The Calgary Catholic School District, in partnership with SAIT Polytechnic offers students an opportunity to earn a Pre-Employment Plumbing Certificate in addition to an Alberta High School Diploma upon completion of their Grade 12 year. This is a one-year program (two semesters) offered to district students.
When is the information session?
Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Time: 7-8 p.m.
Location: SAIT campus, room CB320 (third floor of the Aldred building)
What is Pre-Employment Plumbing program?Who may enroll in this one-year program?
Students will attend SAIT to complete their first period of technical training in the Pre-Employment Plumbing Program. Through hands-on classes students will learn about plumbing and gas fitting, blueprint reading, and safety. This program covers all first-year Plumbing Apprenticeship Individual Learning Modules (ILMs).
Students in Grade 11 or 12 who are applying for this program must have HCS3000 Workplace Safety Systems and complete the following high school courses before completing the Pre-Employment Plumbing Program:
- Math 10C or 10-3
- ELA 10-1 or 10-2
- Science 10
Note: A maximum of two CCSD students will be accepted into this program in collaboration with CBE.
How do students earn a Pre-Employment Plumbing Certificate while in high school?
Students complete their High School Diploma requirements using SAIT plumbing courses as CTS Credits. This program has been designed to fulfill requirements of Alberta Education, Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training, and the SAIT Pre-Employment Plumbing Program.
Who will teach the courses?
SAIT instructors will deliver the program at the SAIT Campus and will be supervised by a Calgary Catholic off-campus teacher.
When will the program take place?
The program will be delivered at the SAIT campus four days a week, Monday to Thursday, from 8:30-11:30 a.m.
How do students get to SAIT?
Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from SAIT. LRT access takes students right onto campus. Parking is also available at a cost to the student.
Is there a cost to the program?Are there any special program requirements?
The tuition costs of this program is free to all students who are enrolled in a Calgary Catholic high school. Cost of the program after high school is $4,650. Students are also responsible for the purchase of Individual Learning Modules (ILMs) and personal protective equipment.
- Participants must be 15 years of age upon beginning the program
- The program is a two-semester commitment and attendance is a high priority
- Interested students are eligible to challenge the Alberta Apprenticeship exam for first-year Plumber Apprenticeship at the completion of the program.
How to applyWhat are the advantages of enrolling in this program?
Students can apply at their high school through their career practitioner or off-campus teacher.
Successful graduates of the program will:
- Earn 15 high school credits
- Earn a SAIT Certificate of Completion in the Pre-Employment Plumbing Program
- Gain eligibility to challenge the Alberta Apprenticeship exam for first-year Apprenticeship Plumber.
The Alberta Government will also cover tuition costs for the first period of technical training as well as the cost of the AIT exam.