Apr 10, 2020  
PUBLISHED 2018-2019 Credit Catalog 
    
PUBLISHED 2018-2019 Credit Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Employment Pipetrades


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Program Description


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.

Abbreviated Program Description


Steamfitter-Pipefitter is a pipe trade that deals with the installation, maintenance and repair of piping systems in commercial or industrial settings. Learn the basic skills required to lay out, assemble, fabricate, maintain and repair piping systems which which carry water, steam, chemicals or fuel. This 12-week program covers all course materials received by a first-year steamfitter-pipefitter apprentice plus additional hands-on skills and safety training. This program has a September 2015 start date.

Note: This program is eligible for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant.

Program Overview


Credentials


Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a SAIT Certificate and may be eligible to challenge the written and practical exams for first-year Apprenticeship.

Job Grant


Note: This program is eligible for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant.

Progression


Students must attain a PGPA and/or a CGPA of 2.0 or better in each semester and pass the necessary prerequisite courses to progress through the program. To qualify for graduation, students must pass all courses, attain a CGPA of 2.0 or better and complete course requirements within the prescribed timelines.

Admission Requirements


Successful completion of the following courses or equivalents:

  • Math 20-1, Math 20-2, Math 20-3, Pure Math 20, or Applied Math 20, AND,
  • English Language Arts 20-1 or English Language Arts 20-2, AND,
  • 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.

Total Credits 12


Program Outcomes


Program Articulation


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