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Apprenticeship Length


State Skilled Wage Rate Range

$34.19 to $40.41

Per Hour, Plus Benefits*


NWTC: Green Bay

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steamfitting application requirements

  • Apprenticeship application
  • Employer application (if sponsored)
  • Voluntary EEO Information Form
  • Voluntary Disability Disclosure Form
  • High school verification:
    • Transcripts with graduation date listed, or
    • Copy of high school diploma, or
    • GED/HSED certificate, or
    • Graduating senior: verification that you are on track to graduate, or
    • Homeschool PI – 1206 form verification for each year completed
  • Copy of driver’s license or letter verifying transportation means to get to work and school
  • Test results (Accuplacer or ACT)
  • Algebra verification (one of the following):
    • High school or middle school transcript showing one consecutive year of pre-college (high school) algebra with a minimum grade of a “C” for both semesters. Some high schools have different names for their classes, so if you took a class by a different name, but it covered algebra, please send a course description or verification from your high school that the course covered the algebra topics listed below with your application
    • Verification (transcript or class completion verification) of one semester of an eligible algebra course at the college level with a “C” or better grade. The class can either be credited or non-credited.
    • Home schooled students applying for these trades must show verification of algebra in home school classes and take the algebra portion of the Accuplacer and submit verification of a minimum score of 33 for Classic Accuplacer or 216 for Next Generation Accuplacer

What You will Do

Install, service and repair pipes and equipment that withstand high pressure for distribution of steam, chemicals, compressed air, fuel or other types of pressure producers in both commercial and industrial projects; understand and critically think about both the principles of heating and cooling as well as how to interpret prints in installation and service of systems; solder, braze and weld a variety of materials associated with piping systems.

*Apprentices earn minimum of 45% first year, 60% second year, 65% third year, 70% fourth year and 75% fifth year. Benefits, such has health care and retirement, are above and beyond this wage.


Your Career
The word "Blueprint"

Most people don’t realize apprenticeship is a career area with lots of opportunities. Getting into employment earlier means there’s lots of potential for you to progress quickly in your career. After putting your skills into practice, you could become a master craftsperson and/or land a leadership role at your company, such as foreman, crew leader, jobsite superintendent or project manager. Some apprentices start their own businesses or go back to school for a two-year construction management degree at a technical college and then apply that to a four-year building construction management degree at a university. How far you want to go is all up to you.