Insulator (Heat & Frost)

Keyin College is honored to be the FIRST approved trainer for the Insulator (Heat and Frost) program in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador! The Heat and Frost Insulator program is designed to provide participants with the skills and the knowledge necessary to carry out the day-to-day tasks performed by a Pipe Insulator. Heat and Frost Insulators specialize in the installation and maintenance of insulation systems, the purpose of which is the conservation of energy and the control of the environment in buildings, ships, factories, oil refineries and premises requiring temperature control, heat transfer, as well as fire protection. The work of the insulator encompasses all facets of the trade, such as the handling or distribution of insulating materials on job premises, the operation of equipment and tools necessary for the trade, application of pipe and boiler coverings, the insulation of hot and cold surfaces, ducts, flues, etc. and the application of all protective coverings required on insulation materials.

Apprenticeship Training

The Insulator (Heat and Frost) program is an apprenticeable trades program. These courses, completed at Keyin College, will represent partial completion of requirements for Journeyperson status under the Interprovincial Red Seal Certification. Once this training is complete and the student secures employment in the trade, he/she must register as an apprentice with the Industrial Training Division, Department of Education.

Admission and Administration Requirements
Academic Admission Requirements:
  • High school diploma or high school equivalency (Transcript and/or diploma to be forwarded to the College); or
  • Mature students who do not meet the education prerequisites may be considered for admission on an individual basis provided the following conditions are met:
    • Applicants are at least 19 years of age at the time of application;
    • Applicants have been out of school for at least one year;
    • Applicants complete the standardized assessment instrument and obtain the result of high school equivalence on all subtests;
    • Applicants present a certified copy of grades for the highest educational level attained.
Administration Requirements:
  • Completion of Keyin College’s official application form;
  • Application fee of $50 (non-refundable).  It must be noted that this is an additional cost for the processing of your application;
  • International applications are subject to a $250 application processing fee (non-refundable);
  • Student fee of $75.

Insulator (Heat & Frost) Courses View
  • WHMIS 1520
  • Standard First Aid TS1530
  • Occupational Health & Safety TS1510
  • Hand & Power Tools (Heat & Frost) HF1102
  • Shop Tools & Equipment HF1110
  • Insulation Principles HF1151
  • Insulation Materials HF1205
  • Insulation Practices HF1202
  • Introduction to Pipe & Piping Systems HF1221
  • Installing Pipe Insulation HF1231
  • Hot Work Practices HF1240
  • Blueprint Reading - Part I HF1270
  • Blanket Insulation HF1310
  • Fibrous Board Insulation HF1321
  • Insulator Math Fundamentals AM1200
  • Math Essentials AM1100
  • Communication Essentials CM2160
  • Workplace Essentials SD1760
  • Computer Essentials MC1060
  • Introduction to Apprenticeship AP1101
  • Asbestos Awareness HF1255
  • Job Site Safety HF1120

Currently offered at the following locations:

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