Dual-Credit Pre-Employment Pipetrades
Designed for: students in grades 11 or 12
Length: 8 months
Intake: Fall 2023 and Fall 2024
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.
Pathways to post-secondary
The skills explored in this program can lead to many different post-secondary pathways, including:
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.
|Course Code||Course Name||SAIT Credits||High School Credits*|
|SFTY-202||Safety and Rigging||1.5|
|EMTL-214||Equipment and Materials||1.5|
|BLPR-232||Drawing and Specifications||3.0|
|APPH-202||Calculations and Science||1.5|
*Up to a total of 15 high school credits for all 6 courses