The Heat and Frost Insulator program at BCIT is your starting point to a challenging, fulfilling and monetarily rewarding career. Heat and frost insulators fabricate and install various types of insulations on pipe, steam systems, storage tanks, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems and refrigeration systems. In institutional and industrial applications, insulators install fire stop and fireproofing materials and soundproofing. They also fabricate and install weather vapour barrier jacketing, on piping systems and equipment.
Insulators are energy conservation specialists and skilled tradespeople. They are employed at industrial, institutional commercial and large residential construction sites. They work alone or in small crews and are often called upon to solve problems as they come up. As a result, they must be well-trained and experienced in all aspects of the trade.
The apprenticeship process requires time on the job and in the classroom. The apprentice must complete a four-year program including 5,920 workplace hours and 480 in-school hours of training, plus two at-home training packages.
Heat and Frost Insulator is a recognized RED SEAL program by the Industry Training Authority of BC.
New Apprentices starting the program after September 1, 2019 will be required to complete all levels in the harmonized program.
Current Apprentices are encouraged to complete all levels before August 31, 2019.
Each year in the program is a building block to the next. Here is what you can expect in each of the four years of your apprenticeship.
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