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This program satisfies the training standard set by the BC Industry Training Authority (ITA) for:
ITA Source: 'Steamfitter / Pipefitter' profile.
Steamfitters/Pipefitters install, alter or repair steam and hot water boilers and systems for the generation and conveyance of steam and hot water and process piping systems in industrial project or manufacturing plants.
The program combines technical and work-based training. It generally takes four years to complete.
The technical training is made up of four levels totalling 30 weeks. Levels One and Two are 7 weeks each. Levels Three and Four are 8 weeks each. This block of training is normally delivered through an ITA approved training institution. Sometimes it may also be met through approved training models (distance education, part-time) and/or a level challenge exam.
The work-based training totals 6,300 hours. Based on a 30-hour work week this involves just over 210 weeks of training.
For details about the Pan-Canadian Harmonization Initiative and recent changes to the program structure, visit the ITA website OPSN 2018 003.1 .
Apprenticeship training in this program can lead to a career in:
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