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Apprenticeship Length


State Skilled Wage Rate Range

$37.05 to $41.34

Per Hour, Plus Benefits*


NWTC: Green Bay

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steamfitting application requirements

Completion of the Online Apprenticeship Application and include the following: 

  • High school verification:
    • Transcripts with graduation date listed, or
    • Copy of high school diploma, or
    • GED/HSED certificate, or
    • Graduating senior: current transcript with verification from your school that you are on track for graduation, or
    • Homeschool PI – 1206 form verification for each year completed
  • Copy of driver’s license or have another transportation plan to get to work and school
  • Test results
    • Next Generation Accuplacer Reading: 239
    • Next Generation Accuplacer Arithmetic: 237
    • ACT Reading: 15
    • ACT Math: 15
  • Algebra verification:
    • One consecutive year (1 credit) of standard pre-college (high school) with a minimum grade of “C” or higher both semesters (or each trimester) of algebra. Some high schools have different names for their classes, so please send a course description or verification from your high school with your application if you feel the class you took meets the requirement. OR
      • Home schooled students applying for these trades must show verification of completing algebra in home school classes with a “C” or better. OR
    • 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. OR
    • Verification of completing the Westcott Courses/Omega Math Elementary Algebra Online Self-Paced course.
      • The non-credit Omega Math Elementary Algebra is an approved self-paced online class that is equivalent to a college-level elementary algebra course. A grade of “C” or higher is required to meet the algebra course requirement. When completed, please submit the certificate of completion to the ABC of WI apprenticeship office. The class cost is $130.
      • Link to register

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.