Gasfitter Apprenticeship (Year 1)

As a Gasfitter, you will size, install, test, adjust and service natural gas and propane equipment ranging from residential furnaces to industrial boilers.
Domestic Status:
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Apprenticeship and Trades
3 Years
Full-Time Blended

About the Gasfitter Apprenticeship

Are you a creative problem solver who enjoys working with your hands? As a Gasfitter, you will use your mechanical skills to diagnose issues with gas lines. This is a great career path if you are self-motivated and enjoy working independently and in teams. 

RDP offers the first year of this program. You will learn to install, inspect, repair and maintain gas lines and gas equipment such as meters, regulators and heating units in residential, commercial and industrial establishments.  

Gasfitters are employed by gas utility companies and gas servicing companies. 

Work-integrated Learning

Apprenticeship is a unique form of post-secondary education that blends hands-on work experience with classroom learning. On average, you will spend 80 per cent of your apprenticeship on the job, practicing your trade or profession, and 20 per cent in the classroom or lab through structured learning.    

Further Study

If you have a valid Alberta Journeyman Certificate, you are eligible to receive a Red Seal credential after completing the necessary requirements.  

Program Content

During this program you will spend eight weeks on campus every year, and a minimum of 1,560 hours on-the-job training.   

Completion of Classroom Training

Students must achieve a weighted average of 65% with no section under 50% in both the theory and practical components of the classroom training as well as achieving a minimum grade of 70% on the AIT Provincial Exam for each period of classroom training. 

Completion of a Journeyperson Certificate

The term of apprenticeship for a Gasfitter is four years (four 12-month periods) including a minimum of 1560 hours of on-the-job training and eight weeks of classroom instruction each year. 

Admission Requirements

How to become an Apprentice:   

  1. Ensure you meet Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT) eligibility and entrance requirements for your desired skilled trade.    

  2. Apply for an Apprenticeship Education Program.    

  3. Register for classroom instruction.   

Academic Requirements  

Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT) entrance recommended path requirements: 

  • ELA 30-2  

  • Math 30-3  

  • Physics 30 or Chem 30 or Science 30  

  • Related CTS courses 


Minimum Requirements:  

  • ELA 20-2  

  • Math 20-3  

  • Science 10  


A pass on all five Canadian GED tests  


Successful completion of AIT’s entrance exam  

Intake Details

1st Period
February 26, 2024 - April 19, 2024
  • On campus delivery
  • On campus time requirements
    • Monday-Friday | 8:30am-3:30pm 
February 26, 2024 - May 17, 2024
  • Blended delivery
  • On campus time requirements
    • March 25 - 28/24 | 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM 

    • April 11, 12/24 | 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM 

    • April 15 - 19/24 | 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM 

April 29, 2024 - June 21, 2024 
  • On campus delivery
  • On campus time requirements
    • Monday-Friday | 8:30am-3:30pm 

Program Cost

Estimated Tuition & Fees
1st Period

These costs are an estimate of tuition and fees based on the recommended course load per training period.     

NOTE: Additional fees may apply. 

For full fee information, visit Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training