Dual-Credit Pre-Employment Pipetrades

Credential: Certificate

Designed for: students in grade 11 and 12

Delivery: In-Person, Main Campus

Instruction: Mondays – Thursdays, 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Length: September – June

Intake: Fall 2024 and 2025

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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.
  • mechanical aptitude

Pathways to post-secondary

The skills explored in this program can lead to many different post-secondary pathways, including:

Admission requirements

Students should be entering grade 11 or 12 in the same academic year as they begin Dual-Credit Pre-Employment Pipetrades.

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, Pure Math 20 or Applied Math 20
  • 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.

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How to apply

Learn more about how to register for dual-credit programs and courses.


Course codes and course names
Course Code Course Name SAIT Credits
SFTY-202 Safety and Rigging 1.5
EMTL-214 Equipment and Materials 1.5
BLPR-232 Drawing and Specifications 3.0
PIPE-215 Pipe Shop 3.0
WFAB-201 Metal Fabrication 1.5
APPH-202 Calculations and Science 1.5

*Up to a total of 15 high school credits.

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