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Overview

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Boilermakers possess the full range of knowledge and skills required to fit, install, assemble, erect, repair and maintain a wide variety of vessels, tanks, towers, hoists and other structures, as well as ancillary equipment and fixtures made of metals and fibreglass materials. Possible work sites include pulp mills, refineries and hydro-electric projects.

BCIT offers both Foundation and Apprenticeship boilermaker training.

The Program

Basic theory and field-related information along with hands-on shop practice enable students to become competent in basic boilermaker construction tasks.

Boilermakers must be able to work at heights.

Program Entry

Application processing

This is a continual intake program with applications processed throughout the year.

Note: This program does not accept applications from International students. View programs that do

Entrance requirements

Applicants must meet all entrance requirements and will be accepted on a first qualified basis as long as space remains. When available intakes are full, qualified applicants are wait-listed.

Applicants must meet all entrance requirements prior to applying to this program. If you are uncertain or don’t meet the requirements we strongly recommend you complete any applicable Trades Pre-entry Tests before applying.

Read more about how to meet BCIT’s entrance requirements

Recommended for success

  • Applicants are encouraged to research the trade scope of duties, and to contact the program instructor for any clarification. Contact Russell Osborne at 604-431-4941.

  • Good physical condition is required for success in the boilermaking trade, as well as good hearing and no colour blindness.

  • Students with medical or physical difficulties should contact the Disability Resource Centre to arrange an interview with an institute rehabilitation specialist at 604-451-6963.

Trades Discovery
The Trades Discovery General and Trades Discovery for Women are full-time programs designed to prepare participants to successfully enter and complete a Trades Training program.

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BCIT accepts only complete applications. In order to apply:

  • Include proof of meeting all entrance requirements prior to submission
  • Convert all transcripts and supporting documents to PDF files
  • Have a credit card ready to pay the application fee
Apply Online

You can check the status of your application online at any time using the Student Information System.

Scheduled intakes

March and September

*Scheduled intakes are subject to change

myCommunication

Within 2 business days of submitting your completed application, BCIT will send a message to your personal e-mail and your myBCIT e-mail address. All correspondence about your application will be posted to your online myCommunication account at my.bcit.ca. We'll send you an email when a new message is posted. It's important to watch for these emails, or regularly check your account online.

You can expect to receive communication concerning the status of your application within 4 weeks.

Costs & Supplies

Tuition fees

Please see the Fees, Payments and Refunds section of the website for information on full-time tuition fees.

Books and supplies

$460 (general estimated cost, and subject to change)

Please visit the BCIT Bookstore to view the list of required books.

Students are required to supply their own coveralls. A supply of coveralls are available through the BCIT Bookstore. Please check the uniform authorization voucher [PDF] to determine the type of coveralls required for your program.

Financial assistance

Financial assistance may be available for this program. For more information, please contact Student Financial Aid and Awards.

Courses

Class hours

0700-1330 or 1330-2000, Monday through Friday

Program matrix

Required Courses: Credits
  BMKR 1100 Safe/Acceptable Work Practices 2.0
  BMKR 1102 Sketch and Read Drawings 4.0
  BMKR 1103 Basic Measuring/Layout/Tools 1.0
  BMKR 1106 Use Oxyfuel 4.0
  BMKR 1107 Arc Welding 8.0
  BMKR 1108 Use Fibre Rope 2.0
  BMKR 1109 Use Wire Rope 2.0
  BMKR 1110 Safe Rigging Practices/Proc 4.0
  BMKR 1111 Erect Tanks 6.0
  BMKR 1112 Boiler Construction Proc 4.0
  BMKR 1113 Fabricate/Erect Penstock 2.0
  BMKR 1114 Assemble/Dismantle Refin Comps 2.0
  BMKR 1116 Fab Tools/Materials/Methods 5.0
 
Total Credits: 46.0

Transfer credit

Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Program Details

Program length

23 weeks, full-time

Grading

An overall minimum of 70% grade point average and a minimum passing grade of 70% in BMKR 1100 (Safe/Acceptable Work Practices) are required to successfully complete the program.

Program location

Burnaby Campus
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC

Industry training authority

BCIT transfers the student's name, contact information, Personal Education Number (PEN), and the name and date of the completed ITA Foundation program to the Industry Training Authority (ITA). This information is used for the purposes of tracking successful completions in order to grant credit towards apprenticeship where applicable, and communicating with trainees to promote continuation in an apprenticeship program.

Graduating & Jobs

Job Opportunities

Training prepares students as apprentice boilermakers. Upon successful completion of the program, students may seek employment as apprentices. Industry contacts are available.

Graduate employment outcomes

The BCIT student outcomes reports present summary findings from the annual survey of former students administered by BC Stats one to two years after graduation. These reports combine the last three years of available results for the 2013-2015 BCIT Outcomes Surveys of 2012-2014 graduates and for Degree 2010-2012 graduates. The reports are organized into three-page summaries containing information on graduates' labour market experiences and opinions regarding their education. More detailed information can be accessed at the BC Student Outcomes website.

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Contact Us

Mike McKoryk, Chief Instructor
T:  604-456-1262
E:  mike_mckoryk@bcit.ca

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