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Steamfitter Apprenticeship

A steamfitter installs, services and repairs pipes and equipment that must withstand high pressure for the distribution of steam or other types of pressure producers. This includes installation of wet heating systems, refrigeration and air conditioning in residential, commercial and industrial buildings. A steamfitter must be a skilled welder and pipefitter with knowledge of the principles of heating, cooling and all temperature controls.

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Trades Covered:



Jeanne Pecho
Apprenticeship Administrative Assistant
Phone: 920-498-5682
Toll-free: 1-800-422-NWTC, ext 5682

What are the qualifications?


  • Education: High school graduates or HSED (submit copy)
  • Age: 18 or high school graduate at 17, no maximum
  • Test: Reading and Math specific to the trade; Accuplacer math and reading tests at NWTC; Algebra exam/MCA office.
  • Bench Mark scores for Accuplacer: Arithmetic - 66, Reading/Comp - 66, Elementary Algebra - 33.
  • License: Valid driver's license (submit copy)
  • Completed application

Length of Contract

  • 5 years of not less than 8,600 hours
  • On-the-job training (OJT) - 8,100 hours of work with a skilled craftsperson
    as per Exhibit "A"
  • Paid-Related Instruction (Day School) - 540 hours and successful completion of class material
  • Non-Paid Related Instruction (Night School) - 300 hours (80% attendance
    of each class to receive credit) 

How do I get started in the program?

How to apply

  • If you meet the qualifications listed above, complete the application form
    for the trade.
  • All applications are reviewed by the Committee. Qualified applicants
    will receive a letter of introduction.

Application forms available at

Organization Management Services
3315 N. Ballard Rd, Suite D
Appleton, WI 54911-8988
(920) 734-3148, ask for Jacklyn Lemke

Committee Address
Organization Management Services
3315 N. Ballard Rd, Suite D
Appleton, WI 54911-8988
920/734-3148, ask for Gail Gerhardt

Committee Jurisdiction
Counties of Brown, Door, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Oconto, Point Beach
Power Plant, Calumet (except NW section north of the city of Stockbridge
and west of Highway 57).


Classes wherever you have an internet connection. 

  • An in-person career experience, such as an internship, practicum, or credit for prior learning, may be required.
  • Some online courses may be held at specific dates/times.
Classes between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Classes between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
A combination of online classes and Saturday and/or Sunday classes.
12 or more credits per term.
Fewer than 12 credits per term.