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Dual-Credit Pre-Employment Pipetrades

Closed for Fall 2020

Length: 8 months Credential: Certificate Delivery: Blended

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Overview

Learn about plumbing, pipe, steam and gas fitting, blueprint reading and safety through hands-on classes that cover all the course materials of a first-year pipe trades apprenticeship.

This program prepares students to enter the workforce and become a pipetrades apprentice. Recent changes to the pipe trades apprenticeship framework mean that apprentice plumbers, steam/pipefitters, and gasfitters all complete the same first-year technical training. In Dual-Credit Pre-Employment Pipetrades students will receive this same technical training, plus additional hands-on skills and safety training.

Is this the right fit for me?

This program is the right fit for students in Grade 11 or 12 who:

  • enjoy working with their hands; and
  • are considering a career in the construction trades.

Credential

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to receive a SAIT Pre-Employment Pipetrades certificate and can challenge the written and practical exams for first-year apprenticeship.

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Career opportunities

The skills explored in this program can lead to many different career pathways, including:

  • residential and commercial plumbing
  • commercial and industrial gasfitting and steamfitting
  • building maintenance
  • oil and gas and/or heating systems

Admission requirements

In order to be eligible for a SAIT credential, students must successfully pass the following courses or equivalents with an average of at least 50%:

  • Math 20-1 or Math 20-2 or Math 20-3
  • English Language Arts 20-1 or English Language Arts 20-2
  • Science 10

Admission requirements

Program length

  • Pre-Employment Pipetrades is offered over two semesters (September to June)
Term Program start
Fall 2020 Sept.18, 2020

How to apply

Get to know SAIT's dual-credit programs

Dual-credit is a unique opportunity for Grade 11 and 12 students to explore post-secondary options and career pathways, while earning course credits, workplace certification or a SAIT credential alongside their high school diploma.

Admission Requirements

Co-requisite requirements

In order to be eligible for a SAIT credential, students must successfully pass the following courses or equivalents with an average of at least 50%:

  • Math 20-1 or Math 20-2 or Math 20-3
  • English Language Arts 20-1 or English Language Arts 20-2
  • Science 10

There may be other pre-requisite or co-requisites required by the school board for admission into this dual-credit program. Check with your local school board for further information.

To qualify for graduation from SAIT, students must pass all courses, attain a CGPA of 2.0 or better and complete the course requirements within the prescribed timelines. 

How to Apply 

Students interested in dual-credit studies should contact their career practitioner, high school counselor or off-campus coordinator.

The selection of high school students for dual-credit programs is determined by each school board. School boards will take into account different criteria, such as attendance, ability to commit to the program, and if the student is on-track to complete the required co-requisite classes.

Prior to the opening of applications for our dual-credit programs, a family information session will be held for eligible schools. At this information session, prospective students and their families have the opportunity to learn more  and ask questions about the dual-credit program in which they are interested.

School boards will provide prospective high school students with deadlines for program application and registration. Once selected by the school board, students will need to register for the dual-credit program with SAIT.

Students who have successfully been selected to participate in dual-credit studies will receive detailed information about the registration process.

Courses

Course Code Course Name
SFTY-202 Safety and Rigging
EMTL-214 Equipment and Materials
BLPR 232 Drawing and Specifications
PIPE-215 Pipe Shop
WFAB-201 Metal Fabrication
APPH-202 Calculations and Science

Credits

Students who complete the dual-credit Pre-Employment Pipetrades program are eligible to earn:

  • up to 15 high school credits
  • a SAIT Pre-Employment Pipetrades certificate
  • the potential to write the Alberta Industry and Training (AIT) exams for first-year carpenter apprenticeship

Have questions about this program?

Contact us at

Dual Credit
403.284.8906
dual.credit@sait.ca

For more information visit Alberta Dual-Credit

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