This 12-week pre-employment program comprises the first period of the corresponding apprentice program that SAIT currently offers in this trade. The program trains individuals to lay out, assemble, fabricate, maintain and repair piping systems which carry water, steam, chemicals or fuel used in heating, cooling, lubricating and other processes. Steamfitter-Pipefitter is a pipe trade that deals with the installation, maintenance and repair of piping systems, but differs from other pipe trades in relation to where the work is performed, the types of piping that are involved and the training that is required. To install a typical piping system in a commercial building or industrial plant, a Steamfitter- Pipefitter will study blueprints, drawings and specifications to determine the type of pipe and tools to use, and lay out the sequence of tasks. Heavy lifting may be required.
Credentials and Accreditation
Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a SAIT Polytechnic Certificate and may be eligible to challenge the written and practical exams for first-year Apprenticeship.
Note: This program is eligible for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant.
Successful completion of the following courses or equivalents:
- Math 20-1, Math 20-2, Math 20-3, Pure Math 20, or Applied Math 20,
- English Language Arts 20-1 or English Language Arts 20-2,
- Science 10
- All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.
- A pass mark in the SAIT Entrance Examination (level 4) is accepted in lieu of the above requirements.
Note: General Educational Development (GED) tests are not accepted in lieu of the admission requirements.
Direct Entry: Four Step Process
Step 1: Read the program information to see the qualities needed for student success.
Step 2: Ensure that you meet all of the admission requirements listed above.
Step 3: Apply to Pre-Employment Steamfitter-Pipefitter and submit your transcripts and/or anticipated final grades.
- Admission will be extended on a first-qualified, first-offered basis until the program is full.
Step 4: Find out how to monitor your application status after you apply.
To find the course description for a course shown below please go to our Course Finder.
|Course Code||Course Name||Credits|
|BLPR-215||Blueprint Reading I||1.5|
|HTNG-241||Heating Theory I||1.5|
|PIPE-207||Pipefitting Theory I||1.5|
|PIPE-208||Pipefitting Shop I||3.0|
|WLDG-222||Basic Welding Theory||1.5|
|WLDG-223||Basic Welding Shop||1.5|
Domestic Tuition and Fees*
|Tuition Fees||SAIT Fees||Student Association Fees||2017/18 Total|
Campus Athletic and Recreation Fee: N/A
Universal Transit Pass (UPass): Program does not meet UPass eligibility requirements.
Student Association (SAITSA) Fees
Health Plan: N/A
Dental Plan: N/A
Student Association: N/A
Cost and Supplies*
- Books are approximately $500 in addition to tuition fees.
- Membership to the SAIT wellness centre — including an ice arena, swimming/diving pool, gymnasium, squash and racquetball courts and weight room is available at a discounted rate.
Find out about Tuition and Financial Aid.
This program is eligible for Canada-Alberta Job Grant funding.
* Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change.
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