Programs

Entry Level & Advanced Apprenticeship Programs

Our entry level apprenticeship programs give you the skills you need to begin working in a trade in the piping industry. These programs may be for you if you are interested in a career in the piping industry, are a problem solver, and enjoy working with your hands.
We provide the following entry level programs:

  • Entry Level Steamfitter-Pipefitter
  • Entry Level Plumber
  • Entry Level Sprinkler Systems Installer

As you gain work experience, you can complete advanced apprenticeship programs. When you have enough work experience combined with training you can write an Interprovincial Red Seal Certification Examination to proceed to journeyperson status.

Steamfitter – Pipefitter

Entry Level Apprenticeship Program

Title: Steamfitter-Pipefitter

Duration: 34 Weeks

Description:

Steamfitter – Pipefitters build, install and maintain piping systems that carry almost every fluid that can be carried through a pipe, but generally they include oil and gas products, water, steam, chemicals, even slurries and wood chips. These “Pipefitters” as they are often called, are the only trade that specializes in planning, design, and installation of low and high-pressure steam systems and installation methods for steam.

This includes working on heating and cooling systems for processing and manufacturing up to the installation of piping for nuclear reactors, crude oil cracking processes, offshore platforms, and many other types of steam-powered processes.
Start Date: TBA
Start Time: 8:30 AM
Prerequisites: As per AES requirements.
Open to: All

Advanced Apprenticeship Program

Title: Steamfitter-Pipefitter

Block II:
PF2100 Blueprint 3 (Heavy Commercial/Industrial)
PF2121 Hydronic Heating 2
PF2130 Introduction to Electricity
PF2150 Introduction to Gas Piping 1(Low Pressure)
PF2161 Standpipe Systems
PF2170 Medical Gas Systems
PF2701 Instrumentation
PF2711 Pipe and Tube Bending
PF2720 Specialty Steamfitting/Pipefitting Systems
PF2350 Renewable Energy Systems

Block II Duration: 8 Weeks

Block III:
PF2930 Compressed Air Systems
PF2960 Hydraulic Systems
PF2900 Pumps
PF2740 Valves
PF2750 High Pressure Steam

Block III Duration: 8 Weeks

Block IV:
PF2310 Cross Connection Control Devices
PF2320 Introduction to Gas Piping 2 (High Pressure)
PF2760 Refrigeration
PF2770 Stainless Steel and Specialty Piping
PF2780 Blueprint 4
PF2790 Advanced Rigging
PF2800 Controlled Bolting, Testing and Commissioning

Block IV Duration: 8 Weeks

Prerequisites: As per AES requirements.
Open to: All

Plumber

Entry Level Apprenticeship Program

Title: Plumber

Duration: 34 Weeks

Description:

Plumbers enjoy a multi-faceted trade. Installing, repairing and the maintenance and service of piping and plumbing systems and equipment used for drinking water distribution, sanitary storm water systems, and waste disposal for the health and safety of the general public. Plumbers work mostly in the new home building and renovation industry, high rise, and institutional and commercial construction sectors including hospitals, schools, and other institutional buildings.

Start Date: TBA
Start Time: 8:30 AM
Prerequisites: As per AES requirements.
Open to: All

Advanced Apprenticeship Program

Title: Plumber

Description:

As per the Newfoundland Labrador Plan of Training.

Sprinkler System Installer

Entry Level Apprenticeship Program

Title: Sprinkler System Installer

Duration: 15 Weeks

Description:

Sprinkler System Installers, or “Sprinklerfitters” as they are commonly known, have detailed knowledge of fire codes and the methods for installation of sprinkler piping systems, and a responsibility for life safety in residential, commercial and industrial applications. They install wet, dry, pre-action, deluge, and chemical fire protection and extinguishing systems, just to name a few.

Start Date: TBA
Start Time: 8:30 AM
Prerequisites: As per AES requirements.
Open to: All

Advanced Apprenticeship Program

Title: Sprinkler Block Courses

Block II:
SK1230 Water Supply Installation
SK1240 Fire Hose and Standpipe Fire Protection Systems
SK1250 Sprinkler Heads – Specific Application
SK1260 Detection and Actuation Devices
SK1270 Installation of Piping Offsets
SK1280 Fire Protection Systems II
SK1290 Blueprint Reading and Sketching

Block II Duration: 8 Weeks

 

Block III:
SK2100 Design Systems
SK2110 Fire Pump Installation
SK2120 Inspection, Testing, Maintenance and Documentation
SK2130 Fire Protection Systems III
SK2140 Cross Connection Control Awareness

Block III Duration: 8 Weeks

 

Prerequisites: As per AES requirements.
Open to: All