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Overview

Note: To be eligible for apprenticeship training you must be registered as an apprentice. Please visit the BCIT Apprenticeship website for more information.
The Marine Fitter apprenticeship program will prepare apprentices for the work associated with safe and efficient shipyard production.  Apprentices will acquire the knowledge and skills required to be successful in the marine industry in addition to their primary trades’ competencies. On completion of training, students will be able to achieve provincial certification.

Program Entry

If you are registered with the Industry Training Authority, you can apply now to BCIT's Apprenticeship Studies program. Read more about BCIT's apprenticeship programs.

Recommended for success

To be successful in this apprenticeship program, students are recommended to have the following:

  • Certificate of Qualification in a qualifying trade (Metal Fabricator or Boilermaker) or registration as an apprentice in a qualifying trade with a sponsor in the shipbuilding and repair industry.

  • Education and experience to commence apprenticeship training in accordance with ITA guidelines for authorized trades.

  • Health and physical condition necessary to meet the demands of work: good hearing, eyesight and hand/eye coordination. Apprentices with medical or physical difficulties should contact the Disability Resource Centre to arrange an interview with the Institute’s rehabilitation specialist.

Scheduled intakes

Multiple start dates each year.

Please refer to the Apprenticeship Training Schedule for availability of upcoming intakes.

myCommunication

Within two weeks of submitting your training request, a letter will be mailed to your home address. This letter provides instruction on how to sign on to myBCIT, your one stop shop for BCIT apprentice communication. myBCIT is where you will receive your training confirmation details.

Please see myCommunication for more information.

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

$250 (general estimated cost, subject to change)

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

Apprentices are required to bring CSA-approved steel-toed boots and supply their own coveralls. Please see the uniform authorization voucher [PDF] to determine the type of coveralls required for your program.

Financial assistance

Income support for apprentices is provided by Human Resource Development Canada (HRDC) through regular Employment Insurance (EI) eligibility. For questions regarding Employment Insurance or Personal Support Payments, please visit the income support overview for current BCIT apprentices.

Courses

Class hours

0700-1330, Monday to Friday

Please refer to the Apprenticeship Training Schedule for class hours and availability of upcoming intakes.

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

The total amount of in-school, technical training for marine fitter apprenticeship is 240 hours. The three levels of technical training consist of eight weeks of full-time training.

  • Level 1 - 3 weeks
  • Level 2 - 3 weeks
  • Level 3 - 2 weeks

Grading

The minimum passing grade is 70 percent.

Program location

Burnaby Campus
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC

Contact Us

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

BCIT Apprentice Services

For more information on this or other apprenticeship programs, tuition fees and when programs are offered, please contact BCIT Apprentice Services at:

Office Location: Building SW1, First Floor
Burnaby campus
Phone: 604-456-8100
1-800-667-0676 (BC)
Fax: 604-435-1197
On the web: bcit.ca/apprenticeship

BCIT Apprentice Services can assist apprentices with their registration, tuition fee payments, and other details.

Anyone interested in registering as an apprentice can contact the Industry Training Authority (ITA) at 778-328-8700 or 1-866-660-6011 (BC). BCIT's Apprentice Services can also assist individuals interested in entering apprentice training.

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