Program Information

The steamfitter apprenticeship requires 9,000 hours on the job, less 840 hours of in-school training.

Students must successfully complete a provincial exam with a mark of 70% to receive a Certificate of Qualification with a journeyperson status. This includes an Inter-Provincial Trade Certificate (Red Seal).

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Admission Requirements

This is an apprenticeship program.
You cannot apply to this program through ontariocolleges.ca.

Applicants need a sponsor/employer and must register through the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD).

Applicants that are registered as an apprentice in a trade should receive a letter from the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) inviting them to apply for schooling. All applications from that point will need their payment processed by the Office of the Registrar & Financial Aid Services at Lambton College.

If you are a registered apprentice and have not received a letter regarding apprenticeship schooling then contact your local MLTSD office.


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Course List

STM-1069: Steamfitting Systems I

This course introduces a broad spectrum of areas to the apprentice. All facets of Pipes & Fittings, Valves, Boilers & Accessories, Pumps, Hot Water systems, Heat Transfer, Trade Documentation, Welding, Pipe System applications and Practical Applications.

STM-1059: Piping Materials and Joining Techniques

This course provides the apprentice with hands-on practical applications of pipe installations.

STM-1043: Trade Documentation I

This course provides the apprentice with basic drafting skills which will be required in the steamfitter trade.

STM-1023: Applied Trade Calculations I

This course provides the apprentice with basic skills in a wide range of mathematical and measurement areas which will be required in the steamfitter trade and to prepare the apprentice for more advanced levels.

STM-1033: Welding I

This course introduces the apprentice to safe operation and basic principles and applications of oxyacetylene cutting and welding.

STM-1073: Workplace, Safety, Rigging and Hoisting I

This course provides the apprentice with the ability to interpret and understand occupational Health and Safety Codes, Acts and Regulations and introduces them to Safety in Rigging and Hoisting Procedures.

STM-2049: Steamfitting Systems II

This course introduces a broad spectrum of areas to the apprentice. General Principles in pipe fabrication, process piping and steam properties. Other areas that are covered include: steam boilers and accessories, high and low pressure steam plants, and value zoning.

STM-2036: Pipe Fabrication II

Through this course the apprentice will gain the ability to use templates and pipe fabrication techniques in accordance with industry standards, to apply trade calculations involving tube bending operations in accordance with manufacturers recommendations and accepted industry standards, to correctly install a steam boiler heating system.

STM-2023: Trade Documentation

Through this course the apprentice will gain the ability to illustrate template development and use of drawings and blueprints. The apprentice will also gain the ability to prepare applied business practice documents.

STM-2013: Applied Trade Calculations II

Through this course the apprentice will gain the ability to solve problems involving cube and cube root, angles and degrees, to calculate volumes of tanks and cylinders to piping system Practicals, to solve trade related problems involving gas laws, to solve simple and compound interest, to solve trade related problems involving list price and trade discounts, all with the aid of a calculator.

STM-2003: Welding II

This course introduces the apprentice to the safe operation and basic principles and applications of Shielded Metal Arc Welding and oxy-fuel welding and cutting. The use of shop project fabricated pipe fittings from Pipe Fabrication II reportable subject classes will reinforce the need for well fitted welding joints if available.

STM-3019: Steamfitting Systems III

This course introduces a broad spectrum of areas to the apprentice. General principles in medical gas, sprinkler and standpipes, natural gas systems, refrigeration, air conditioning, heat pumps, high temperature hot water systems.

STM-3016: Fluid Power Systems III

This course introduces a broad spectrum of areas to the apprentice. General principles in pneumatics and hydraulics and compressed air safety are covered.

STM-3036: Trade Documentation III

This course provides the apprentice with advanced drafting skills which will be required in the steamfitter trade.

STM-3023: Welding III

Upon successful completion of this reportable subject, the apprentice is able to describe steamfitting welding processes in accordance with government safety regulations, manufacturers recommendations and specifications and approved Industry standards. Theory will be emphasized to help the apprentice learn the metallurgy, codes, standards, quality control and to work well with a welder-partner on the job.

Program Maps

Current Students

Current students can view program maps from previous years on the mylambton website. 

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Employment Opportunities

Employment opportunities are available in manufacturing plants and commercial construction. Trade consists of layout, assembly, fabrication, maintenance and repair of piping systems carrying water, steam, chemicals and fuel and heating.

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