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Pre-Employment Pipe Trades

Program Overview

Pre-Employment Pipe Trades opens the door to a variety of trades, including Gasfitter, Plumber, Sprinkler Systems Installer, and Steamfitter-Pipefitter. The program will give you the skills and theory you need to succeed when you write the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training theory and practical exams. Plumber's plan, install, and service plumbing systems, fixtures, piping equipment and controls. Steamfitter-Pipefitters lay out, assemble, fabricate, maintain, and repair piping systems which carry water, steam, chemicals, or fuel used in heating, cooling, lubricating, and other processes. Sprinkler Systems Installers fabricate, install, test, maintain, inspect, and repair sprinkler systems in a variety of settings. Gasfitters size, install, test, adjust, and service natural gas and propane equipment ranging from residential furnaces to industrial boilers. This trade participates in Red Seal Programs: Steamfitter-Pipefitter, Gasfitter, Plumber, and Sprinkler Systems Installer. For detailed information on these apprenticeship trades see:

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Program Locations

Sep 03, 2024 - Dec 20, 2024 - Face to Face - Wabasca

Program Year


Program Length:

16 Weeks

Program Type

Pre Employment Trades Wabasca

Program Delivery

Traditional classroom setting with shop and lab practical applications and demonstrations. Work-integrated learning, Workplace Communications and Industrial Safety Certifications are new components of this program.

If academic requirements are not met, you will need to do an ACCUPLACER assessment. Contact your nearest campus to schedule an appointment. Pre-Employment students are NOT required to be registered with Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT).

Minimum Requirements: English 20-2, Math 20-3, Science 10; or a passing mark in all five Canadian General Educational Development (GED) tests; or a passing mark on Alberta Industry and Training's Entrance Exam,

or a passing mark in the Canadian Adult Education Certificate (CAEC).

Category B: Recommended Path: Alberta High School Diploma with: English 30-2, Math 30-2, Physics 30 OR Chemistry 30 OR Biology 30 OR Science 30.

Students must achieve a minimum of 65% cumulative weighted average for the program's courses with no course below 50%, and a final exam mark 65% or higher in order to achieve successful completion for AIT's standards. Please note: If you choose to challenge your AIT exam you must receive a 70% passing mark on the exam to successfully pass that period of training.