Journey / Specialty
Duration 30 Hrs

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Blueprint Interpretation

Drawings are the instructions for the piping tradesperson. Site plans show where all the outside services and major equipment may be placed. Line lists and specifications show the particular material, connections and fittings for the pipe installations. Notes convey specific information on some aspect that cannot be derived from the drawing itself. Correct blueprint interpretation manages a project and helps get the job completed. This course is designed to help plumbers, steamfitter/pipefitters and sprinkler system installers understand and interpret drawings common to their field.

Open To
  • Pipe Trade Apprentice
  • Pipe Trade Journeyperson
Category Post Journey / Specialty
Duration 30 Hrs

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CSTS 09

This is a self-paced online course where the student is taught the basics of construction safety. This course is performance-based and requires 100% mastery of 15 lessons. The student can complete this training on a flexible schedule.

Open To
  • Pipe Trade Apprentice
  • Pipe Trade Journeyperson
Category Safety Training
Duration 8 Hrs

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CWB WELDING INSPECTOR LEVEL I

Participate in a certified CWB
welding inspection course delivered by CWB certified Instructors. Upon
successful completion of the course the participant will receive a certificate
and an examination transcript. (70% passing Grade required)

 

Degree of Difficulty: High

 

Note: Course will only be
offered according to industry demand for unionized visual inspection.  

Open To
  • Red Seal Journeyperson Steamfitter/Pipefitter
  • Red Seal Journeyperson Welder
Category Post Journey / Specialty
Duration 60 Hrs

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Foreman Training

This course is designed to prepare the student to take leadership roles working with crews of industry workers to lead them in completing work for contractors. The individual will learn the initial supervisory skills they need to complete the requirements of the position. This program will provide a foundation to enable the individual to continue their development for supervisory skills and to enhance opportunity for further advancement in supervision for contractors.

Open To
  • Red Seal Pipe Trade Journeyperson
Category Post Journey / Specialty
Duration 40 Hrs

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Inspection, Testing and Maintenance

The student will learn expectations, roles and responsibilities encountered while conducting inspection, testing and maintenance of water based fire protections systems.

Open To
  • Red Seal Journeyperson Sprinkler System Installer
Category Post Journey / Specialty
Duration 40 Hrs

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Ives 1 Day Re-Certification

This course is for participants that have completed Aerial Lift/Scissor Lift training here at the UA Training Centre within the last 3 years. Participants will be refreshed in all aspects of Aerial Lift/Scissor Lift operation and safe use by thorough theoretical and hands-on training. Participants must hold a current Fall Protection & IVE’s Aerial Lift/Scissor Lift certificate.

Open To
  • Pipe Trade Apprentice
  • Pipe Trade Journeyperson
Category Safety Training
Duration 8 Hrs

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Ives Lift Training (2 Day)

Students will gain an understanding of all aspects of Aerial Lift/Scissor Lift operation and safe use. Students will receive thorough theoretical and hands-on training on safe mobile equipment operation.

Open To
  • Pipe Trade Apprentice
  • Pipe Trade Journeyperson
Category Safety Training
Duration 8 Hrs

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Medical Gas (CSA / NAUSC)

The student will receive specialized training in the installation and testing of piping for hospital and industrial applications. The participants in this course of training will be qualified to install, service and maintain Medical Gas Systems in Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as most jurisdictions in Canada. They will have an understanding of the need for proper installation practices, which include cleanliness of work, proper purging techniques and other necessary work practices to insure the safety of the public.

Open To
  • Red Seal Journeyperson Steamfitter/Pipefitter
  • Red Seal Journeyperson Plumber
Category Post Journey / Specialty
Duration 40 Hrs

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NFPA 13 Upgrade

To review and promote discussion of changes within the 2010 edition of NFPA 13 Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems. It will highlight those changes affecting the current sprinkler system installer and how these changes impact the installation of future systems.

Open To
  • Red Seal Journeyperson Sprinkler System Installer
Category Post Journey / Specialty
Duration 5-6 Hrs

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OSSA Confined Space

The OSSA Confined Space/Entry Monitor training course is for workers required to enter, or monitor the entry, into a confined space. Please be aware that this is not a confined space rescue training course. Upon completion of this course you will be able to identify types of confined spaces, have the ability to access potential hazards and act accordingly. Other course topics include: standards legislated by Alberta Occupational Health & Safety, OSSA Confined Space Regional Code of Practice, planning and permitting entries, emergency response, requirements of confined space entry, and role of confined space monitor. This course will be delivered in a classroom setting and will include a written exam.

