Steamfitter Apprenticeship
Program Code: STMB-STMI-STMA (Full-Time) Length of Program: 8 Weeks (STMB) - 8 Weeks (STMI) - 8 Weeks (STMA) Awarded Upon Completion: Certificate of Apprenticeship
Basic STM-1069 Steamfitting Systems I STM-1059 Piping Materials and Joining Techniques STM-1043 Trade Documentation I STM-1023 Applied Trade Calculations I STM-1033 Welding I STM-1073 Workplace, Safety, Rigging and Hoisting I Intermediate STM-2049 Steamfitting Systems II STM-2036 Pipe Fabrication II STM-2023 Trade Documentation STM-2013 Applied Trade Calculations II STM-2003 Welding II Advanced STM-3019 Steamfitting Systems III STM-3016 Fluid Power Systems III STM-3036 Trade Documentation III STM-3023 Welding III

Steamfitters and pipefitters lay out, assemble, fabricate, maintain, troubleshoot and repair piping systems carrying water, steam, chemicals and fuel in heating, cooling, lubricating and other process piping systems. Steamfitters and pipefitters are employed in factories, plants and similar establishments, and also by pipefitting contractors or they may be self-employed. 

The Steamfitter (307A) apprenticeship program consists of on-the-job and in-school training. The program typically takes five years to complete and consists of:

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).

More information about this trace can be found by searching for information about Steamfitters through the Ontario Ministry of Labour or by searching the National Occupation Code NOC 7252.

Admission Requirements

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To be eligible for this apprenticeship program, applicants must:

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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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.

Tuition Fees

For tuition fees, please contact the Office of the Registrar & Financial Aid Services.

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