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Steamfitters, Pipefitters and Sprinkler System Installers

Other titles : installer, sprinklers and fire protection systems , journeyman/woman pipefitter


Description :

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. Sprinkler system installers fabricate, install, test, maintain and repair water, foam, carbon dioxide and dry chemical sprinkler systems in buildings for fire protection purposes. Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers are employed in maintenance departments of factories, plants and similar establishments, and by pipefitting and sprinkler system contractors, or they may be self-employed.

Main duties :

  • Read and interpret drawings, blueprints and specifications to determine layout requirements;
  • Cut openings for pipe in walls, floors and ceilings using hand or power tools or machines;
  • Select type and size of pipe required;
  • Measure, cut, thread and bend pipe to required shape using hand and power tools;
  • Weld, braze, cement, solder and thread joints to join pipes and fabricate sections of piping system.
  • Abitibi-Témiscamingue


Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS)



  • Plumbing and Heating
  • Mécanique de protection contre les incendies


Plumbing and Heating  

Program Length: Less than 2 years

Program Objectives

To enable the students to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to identify, install, maintain, repair and modify drainage systems, venting systems, and hot and cold water supply systems; to understand and apply the Québec Plumbing Code; to solve problems related to the operation of water heaters; to read and interpret plumbing and heating plans for single and multiple-unit residences; to install, adjust and maintain pumps; to assess the needs related to the installation of a septic tank and to sketch it; to test for water tightness.  

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Mécanique de protection contre les incendies 

(Training program available in French only)

TRikjafklj (TProgram Length: 1 year

Program Objectives

Le programme d'études Mécanique de protection contre les incendies vise à préparer la personne à l'exercice du métier de mécanicienne ou mécanicien en protection contre les incendies. Ces personnes exercent leur travail dans les secteurs résidentiel, commercial, institutionnel ou industriel. Elles sont chargées d'effectuer, dans un bâtiment en construction, à l'exclusion des travaux d'aqueduc et d'égout ainsi que de leurs embranchements, des travaux d'installation, de réfection, de modification, de réparation ou d'entretien de systèmes de giclement automatique. Ces systèmes comprennent la tuyauterie, les divers accessoires et les appareils utilisés pour prévenir et combattre les incendies. Les compétences à acquérir permettront à l'élève d'être polyvalent et efficace par rapport à l'installation, à la réparation et à l'entretien des systèmes de protection contre les incendies et assureront une intégration harmonieuse en milieu de travail.

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