Open To
  • Pipe Trade Apprentice
  • Pipe Trade Journeyperson
Category Safety Training
Duration 8 Hrs

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OSSA Elevated Work Platform

This OSSA Elevated Work Platform training course is for those who use elevated work platforms in the workplace and require OSSA certification. This training course will give you a working knowledge of the safe operation of elevated work platforms. Course topics also include: types of elevated work platforms (scissor lift and boom lift), legislation and regulations, inspection and maintenance, best safety practices, actual operation, and personal protect equipment. This course is a combination of classroom and practical instruction. You will be required to pass a written exam and demonstrate your ability to safely operate an elevated work platform.

Open To
  • Pipe Trade Apprentice
  • Pipe Trade Journeyperson
Category Safety Training
Duration 8 Hrs

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OSSA Fall Protection

This OSSA Fall Protection training course is for those who work at heights or other environments with potential fall risks. Upon completion of this course you will have a working knowledge on how to prevent falls in the work place by accessing potential fall hazards, assembling and operating a fall protection system. Other course topics include: rescue procedures, use of fall protection equipment (travel restraint and fall arrest systems), anchorage, inspection of equipment, and regulations that relate to fall protection. This course will combine a classroom presentation with hands-on instruction that includes working with fall protection equipment. There will be a written and practical exam. Please be aware that you’ll be required to physically perform a “Control Weight Transfer” in a full body harness to complete the course. 

Open To
  • Pipe Trade Apprentice
  • Pipe Trade Journeyperson
Category Safety Training
Duration 8 Hrs

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Pipe and Tube Bending

Students will learn procedures used to lay out and mark pipe and tube for bending. They will demonstrate knowledge of procedures used to bend pipe and tubing.

Open To
  • Pipe Trade Apprentice
  • Pipe Trade Journeyperson
Category Post Journey / Specialty
Duration 15 hrs

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Pipe Fabrication Fundamentals

Students will learn the process of pipe fabrication, including pipe preparation and assembly, alignment and layout techniques. Proper beveling, transitioning, layout, spool fabrication, fitting allowances, and fitting/flange installation are some of the principles covered in this course.

Open To
  • Pipe Trade Apprentice
  • Pipe Trade Journeyperson
Category Post Journey / Specialty
Duration 40 Hours

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Plastic Fusion

The student will learn about certain types of thermoplastics that can be changed and rearranged to from a much stronger bond upon joining. The students will be instructed in the process, installation techniques and special equipment required for the plastic fusion process.

Open To
  • Pipe Trade Apprentice
  • Pipe Trade Journeyperson
Category Post Journey / Specialty
Duration 40 Hrs

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Rigging (CSA / NAUSC)

The student will learn proper rigging techniques, good practices, and skills to work safely and successfully on projects involving rigging applications. In order to qualify for this course, entrants must supply a copy of a current Interprovincial Red Seal Certificate.

Open To
  • Red Seal Journeyperson Steamfitter/Pipefitter
  • Red Seal Journeyperson Plumber
Category Post Journey / Specialty
Duration 60 hrs

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Shop Steward

This course will prepare you to take leadership roles in working as a union representative to lead our membership in completing the work of the UA and protect its jurisdiction in the workplace. This program is designed to prepare the Steward for their role as a leader and explain methods for working with management and membership towards a more productive job site.

Open To
  • Red Seal Pipe Trade Journeyperson
Category Post Journey / Specialty
Duration 2 days

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Shutdown Fundamentals

This course is designed to provide a clear understanding of the cleaning, inspection, repairing and testing procedures used for process piping and equipment, which is typically isolated from other equipment by the use of blinds. Also covered in this course are blinding/de-blinding procedures and the methods acceptable to construction standards. Additionally, the course covers various pressure testing procedures and safety concerns.

Open To
  • Pipe Trade Apprentice
  • Pipe Trade Journeyperson
Category Post Journey / Specialty
Duration 40 Hrs

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SMAW-Alberta B

The intent of this course is to continue to develop the skills of welders and allow them to work on high pressure piping.

Open To
  • Red Seal Journeyperson Welder
Category Post Journey / Specialty
Duration 30 Hrs

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Standpipe Systems

This course reviews and promotes discussion for the installation of standpipe and hose systems. It will highlight the requirements of NFPA 14, Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems.

