Steamfitting-Construction Apprentice

Apprenticeship Completion

Program number: 504353

Overview

Steamfitter Apprenticeship

Work Description

Steamfitters assemble, install, alter and repair pipelines or pipe systems that carry water, steam, compressed air, liquids and gases required for processing, manufacturing, heating and cooling. They install piping and tubing made of carbon steel, copper, plastic, glass or other metals using a variety of processes, including brazing, welding, screwing, gluing, bending and mechanical joints. Work includes installation of heating and cooling equipment and mechanical control systems.

Working Conditions

Steamfitters work in industrial plants, chemical plants, refineries, power plants, wastewater treatment plants, hospitals, and most other commercial, industrial, institutional and residential buildings. The indoor or outdoor work requires strenuous physical stamina with walking, standing, climbing, lifting and working in cramped spaces or in high areas. Steamfitters work in buildings, trenches, roofs, from scaffolding, on ladders and inside tanks. Safety training reduces hazards from exposure to chemicals, gases, fumes, loud noise and falls from ladders and scaffolds.

Training

  • 5-year training program
  • 8,000 hours of on-the-job training
  • 500 hours of paid related instruction
  • Apprentice must complete Red Cross First Aid, CPR and OSHA Safety Training Courses
  • Apprentice must attend a certain number of hours of unpaid related instruction determined by the local committee.
  • Apprentice must in his/her final year complete the Transition-To-Trainer Course
  • Classroom subjects include drafting and blueprint reading, mathematics, applied physics and chemistry, and safety.

Learn more from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.

Program Details

Steamfitting-Construction Apprentice classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

  • Madison - Commercial Avenue 

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All courses for this program are offered only in person.

Admission

How to Apply to Steamfitter Apprenticeship

You must apply directly to the Madison and Milwaukee Steamfitter's Joint Apprenticeship Committee (the application does not go through Madison College).

Follow the application procedure for the union steamfitting apprenticeship from the Building Trades Council of South Central Wisconsin. You may also contact:

Madison and Milwaukee Steamfitters Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee
5940 Seminole Center Court, Suite 102
Madison, WI 53711
(608) 288-1414
or
3300 S. 103rd St.
Milwaukee, WI 53227
(888) 543-0601
(414)-543-0601

All apprenticeships require an employer sponsor. After passing the application process, you will be responsible for finding an employer to sponsor you as an apprentice before you may begin the program.

Application Requirements

  • Applicants shall be as stated in the state employment laws
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Meet required norms on aptitude test (if required)
  • Physically able to perform trade
  • Valid driver’s license or reliable transportation
Curriculum

Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2019-2020 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

Current program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:

  • Progress toward your specific requirements
  • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.

  • Estimated Program Cost
    # of Credits for Completion
    18
    Tuition
    $2457.00
    Materials/Supplemental Costs
    $0.00
    Other Costs
    $0.00
    Total Estimated Program Costs:
    (book costs not included)
    $2457.00
  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of Program Graduates 10 17 9
    Number of Surveys Sent
    Number of Surveys Returned
    Percent of Surveys Returned
    Available for Employment 0 0 0
    Percent Available for Employment
    Not in Labor Market 0 0 0
    Percent Not in Labor Market
    Available for Employment

    2016 2017 2018
    Graduates Employed 0 0 0
    Percent of Graduates Employed
    Employed in Related Occupation 0 0 0
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation 0 0 0
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation
    Employed - No Response 0 0 0
    Percent Employed - No Response
    Seeking Employment 0 0 0
    Percent Seeking Employment
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    2016 2017 2018
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 0 0 0
    Number of Satisfaction Responses 0 0 0
    Very Satisfied 0 0 0
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    Satisfied 0 0 0
    Percent Satisfied
    Unsatisfied 0 0 0
    Percent Unsatisfied
    Very Unsatisfied 0 0 0
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    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of Primary Reason Responses 0 0 0
    Preparation for Getting a Job 0 0 0
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job
    Career Change 0 0 0
    Percent Career Change
    Improvement of Existing Skills 0 0 0
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills
    Preparation for Further Education 0 0 0
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    Personal Interest 0 0 0
    Percent Personal Interest
    Other 0 0 0
    Percent Other
    When Employment was Obtained

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 0 0 0
    Before Enrollment 0 0 0
    Percent Before Enrollment
    While Attending the College 0 0 0
    Percent While Attending the College
    After Training at the College 0 0 0
    Percent After Training at the College
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of Employment Location Responses 0 0 0
    In College District 0 0 0
    Percent In College District
    In Wisconsin, Not in District 0 0 0
    Percent of In Wisconsin
    Outside of Wisconsin 0 0 0
    Percent Outside Wisconsin
    Employer Location Unknown 0 0 0
    Percent Location Unknown
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