Delivery options for domesticinternational students
Delivery options for domesticinternational students
On-Campus Day* - Your course activity is done in-person Monday - Friday, before 6 PM.
On-Campus Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done in person on weekdays from 6 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
Online Day* - Your course activity is done online Monday - Friday, before 6 PM.
Online Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done online on weekdays from 6 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
Online Flexible Delivery - Your course activity is not scheduled and therefore you can determine when to do the coursework.
Blended Delivery - Both On-Campus and Online - Some of your coursework will be in-person, on-campus and some will be done online.
* There may be circumstances that require some day delivery of classes to be scheduled into the evenings.
Please note due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these delivery options may shift from term to term. Please consult your program for details on delivery options.
Estimated program length is based on the recommended course load per semester as outlined in the Courses tab.
Actual program length will vary based on the number of courses/credits successfully completed per semester.
Learn to be an integral part of the movement of materials in a wide variety of industries including agriculture, forestry, health, manufacturing, mining, oil and gas, transportation and retail industries.
If you like taking a methodical approach to your work, operating and handling equipment and keeping detailed records, you'll enjoy working as a Materials Technician. They are employed by organizations that produce, process and retail a wide variety of products.
In general, you will:
prepare, generate, pick and ships orders
receive shipments and ensure they are complete and in good order
process customer and supplier returns
apply inventory management practices and maintain accurate inventory records
schedule and arrange transportation of materials using rail, air or road
calculate transportation costs and prepare transportation documents
maintain material identification records inventory
interact with internal and external customers
operate computer systems
operate material handling equipment (dollies, hand trucks, pallet jacks, forklifts, cranes, conveyors)
handle and store products in appropriate storage areas
supervise warehouse personnel
participate in business operations and planning
participate in safety programs
design and plan warehouses
practice Total Quality Management (TQM)
Materials technicians may be employed in many different settings and work with a wide variety of materials. Job requirements and responsibilities can vary considerably from one job to another.
This is a non-compulsory trade — individuals can work in the trade without certification if the employer deems the individual to have the skills of a journeyperson. However, individuals who are working in the trade and learning the trade must become a registered apprentice.
Is this the right fit for me?
To be successful in the trade, materials technicians must have:
physical strength and stamina
the ability to use proper lifting techniques to lift items up to 18 kilograms
the ability to work independently
good math, communication and computer skills
the ability to get along well with customers and fellow workers
Upon successfully completing the required working hours and apprenticeship education periods, graduates will be awarded journeyperson status by Alberta's Apprenticeship and Industry Training.
Start your career by finding an employer who is willing to indenture you as an apprentice Most materials technicians are located in urban centres where manufacturers, wholesalers and large retailers have their warehouses. Others may be located where large manufacturing facilities are concentrated in non-urban settings (wood products plants, petroleum production facilities, etc.). For the foreseeable future in Alberta, the employment outlook for materials technicians is expected to be average compared to all other occupations.
Journeyperson wage rates vary, but generally range from $15 to $35 an hour, depending upon the level of experience, the region of the province and the sector of the industry.
With the appropriate training and work experience, individuals can advance into supervisory positions, or into related fields such as purchasing, inventory control or materials management.
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The term of apprenticeship for a material technician is 3 years (three 12-month periods) including a minimum of 1500 hours of on-the-job training and 6 weeks of apprenticeship education each year.
apprenticeship education performance
To be successful in apprenticeship education, an apprentice must pass each section of the course and pass the AIT exam. The passing grade for each section in the course is a 65%. A passing mark on each Trade Qualification Exam and the Interprovincial Qualification (or Red Seal Exam) is 70%.