Open To
  • Red Seal Journeyperson Sprinkler System Installer
Category Post Journey / Specialty
Duration 6 Hrs

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Stress Relief

The process of welding piping materials creates stresses within the pipe used for high pressure steam, oil and gas systems and if these stresses are not controlled, the material can become damaged. Heat stress relieving is used to try and return welded materials back to their original state and relieve the built up stresses to “normalize” the material.

Open To
  • Pipe Trade Apprentice
  • Pipe Trade Journeyperson
Category Post Journey / Specialty
Duration 60 Hrs

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Torque & Tensioning/Pipe Machining

Controlled Bolting is the process of placing a pre-determined load or amount of torque into a stud or bolt, which when done properly, results in a piping system completely containing its media. Pipe Machining involves preparing the piping for proper fit-up to receive high quality welding and the repairing of expensive flanges using complex machining tools and equipment. It involves pipe cutting and beveling using equipment that achieves consistent results favourable to today’s fast paced construction jobs.

Open To
  • Pipe Trade Apprentice
  • Pipe Trade Journeyperson
Category Post Journey / Specialty
Duration 60 Hrs

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Underground Piping Installation

The student will learn proper piping procedures and installation methods for ductile iron and PVC piping for underground piping installation. Underground piping plays a major part in supplying potable water to a project and removing waste from a system.

Open To
  • Pipe Trade Apprentice
  • Pipe Trade Journeyperson
Category Post Journey / Specialty
Duration 30 Hrs

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WHMIS TRAINING ONLINE

The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) has aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). GHS is a worldwide system. Its goal is to have a common set of rules for classifying hazardous products, common rules for labels and a standard format for safety data sheets (SDSs). This online course familiarizes you with the WHMIS (GHS) system and how it is used in workplaces. Learning about WHMIS (GHS) is part of the knowledge that you need to protect yourself and your co-workers from hazardous products.

Open To
  • Pipe Trade Apprentice
  • Pipe Trade Journeyperson
Category Safety Training
Duration 2 Hrs

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WHSCC Confined Space (2 Day)

This course will enable the student to safely and confidently understand and evaluate the hazards and procedures associated with confined spaces. Students will learn the duties and responsibilities of all members of the confined space team and the safe use of confined space equipment.

Open To
  • Pipe Trade Apprentice
  • Pipe Trade Journeyperson
Category Safety Training
Duration 16 Hrs

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WHSCC Fall Protection (2 Day)

Students are trained in the safe use of fall protection equipment. Fall protection equipment includes such items as harnesses, lanyards, lifelines and anchorage points. Students have 1 day of theory and 1 day of practical in which they will learn the importance of fall protection training and recognize the hazards and safety applications of fall protection.

Open To
  • Pipe Trade Apprentice
  • Pipe Trade Journeyperson
Category Safety Training
Duration 16 Hrs

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WHSCC Fall Protection Re-Certification (1 Day)

This course is for participants that hold a current WHSCC 2 Day Fall Protection Certificate. Participants must complete the 1 Day Re-Certification prior to the expiry date of their current certificate. Once the 2 Day certificate is expired, participants will be required to complete the 2 Day course. This re-certification course will refresh participants in Fall Protection equipment and Fall Protection principles by in-class and hands-on training.

Open To
  • Pipe Trade Apprentice
  • Pipe Trade Journeyperson
Category Safety Training
Duration 8 Hrs

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Working At Heights Fall Protection (Ontario Only)

As of April 1, 2015, Ontario workers who are required to use fall protection equipment on ‘Construction Projects’, must complete an MOL (Ontario Ministry of Labor) approved Working at Heights (WAH) training program. If you don’t have the training you may be subjected to a ‘fine’ or could be ‘ineligible’ to work on the jobsite in Ontario.
This comprehensive WAH program is an effective and interactive way to comply with Working at Heights training requirements for construction projects in Ontario. Our program delivers:
Part 1 Theoretical (3.5hrs):
Basic Theory online (E-Learning) using multiple delivery methods (audio, text, video, interactive, etc.) to improve learner engagement (3.5 hours done online at the learner’s chosen pace).
Part 2 Classroom Training (4.5 hrs.):
Practical Training is delivered in the classroom to provide workers with the hands-on, practical experience for working safely at heights.
Prerequisites:
Part 1 (Theoretical online) must be completed by the trainee before attending Part 2 (Practical Training).
There is a course fee of $50.00 which must be paid before course enrollment.
Open To
  • Red Seal Journeyperson Steamfitter/Pipefitter
  • Red Seal Journeyperson Welder
Category Safety Training
Duration 8h (3.5h online, 4.5h classroom)

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