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Sprinkler Fitter Pre-Apprenticeship


Sprinkler Fitter Pre-Apprenticeship Program

If you like knowing your work keeps people and their property safe, Florida Trade Academy’s Sprinkler Fitter Pre-Apprentice program is an excellent fit for your future!

The Sprinkler Fitter Pre-Apprenticeship program provides hands-on training in designing, installing, and repairing automatic fire protection systems. You’ll change your life while protecting the lives of others.

Our Sprinkler Fitter pre-apprenticeship program is designed to prepare you with the hands-on training, practical skills, and core courses needed to get started toward career success and satisfaction in the trades. Upon successful completion of our program, trainees earn Core and Level 1 NCCER trade certifications as well as *2,000 hours of on-the-job training credit, which qualifies you for employment with an organization that can sponsor your continued education as a registered apprentice.

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Florida Trade Academy’s Sprinkler Fitter Program

  • 150 hours of live virtual classes and hands-on training
  • All trainees are registered in the National Center for Construction Education & Research’s (NCCER) registry to track earned credentials.
  • Weeks 1-8 Core: Introduction to Basic Construction Skills NCCER Certification
  • Weeks 9-24: Level 1 NCCER Sprinkler Fitter Certification

*2,000 OTJ hours are applied when entering an ABC Florida Gulf Coast Registered Apprenticeship

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Sprinkler Fitter Career Outlook

The employment outlook for sprinkler fitters is projected to increase over the coming years. Fire and safety, plumbing, and construction companies offer high-paying jobs in the field. In addition, advancement opportunities are great, as experienced sprinkler fitters may promote to supervisors or project managers or go into business for themselves.

Prospects & Partnerships

Florida Trade Academy has strong industry partners and will guide graduates toward enrollment in a Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) to continue working toward licensing and certification.

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What Will I Do as a Sprinkler Fitter?

Some everyday job duties of sprinkler fitters include:
  • Installing, maintaining, inspecting, and repairing circuit breaker panels, fuse boxes, relays, switches, and other distribution and control equipment
  • Installing sprinkler and hose systems
  • Inspecting, diagnosing, and repairing defective sprinkler systems
  • Assembling pipes and fittings that carry water to and from sprinklers
  • Educating clients on their systems and fire prevention
  • Welding pipes according to blueprint specifications
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