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Steamfitter/Pipefitter Year 2 - Apprenticeship (2017/18)

Total Cost (tuition & fees)$630.24
Tuition: $586.44
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Additional Fees
Application Fee:30.00
Student Association Fee:13.80
Total Fees:$43.80

*These prices are for domestic students and may not be 100% accurate. However, these estimates will give you an adequate idea of tuition and fees for our programs. These prices do not include textbook costs. All prices are subject to change.

Program Overview

This Steamfitter/Pipefitter program delivers the Year 2 technical training competencies required in the British Columbia Steamfitter/Pipefitter apprenticeship trade.

Steamfitter/Pipefitter means a person who installs, alters, or repairs steam and hot water boilers and system for generation and conveyance of steam and hot water and process piping systems in industrial project of manufacturing plants.


Admission Requirements

  • Sponsored Steamfitter/Pipefitter Apprentice that has successfully completed Year 1 technical training or Steamfitter/Pipefitter Foundation and completed the pre-requisite number of hours of work experience, OR
  • Journeyperson Steamfitter/Pipefitter (for skills upgrading)

Flexible Assessment (FA): Yes (Credit can be awarded for this program through FA)

Prior Learning Credit: Student may apply for prior learning credit with the ITA (Industry Training Authority), please visit www.itabc.ca

Apply: Apprenticeship application form


Start Dates:

Visit our Trades Training Schedule for program start dates


Program Competencies

Upon the successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • use measuring and leveling tools
  • use rigging and hoisting equipment
  • use mathematics and science (including electricity)
  • read drawings and specifications
  • plan a project
  • join pipe
  • describe pumps
  • describe the operation of hydronic heating and cooling piping systems
  • describe controls for hydronic heating and cooling systems
  • install, test and commission hydronic heating and cooling systems
  • maintain and repair hydronic heating and cooling systems
  • prepare pipe and fittings
  • develop and use templates
  • develop a simple spool sheet
  • fabricate from spool sheets
  • use welding equipment
  • bend pipe
  • install supports, hangers, guides and anchors
  • erect a piping assembly
  • test and commission a piping assembly
  • install marine systems piping
  • install hydraulic piping systems and
  • install pneumatic and compressed air piping systems.

Technical Training Content:

PFIT 201 Use Tools and Equipment

  • Use measuring and leveling tools
  • Use rigging and hoisting equipment

PFIT 202 Organize Work

  • Use mathematics and science (including electricity)
  • Read drawings and specifications
  • Plan a project

PFIT 203 Prepare and Assemble Piping Components

  • Join pipe
  • Describe pumps

PFIT 204 Install Hydronic Heating and Cooling

  • Describe the operation of hydronic heating and cooling piping systems
  • Install, test and commission hydronic heating and cooling systems
  • Maintain and repair hydronic heating and cooling systems

PFIT 205 Perform Layout, Fabrication and Installation

  • Prepare pipe and fittings
  • Develop and use templates
  • Develop a simple spool sheet
  • Fabricate from spool sheets
  • Use welding equipment
  • Bend pipe
  • Install supports, hangers, guides and anchors
  • Erect a piping assembly
  • Test and commission a piping assembly

PFIT 206 Special Application Systems

  • Install marine systems piping
  • Install hydraulic piping systems
  • Install pneumatic and compressed air piping systems

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