Introduction to Pipefitting

This 4-week pre-apprenticeship program offers the essential safety certification, hands-on skills, and workplace awareness to begin an apprenticeship as a pipefitter. 

Overview

Program Length
4 weeks
Currently Offered In
Edmonton

Description

What’s a Pipefitter? 

Pipefitters lay out, put together, build, maintain, and repair piping systems that carry water, steam, chemicals, or fuel used in heating, cooling, lubricating and other processes.  

About the course: 

The Introduction to Pipefitting program is a 4-week classroom and hands-on training program delivered in collaboration with WorleyCord, a major industrial contractor and industry leader. It’s designed to prepare our students to begin their careers as registered apprentice pipefitters. Students will receive: 

  • 2 weeks of classroom training 
  • An orientation about working at WorleyCord 
  • Information about the job with WorleyCord 
  • Hands-on skills training  

 

Could I do this? 

Absolutely, if you: 

  • Have an eye for detail 
  • Enjoy physically demanding work 
  • Are steady handed with good coordination  
  • Don’t have a fear of heights

Courses and Skills

  • Standard First Aid – CPR A & AED 
  • CSTS 2020 & WHMIS  
  • Fall Pro 
  • Elevated Work Platform  
  • Common Safety Orientation (CSO) 
  • WBF Best Practices  
  • Healthy Choices 
  • Financial Tool Kit 
  • Hands on skills training- pipefitting  
  • Math review 

Admission Requirements

  • Willingness to travel for employment opportunities within Alberta 
  • Must be an Alberta resident 
  • Driver’s License (GDL or other acceptable). Must have own transportation to get to and from work sites. 
  • Successful completion of fitness screening (35lb lift/carry) and drug & alcohol assessment. 
  • Academic requirements to expedite movement into Apprenticeship role:  
  • English 20-2, Math 20-3, Science 10 

                  OR 

a pass mark in all five Canadian GED tests 

                  OR 

Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT) entrance exam 

 

Applicants will also need to complete a variety of steps as part of their application.  

Learn more about our application process here> 

Program Cost

  • Tuition for this program is funded by WorleyCord and the Government of Alberta. 
  • Additional funding and awards may be available to support living expenses while in the program.  

Employment Opportunities

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be interviewed by WorleyCord for potential employment as a 1st year apprentice pipefitter. 

Upcoming Cohorts

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